Blizzard Entertainment has an opening for a versatile and enthusiastic Technical Lead to join our Platform Security Engineering team on

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes protecting the world's best-in-class online gaming destination? Platform Security builds critical global scale high-availability services that protect our players, our platform and Blizzard from bad actors, cheaters, fraudsters, and much more.

We build and operate a best-in-class payment and account security platform, processing billions of dollars and trillions of player interactions annually. As an engineering manager with this organization, you'll have a critical role in shaping our technical and team destiny!

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.


  • Manage a dedicated team of engineers in building a variety of scalable security focused services

  • Work with Program Management to define and deliver on our roadmaps, balancing customer and business needs with technical complexity

  • Operate and optimize our live systems, ensuing high availability, operability and agility

  • Improve the processes and tools by which your team builds, validates, and deploys services to development and production environments

  • Support, and guide the careers of a diverse group of passionate engineers

  • Lead development of critical projects from the frontlines, actively contributing to diverse codebases to meet objectives

  • Coordinate with internal and external development teams, create relationships and lead on shared technical initiatives


  • 1+ years of engineering management experience,

  • 7+ years of relevant engineering experience

  • Passion for leadership and advancing the team and careers of your engineers

  • Advanced understanding of Java (or other compiled languages) and related open-source technology landscape

  • Extensive experience with API design, full-stack engineering, and web application development

  • Strong knowledge of SQL and NoSQL data stores and high scale asynchronous architectures

  • Track record of creating reliable, high scale distributed systems and client/server architectures

  • Knowledge of infrastructure and server security best practices

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with technical and non-technical personnel


  • AWS/GCP/Azure or other public cloud experience

  • Experience with virtualization and containerization technologies and infrastructure

  • Experience or interest in commerce, anti-fraud, or account security

  • A passion for video games and technology

The video game 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 the 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 video game 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 $121,500.00 - $224,880.00 Annual. 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.