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Job Title: Senior Software Engineer, Data Platform

Requisition ID: R023272

Job Description:

Are you a motivated and experienced Senior Software Engineer interested in a challenging multidisciplinary role that works with tremendous amounts of player data?

The Data Team builds and maintains an extensive Big Data Platform for all of Blizzard Entertainment’s games, tools, and operations. As a member of this welcoming and encouraging Data Team, you will chip in to one of the world’s largest and most robust data pipelines to collect global information that powers analytics, operations, discovery, and machine learning throughout Blizzard’s products and services. From real-time operational awareness to machine learning systems for epic gameplay experiences- Blizzard is striving to be a world leader in Big Data. This position is passionate about the development and integration of the Data Platform.

You will help research, implement, and maintain components that glue the data pipeline together and integrate with 3rd party and opensource systems such as Kafka, Elasticsearch, as well as Cloud technologies such as Pub/Sub, Dataflow, and Big Query. From building micro-services that support the platform’s use-cases to crafting highly scalable data pipelines to accomplish streaming/batch workloads- you will work with a team of engineers to develop and maintain massively scaled systems that handle billions of messages every single day.

If you can imagine yourself in the center of the data revolution at the most epic company ever, and you want to help craft the future of Big Data platforms- this may be the job for you!

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.


  • Design, development, deploy and maintain large-scale distributed systems

  • Create unit and integration test code to validate service reliability

  • Write API documentation for consumption by game developers and other integrators

  • Participate in on-call rotation to rapidly resolve live incidents related to our systems

  • Coordinate with embedded and external teams

  • Create technical design documents and other artifacts

  • Troubleshoot and debug issues with our live and in-development services


  • 5+ years of professional software engineering experience

  • Experience must include at least one of the following languages: Java,
    Scala, or C#

  • Ability to debug issues in a production environment across multiple
    levels of the stack

  • Experience building Big Data pipelines on private or public cloud

  • Experience building highly scalable distributed software/services

  • Knowledge of any of the following: Elasticsearch, Kafka – pub/sub,
    Apache Flink

  • Working with SRE/DevOps teams to achieve operational excellence


  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science

  • Production quality engineering experience in C#

  • Experience leading or architecting major new features/enhancements

  • Experience mentoring junior software engineers

  • Working knowledge of MySQL, Cassandra, Redis, or related relational and NoSQL databases

  • Experience supporting a live always-on service

The video game 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 the 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 [email protected]. 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 video game 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.


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

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $101,000.00 – $186,754.00 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.

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