Senior Engine (Data Pipeline) Engineer - Overwatch 2

About the Employer

Job Title:

Senior Engine (Data Pipeline) Engineer - Overwatch 2

Requisition ID:

R003015

Job Description:

Soldiers, scientists, adventurers, oddities…engineers! We are the Overwatch team, passionate gamers at heart, and we’re looking for a new hero to help us make Overwatch 2 - the globe-spanning sequel to Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed team-based game.

In Overwatch 2, the nations of Earth are under assault. As the omnic forces of Null Sector launch a barrage of surprise attacks around the world, the planet’s governments and militaries prove quickly outmatched—and the remnants of the fearless strike force once known as Overwatch rally to make a valiant stand. Now the world’s heroes must each decide whether to answer the call to reemerge, reunite, and serve as a beacon of hope in a new era of crisis.

We are seeking a talented, motivated, and experienced Senior Engine (Data Pipeline) Engineer who shares our values:

  • We take responsibility for delivering our work.
  • We collaborate constantly, helping each other to be successful.
  • We continuously improve our knowledge, workflows and processes.
  • We communicate openly, calling out issues, opportunities, and sharing feedback.
  • We have integrity, maintain confidentiality, and share a sense of ownership in our success.
  • We have passion for the game, our players, quality work, and technology.


This philosophy, along with the Blizzard values of “Gameplay First” and “Play Nice, Play Fair,” has made Overwatch one of Blizzard's most successful games, and it has forged a bond of trust with our worldwide player community that is extremely important to us.

We are looking for a talented engineer who loves to optimize data layout, I/O throughput and resource management. Our ideal candidate has a passion for games and developing systems on multiple platforms, working in areas like core system architecture, memory management, data formats, local and remote storage, streaming and delivery systems.

RESPONSIBILITES

  • Maintain and expand a robust and performant data pipeline for multiple platforms with an eye towards data-layout and packaging.
  • Design and maintain general Engine functionality with a focus on:
    • I/O optimizations
    • Data streaming
    • Low-overhead resource-management
  • Maintain tools for performance, stability, and error-free operation.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Advanced knowledge of C / C++
  • Advanced understanding of game content pipeline and tools
  • Experience working with game engines
  • Extensive experience with code and data optimization
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to work in a collaborative team environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously

PLUSES

  • Experience shipping game titles
  • Console development experience
  • Experience with build distribution systems (Incredibuild, SN-DBS)

Team Name:

Overwatch