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Blizzard Entertainment

Software Engineer (C++), Battle.net Desktop App

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Blizzard Entertainment
🇺🇸 Irvine, CA

We, the engineers of the Battle.net & Online Products Applications Group, are looking for a passionate software engineer to join our Battle.net Desktop Application team. Our team provides the gateway to a vibrant and thriving online gaming community. We put Blizzard’s epic games into the hands of the world’s most passionate and loyal players. We share amazing content immersing players into the rich universes we craft. Together, we deliver Blizzard Entertainment to millions of players across the globe every day.

Our ideal candidate enjoys teaming up with designers, program managers, and fellow engineers to build intuitive, efficient, maintainable, and highly polished experiences. We have ambitious plans to evolve our application, and everyone on the team can help shape the future of the tech, features, and design.

The App team develops the Battle.net Desktop Application for both PC and Mac. The Desktop App presents a seamless experience for Blizzard’s products: content about Blizzard games, a portal to the digital store, a hub to update and launch games, and a place where millions of players can socialize with their friends. Our primary mission is to create an entertaining, approachable, and accessible portal to get our players immersed and enjoying Blizzard’s games with their friends as quickly and effortlessly as possible.

Covid-19 Hiring Update: We have transitioned to a work-from-home model and we are continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options. Eventually, most of our positions will be in Irvine, CA, or Austin, TX, and we will discuss this during the hiring process.



  • Passion for delivering amazing features to millions of players
  • Fluent in C++ with a minimum of 3 years’ professional software development experience
  • Familiarity with networking and communication protocols such as TCP or HTTP
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or equivalent experience


  • Experience with shipping and maintaining desktop applications that support a global user base
  • Experience developing APIs for modular software design patterns
  • Experience developing Windows or MacOS services
  • CEF or Javascript programming experience
  • Experience using UI frameworks
  • Client / Server architecture experience