Technical Lead (C++), Client App Irvine

The Client group is looking for a passionate software engineering technical lead with advanced C++ knowledge and broad experience in client development to join our App team.

 The App team develops the Blizzard Desktop Application for both PC and Mac. The Desktop App presents a seamless experience for Blizzard’s products: news about games, a portal to the digital store, a hub to update and launch games, and a place where millions of players can socialize with their friends. The primary mission for the App team is to create an approachable and accessible portal to get our players enjoying Blizzard’s games with their friends as quickly and effortlessly as possible.

 The ideal candidate is a strong experienced leader of both people and technology.  This role requires an excellent engineer who can effectively collaborate with designers, program managers and other engineering leaders across the company to build a cross platform application worthy of the Blizzard title.  The ability to lead a team, mentor engineers, and set and drive technical vision are all critical components for the Technical Lead.  The Blizzard Desktop Application utilizes C++, QT and Javascript to create an epic social and game delivery experience.


  • Mastery of C++ with a minimum of 8 years’ professional experience
  • Experience leading development teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working with 3rd party libraries
  • Experience using UI frameworks
  • Experience with shipping and maintaining desktop applications that support a global user base
  • Experience supporting a live product (ship planning, risk mitigation, etc..)
  • Familiarity with networking and high level protocols such as TCP or HTTP
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience


  • Cross-platform development experience for Windows and Mac
  • Qt, CEF or Javascript programming experience
  • Experience using Git
  • Client / Server architecture experience
  • Agile development exposure
  • Passion for video games

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.

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