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.

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

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

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work/life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster a deeply collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and opportunities for professional growth. We are dedicated to crafting the most epic entertainment experiences!

Covid-19 Hiring Update: We’ve transitioned to a work-from-home model, and we’re 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.