Technical Lead (Cloud), Engineering Systems

  • Company: Blizzard
  • Location: Irvine, California
  • Posted: October 28, 2017
  • Reference ID: 1595882063
Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an experienced infrastructure engineering leader to build a great product and team, inspire customers and partners, and take our hybrid-cloud platform to the next level.  If you are excited about building modern, robust platforms and services, read on and apply today!
The technical lead of a cloud engineering team will contribute as part of a team of highly skilled engineers responsible for extending and growing our cloud platform and SaaS offerings.  The lead will collaborate with engineers and leaders in the cloud program, as well as across the company to coordinate strategy and execution of program initiatives. 
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Lead, manage, and mentor team of 4-6 engineers
  • Lead research and development efforts of IaaS/SaaS/PaaS product offerings
  • Collaborate with customers and program managers on product development
  • Document and share best practices with engineers across Blizzard
REQUIREMENTS
  • Minimum of five years of professional full-stack engineering experience
  • Understanding of the software development lifecycle, from commit through deploy
  • Strong background in cloud computing
  • Understanding of modern HA and distributed architecture patterns
  • Keen understanding of Agile software development with a heavy emphasis on delivery
  • Experience managing high-performance teams and individuals
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline; or equivalent experience
PLUSES
  • Cover letter included in your submission, indicating:
    • Why you are interested in working at Blizzard Entertainment
    • Why this job appeals to you
    • What games you are currently playing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience collaborating effectively in large multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience developing back-end services using object-oriented programming languages
  • Experience with public cloud providers (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Compute) and private cloud solutions (e.g. OpenStack, VMware)
  • Experience with container development and orchestration solutions such as Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, or Apache Mesos
  • Passion for video games and online gaming platforms
  • Contributions to open-source or personal projects

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