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Blizzard Entertainment

Network Engineering Manager

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Blizzard Entertainment
🇺🇸 Irvine, CA

Job Description:

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a Network Engineering Manager to be a part of Global Network infrastructure team, responsible for the leadership, transformation, strategy, design, and execution of complex network solutions. So why Blizzard? Because it’s a haven for our kind!  Our unique blend of opportunity, environment, and people all help make Blizzard the studio worthy of your career.  You’ll be leading a network engineering team that attacks challenges and crafts solutions with the same enthusiasm and creativity as our players do in our games. This team owns the Global Production & Corporate Network Infrastructure and acts as a champion of service availability working with other engineering teams and partners to ensure our games and online services are always reachable. Our team is built on a culture of passion for who we are, what we create, and who we support. If you like what you read below then please reach out to us as soon as possible.

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.


  • Manage and lead a team of highly skilled Network Engineers.
  • Responsible for building, supporting, and optimizing a large scale, complex, high performance network.
  • Lead the team to Identify, Automate, and Improve Operational processes, mitigate and eliminate potential risk, defects, trends for a rapid scale of the environment.
  • Ensure network agility without compromising quality.
  • Strong understanding of Network Monitoring, developing visualization and reporting capabilities.
  • Communicate with leadership and other management to plan and implement strategic objectives.
  • Develop professional relationships with internal customers and establish effective solutions to meet business requirements.
  • Work with Technical management on optimizing network designs.
  • Ensure that all services provide accurate and effective telemetry.
  • Recruit and train employees, develop personal growth opportunities, provide leadership for employee relations
  • Manage, mentor, motivate, and level up the talented members of the Network Engineering team.


  • Prior experience in next-gen network/product architecture design for large-scale network deployment for high-volume, high-availability network infra.
  • Great communicator and able to drive consensus across diverse/global technology teams.
  • Demonstrated successful experience with metrics/KPI-based deliverables with accountability.
  • Strong understanding about network programming using such as Ansible or Python.
  • Hands-on experience in designing and deploying large scale network technologies.
  • Expert level knowledge of key large scale network technologies like VXLAN F/L & eVPN, Clos Fabric, Spanning tree, OSPF, BGP, MPLS, Server Load Balancing, ECMP, Wifi Infrastructure etc.
  • Expert level knowledge of security technologies like VPN, ISE, NGFW, Packet Capture and Analysis tools and technologies.
  • Strong understanding of Data Link, Network and Transport layer fundamentals.
  • Able to effectively discuss, translate, and describe highly complex topics with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Unrelenting champion of service availability and reliability, downtime is not in your vocabulary
  • Obsessed with continual service improvement and automation
  • Able to effectively discuss, translate, and describe highly complex topics with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Dynamic personality and can quickly establish trust and rapport at all levels of the organization


  • Expert-level network certification preferred (CCIE, JNCIE, etc.)
  • Advanced knowledge of H/W architecture of various Network Hardware from cisco, juniper and A10/F5.
  • Comfortable working in a fast pace high demand work environment
  • Can read and write in programming languages such as Python, Go etc

We are 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.

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We've worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences… ever. Join us!