Associate Software Engineer, Engineering Systems
Battle.net Irvine
Well met, student engineers! Blizzard Entertainment’s university relations team here, and before we turn this job description over to the Battle.net team to talk about the scope of the role, we’d like to say thanks for your interest and for (hopefully) taking the initiative to apply.

Our new grad program is focused on helping you – oh intrepid, graduating student – begin your engineering career in gaming in the most direct way possible. Blizzard’s not an easy place to get into, that’s true, but we believe we’re a studio well worthy of your career. For over twenty years now, employees have established and continue to cultivate a culture built on passion, collaboration, creativity, and fun. Put simply, we legitimately love doing what we do for a living, and we’re proud to offer you an opportunity to do the same. Good luck! And now, over to Battle.net.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in a college or university
  • Graduating between December 2016 – August 2017
  • Authorized to work in the US
Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented and enthusiastic software engineer to help us build the most reliable platform for world-wide online entertainment.

The Battle.net infrastructure is the backbone of the development pipeline and platform. We are providing the high-scaled technology that deploys, monitors and alerts the entire platform. Every optimization and improvement is multiplied by the rest of company effort. We are the heart of Blizzard initiative to provide the most epic service ever created.

Our ideal candidate has comprehensive knowledge of concepts, principles, practices, and procedures in a professional software development environment. Great candidates should embrace Blizzard’s unique culture by sharing their knowledge and experiences amongst their peers through collaboration. Most importantly they must have a passion for video games and be able to thrive in a highly optimized, highly reliable and company critical environment.

Level Requirements

  • Experience developing enterprise applications in .NET / C# or Node.js using object-oriented concepts
  • Understanding of AJAX, MVC, HTML, and CSS
  • Strong understanding of Web technologies such as JavaScript, jQuery, and JSON
  • Eager to learn new technologies
Recommended Talents
  • Currently pursuing Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree
  • Understanding of SOAP, WCF and Web services
  • Fundamental understanding of performance monitoring
  • Fundamental understanding of IIS
  • Knowledge of agile software development
  • Experience working in a continuous integration development environment
  • Experience designing and implementing unit tests
Quest Items
  • Resume and Cover Letter
**Only submittals with cover letters will be considered

On Blizzard CultureBlizzard exists in a hyper-creative atmosphere, curated by talented professionals serious about getting the most out of themselves and our culture. Our philosophy on culture fit is pretty simple: we want people who are enthusiastic about what they want to do for a living, and are excited to come in every day to learn and contribute. Ours is a highly collaborative environment, and we’re drawn to like-minded people who love knowledge-sharing and thrive in a team setting. Being part of a 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.

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.

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.