Are you a motivated and experienced Software Engineer interested in developing game features that impact the majority of games across all of Blizzard? This team builds the heart of player systems and your services are directly leveraged by every major game release!

The Game Services team develops the foundational game features and software used by players on the platform, both in-game and via mobile and desktop apps. Our mission is to build reusable game features such as matchmaking, lobby, and leaderboards that allow players to have a consistent experience across a variety of titles on the platform.

In this role, you will join a tight-knit Empowered Product Team that develops scalable, highly performant and highly available global game services. This role focuses on building and improving player systems integrated by studios across Activision and Blizzard and is used daily by millions of players concurrently.

This role is anticipated to be a hybrid work position, with some work on-site and some work-from-home. The potential home studio for this role is Irvine, CA.


  • Design, development, and maintenance of large-scale distributed systems

  • Create unit and integration test code to validate service reliability

  • Write API documentation for consumption by game developers and other integrators

  • Participate in on-call rotation to rapidly resolve live incidents related to our systems

  • Coordinate with embedded and external teams

  • Create technical design documents and other artifacts

  • Troubleshoot and debug issues with our live and in-development services


  • 3 years of professional engineering experience using C++

  • Experience building high-performance distributed systems and client/server applications

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Strong data-structure, logic, and algorithm skills

  • Experience with Linux development, GDB debugging, and command line tools


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science

  • Production quality engineering experience with C++17 or later

  • Proficiency in C#

  • Experience mentoring junior software engineers

  • Experience developing massive distributed systems with a strong focus on server-side C++

  • Experience with Cloud development and infrastructure

  • Working knowledge of MySql, Cassandra, Redis, or related relational and NoSQL databases

  • Experience supporting a live always-on service

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 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! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

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.

Our World

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 $37.26 - $68.93 Hourly. 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.