Lead Software Engineer, Game Systems - Shared Game Engine

Engineering Irvine, CA


How would it feel for your contributions to have a major impact across all game development at Blizzard? This is your chance to find out! Blizzard Entertainment is developing a modern, cross-platform game engine to share across all of Blizzard and power the future of Blizzard games. This new project advances technology both at Blizzard and in the gaming industry. You’ll join a collaborative team of experienced and highly skilled developers who will work with game teams across the company to deliver a truly epic game engine. Get in early and help shape the future of gaming. Are you in?

We are seeking a Lead Software Engineer to help build out gameplay systems for the shared game engine.


  • Lead and grow the engineering team responsible for developing a broad array of gameplay systems
  • Understand content creator needs through direct collaboration
  • Serve as a mentor to engineers creating clean, maintainable, and performant C++ code
  • Build positive relationships with gameplay teams across Blizzard

Required skillsets

  • Ability to lead, manage, and grow successful engineering teams
  • Experience in the design and implementation of game systems used across various genres, including game object management, navigation/pathfinding, animation, gameplay scripting or online networking
  • Fundamental understanding of multi-threaded environments and performance needs


  • Experience with first- or third-person combat systems
  • Familiarity with visual scripting languages such as Blueprint or Kismet
  • Experience working with or contributing to in-house engine development

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work/life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!