Software Engineer (C++ / C#), Features

Pull up a chair and join us! Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a talented and enthusiastic software engineer to join the Hearthstone team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for implementing new features for the Hearthstone service as well as the willingness to support those features once they go live to our passionate player base.  Blizzard offers a fun, creative, and technically challenging environment with excellent compensation and a full range of benefits. 

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with designers, artists and other engineers to achieve the vision of the game and ensure a great player experience.
  • Implement the logic (client and server-side) for various features (non-gameplay):
  • Some examples of non-gameplay features include:
    • New Adventures
    • New Game Modes
    • Special Events
    • Collection Manager and Shop
  • Implement the client-side UI for non-gameplay features within the Unity framework.
  • Maintain familiarity with Hearthstone’s design.
  • Champion Blizzard’s core values, especially “Gameplay First”.

Requirements

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience coding in a professional environment.
  • Strong C++ and / or C# programming skills.
  • Experience with implementing game feature logic in a client/server environment.
  • Experience with storing and retrieving information from a relational Database (MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL, etc.).
  • High comfort level extending and improving an established code base.
  • Self-motivation and willingness to pitch in on many areas of game development.
  • Able to communicate effectively with artists, designers, and other engineers.
  • Able to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Familiarity with Hearthstone, at least at a casual player level.

Pluses

  • Avid Hearthstone player.
  • Previous experience shipping game titles or other software.
  • Database development experience (MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL, etc.).
  • Unity experience
  • Linux development experience (server applications, gdb debugging, etc.).
  • iOS or Android development experience.
  • Experience supporting a live service.
  • Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or related degree.
  • Familiarity with other Blizzard Entertainment products.

Required Application Materials 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter which should include:
    • Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
    • What games you are currently playing

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