Senior Software Engineer, Features

5 - 7 years experience  •  Electronics

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/26/17
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/26/17

Members of the Overwatch team are passionate gamers at heart - driven to make the most fun and compelling experiences for our players. We spend our days collaborating and iterating on everything that goes into the game: from placing health packs to dreaming up the craziest “Play of the Game” animations. Our goal is to always surprise and delight our players. We believe in maximum transparency and communication at the team level and with the people who play our game. 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 team is looking for a talented Senior Server Engineer.


  • Design, implement and maintain server features for Overwatch
  • Work side-by-side with QA, design, production and other engineers to solve some of our most complex problems
  • Architect features to improve server reliability, performance and uptime
  • Support and improve the live service
  • Perform research to acquire new knowledge necessary to perform assigned 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 sever engineer
  • Advanced understanding of C / C++
  • Extensive networking experience
  • Prior development work on distributed systems and client/server architectures
  • Knowledge of network and server security issues
  • Linux / Unix experience
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Self-motivated, strong sense of independence
  • Passion for video games, especially FPS games


  • A degree in computer science, or a related field
  • Experience with transaction processing systems
  • Databaseexperience (Relational or NoSQL)
  • Enthusiastic about working in a collaborative DevOps environment
  • Previous experience mentoring software engineers
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