Senior Software Engineer, Classic WoW
World of Warcraft Irvine

Travel Back in Time to a World of Warcraft before the Mists of Pandaria parted, and before Deathwing broke the world.  When Blackrock Mountain, the Temple of Ahn’Qiraj, and the floating citadel of Naxxramas were the most difficult challenges in Azeroth.

The World of Warcraft team is working on bringing that world back to our players with Classic WoW, and we need engineers to help us bring the past into the present.

Responsibilities include building gameplay systems, transforming database data, building UI elements, repackaging binary distributions, and working closely with designers to revive the classic game elements. 

The ideal candidate has a passion for World of Warcraft, is unafraid of stepping into unfamiliar systems, has a strong understanding of C++, and previous experience with Oracle, Lua, or both.


  • Fluent in C / C++
  • Fluent with World of Warcraft game content and systems
  • A minimum 5 years of programming experience
  • Strong data structures, logic, distributed systems and algorithm skills
  • Self-motivation and willingness to participate in many areas of game development
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills


  • Experience with at least one shipped title, preferably an MMORPG
  • Database development experience (MySQL, Oracle)
  • Fluent in high-level scripting languages such as Lua, or Python
  • Experience with developing UI modifications for World of Warcraft
  • Networking experience in TCP and UDP protocols
  • Experience with different platforms, such as Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Degree in computer science or related field

Required Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Your experience with World of Warcraft
    • Why you’re interested in Classic WoW

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