Software Engineer Intern, Esports Platform
Battle.net & Online Products Irvine, California

2020 SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

SOFTWARE ENGINEER INTERN, ESPORTS PLATFORM

Greetings, students! We’re geared up here to offer another round of epic internship experiences in 2020. 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!

The Battle.net & Online Products organization is home to 300+ superpowered engineers, program managers, and designers focused on the technology that powers Blizzard Entertainment’s games. Whether you’re playing one of our titles, chatting with friends, or just shopping online, B&OP ensures that our players are immersed in engaging, exciting, and secure experiences. Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented and enthusiastic intern to join the B&OP Applications team. 

We value applicants with exceptional creativity, strong communication skills, the ability to think quickly, excellent problem-solving skills, and passion for delivering world-class software and entertainment experiences.  Does the idea of working with teams that are delivering on the future product vision for Blizzard’s out of game experiences spark your imagination?

QUEST OBJECTIVES

As an intern in the Esports platform team you will work side by side with our seasoned engineers.  The team works on services that provide competitive data to our esports initiatives as well as game data service for game teams to publish in-game data to our websites, mobile apps and 3rd party clients.  You will learn about how different systems work together to delivery Blizzard quality experience and see first-hand how our platform scale with the needs of our downstream client.  The esports platform is a dynamic team consists of passionate people from across multiple disciplines.  You will help improve stability, performance, testing, and maintainability of our platforms that affect millions of users every day.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Currently enrolled in a college or university
  • Returning for at least one more semester or quarter following the summer 2020 internship
  • Able to work fulltime hours for 11 – 12 weeks at the Blizzard office indicated in this job posting between May 2020 – August 2020 or June 2020 – September 2020 (group dates depend on when you get out of school)
  • Authorized to work in the US 

LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Passion for technology and software development, with a willingness to learn and grow
  • Experience with web application development
  • Analysis, troubleshooting, and debugging skills
  • Understanding of computer science fundamentals, including algorithms, data structures and design patterns
  • Understanding of back-end web-related technologies (e.g. Java, Spring, REST)

RECOMMENDED TALENTS

  • Experience working in a team environment on multiple projects concurrently
  • Experience with version control (e.g. git)
  • Comfortable with different programming languages and web frameworks

QUEST ITEMS

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to champion an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences...ever. Join us!

Please submit your application no later than December 2, 2019.

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.

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