A new world and a new journey await you. It is a world different from any other Blizzard has created.
If you’re a passionate game developer, and, well, a good human being, then we’d love to talk to you. We have a new AAA survival game in the works, set in a new IP for PC/Console. It’s going to be amazing, and we’d love to bring you along for the ride. Together, we’ll build something big, bold, and beautiful.
We are seeking a Senior Asset Tools Systems Engineer to help build and support the Asset System that powers the productivity of our development team. The Asset System transforms all the various types of data that come from our digital content tools to our engine ready formats. It's a key component in providing a smooth workflow for all the developers on the team
We believe our team is good. Really good. Granted, we’re obviously biased. But we also believe there are lots of developers out there who can make us even better. You could be one of those people. If you’re looking for a team where inclusion, thoughtfulness, empathy, professionalism, and collaboration are all seen as critically important, we believe our team could be a phenomenal fit for you. Join us and help craft our future!
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.
We need help with
Contribute to the development and discussions surrounding overall engine architecture
Identify and resolve pipeline issues and discover opportunities for improvement
Furthering the efficiency, maintainability, and scalability of the Asset System and technology developed by the team.
Authoring documentation and communicating best practices and technical constraints of the engine and Asset System stack to team members.
Partnering with technical leadership and senior engineers across the organization to promote cross-team shared code initiatives and open/internal source contributions.
Championing Blizzard’s core values.
What you are good at
Communication skills for sharing ideas clearly, learning from others, and giving meaningful feedback
Advanced knowledge of data structures and algorithms
Understanding of what makes a good API for developers and users
Writing fluent C++ code with an advanced knowledge of both historical patterns and modern language features.
Excellent spoken and written communications skills.
Practical knowledge of multithreading
Extra awesome points for
B.S. (or higher) degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
Advanced understanding of game content pipeline and tools
Experience with Unity, Unreal, or other development engines.
Experience with performance analysis and code optimization.
Experience with Relational Databases (SQL) or Document stores (NoSQL).
Experience with modern source control systems, such as Subversion, Git, or Perforce.
Interest in automated testing
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 Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.
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 opportunities 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!
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 $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.