Software Engineer, Gameplay
Hearthstone Irvine, California

Pull up a chair and join us!  Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a talented and enthusiastic software engineer to join the Hearthstone team.  The ideal candidate will have a passion for making the actual card-playing gameplay of Hearthstone be the best that it can be.  This position is a member of a small team of engineers that supports and improves the card-related rules, effects, AI and general play of Hearthstone.  Blizzard offers a fun, creative, and technically challenging environment with excellent compensation and a full range of benefits.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with designers, artists, and other engineers to achieve the vision of the game and ensure a great player experience.
  • Support all things ‘in-game’ for Hearthstone, both client and server side. Some of the areas that the gameplay team is responsible for include:
    • New card mechanics
    • Ruleset changes and maintenance
    • AI
    • New FX features and hook-ups
    • Scripting system support for crafting cards and scenarios
    • Minor live support for gameplay-related issues
  • Maintain familiarity with Hearthstone’s design.
  • Champion Blizzard’s core values, especially “Gameplay First”.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in programming software.
  • Strong, proven C++ and C# skills.
  • Experience with the Unity platform.
  • Previous experience shipping game titles or other software.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with artists, designers, and other engineers.
  • High comfort level extending and improving an established code base.
  • A burning desire to make the gameplay of Hearthstone the best that it can be for our players.
  • Familiarity with Hearthstone.

Pluses

  • Avid Hearthstone player.
  • Previous experience supporting and shipping AAA game titles.
  • Previous experience developing card games or other turn-based strategy titles.
  • iOS and/or Android development experience.
  • Experience supporting a live service.
  • Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or related degree.

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 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!

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