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Blizzard Animation’s Technology team is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic software engineer with a passion for developer tools, cross-platform development and build systems to join our Pipeline team.

The Pipeline team has many responsibilities, one of which is providing tools and infrastructure to build and deploy software across the studio. Many of these libraries end up packaged for game teams across Blizzard, so excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must.

This Engineer will work closely with other TDs and Engineers to craft and improve workflows, build tools, and provide technical support on all our projects. The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of pipelines currently used in the CG/VFX industry, as well as direct experience with digital asset management and tool development

This is a full-time position at our office in Irvine, California.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain Blizzard Animation’s internal build infrastructure.

  • Deliver tools to support and improve developer workflows.

  • Provide cross-platform build support for developers.

  • Package and deploy third party tools like Qt, Python, and RV.

  • Participate in the full life cycle of software development from gathering requirements, to design, to testing, deployment and documentation.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a minimum of 2 years of work experience.

  • Expert level experience writing tools and libraries in Python.

  • Ample experience with both Linux and Windows operating systems.

  • Advanced understanding of git.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Passion for automation programming, tool development, all with a service-oriented attitude.

  • Insatiable appetite for solving problems, supporting developers, and learning new technologies.

Pluses

  • Substantial experience with multiple build tools (e.g. Make, CMake, SCons).

  • Linting and testing tools for Python or C++.

  • Familiar with VFX Reference Platform.

  • Container technologies like Docker or Kubernetes.

  • Jenkins for automation and Groovy pipelines.

  • Experience with Github, integrations, and authentication protocols.

  • MacOS experience.

  • Windows and linux shell programming (bash, batch files, Powershell).

  • PyPi and Python packaging/deployment strategies.

  • Package management systems (e.g. Rez, rpm).

Submission / Portfolio Requirements

  • Resume (PDF of your resume please!)

  • Cover Letter

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.

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.

This role is anticipated to be assigned as a hybrid work model position, with some work on-site at an Activision Blizzard office and some work remote.

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.

Rewards

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.

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $77,500.00 - $143,376.00 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.

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