We are seeking a Lead Server Engineer to join our Server Team on Warcraft Arclight Rumble! You will oversee the development of the backend systems and services currently in development now, and support live operations after launch.

The Server Team’s areas of focus for the team include game simulations, distributed systems, network communication, security, integration with and mobile platform providers, cloud infrastructure, monitoring, performance and more.

If you are an aspiring leader, we would be thrilled to see your application. Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification in the job posting. At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, so we strongly encourage anyone to apply even if you don't believe you meet every single qualification outlined. We also do our best to ensure all applications received are responded to.

This role is anticipated to be a hybrid work position, with some work on-site and some work-from-home. The home studio for this role is Irvine, CA.


  • Manage the Server Team to meet all established goals, requirements, and standards

  • Evaluate and mentor engineers on the Server Team

  • Work with production staff and other leads to establish engineering tasks, requirements, and schedules

  • Help establish on the Server Team a culture of ownership, customer empathy, and continuous improvement

  • Collaborate with internal and external teams to build and operate our game

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


  • Experience building, deploying, and maintaining server systems, especially distributed systems and microservices

  • Strong C# Experience · Strong server architecture experience

  • Experience with Kafka or similar message broker product

  • Experience with Cassandra or similar NoSQL database product

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent


  • Prior game development experience

  • Direct engineering experience with any of the following: Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes, Docker

  • Prior leadership experience

  • Android and iOS Development experience

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

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.