Senior Software Engineer (C++), Client Distribution Team Irvine

If a game patches and no one notices, did it really happen?

The Client Distribution Team is at the hub of delivering Blizzard Entertainment’s game content into the hands of millions of players worldwide.  Responsible for downloading, patching, installing, encryption, streaming and cross-platform development, we strive to perform all of these critical pieces in the shadows with the goal of getting our players into their game seamlessly fast.

As a versatile senior software engineer, with advanced C++ knowledge and broad experience in client development, your challenge is to push the envelope on best-in-industry methods to deliver game content across the globe, whether via the internet, on-disk or streaming during game play.  Our players demand the fastest, safest and most reliable acquisition of their games and our job is to deliver.

The Distribution team develops cross-platform, cross-product technology integrated into all Blizzard titles.  The team is uniquely positioned to work closely with every Blizzard game development team to create source code level SDKs and high availability data pipelines that deliver hundreds of petabytes of game data to our players every month. 

The ideal candidate must be able to work both independently and in conjunction with team members and product groups across Blizzard.  Enthusiasm and flexibility in working on a variety of projects are also necessary.  If your enjoyment comes from hard technical challenges and the satisfaction of overcoming them, then the Client Distribution Team might be just the right fit for you.


  • Mastery of C++ 
  • Cross-platform development experience (some mix of Linux, Windows, OSX, Android, IOS, XBox1 or PS4)
  • Experience working in large and varied code bases
  • Excellent debugging skills (including in other people’s code)
  • Experience using Git
  • Experience coding for performance and reliability at scale
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or equivalent experience


  • Experience with Python, C#, Java
  • Multiple platform development experience (Linux, Windows, OSX, Android, IOS, XBox1, PS4)
  • Experience creating SDK/developing APIs for easy, high value, low impact consumption
  • Experience developing and debugging asynchronous and multi-threaded code
  • Experience creating data and/or build pipelines
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Agile development exposure

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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