Senior Software Engineer, Gameplay

About the Employer

Team Name:

World of Warcraft

Job Title:

Senior Software Engineer, Gameplay

Requisition ID:

R003970

Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced senior engineer to join the World of Warcraft Gameplay team and help shape the future of Azeroth. “Gameplay First” and “Commit to Quality” are core values of Blizzard Entertainment that we embody enthusiastically. We are seeking an engineer who embraces this philosophy through a passion for games and the craft of collaborative development.

Our team is tasked with solving some of the most challenging, rewarding, and technical problems facing our industry today. As a senior engineer you will have the autonomy, responsibility, and tools to tackle these solutions head on, providing tangible, meaningful, and creatively fulfilling solutions to your development partners and millions of players around the world.

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.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with designers, engineers, and artists to create epic gameplay experiences
  • Improve workflows for development partners
  • Maintain and enhance existing player experiences
  • Participate in and contribute to a culture of inclusion and diversity

Requirements:

  • Fluent in C++
  • 5 years professional programming experience
  • Strong data structures, logic, distributed systems and algorithm skills
  • Experience with owning and driving the development of a technical feature from start to finish
  • Experience with code optimization
  • Self-motivation and willingness to participate in many areas of game development
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Real passion for video games

Pluses:

  • Experience as an engineer in the games industry
  • Experience with at least one shipped title, preferably an MMORPG
  • Computer science, mathematics, physics, or related degree
  • Prior development working with client / server game systems
  • Knowledge of Lua
  • Working knowledge of World of Warcraft and / or other MMORPGs

Send Us:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

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!