Associate Software Engineer
Media Network Irvine, California

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a full stack web developer specializing in building epic video experiences for its Media Network. The ideal candidate is highly creative, technically proficient, and a natural-born problem solver whom would relish in the details with an affinity for Blizzard games and Esports. Candidate must have extensive experience with web and mobile technologies.

Responsibilities

  • Focus on front end experiences and participate in backend integrations for all Media Network properties and clients
  • Collaborate with product, design and dev ops in delivering epic experiences
  • Contribute to the architecture, design, implementation, deployment and support of the products you create
  • Write beautiful, testable, teachable code
  • Perform full stack analysis and performance tuning to provide a scalable and enterprise product
  • Instrument frontend and backend applications to monitor for engagement, user pathing, quality of service, and other KPIs
  • Communicate estimations/timelines/progress of individual contribution, raise risks and ensure deliverables are documented.
  • Always seek to learn and grow

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of relevant software development experience
  • Strong proven skill sets in JavaScript (ES6/ES7), HTML 5, CSS, DOM, object oriented design and programming skills
  • Experience working with 3rd party client side SDKs
  • Experience with JavaScript frameworks such as React, Vue.js, or Angular
  • Drive quality and stability by writing unit, functional and performance tests with Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Experience with debugging and profiling JavaScript applications in major browsers
  • Working knowledge of JavaScript tooling and package management (Webpack, Babel, NPM, Yarn, etc.)
  • Experience with mobile-first responsive design
  • Attention to detail and quality
  • Strong knowledge of RESTful APIs (Client and Server)
  • Experience with load testing tools
  • Familiarity with HTTP/S and basic networking concepts
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with team members of all technical skill levels

 

Pluses

  • Experience working/integrating with video player solutions such as Bitmovin, HLS.js, Brightcove, JWPlayer, ..
  • Experience in Broadcast/Broadband Television, Video-On-Demand
  • Experience building user experiences for OTT devices (Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire, etc.)
  • Experience working with AWS technologies including Lambda, Cloudwatch, SNS/SQS, Cloudfront
  • Experience creating and operating high scale or globalized web sites
  • Familiarity with CI tools such as Docker, Jenkins, Spinnaker or Kubernetes
  • Familiarity with NGINX
  • Experience working with WebRTC
  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python, PHP, Ruby
  • Experience with messaging queue systems such as RabbitMQ, Kafka, SNS/SQS
  • Familiarity with content protection, and website security standards
  • Experience with identity management (OAuth, Open ID Connect, SAML, etc.)

Required Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter which should include:

**Only submittals with Cover Letters will be considered.

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 opportunity 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.

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