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Senior Software Engineer (C++), Game Services - Core

Company: Blizzard Entertainment
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Job Description:

The Battle.net & Online Products organization is home to 300+ superpowered engineers, program managers, and designers focused on the technology that powers Blizzard Entertainment's games. Whether you're playing one of our titles, chatting with friends, or just shopping online, B&OP ensures that our players are immersed in engaging, exciting, and secure experiences. Blizzard Entertainment has an opening for a talented and enthusiastic Senior Software Server Engineer to join our Battle.net Game Services Group The Game Services Group develops the software, services and infrastructure that keeps millions of players online simultaneously worldwide, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.-- When a player logs in, sends a friend request, a whisper, or a chat within one of our rich virtual worlds, Game Services powers these capabilities.-- When you use voice chat, check your profile statistics, or create a new social group, we are the team that makes those things possible.-- From Overwatch to Hearthstone, StarCraft 2 to Diablo 3, World of Warcraft to Heroes, regardless of the game, time zone, or scale, Game Services is ready to answer the call with effectiveness and professionalism, acting as the central pillar to supercharge all player engagement. -- Responsibilities Work with a small and talented team to develop scalable, highly performant platform servicesImplement new features and services to support the needs of multiple teamsCoordinate with embedded and external teams, create relationships and assist with shared initiativesParticipate in the ongoing effort to improve our platform infrastructure, with the goal of achieving ever increasing service availabilityPerform research to acquire new knowledge necessary to perform assigned tasks and maintain a process of technological evolutionDevelop unit and integration test code to validate service reliabilityMentor and educate more junior engineers on the team Requirements A degree in computer science, or a related fieldA minimum of 5 years of relevant work experienceAbility to work in a collaborative environmentExcellent communication skillsAdvanced understanding of C++Prior development work on distributed systems and client/server architecturesStrong data-structure, logic, and algorithm skillsKnowledge of network and server security issuesExperience with performance analysis and code optimizationExperience with protocol and API designDatabase development experience (MySQL, Oracle, Cassandra, etc.)Self-motivated and able to break down complex tasksA desire to help make the service the best that it can be for our players -- Pluses Proficient in at least one scripting language such as PythonLinux development experience (server applications, gdb debugging, etc.)Experience with cloud/virtualization/containerization technologies and infrastructureEnthusiastic about supporting a live serviceFamiliarity with Blizzard Entertainment games and features, at least at a casual player level -- PandoLogic.Category: Technology, Keywords: Senior Software Engineer

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