Blizzard Entertainment seeks talented and enthusiastic software engineers to join our Battle.net team. The Battle.net team develops all our customer facing web sites, ranging from account management and e-commerce sites, to community forums and character profiles for multiple global regions, extending, supporting and enhancing the epic game experience Blizzard Entertainment is known for. The software engineer is responsible for creating new and improving existing applications in a high-load, high-availability environment. The role focuses heavily on server-side web programming, while interfacing with front-end design teams to create applications. The ideal candidate will be passionate about technology, the web, and video games and a desire to work in a creative, challenging and rewarding environment.
Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent training and professional experience
A minimum of 3 years’ of professional web application development
Expert programming skills, including experience with Java, and application development for the web
Expert analysis, troubleshooting, and debugging skills
Expert knowledge of computer science fundamentals, including algorithms, data structures and design patterns
Comfortable with Linux / UNIX, Apache, and Tomcat
Solid understanding of web-related technologies (e.g. HTML / XHTML, HTTP, SOAP, REST, TCP / IP, DNS, Message Queuing)
Experience working with modern databases and SQL
Experience working in a team environment on multiple projects
Experience working on Blizzard Entertainment community fan-sites
Experience in multiple different languages, web frameworks, containers, and datastores
Experience working in very high-load environments
Applicants must submit (i) a cover letter, (ii) and a resume. Only resumes with cover letters will be considered.