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Blizzard Entertainment

Senior Software Engineer, Storage and Reliability - Hearthstone Company Name

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Blizzard Entertainment
🇺🇸 Irvine, CA

Pull up a chair and join us! Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a talented and enthusiastic software engineer to join the Hearthstone team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for improving service stability with the goal of providing the best possible experience for our players. Blizzard offers a fun, creative and technically challenging environment with excellent compensation and a full range of benefits.

Responsibilities

  • Be part of the team responsible for Hearthstone’s online service:
  • Participate in the ongoing effort to improve our high-performance storage technologies.
  • Maintain and improve reliability of various services to achieve stability of many back-end services.
  • Diagnose and resolve issues in the live production environment.
  • Design and implement the server-side components of data intense services.
  • Champion Blizzard’s core values, especially “Gameplay First” and “Commit to Quality”.

Requirements

  • Substantial knowledge of relational databases and experience with database performance optimizations (Oracle, MySQL, etc).
  • Strong data-structure, logic, and algorithm skills. Preferably with a strong C++ background.
  • Experience working in a client/server architecture.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in delivering production-level code in a professional environment.
  • Experience implementing and using various metrics-gathering and monitoring tools to support a live environment.

Pluses

  • Experience supporting a live service.
  • Experience with non-relational (no-SQL) database such as Cassandra.
  • Linux development experiences (server applications, gdb debugging, etc).
  • Familiarity with higher level network protocols such as HTTP, SNMP, SMTP and FTP.
  • Computer science, engineering, mathematics, or related degree.
  • Avid Hearthstone player.