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Software Engineer, Server (Networking) (Open to Remote) - Overwatch

Company: Blizzard Entertainment
Location: Irvine
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Team Name:OverwatchJob Title:Software Engineer, Server (Networking) (Open to Remote) - OverwatchRequisition ID:R015042Job Description:Software Engineer, Server (Networking)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 Server Networking 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 will have a passion for writing robust, efficient code, and an understanding of the challenges involved with simulating and scaling a networked client/server game.ResponsibilitiesSupport and improve the live service, with a focus on performance measurement and optimizationWork side-by-side with QA, design, production and other specialists to tackle some of our most complex problemsImplement server infrastructure changes to support new gameplay featuresPerform research to acquire new knowledge necessary to perform tasks and maintain a process of technological evolutionRequirementsA minimum of 3 years' relevant work experience on at least one shipped titleC++ and object-oriented design skillsPassion for networking and high-performance programmingPrior development work on distributed systems and client/server architecturesPassion for writing clean and performant codeLinux / Unix experienceExcellent communications skillsSelf-motivated, strong sense of independencePlusesA degree in computer science, or a related fieldExperience with multi-threaded programmingLocation: Irvine, CA, Albany, NY Austin, TX preferred; also open to permanent remote option

Keywords: Blizzard Entertainment, Irvine , Software Engineer, Server (Networking) (Open to Remote) - Overwatch, IT / Software / Systems , Irvine, California

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