Team Name:
Diablo

Job Title:
Software Engineer, Tools – Diablo IV

Requisition ID:
R022066

Job Description:

The minions of Hell are growing stronger…

Whether it’s with a commercial engine like Unreal or Unity or a proprietary engine used by AAA game studios, game development is about using tools to build games. We make our own tools. Have you tinkered with a commercial engine’s source code? Used mockups to design an interface, or prototyped ways to visualize data so it can be more easily edited? If so… stay awhile and listen.

The Diablo IV Tools Team is seeking a talented, motivated, and experienced Software Engineer to help evolve our sophisticated toolchain. Through direct collaboration and with the help of your fellow engineers, you’ll be empowering artists, designers, and programmers to build the world of Diablo IV.

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:

  • Learn and improve how Diablo IV content is authored through the design, implementation, and support of the applications and utilities that comprise our toolchain
  • Find ways to make meaningful improvements to the tools by blending your professional judgment, end-user feedback, and the project’s goals and constraints
  • Introduce and extend features in the tools our developers use to build worlds, balance systems, craft cutscenes, and more
  • Support the project by answering users’ questions, fixing bugs, and collaborating with leadership to put the focus where it’s needed most.
  • Build software that lasts, drawing on engineering principles and best practices for high-quality code
  • Participate in playtests and provide feedback on the game itself

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience writing, debugging, and profiling user-facing applications for Windows in C# using .NET in a large codebase
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in computer science or similar field, with strong software engineering fundamentals and a demonstrated ability to apply performant data structures and algorithms to problems involving complex datasets
  • A desire to assist, collaborate with and advocate for technical and non-technical users with strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Eagerness to grow professionally as a tools engineer, with a passion for bringing your talents to bear on our unique techno-creative challenges

Recommended:

  • Experience writing and debugging asynchronous and multi-threaded code
  • Experience using WPF
  • Experience shepherding software through a full product lifecycle
  • Experience with MVVM, IOC, and other principles and patterns common in enterprise applications
  • Enthusiasm for and strong fundamentals in UI and UX design
  • Strong interest in the cutting-edge tech that powers high-performance applications and games

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 $77,500.00 – $143,376.00 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: Algorithms, Balance Systems, Codebase, Collaboration, Communications, Computer Science, Data Structures, Debugging, Design, Drawing, Enthusiasm, Home Studio, Leadership, Requisition, Software Engineering, Toolchain, Wpf, Writing

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