The Developer Tech team at Blizzard is built to empower and optimize the process of game development. We are seeking a Lead Software Engineer that will begin with supporting the Blizzard Exceptions Ecosystem. Blizzard’s Exceptions Ecosystem handles incoming data from all over the world and offers critical insight into the health of all Blizzard products to their development teams. You will lead a small team of engineers as they develop, modernize, and solidify this critical system for the future of Blizzard games.
We're looking for a leader and engineer with a passion for mentoring and developing strong relationships with people from all different backgrounds and disciplines. Our ideal candidate is interested in managing and improving internal services and tools used by internal development teams.
Join us in building a new and exciting future!
What you bring to the table...
Support and improve developer facing technology and services
Develop project technical roadmaps, tasks, and prioritization
Participate in code reviews and architecture planning
Set clear expectations for team members; solicit, synthesize, and deliver feedback
Support and empathize with engineers from across development teams at Blizzard
Collaborate with other developers in identifying high value improvement opportunities
Write clean, testable code in service of developer enablement and empowerment
To succeed you must have...
Excellent communication skills with developers of all disciplines and technical skill levels
Experience releasing and supporting software from development into production
Passion for creating stable, first-class tools and libraries
Knowledge of microservice architecture and development patterns
Ability to organize and coordinate teams of engineers toward a common goal
Understanding of software development debugging patterns
We’re also interested in hearing about...
Familiarity with compilers and build toolchains
Experience leading or mentoring engineers in a professional setting
Experience with relational SQL databases and database technology (eg. MSSQL, MySQL)
Experience with Windows, Linux, or Mac systems administration
Familiarity with cloud deployments (eg. GCP)
Experience with container technologies (eg. Docker, Kubernetes)
Experience with monitoring tools (eg. Grafana, Prometheus, InfluxDB)
Knowledge of branching and release strategies
A cover letter
A copy of your current resume
At Blizzard Entertainment, we pour our hearts and souls into everything we create. Best known for iconic video game universes including Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, and StarCraft, we’ve been creating genre-defining games for millions of players around the world for more than 30 years. We’re on a quest: bring our dreams to life and craft the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Hard work, iteration and polish go into the Blizzard “secret recipe,” but the most important ingredients come from talented people who share our vision. If that sounds like you, join us.
The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, among other characteristics.
We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:
Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.
Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.
In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $121,500.00 - $224,880.00 Annual. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.