Software Engineer, Generalist

If you’ve always wanted to work on a “Game of the Year” title - and you aren’t too picky about which year - we have some great news!

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking an enthusiastic software engineer to be a key contributor for StarCraft: Remastered and other classic games. The ideal candidate finds simple solutions for complex problems, loves being part of small but agile teams, and is comfortable in a wide variety of areas including networking, graphics, user interface, and code modernization.

The ideal candidate is a well-rounded generalist with excellent C++ skills. They can quickly get up-to-speed on new systems and can be highly effective on a small team. They are also a passionate gamer who is deeply familiar with our major game franchises, fluent in Blizzard polish, and excited to help us find the right balance between nostalgia and innovation.

Requirements

  • Passion and nostalgia for classic video games
  • Expert in C/C++
  • A minimum of five years of game programming experience
  • Strong generalist, comfortable diving into any area of game development
  • Self-motivated and eager to take ownership of large problems
  • Comfortable working within deeply unfamiliar, archaic, and occasionally bizarre legacy code
  • Able to collaborate with designers, artists, and fellow engineers to achieve a high level of polish

Pluses

  • Strong math skills
  • Experience with multiplayer game architecture and networking
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about RTS games, especially StarCraft
  • Familiarity with front-end web development, JavaScript, or embedded browser technology
  • Familiarity with graphics programming
  • Experience with cross-platform development for Windows and macOS in C++
  • Computer science or related degree

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