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Soldiers, scientists, adventurers, oddities…engineers! We are the Overwatch team, passionate gamers at heart, and we’re looking for a new hero to help us make Overwatch 2 - the globe-spanning sequel to Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed team-based game.

In Overwatch 2, the nations of Earth are under assault. As the omnic forces of Null Sector launch a barrage of surprise attacks around the world, the planet’s governments and militaries prove quickly outmatched—and the remnants of the fearless strike force once known as Overwatch rally to make a valiant stand. Now the world’s heroes must each decide whether to answer the call to reemerge, reunite, and serve as a beacon of hope in a new era of crisis.

We are seeking a talented, motivated, and experienced Senior Server Features Engineer that shares our values:

  • We take responsibility for delivering our work.

  • We collaborate constantly, helping each other to be successful.

  • We continuously improve our knowledge, workflows and processes.

  • We communicate openly, calling out issues, opportunities, and sharing feedback.

  • We have integrity, maintain confidentiality, and share a sense of ownership in our success.

  • We have passion for the game, our players, quality work, and technology.

Our ideal candidate has a passion for games and working with designers and artists to bring the visual aspects of the game to life.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with artists, designers, game programmers and fellow server programmers to maintain and implement non-gameplay features. Some examples of non-gameplay features include:

    • Arcade

    • Custom games

    • Player grouping

    • Highlights

    • Integration with Battle.net

  • Support and improve the live service, with a focus on reliability and performance.

  • Integrate new features to improve server reliability, performance and uptime.

  • Modify existing code base to help improve new gameplay integrations.

  • Perform research to acquire new knowledge necessary to perform assigned tasks and maintain a process of technological evolution

  • Mentor and educate engineers on the team

Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience

  • Shipped at least one AAA title as a server engineer

  • Advanced understanding of C / C++

  • Extensive networking experience

  • Prior development work on distributed systems and client/server architectures

  • Knowledge of network and server security issues

  • Linux / Unix experience

  • Excellent communications skills

  • Self-motivated, strong sense of independence

  • Passion for video games, especially FPS games

Pluses

  • A degree in computer science, or a related field

  • Experience with transaction processing systems

  • Database experience (Relational or NoSQL)

  • Enthusiastic about working in a collaborative DevOps environment

  • Previous experience mentoring software engineers

  • Knowledgeable Overwatch player

Please note: If you feel you don’t meet all requirements but are equipped with most, we still encourage you to apply. We welcome the opportunity to open a dialog to be considered.

Irvine/southern California is preferred, but remote may be considered

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.

Accommodation Request: 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

Rewards

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 https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.

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.