Software Engineering Manager
Blizzard Entertainment 74 reviews - Irvine, CA

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StarCraft II - Blizzard All-Stars

The StarCraft II and Blizzard All Stars team is seeking a highly motivated, positive and experienced technical manager to support our engineers and engineering culture. The engineering department manager is responsible for facilitating each engineer's career development, motivating and monitoring them, working with leads to evaluate their performance, and providing coaching and counseling as needed. The successful candidate champions department standards, helps hire new engineers and encourages and realizes training opportunities to ensure individuals are contributing their best efforts to the team.

The ideal candidate has comprehensive knowledge of the state of the game industry, a solid grasp of the software development life cycle as it relates to games, and engineering team personnel roles and responsibilities.


Develop an interpersonal relationship with all engineers; know their personalities, strengths, and weaknesses.

Support the professional goals and development opportunities for the entire engineering staff.

Facilitate communication and feedback between engineers and the engineering department leads.

Provide coaching (IDPs, mentoring, one-on-ones).

Counseling as needed (including PIPs and other corrective / disciplinary actions).

Monitor and review each individual's progress.

Organize regular performance appraisals.

Assist production and department leads with work assignment suggestions.

Regularly execute department meetings and assist with various scheduling needs.

Plan and execute (or secure) relevant training and conferences for engineering team.

Seek collaborative resolution to both intra and inter team conflicts.

Coordinate recruitment. Assist the engineering department with resumes, phone screening, and interviews. Develop the recruiting process, and proactively seek new avenues for engineering recruitment.

Contribute to a positive work environment.

Assist in the documentation and evolution of department processes, practices and principles.

Create and maintain wiki repositories consisting of department information.

Promote the engineering culture and Blizzard Entertainment’s "learn & grow" value.

Develop a general knowledge of the engineering infrastructure.


Experience managing, coaching, and mentoring engineers or other technical developers

Exceptional verbal and written communications skills

Exceptional attention to detail and follow-up

Experience with staffing and team building

Knowledge of various project management methodologies and practices

Good cross-disciplinary communications experience between engineering, production, design, and art

Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative

Approachable, relaxed, and friendly demeanor

A passion for video games


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

Experience programming game systems

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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Blizzard Entertainment® is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software. After establishing the Blizzard Entertainment...