Senior Software Engineer, Server
Location:
Irvine , California
Posted:
April 07, 2016
Reference:
16000AP
Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a talented and enthusiastic senior software engineer to join the Heroes of the Storm team in Irvine, California. This developer will focus on game and service feature implementation, as well as live maintenance of the online service.

Responsibilities
  • Implement new features related to the online aspects of Heroes of the Storm.
  • Review logs and monitor data to diagnose and fix issues occurring on the live service.

Requirements
  • Strong C programming skills
  • Familiar with implementing client / server architecture
  • A mind towards scalability and performance
  • Excellent debugging and diagnostic skills
  • Highly motivated and proactive
  • High comfort level working within (and analyzing and improving) an established code base
  • Able to work in a collaborative environment with a team of highly skilled programmers
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Passion for video games

Pluses
  • Previous experience shipping video game titles or other software
  • Networking experience in TCP / IP and UDP protocols
  • Linux development experience
  • Database development experience (e.g., MySQL, Oracle)
  • Scripting language experience (e.g., Python)
  • Distributed systems experience
  • Low level network knowledge and diagnosis including packet capture (e.g., tcpdump, wireshark), routing, firewalls, DHCP, DNS, and NAT busting

Required Application Materials
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
    • What games you are currently playing

**Only submittals with Cover Letters will be considered.
A little about us:
Blizzard Entertainment is a premier developer/publisher of entertainment software, including World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo, and Hearthstone.

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