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Soldiers, scientists, adventurers, oddities…engineers! We are the Overwatch team, passionate gamers at heart, and we’re looking for a new hero to help us make Overwatch 2 - the globe-spanning sequel to Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed team-based game.

In Overwatch 2, the nations of Earth are under assault. As the omnic forces of Null Sector launch a barrage of surprise attacks around the world, the planet’s governments and militaries prove quickly outmatched—and the remnants of the fearless strike force once known as Overwatch rally to make a valiant stand. Now the world’s heroes must each decide whether to answer the call to reemerge, reunite, and serve as a beacon of hope in a new era of crisis.

We're looking for candidates that shares our values:

  • We take responsibility for delivering our work

  • We collaborate constantly, helping each other to be successful

  • We continuously improve our knowledge, workflows and processes

  • We communicate openly, calling out issues, opportunities, and sharing feedback

  • We have integrity, maintain confidentiality, and share a sense of ownership in our success

  • We have passion for the game, our players, quality work, and technology

This philosophy, along with the Blizzard values of “Gameplay First” and “Play Nice, Play Fair,” has made Overwatch one of Blizzard's most successful games, and it has forged a bond of trust with our worldwide player community that is extremely important to us.

As an Overwatch engineering manager, you will partner with the current senior engineering manager to help support the entire engineering team. You will be responsible for aiding career development, motivating and supporting engineers, and working with engineering leads to evaluate the engineers’ performance, providing coaching and counseling as needed. We have a world-class team of engineers who are dedicated and passionate about their work, and you will be applying your management background and skills to help support and improve the day-to-day life of this team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Partner with the senior engineering manager and engineering leads to help support the team

  • Develop relationships with the engineers and understand their career goals and aspirations

  • Facilitate feedback between engineers and the engineering leads

  • Provide coaching and counseling via mentoring and one-on-one meetings

  • Partner with the engineering leadership to support recruitment efforts

  • Organize and participate in delivery of performance appraisals

  • Identify and secure relevant training opportunities and conferences for the engineering team

  • Promote a healthy work/life balance for the engineering team

  • Promote, contribute to, and participate in a culture of inclusion and diversity

REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience managing, coaching, and mentoring software engineers

  • Exceptional attention to detail and follow-up

  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills

  • Experience with staffing, interviewing and team building

  • Solid cross-disciplinary communications between engineering, production, design, and art

  • Approachable, relaxed, and friendly demeanor

PLUSES

  • Degree in computer science or equivalent professional engineering experience

  • Experience working on first-person or other action-oriented games

  • Experience working on a live game

  • Familiar with Blizzard games

Please note: If you feel you don’t meet all requirements but are equipped with most, we still encourage you to apply. We welcome the opportunity to open a dialog to be considered.

Irvine/southern California is preferred, but remote may be considered

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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