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Blizzard Entertainment

Technical Lead, External Development (Mobile)

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Blizzard Entertainment
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Irvine, CA

Team Name:

Mobile

Job Title:

Technical Lead, External Development (Mobile)

Requisition ID:

R006045

Job Description:

Blizzard Entertainment is currently looking for a Technical Lead that focuses on enabling our external development partners. We are looking for an individual who has a passion and proven track record for leading and launching great mobile games. As a Technical Lead, you will help guide the technical foundation of our game and manage the technical roadmap across multiple initiatives. In partnering with both internal and external partners, your goals will be to manage the technical development from concept to live operations and deliver on the high-quality promise of Blizzard brands.

Responsibilities

  • Working across team lines to design technical solutions for game features, content tools, marketing, PR, QA, CS, Localization, Tech, Commerce, CRM, etc.
  • Developing and maintaining a strong working relationship with international external development partners.
  • Defining architecture for all technology across the game
  • Providing guidance on the intersection of Battle.net Platform technologies and game systems
  • Advising development partners in areas of programming, debugging and optimization
  • Assessing the quality and application of new technologies
  • Auditing the technical execution of game features and content
  • Directing the advancement of new tool and pipeline development for internal and external partners
  • Identifying and mitigating all technical risks for the game

Requirements

  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 7+ years experience in the AAA or mobile gaming industry
  • Experience with defining and leading platform initiatives
  • Extensive experience with a breadth of programming languages and tools
  • Experience overseeing technical due diligence on games developed externally
  • Strong communication with internal and external partners
  • Ability to identify risks early and often and suggest mitigation strategies that are thought through and consider multiple paths to a solution
  • Exceptional communication and leadership skills
  • Strong soft skills, with the ability to negotiate requirements between multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Passion for making video games

Pluses

  • Bilingual English/Chinese
  • Experience in shipping MMOs, RPGs or Strategy titles