Team Name:

World of Warcraft

Job Title: Software Engineer, WoW Classic

Requisition ID: R022956

Job Description:

Blizzard is looking for a Software Engineer to join the World of Warcraft Classic Team. In this role, you will make an impact on a variety of different game development areas including UI, server, data conversion, and gameplay. You will partner closely with our design team to implement new features as well as iterate on existing systems. The ideal candidate enjoys working on a highly-collaborative and autonomous team. Join us on this epic journey, and help craft the future of WoW Classic!

This role is anticipated to be a hybrid work position, with some work on-site and some work-from-home. The home studio for this role is Irvine, CA.

What you will do…

  • Collaborate with designers and engineers to build and improve gameplay systems, delivering exciting content for our players

  • Identify and resolve issues, and discover opportunities for improvement

  • Participate in and contribute to a culture of inclusion and diversity

To succeed, you must have…

  • Fluency in C++ or C#

  • Experience in a software engineering role or equivalent

  • Self-motivation and willingness to participate in many areas of game development

  • Excellent teamwork and communications skills

We’re also interested in hearing about…

  • Academic projects related to game development

  • Understanding of client/server architecture

  • Familiarity with code and memory optimization in real time applications

  • Knowledge of Lua or other scripting languages

  • Experience with database development (MySQL, Oracle)

  • Your experience and interest playing or crafting video games

  • Knowledge of World of Warcraft or other MMORPGs

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.

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 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.


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 $37.26 – $68.93 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: Communications, Database Development, Design, Home Studio, Mental Disabilities, Mysql, Oracle, Requisition, Research, Scripting, Software Engineering, Teamwork

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