Linux Systems Engineer Intern
IT - Infrastructure Engineering Irvine
Internship Term: 

Summer 2019

Linux Systems Engineer Intern

Greetings, students! We’re geared up here to offer another round of epic internship experiences in 2019. The internship program offers the opportunity to pause your studies for one summer and work side-by-side with Blizzard Entertainment employees in your area of interest, doing real work that oftentimes ends up in production. As such, we hold you to the same high standards as anybody else in the company.

Just like our gameplay experiences, Blizzard internships are a fully immersive experience. We want interns who are enthusiastic about what they want to do for a living and excited to come in every day to learn and contribute in this hyper-creative atmosphere. Being fully engaged with our team also means communicating effectively and maintaining an open mind - one that is receptive to feedback and able to adapt and grow. Your hobbies and interests can also play in your favor. Passion for technology, gaming, game development, and an in-depth knowledge of Blizzard games, products, and services will always be a plus with us, regardless of the position you’re applying for. Be passionate about who you are, be into our industry, and be willing to go all-in and embrace this opportunity to the fullest!

QUEST OBJECTIVES

IT Infrastructure Engineering - BONS Core Services is looking for a dedicated intern to help us level up our server infrastructure that spans the globe. This is a unique position where you will gain insight and work on our entire backend server infrastructure. Yes, it’s over 9,000!

We have a variety of cool project ideas based on your technical skillset and your interests. Some projects include researching new technologies, improving our monitoring of our core infrastructure, helping us automate and script out common tasks, containerizing one of our services, or helping us with operational tasks such as upgrades, troubleshooting, and preventing server problems.

If you are an aspiring Linux gnome with the Engineering profession and a thirst for more technical knowledge, then this is the position that’ll get your goggles glowing! A passionate person who is self-motivated, has a high attention to detail, and can adjust rapidly to a constantly evolving environment should read on for more of the Legendary quest objectives…

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Currently enrolled in a college or university
  • Returning for at least one more semester or quarter following the Summer 2019 internship
  • Able to work full time
  • Authorized to work in the US

LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong technical troubleshooting skills in a primarily Linux environment
  • Able to write and debug scripts in a procedural language (Python, C, C++, Java, etc.)
  • Pursuing a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related technical field
  • You strive to find the optimal solution to a task, not just the quickest one
  • Passion for technology and gaming
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills
TALENT TREE UPGRADES
  • Proficient in Python or Ruby
  • Familiarity with cloud computing such as Openstack, Microsoft Azure, AWS EC2, or similar
  • Familiarity with containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Experience with any one of the following: NTP, NFS, DNS, DHCP, SMTP, LDAP
QUEST ITEMS
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
    • Use the cover letter to highlight your past experience with Linux or programming and which technical areas in Systems Engineering interest you.

WARNING! Applications that do not include all of the required materials will not be considered. We’re serious about this – due to the volume of applications we receive, we only have time to consider complete submittals.

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work/life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunities for professional growth. Our people are everything, our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences ever. Join us!

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Accommodation Request: We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to talentacquisition@blizzard.com. General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any of our employees. We will not pay fees to any third party agency, outside recruiter or firm without a mutually agreed-upon contract and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.