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Pull up a chair and join us! Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a talented and enthusiastic senior software engineer to join the Hearthstone Core Technology team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for making Hearthstone the best it can be, and will do so by building software and systems that enable and empower the development team to create and deliver more and better features to our players. Blizzard offers a fun, creative, and technically challenging environment with excellent compensation and a full range of benefits.

We value diverse voices and varied backgrounds and we're looking for individuals to help us build fun, compelling, and inclusive gameplay, and experiences for Hearthstone. Previous Hearthstone gameplay is not a requirement to apply for this role, however it is a plus.

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

  • Design, build, test, and deliver software and systems that put more and better features into the hands of our players. Some specific examples of what the Core Technology team owns include: Build systems and artifact publishing, Hearthstone client/server launcher, Unity plugins, Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery systems, Development workflow automation (merging, branching, etc.), Deployment automation

  • Work with Hearthstone engineers, designers, and artists to ensure an excellent developer experience as they contribute and build source code, manage branches, and deploy internal tools and game components.

  • Improve the team’s ability to build and test the game, especially on mobile platforms

  • Maintain familiarity with Hearthstone’s design

  • Champion Blizzard’s core values, especially “Gameplay First”

Requirements

  • Strong, proven C# programming skills

  • Strong, proven experience with Unity, preferably including headless builds

  • High comfort level extending and improving an established code base

  • Experience with source control systems such as Perforce and Git

  • Experience with CI/CD tools such as Jenkins and Travis CI

  • Ability to communicate effectively with artists, designers, and other engineers

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in delivering production-level code in a professional environment

  • Familiarity with Hearthstone, at least at a casual player level

Pluses

  • Experience with container and orchestration technologies such as Docker or Kubernetes

  • Experience with .NET UI frameworks such as WPF or Avalonia

  • Experience with performance analysis and code optimization

  • iOS or Android development experience

  • Previous experience shipping game titles or other software

  • Experience with Unity 2019.x or newer

  • Database development experience (MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL, etc.)

  • Experience supporting a live service

  • Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or related degree

  • Avid Hearthstone player

  • Familiarity with other Blizzard Entertainment products

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!

Blizzard Entertainment is 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.

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