Team Name:
Diablo

Job Title:
Associate Software Engineer, Online – Diablo IV

Requisition ID:
R022786

Job Description:

The minions of Hell are growing stronger…

Diablo IV is seeking a skilled Online Engineer, who is excited to implement server technology at a global scale in service of amazing experiences for our players. We believe that if you’re looking for a tight-knit crew that celebrates self-expression and embraces collaboration, we might be a phenomenal fit for you. Our team values creativity, collaboration and a commitment to quality and we are searching for like-minded developers to add to our team of talented game makers.

You will help develop new systems and services for our game, coordinating across disciplines with designers and client engineers. The ideal candidate should be excited by the idea of working closely with designers to create compelling and epic features that will keep players engaged for years.

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 either Albany, NY, Irvine, CA or Austin, TX

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate with client engineers on gameplay simulation and network efficiency
  • Design and deliver code that is robust, extensible, flexible and simple to use
  • Champion Blizzard’s core values, especially “Gameplay First”

Requirements:

  • 1+ years of professional engineering experience with a strong focus on C++
  • Familiarity with object-oriented programming principles and design patterns
  • Self-motivated with a willingness to develop full stack (from game clients to backend services)

Pluses

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Computer Science, related field or equivalent experience
  • Familiarity developing distributed services within cloud environments (GCP, AWS) using containerization & orchestration technologies (Docker, Kubernetes)
  • Familiarity with lower level networking technologies / protocols (TCP, UDP) and communication protocols (Protobuf, RPC, etc)
  • Familiarity leveraging relevant SQL / NoSQL persistence technologies (SQLite, Cassandra, Redis)
  • Familiarity with security best practices (encryption, denial of service)
  • Linux development experience
  • Previous experience shipping and supporting a Live product at a global scale

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all 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 [redacted]. 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 videogame 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.

Rewards

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 https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $30.05 – $55.59 Hourly. 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.

Tagged as: Aws, Cassandra, Collaboration, Computer Science, Containerization, Coordinating, Creativity, Design, Docker, Encryption, Home Studio, Kubernetes, Linux, Mental Disabilities, Nosql, Persistence, Redis, Requisition, Research, Rpc, Sql, Sqlite

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