Saturday , May 25 2024

Blizzard Internships – Senior Software Engineer

Website Blizzard

Job Description:

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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Implement new features and services to support the needs of multiple teams
  • Work with a small and talented team to develop scalable, highly performant platform services
  • Participate in the ongoing effort to improve our platform infrastructure, with the goal of achieving ever increasing service availability
  • Perform research to acquire new knowledge necessary to perform assigned tasks and maintain a process of technological evolution
  • Coordinate with embedded and external teams, create relationships and assist with shared initiatives
  • Mentor and educate more junior engineers on the team
  • Develop unit and integration test code to validate service reliability

Job Requirements:

  • Experience with performance analysis and code optimization
  • Prior development work on distributed systems and client/server architectures
  • Database development experience (MySQL, Oracle, Cassandra, etc.)
  • Self-motivated and able to break down complex tasks
  • Strong data-structure, logic, and algorithm skills
  • Advanced understanding of C++
  • Knowledge of network and server security issues
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience with protocol and API design
  • A degree in computer science, or a related field
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • A desire to help make the service the best that it can be for our players
  • Excellent communication skills

Job Details:

Company:  Blizzard

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Austin, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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