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The minions of Hell are growing stronger...

Lilith is coming, and we need you! The Diablo 4 team is seeking a Lead Gameplay Engineer to join the leadership team. In this role, you will be a manager responsible for the development of several engineers, help provide technical vision for Diablo 4 gameplay, and work with leadership of different disciplines to ensure that we’re continuing to make Diablo 4 the best possible game for our players.

You will be part of a highly motivated and passionate team with a large amount of responsibility across the entire Diablo 4 gameplay experience. This position will join several other managers on the Gameplay team.

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 Albany, NY, Irvine, CA or Austin, TX.


  • Manage, mentor, and be a passionate advocate for a group of gameplay engineers

  • Work with design and production leadership to manage the gameplay schedule and backlog

  • Provide technical leadership across multiple gameplay systems and features

  • Be a leadership resource for engineers across the entire gameplay team

  • Foster collaborative connections with all teams

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

  • Be involved in hands-on coding, adding new and expanding existing gameplay features


  • 5 years Software Engineering experience and proficiency in C / C++

  • Experience performing in a senior software engineering role or equivalent

  • Leadership potential or previous leadership experience including at least one shipped title

  • Experience working closely in multi-disciplinary teams with people of diverse mindsets

  • Self-motivation and willingness to participate in many areas of game development

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills


  • In-depth familiarity with the Diablo franchise, and other Blizzard Entertainment products

  • Experience playing and developing RPGs, ARPGS, and/or MMORPGS

  • Experience working with client / server game systems

  • Experience creating and supporting tools used in game development

  • Computer science, engineering, mathematics, physics, or related degree

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

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.

Our World

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. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.