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Your Mission

As a Senior Software Engineer I, you will join a tight-knit Empowered Product Team that develops scalable, highly performant, and highly available global game services. This role focus on building and improving edge services and SDKs which power player social and game systems integrated by studios across Activision and Blizzard and used daily by millions of players concurrently. This team is the entry point to player systems and your code will be accessed by, and be running in, every major game release!

Candidates must work well on a team, have an interest in developing massive distributed systems with a strong focus on server-side C++, and exhibit a passion for creating core technology used by other engineers.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of C++ edge services that are the primary access point for social and common game services

  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of stable, high-performance C++ and C# SDKs which are integrated with game servers and clients, used to access those services

  • Write SDK documentation for consumption by game developers and other integrators

  • Work with game developers to integrate our SDKs into their game servers and game clients

  • Perform research to discover new, enabling technologies and acquire knowledge necessary to complete assigned tasks

  • Create technical design documents and other artifacts

  • Participate in on-call rotation to rapidly resolve live incidents related to our systems

  • Troubleshoot and debug issues with our live and in-development services

  • Focus on outcomes, rather than output

  • Uphold and promote the Blizzard Core Values

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements


  • 5 years of experience with software development in C++

  • Experience with Windows application or service development

Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

  • Skilled at writing clean, maintainable, and efficient code

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

Key Attributes

  • Self-motivated and able to break down moderately complex tasks

Extra Points


  • 8+ years of total experience in software development

  • 5+ years of experience with software development in C++, including C++17 or later

  • 3+ years of experience with software development in C#

  • Experience developing libraries, frameworks, APIs, and/or SDKs for use by other developers

  • Experience with Cloud development and infrastructure

  • Experience supporting a live always-on service

  • Experience building high-performance distributed systems or client/server applications

Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with a specialization in Software Engineering or Game Development

  • Working knowledge of MySql, Cassandra, Redis, or related relational and NoSQL databases

Key Attributes

  • A passion for video games and technology

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! 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

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional, and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!

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 based on 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. 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.