We are looking for a passionate Senior Software Engineer II, who is excited to implement server technology at a global scale in service of amazing experiences for our players. If you have a passion for game development and want to participate in the future of Blizzard, we would love to hear from you! Our team values creativity, collaboration and a commitment to quality and we are searching for like-minded developers to add to our team of talented game makers.

You will help develop new systems and services for our game, coordinating across disciplines with designers and client engineers. In addition to having the usual technical chops, we want to hear from qualified engineers who have an absolute passion for gaming, programming, and finding simple solutions to complex problems. The ideal candidate should be excited by the idea of working closely with designers to create compelling and epic features that will keep players engaged for years.

We love engineering, geeking out over new technology and helping move the industry forward. Most importantly, we learn, grow, and ultimately enjoy success as a team, overcoming new challenges together.


  • Implementation of software in C++ and other languages.

  • Architect and design software systems through collaboration with engineers, designers, and artists.

  • Participate in design and code reviews.

  • Follow and enforce group standards and best practices.

  • Assist and mentor other programmers in areas of specialization.

  • Continually expand knowledge of new game technologies and systems

  • Create accurate time estimates


  • 7+ years’ experience in Online/Server Engineering

  • Experience in low-level programming primarily in C/C++17

  • Proficient with synchronization, lag compensation, UDP/TCP

  • Experience implementing network architectures such as client/server and Peer-to-Peer

  • Experience with protocol design and optimization

  • Ability to analyze, improve and extend a large established codebase

  • Excellent debugging skills within a networked environment

  • Designing implementation and using Web API’s such as REST

  • Proficiency in database modeling and access libraries

  • High comfort level working within (and analyzing and improving) an established codebase.

  • Networking experience in TCP, UDP, and higher-level protocols

  • Ability to communicate effectively with designers and client engineers

  • Self-motivated and willing to participate in all areas of engineering


  • Bachelor or Master degree in Computer Science, related field or equivalent experience

  • Experience in levering game backend services a plus

  • Developed and shipped at least one online multi-player game a plus

  • Proficiency in Python AND/OR C# is a plus

  • Previous experience shipping and supporting a Live product at a global scale

  • Familiar with security considerations (encryption, denial of service)

  • Familiar with cloud technologies (virtualization, containers)

  • Developed software in a cloud-hosted environment (AWS, GCP)

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 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.


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 $121,500.00 - $224,880.00 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.