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Blizzard Entertainment’s global infrastructure team is looking for an experienced and talented Senior Network Engineer to help Blizzard. 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 joining a network engineering team that attacks challenges and crafts solutions with the same enthusiasm and creativity as our players do in our games. And just like the company as a whole, 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, send us your data!

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.

Responsibilities:

Blizzard Backbone is key infrastructure to provide connectivity-as-a-service among our datacenters, public cloud, corporate infrastructure, and our players. As a Backbone Network Engineer, you will be responsible for managing Blizzard global backbone paired with MPLS VPN technology. You will be responsible for managing our DDoS mitigation systems as well as all edge systems services including our global CDN. You should be able to design/configure/troubleshoot Network services, including, but not limited to, deploy/troubleshoot configuration for various network devices, write scripts to automate work and handle troubleshooting escalation from internal/external customers.

Requirements:

  • Able to configure/manage various tools and services of network engineering to quickly and effectively troubleshoot complex network incidents.

  • Contribute to the overall capacity planning, footprint expansion and architecture of the Backbone network

  • Participate in various Network projects from design to implementation, provide clear documentation, SOPs and usage guidance for junior engineers and administrators.

  • Strong knowledge in routing and switching protocol BGP, IS-IS, OSPF, MPLS, LDP, RSVP, multicast

  • Experienced in deploying, upgrading and troubleshooting multivendor network equipment/solutions. For ex Cisco, Juniper, DWDM (Infinera, SmartOptics)

  • Contribute to training of network engineering staff to level up by providing / explaining different network design and implementation.

  • Experience with IX management & peering relationships.

  • Familiarity with common programming languages like Python, Go, and Ruby.

  • Familiarity with configuring and managing configuration using tools like Puppet / Ansible / Salt or other configuration management / automation frameworks.

  • Participate in on-call rotations.

Nice to haves:

  • Expert level industry certification like CCIE / JNCIE-DC / ENT / SP or higher.

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent experience.

  • Ability to automate or troubleshoot network tasks by creating the necessary tools (Scripts, APIs, ChatOps).

  • Linux networking stack knowledge.

  • Experience with Edge computing (Linux routing, Anycast, RoH, CDN).

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! At Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

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!

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.

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 https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $101,000.00 - $186,754.00 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.