Lead Software Engineer, Shared Technology - 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 guide and grow our Shared Technology team.  This team creates and maintains C++ SDKs that support every existing and upcoming Blizzard game.


  • Lead the engineering team responsible for maintaining and iterating on our distribution and game-embedded browser SDKs
  • Grow the team’s capacity and product slate to include more shared technology
  • Foster a customer-oriented culture throughout the team
  • Serve as a mentor to engineers creating high-quality C++ code and APIs


  • Customer-oriented mindset and a passion for shared technology
  • Ability to build APIs that will spark joy
  • Ability to write efficient, high-quality C++ code appropriate for AAA games
  • Ability to foster positive relationships with engineers across a wide number of teams
  • Ability to create, plan and deliver long term roadmaps balancing short-term needs vs long-term investments
  • Understand the trade-offs and motivations for shared technology in a large C++ codebase
  • Leadership experience (either formal management or project-based leadership)


  • Multiplatform development experience (Linux, Mac, Windows, Console, Mobile)
  • Game development or engine team experience
  • Distribution and download technology experience
  • Passion for gaming and Blizzard games
Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.