The World of Warcraft team is seeking an engineer to join the Engine leadership team. In this role, you will build and support collaborative connections with the rest of the team, manage and guide the development of Engine engineers, and help the team establish technical vision and processes. You will also work closely with the Art and Tech Art teams to advance our engine workflow technologies. The ideal candidate prioritizes collaboration and service to partner teams, understands engine programming and art pipeline tools, and wants every engineer on their team to have the best job on Earth.
This position will join our current lead on the Engine team. As we look for the second lead on the team, we are excited to be able to consider candidates with less direct experience in leadership roles. If you are an aspiring leader, we would be thrilled to see your application.
Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer competitive benefits and strive for a healthy work / life balance. We work hard to foster a deeply collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything, and we are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!
We work within a hybrid work model. This role is anticipated to be a hybrid work position, with some work on-site and some work-from-home. The potential home studio for this role is [city, state].
What you will do…
Manage, mentor, and evaluate a team of software engineers
Work with production and other leads to manage the Engine Tools schedule and backlog
Champion work / life balance for the Engine Tools team
Understand artist workflows and collaborate on improvements
Maintain collaborative connections with Design, Art, Audio, QA, and the other engineering discipline teams
Serve as an active partner in the engineering team’s leadership group
Work with the team to define and maintain technical vision
Maintain familiarity with the game’s design as well as the art workflows and vision
Promote, contribute to, and participate in our culture of inclusion and diversity
To succeed, you must have…
Strong communication and collaboration skills
Experience performing in a senior software engineering role or equivalent
Strong technical capabilities allowing for quick ramping into engine technologies or direct experience with engine technologies (Unreal, Unity, proprietary, etc.)
We’re also interested in hearing stories you may have about…
Experience leading projects or teams
Experience with mentorship or sponsorship
Experience developing art or graphics tools for non-engineers
Experience working on MMOs
Experience working on open world games
A background or experience with UX/UI design for tools
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.