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We are looking for an engineer to join the World of Warcraft Gameplay team and help shape the future of Azeroth. “Passion for Greatness” and “For the Love of Play” are core values of Blizzard Entertainment that gameplay engineers embody enthusiastically. We are seeking an engineer who embraces this philosophy through a passion for games and the craft of collaborative development.

Our team is tasked with solving some of the most challenging, rewarding, and technical problems facing our industry today. As a gameplay engineer you will have the autonomy, responsibility, and tools to tackle these problems head on, providing tangible, meaningful, and creative solutions to our development partners and players.

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

What you will do…

  • Work collaboratively with designers, engineers, and artists to drive medium/large features from concept to delivery

  • Improve workflows for development partners

  • Maintain and enhance existing player experiences

  • Mentor and guide engineers at all levels

  • Participate in and contribute to a culture of inclusion and diversity

To succeed, you must have…

  • Fluency in C++ or C#

  • Strong data structures, logic, distributed systems, and algorithm skills

  • Self-motivation and willingness to participate in many areas of game development

  • Excellent teamwork and communications skills

We’re also interested in hearing about…

  • Your experience and interest playing or crafting video games

  • Knowledge of World of Warcraft or other MMORPGs

  • Experience with owning and driving the development of a technical feature from start to finish

  • Familiarity with code and memory optimization in real time applications

  • Understanding of client/server architecture

  • Familiarity with character, camera, control, or combat systems

  • Knowledge of Lua or scripting

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all the 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 $101,000.00 - $186,754.00 Annual. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.