The World of Warcraft team is seeking an engineer to lead our graphics efforts and team. You will work closely with our other Engine Leads, engine engineers, technical artists, and artists to help improve our graphics, art pipelines, and core technology. If you’ve got a natural passion for game development and love to use your skills to help drive rendering technologies and innovations, answer this call to action and apply today. Blizzard offers a fun, creative, and technically challenging environment to complement our excellent loot tables and full range of benefits.

This role will join our Engine Leads and as we look for a lead to join this team, we are excited 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!

Covid-19 Hiring Update: We’ve transitioned to a work-from-home model and we’re continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options.

What you will do…

  • Manage, mentor, and evaluate a team of software engineers

  • Work with production and the team to manage project schedules and backlog

  • Champion work / life balance for the team

  • Evolve and enhance WoW rendering pipelines, technologies, and approaches

  • Collaborate with the engine team, technical artists, and artists to iterate on and modernize our rendering pipeline

  • Work with the technical directors and producers to create long running schedules

  • Balance time between managing and contributing through programming

  • Manage a healthy relationship with non-engineering teams and external partners

  • Understand workflows of artists and collaborate on improvements

  • Promote and contribute to a culture of diversity and inclusion

To succeed, you must have…

  • Strong communication and cross discipline collaboration skills

  • Experience performing in a senior software engineering role or equivalent

  • Experience programming in graphic languages (HLSL, OpenGL, etc)

  • Experience with and an understanding of the render pipeline

  • Strong linear algebra skills

We’re also interested in hearing stories you may have about…

  • Experience with leading projects and/or teams

  • Experience with mentorship or sponsorship

  • Experience programming in C++

  • Computer science or related degree

  • Experience with multi-threaded programming

  • Experience with optimization

  • Experience working on an MMO