Team Name:
Battle.net & Online Products

Job Title:
Senior Manager, Game Security Engineering

Requisition ID:
R023478

Job Description:

Blizzard Entertainment has an opening for a versatile Senior Manager to join our Game Security Engineering team on Battle.net.

We believe that epic gaming experiences begin with a level playing field. Because of that, we passionately do everything we can to combat cheating in our games. And we want you to join this fight! Our Platform Security group is responsible for a full slate of cheat busting technology.

As an experienced technical manager, you’ll manage a team of highly specialized security engineers and play a pivotal role crafting the people and technology that protect our games and customers. You will work with all games and software platforms produced by Blizzard or operated through Battle.net, and have a direct impact on their success. You will have the autonomy to lead this team’s mission, advise the evolution of our product offerings, and expand our impact across Blizzard and beyond!

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 Irvine, CA.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a talented team of engineers building game security technology and tools
  • Advance game security products, technologies, and services
  • Keep up with changes in our games, our industry, and the attacks we face
  • Draw on extensive technical experience to understand change implications from a broad technical perspective, adding a ‘big picture’ view to the discussions.
  • Facilitate regularly scheduled team meetings to supervise project progress and keep the team informed of changes in priority/scope.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders (Game, Platform, and Operations teams)
  • Coordinate regular performance appraisals and provide constructive feedback
  • Partner with director level leadership and above to define and complete department goals

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of engineer management experience
  • 10+ years of relevant engineering experience
  • Passion for leadership and advancing the team and careers of your engineers
  • History organizing, working on, and completing large software projects with broad cross-organizational impacts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with technical and non-technical personnel
  • Experience supporting business development and product development
  • A passion for Security

Pluses:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge in specialized areas of the team, including anti cheat, reverse engineering, compilers, obfuscation, assembly programming, operating system internals
  • Experience building and deploying software at a global scale

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 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 $146,000.00 – $270,004.00 Annual. 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: Appraisals, Business, Business Development, Compilers, Computer Science, Constructive Feedback, Leadership, Operations, Requisition, Reverse Engineering, Security, Security Engineering, Software, Verbal, Written Communication

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