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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 a server lead on the Overwatch team, you will be part of a talented and passionate team developing world class server technology and experiences, unlocking the potential of our engineers, designers and artists to create compelling and exciting features that will bolster our server infrastructure and keep players engaged for years to come. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the challenges involved with authoring game server features and/or systems, be comfortable leading a team of engineers, and be able to collaborate closely with other disciplines.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Partner with the associate technical director to contribute to the technical direction for the server team

  • Collaborate with engineers, producers, designers, and internal partners to implement features and improve technology

  • Serve as an active partner in the game team's leadership

  • Evaluate and upgrade the technical skills of engineers on the server team

  • Work with other leads and producers to establish tasks and schedules

  • Maintain effective relationships with key internal partners

REQUIREMENTS

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Previous leadership experience

  • Passion for playing and making video games

  • Strong C++ programming skills

  • Experience creating or extending reusable server technology

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in AAA game development

PLUSES

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

  • Experience working on and maintaining a live game

  • Experience working on a networked multiplayer game

  • Passion for server and/or networking technology

  • Experience working with large scale distributed systems

  • 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.

Accommodation Request: We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to [email protected]. General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

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