Software Engineering Manager
Blizzard Entertainment - Irvine, CA

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The Risk Systems
team is seeking a people-centric, technically-minded, and security-focused
engineering manager to lead, mentor, and grow our crack team of risk engineers
and develop our engineering culture.

This individual
is an engineer by training, but a manager at heart, and derives genuine
enjoyment from seeing their reports progress professionally. This involves providing not just direction to
the risk engineers, but setting the vision for the team, establishing best
practices, and motivating the team to power level as engineers.

Given the
ever-changing nature of the security and fraud space, the ideal candidate will
also be able to think a heroic leap ahead of the bad guys, help the team
quickly adapt to the attacks that Blizzard faces, guide long-term product
direction and planning, and champion the cause of user security internally with
cross-team stakeholders.

Class Role

Mentor and grow
our risk engineers, their programming talent trees, and their careers.

Provide detailed
individual development plans, establishing milestones, and tracking against
progress on a regular basis.

Establish and
apply engineering best practices, coding standards, and deployment processes.

Work with
production to manage cross-team technical dependencies and communication.

Work with
production to prioritize projects, timelines, and resource allocation.

Become and act
as an internal knowledge expert for security and fraud related matters.

Maintain a
comprehensive understanding of our project pipeline and risk infrastructure.


People person – genuine
desire to help people better themselves

Team builder –
track record of building happy, high performing teams

Hyper organized
– no dates, deliverables, or dependencies slip through the cracks

communicator – everything must be crystal

managing technical resources and schedules across multiple teams

Knowledge of
various project management methodologies and practices

self-motivation, initiative, and desire to lead


Degree in
management, computer science, engineering, or equivalent professional training

Drinks beer –
we’re serious

desire to smash botters, map hackers, and fraudsters in their virtual face,

Passionate gamer
and in-depth knowledge of Blizzard games, products, and services

Applicants must
submit (i) a cover letter, (ii) and a resume. Only resumes with cover letters
will be considered.

Job Status


Full-time Permanent

Primary Location


United States-CA-Irvine

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