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

Irvine, California
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4 Sep 2022
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Senior Software Engineer, Server (Networking) (Open to Remote) - Overwatch

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Senior 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 Senior Server Networking Engineer who shares our values:

We take responsibility for delivering our work
We collaborate constantly, helping each other to be successful
We continuously improve our knowledge, workflows and processes
We communicate openly, calling out issues, opportunities, and sharing feedback
We have integrity, maintain confidentiality, and share a sense of ownership in our success
We have passion for the game, our players, quality work, and technology

This 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 a deep understanding of the challenges involved with simulating and scaling a networked client/server game.


Support and improve the live service, with a focus on performance measurement and optimization
Work side-by-side with QA, design, production and other specialists to tackle some of our most complex problems
Architect features to improve server reliability, performance and uptime
Implement server infrastructure changes to support new gameplay features
Perform research to acquire new knowledge necessary to perform tasks and maintain a process of technological evolution
Mentor and educate engineers on the team


A minimum of 5 years' relevant work experience
Shipped at least one AAA title as a server engineer
Advanced understanding of C / C++
Extensive networking experience
Passion for networking and high-performance programming
Prior development work on distributed systems and client/server architectures
Passion for writing clean and performant code
Linux / Unix experience
Excellent communications skills
Self-motivated, strong sense of independence


A degree in computer science, or a related field
Experience with transaction processing systems
Database experience (Relational or NoSQL)
Previous experience mentoring software engineers

Irvine/southern California is preferred, but remote may be considered

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

Accommodation Request: We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to . General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.
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  • Job Reference: 703711823-2
  • Date Posted: 4 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Location: Irvine, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent