This job listing expired on Mar 27, 2024

Your Mission

  • In this role, you will join a tight-knit Empowered Product Team that develops scalable, highly performant, and highly-available global game services. This role focuses on building and improving edge services and SDKs which power player social and game systems integrated by studios across Activision and Blizzard and used daily by millions of players concurrently. This team’ is the entry point to player systems and your code will be accessed by, and be running in, every major game release!

  • Candidates must work well on a team, have an interest in developing massive distributed systems with a strong focus on server-side C++, and exhibit a passion for creating core technology used by other engineers.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of C++ edge services that are the primary access point for social and common game services

  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of stable, high-performance C++ and C# SDKs which are integrated with game servers and clients, used to access those services

  • Create unit and integration test code to validate service reliability and SDK correctness

  • Write SDK documentation for consumption by game developers and other integrators

  • Provide leadership to other team members and represent the team in meetings when the team lead is not available.

  • Work with game developers to integrate our SDKs into their game servers and game clients

  • Coordinate with embedded and external teams, create relationships and assist with shared initiatives

  • Adhere to established coding standards & development philosophies, maintain efficient coding practices, and produce clean code that works

  • Perform research to discover new, enabling technologies and acquire knowledge necessary to complete work you're doing

  • Create technical design documents and other artifacts

  • Contribute to the definition and refinement of coding and operational standards for the team and across the department.

  • Mentor junior engineers and participate in code & design reviews

  • Participate in on-call rotation to rapidly resolve live incidents related to our systems

  • Fix and debug issues with our live and in-development services

  • Focus on outcomes, rather than output

  • Uphold and promote the Blizzard Core Values

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • 10 years of total experience in software development

  • 8 years of experience with software development in C++

  • Experience building high-performance distributed systems or client/server applications

  • Experience with Windows application or service development

  • Self-motivated and able to break down complex tasks

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

Extra Points

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science with a specialization in Software Engineering or Game Development

  • 10+ years of experience with software development in C++, including C++17 or later

  • 2+ years of experience with software development in C#

  • Some leadership and mentoring experience

  • Experience with Linux development, GDB debugging, and command line tools

  • Exposure to game development with Unity and C++ engines such as Unreal

  • Experience developing libraries, frameworks, APIs, and/or SDKs for use by other developers

  • Experience with Cloud development and infrastructure

  • Experience working with large-volume, low-latency message systems such as Kafka, RabbitMQ, MQTT, NATS, TIBCO Messaging, etc.

  • Working knowledge of MySQL, Cassandra, Redis, or related relational and NoSQL databases

  • Experience supporting a live always-on service

  • A passion for video games and technology

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

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 $146,000.00 - $270,004.00 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.