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Senior Software Engineer, Graphics (Open to Remote) - Overwatch

Company: Blizzard Entertainment
Location: Irvine
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Team Name:OverwatchJob Title:Senior Software Engineer, Graphics (Open to Remote) - OverwatchRequisition ID:R013918Job Description:Soldiers, scientists, adventurers, oddities engineers! We are the Overwatch team, passionate gamers at heart, and we re looking for a new hero to help us make Overwatch 2 - the globe-spanning sequel to Blizzard Entertainment s acclaimed team-based game.In Overwatch 2, the nations of Earth are under assault. As the omnic forces of Null Sector launch a barrage of surprise attacks around the world, the planet s governments and militaries prove quickly outmatched-and the remnants of the fearless strike force once known as Overwatch rally to make a valiant stand. Now the world s heroes must each decide whether to answer the call to reemerge, reunite, and serve as a beacon of hope in a new era of crisis.We are seeking a talented, motivated, and experienced Senior Graphics Engineer who shares our values:We take responsibility for delivering our workWe collaborate constantly, helping each other to be successfulWe continuously improve our knowledge, workflows and processesWe communicate openly, calling out issues, opportunities, and sharing feedbackWe have integrity, maintain confidentiality, and share a sense of ownership in our successWe have passion for the game, our players, quality work, and technologyThis philosophy, along with the Blizzard values of "Gameplay First" and "Play Nice, Play Fair," has made Overwatch one of Blizzard's most successful games, and it has forged a bond of trust with our worldwide player community that is extremely important to us.Our ideal candidate has a passion for games and working with artists to bring the visual aspects of the game to life.ResponsibilitiesCollaborate with artists, designers, and other engineers to develop and refine key systemsDesign, implement, and iterate on new features and development tools for artistsPerform research to acquire new knowledge necessary to perform assigned tasks and maintain a process of technological evolutionMaintain tools for performance, stability, and error-free operationCommunicate with other departments within the team to improve existing tools and determine new solutionsIdentify and resolve pipeline issues and discover opportunities for improvementMentor and educate engineers on the teamRequirementsA minimum of 5 years relevant work experienceShipped at least one AAA title as a graphics engineerAdvanced understanding of C / C++ and HLSLExperience working with game enginesAdvanced understanding of game content pipeline and toolsStrong passion for graphics programming and algorithms / mathematics (linear algebra, trigonometry)Must be comfortable working within and adding to an established code frameworkExcellent communications skillsSelf-motivated, strong sense of independencePassion for video games, especially FPS gamesPlusesA degree in computer science, or a related fieldFamiliarity with multi-threading and optimizationExperience developing for a wide range of PC hardware and console platformsPlease note: If you feel you don t meet all requirements but are equipped with most, we still encourage you to apply. We welcome the opportunity to open a dialog to be considered. Irvine/southern California is preferred, but remote may be considered Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.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 . General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

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