Data Protection Privacy Engineering Manager

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Data Protection Privacy Engineering Manager

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Blizzard Entertainment games don’t just begin with game ideas or end once those games are released. The success of Blizzard is defined both by our games and those who support them every day at all levels.

As part of the Data Protection Team, we act as business partners to our game development, IT, commercial, and business operations teams. Through these partnerships, the Data Protection team has developed tools and processes to ensure that our customer's rights to access or delete their data are made available to them.

We are looking for a Privacy Engineering Manager to manage, develop, maintain, and report on our data protection efforts, ensuring that these systems, tools, and processes are available and function properly. The Privacy Engineering Manager will support the Data Protection Team in other areas to include: liaising with highly technical teams and engineering staff at Blizzard, supporting data governance and privacy by design, program management of on-going programs and projects, and support business analytics and process documentation as required.


  • Oversee, manage, software efforts for Blizzard’s Data Protection & Privacy tools that handle privacy requests from our customers and employees.

  • Manage all operational KPIs for Data Protection’s software.

  • Ensure that technical programs, projects, goals, objectives, milestones, and deliverables are achieved on schedule and within scope and budget.

  • Facilitate and create appropriate project documentation, communicate status updates, drive decisions, and identify & eliminate risks and blockers.

  • Lead a of high caliber technical team to working on building world class, scalable distributed system.

  • Manage and execute against project plans and delivery commitments within an Agile/Scrum environment

  • Collaborate with the business, legal, and Data Protection teams to create product vision and requirements.

  • Work in partnership with other technologies team to develop architectural guidelines and impactful decisions on systems, frameworks, and approach.

  • Manage relationship with other technical teams and attend regular technical meetings to review design and project status.


  • Minimum of continuous 7 years in Software Engineering or Computer Science

  • Minimum of 3+ years of people management experience, managing engineers

  • Experience leading a technical team (including a combination of experience hiring, mentoring, managing performance, and providing technical leadership and design guidance)

  • Experience building distributed and high availability software systems that have been successfully delivered to global customers

  • Knowledge of best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations.

  • Programming experience in programming language such as C, C++, C#, or Java

  • Experience with production or consumption of web services (ex: REST, SOAP)

  • Understanding of relational databases, such as Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, or MSSQL.

  • Experience with variety of structured and unstructured formats, such as JSON, CSV, or XML


  • Any experience or exposure with Github, Jira, or Confluence.

  • Any experience or exposure with Node, Angular, React, or Vue.

  • Any experience or exposure to MS SQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL, or big data.

  • Any experience or interest working with Cloud technologies - AWS, Azure or GCP (Google Cloud Platform).

  • Any experiences in building data privacy systems.

  • Understand or have experience with Project Management.

  • Any experience with GDPR, CCPA, or other privacy regulations.

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 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 based on disability.