Lead Software Engineer (C++), Gameplay
Unannounced Project Irvine

We are seeking a brave Senior/Lead Gameplay Engineer to bridge engineering and content creation as we set off together to explore new territory!

You’ll join a small team of developers working on the core elements of an exciting new mobile game at Blizzard. You’ll play a key role in shaping both the game and our team on a quest to bring together players from all over the world.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with designers and artists to achieve and extend our vision for the game.
  • Partner with the entire engineering team to guide gameplay from project infancy as we assemble into a full-fledged gameplay team.
  • Understand and articulate the trade-offs between content creation, feature creation, and the broader technical choices that impact both.

Requirements:

  • Strong engineering skills and a demonstrated ability to collaborate across departments as we build up the gameplay codebase we’ll use all the way to production.
  • Proficient in both written and verbal communication with technical and non-technical developers.
  • Comfortable wandering around unexplored game design territory, and excited to help refine ideas into shippable features.
  • Fluent in C++ and experience in secondary languages, like Python, Lua, or C#.
  • Previous leadership/mentorship experience, or interest in developing leadership
  • Experience building client/server network games.
  • A passion for playing and making games, especially game styles relevant to Blizzard games.

Pluses:

  • Experience shipping mobile games.
  • Experience in other areas of game development, like UI, Client, Server, or Tools.
  • Experience developing with off-the shelf engine like Unity or Unreal, or custom game engines.
  • Previous experience as a lead on a shipping/live game.

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