Software Engineer, UI
World of Warcraft Irvine

Good user interface is elegant and intuitive; great user interface is a portal into adventure. It enables a player to be wholly engrossed in gameplay and immersed in story. The World of Warcraft user interface team is looking for a UI engineer with the talent to create good UI but with the creativity and passion to make great UI.

So what do we look for in our UI engineers? You must be able to identify and solve challenges within an existing yet constantly evolving code base (the world of Azeroth is no small thing).  We’re also highly collaborative so we need engineers who are comfortable working closely with designers to develop a shared vision and then work to see it through to completion. Being World of Warcraft, it’s also helpful if you’re familiar with our gameplay (or other MMO’s) or perhaps have dabbled in making your own UI mods.

We view user interface design as an art form, and we feel Blizzard is a special place to ply your craft. Here you’ll be in a creative environment designed to encourage your best work, to foster learning and growing as a team focused on translating dreams into reality. We’re on a quest to iterate and shape our UI into the best it’s ever been; until the complex becomes instinctive, and player tools evolve into a natural extension of the gaming experience. So join us - if you understand our excitement and passion for what we do and where we want to take UI, we want to hear from you! 

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with designers and other engineers to establish a shared vision for compelling UI features.
  • Implement functional and elegant UI features from approved concept images and paper designs.
  • Develop back-end functionality to support front-end features.
  • Constantly observe and learn latest programming techniques.

Requirements

  • Fluent in C / C++
  • Fluent in high-level scripting languages such as Lua, Perl, or PHP
  • A minimum of 2 years’ programming experience
  • Able to work with non-programming team members
  • Passion for playing and making games (especially Blizzard games!)

Pluses

  • Experience with developing UI modifications for World of Warcraft
  • Degree in computer science or related field

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.

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