Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented and experienced gameplay programmer to join the Overwatch development team. The ideal candidate has broad gameplay development experience from architecting gameplay systems to player facing user interface (UI). They should have a longstanding passion for playing games and should be excited at the idea of working closely with designers to help create compelling and epic features that will keep players engaged for years.
We're looking for a Gameplay 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 real passion for the game, our players, quality work, and technology.
Work closely with designers, artists, and other engineers to ensure a great player experience.
Maintain familiarity of the game’s design, for both the live product and for all on-going expansions.
Collaborate with other members of the engineering team to build sustainable and maintainable technologies and code.
Play an active role in supporting the game by helping address issues in production.
Own systems vertically from the back end to the player facing UI.
Champion Blizzard Entertainment’s core values, especially 'Gameplay First'.
Extreme passion for playing and making video games.
Strong C++ programming skills.
A minimum of 3 years’ experience in game programming.
Strong mathematics skills, including proficiency with trigonometry, and linear algebra.
Experience in the design and implementation of various game systems, including game object management, gameplay scripting, FX, or user interface or online networking.
Must be comfortable working within and adding to an established code framework.
Able to speak “Designer” and “Artist” fluently.
Bachelor’s degrees in computer science, mathematics, physics, or a related field.
Experience with multiplayer First-Person Shooters.
Experience with visual scripting languages such as Blueprint or Kismet.
Prior development working with client/server game systems.
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.
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! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.
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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 $37.26 - $68.93 Hourly. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.