This job listing expired on Apr 17, 2024

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a highly skilled Software Engineer to join the World of Warcraft server team. The ideal applicant is someone who hungers to understand the workings and infrastructure of a massive online gaming environment. The individual must also enjoy the challenge of implementing new game systems for players to experience, while diagnosing tough problems and keeping the server code maintainable and optimized.

While working with the World of Warcraft team, you’ll collaborate across subject areas with other specialists to understand and tackle problems related to WoW’s backend game services. You’ll help push our technology forward and ensure our large-scale distributed systems continue to be resilient.

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’ll do…

  • Design, implement, and maintain World of Warcraft backend services and systems

  • Be a cross-team contact point for backend game service requests

  • Architect systems with scalability, availability, and performance in mind

  • Troubleshoot issues, resolve defects, and improve the live service

  • Implement instrumentation and testing strategies to ensure correct functionality of features

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

To succeed, you have…

  • Strong Object-oriented Programming skills

  • Prior client-server application development and a strong understanding of distributed systems

  • Passion for implementing sophisticated coding solutions with simple, elegant, easy-to-maintain code

  • Experience with code optimization and developing test strategies

We’re also interested in hearing about…

  • Experience working with C++

  • Previous engineering experience in game development

  • Experience using a major public cloud platform such as AWS or GCP

  • Experience with multithreading and networking

  • Experience with test instrumentation and test harnesses

  • Experience with implementing a multiplayer gameplay feature

  • Broad Experience in any of the following: Linux, Oracle, SQL, Lua, Jenkins

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.