Backbone Network Engineer

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Job Title:

Backbone Network Engineer

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Job Description:

Blizzard Entertainment’s global infrastructure team is looking for an experienced and talented Backbone Network Engineer to help Blizzard. So why Blizzard? Because it’s a haven for our kind!  Our unique blend of opportunity, environment, and people all help make Blizzard the studio worthy of your career.  You’ll be joining a network engineering team that attacks challenges and crafts solutions with the same enthusiasm and creativity as our players do in our games. And just like the company as a whole, our team is built on a culture of passion for who we are, what we create, and who we support. If you like what you read below, send us your data!

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.


Blizzard Backbone is key infrastructure to provide connectivity-as-a-service among our datacenters, public cloud, corporate infrastructure, and our players. As a Backbone Network Engineer, you will be responsible for managing Blizzard global backbone paired with MPLS VPN technology. You will be responsible for managing our DDoS mitigation systems as well as all edge systems services including our global CDN. You should be able to design/configure/troubleshoot Network services, including, but not limited to, deploy/troubleshoot configuration for various network devices, write scripts to automate work and handle troubleshooting escalation from internal/external customers.


  • Able to configure/manage various tools and services of Network Engineering to quickly and effectively troubleshoot complex network Incident.
  • Responsible for the overall capacity planning, footprint expansion and architecture of the Backbone network
  • Participate in various Network projects from design to implementation, provide clear documentation, SOPs and usage guidance for junior engineers and administrators.
  • Strong knowledge in routing and switching protocol BGP, IS-IS, OSPF, MPLS, LDP, RSVP, multicast
  • Experienced in deploying, upgrading and troubleshooting multivendor network equipment/solutions. For ex Cisco, Juniper, DWDM (Infinera, SmartOptics)
  • Ability to guide/write scripts to automate or troubleshoot network tasks & comfortable utilizing Ansible/Salt for deployment and operations.
  • Train Network Engineering staff to level up by providing/explaining different network design and implementation.
  • Experienced configuring and managing configuration management tools like puppet/ansible/salt.
  • Support weekly On-call rotation.

Nice to haves:

  • Expert level industry certification like CCIE/JNCIE-DC/ENT/SP or higher.
  • Knowledge or experience of writing or using advanced scripts in any programming language.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or equivalent experience.

We are 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.

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 an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences… ever. Join us!

Team Name:

IT – Network Operations