This job listing expired on Nov 17, 2023

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 an experienced Core Gameplay Systems Engineer to help build systems and tools to empower gameplay engineers and designers. If you enjoy building foundational tech that enables designers and creativity, if you love to unlock the power of other engineers, or if you really dig to build data-driven gameplay pipelines and tools, then we’re looking for you!

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!

Location flexible:

“This role is anticipated to be a hybrid work position, with some work on-site and some work-from-home. The potential home studio for this role is Albany, NY or Irvine, CA.”

We need help with

  • Empowering other engineers and content creators to build an amazing survival game experience

  • Leveraging your experience and knowledge to develop a broad array of gameplay systems

  • Collaborating with content creators and gameplay teams to learn and understand their needs

  • Mentoring other engineers in coding and gameplay system development

What you are good at

  • The ability to understand and write effective C++ code

  • The capacity to make frequent, readable, well-tested code commits

  • Sharing ideas clearly, learning from others, and giving meaningful feedback

  • Strong mathematics skills, including proficiency with trigonometry and linear algebra

  • Experience collaborating with content creators (designers, animators, artists)

  • Actively and enthusiastically seeking out help, code reviews, and advice

  • Mentorship mindset and excellent attitude to helping others level up their knowledge

Extra awesome points for

  • Experience with first- or third-person combat systems

  • Shipped game titles or equivalent product development experience

  • Familiarity with visual scripting languages such as Blueprint or Kismet

  • Experience working with or contributing to in-house engine development

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.