Software Engineer, Server
World of Warcraft Irvine, California

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a highly skilled software engineer to join the World of Warcraft server team. The ideal applicant is someone who enjoys playing MMOs and hungers to understand the workings and infrastructure of a massive online gaming environment. The individual must also enjoy the challenge of implementing new game systems for players to experience, while diagnosing tough problems and keeping the server code maintainable and optimized.

While working with the World of Warcraft team, you will collaborate across disciplines and with other engineers and seek to understand and solve problems related to WoW’s in-game shop. You should love World of Warcraft and be able to talk with the rest of the development team about the product.  You will work with the server team to push our technology forward and get the opportunity to flex into many areas of server development.

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 a deeply 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!

Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, and maintain World of Warcraft in-game shop features.
  • Be a cross-team contact point for in-game shop requests and needs.
  • Implement instrumentation and testing strategies to ensure correct functionality of features.

Requirements

  • Prior development work on client / server game systems
  • Passion for implementing complex coding solutions with simple, elegant, easy-to-maintain code
  • Experience with code optimization, multithreading, and networking.
  • Experience with developing test strategies, instrumentation, and test harnesses
  • Fluent in C++

Pluses

  • Linux experience
  • SQL experience

Required Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Blizzard?
    • What games you are currently playing?

** Only submissions 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 towards 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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