Software Engineer, Server
Hearthstone Irvine, California

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a talented and enthusiastic software engineer to join our Hearthstone team in Irvine, California. This engineer will work principally on the server platform of the Hearthstone service as part of a talented and passionate team developing a world-class strategy game, enabling the potential of our developers to create insanely fun content.  The ideal candidate will have a passion for writing robust, efficient code, and an understanding of the challenges involved with simulating and scaling a networked client/server game. Blizzard Entertainment offers a fun, creative, and technically challenging environment with excellent compensation and a full range of benefits.


  • Collaborate with fellow team members to develop the server components of the Hearthstone platform.
  • Architect systems for performance, stability, and error-free operation.
  • Implement server infrastructure changes to support new gameplay and feature fundamentals.
  • Improve and support the live service


  • 3+ years of experience of server programming
  • Strong C++ programming skills
  • Some experience with deploying a live service
  • Self-motivated and willingness to pitch in on many areas of small game development
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills


  • Previous experience shipping game titles or other software
  • Linux development experience
  • Networking experience in TCP / IP and UDP protocols
  • Computer science or related degree
  • Database development experience (MySQL, Oracle, etc.)

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!