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Senior Software Engineer, Gameplay (UI) (Open to Remote) - Overwatch

Location
Irvine, California
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
3 Sep 2022
Team Name:

Overwatch

Job Title:
Senior Software Engineer, Gameplay (UI) (Open to Remote) - Overwatch

Requisition ID:
R011183

Job Description:

Soldiers, scientists, adventurers, oddities engineers! We are the Overwatch team, passionate gamers at heart, and we're looking for a new hero to help us make Overwatch 2 - the globe-spanning sequel to Blizzard Entertainment's acclaimed team-based game.

In Overwatch 2, the nations of Earth are under assault. As the omnic forces of Null Sector launch a barrage of surprise attacks around the world, the planet's governments and militaries prove quickly outmatched-and the remnants of the fearless strike force once known as Overwatch rally to make a valiant stand. Now the world's heroes must each decide whether to answer the call to reemerge, reunite, and serve as a beacon of hope in a new era of crisis.

We are seeking a talented, motivated, and experienced Senior Gameplay UI Engineer who shares our values:

We take responsibility for delivering our work.
We collaborate constantly, helping each other to be successful.
We continuously improve our knowledge, workflows and processes.
We communicate openly, calling out issues, opportunities, and sharing feedback.
We have integrity, maintain confidentiality, and share a sense of ownership in our success.
We have passion for the game, our players, quality work, and technology.

This philosophy, along with the Blizzard values of "Gameplay First" and "Play Nice, Play Fair," has made Overwatch one of Blizzard's most successful games, and it has forged a bond of trust with our worldwide player community that is extremely important to us.

As a senior gameplay UI engineer on Overwatch team, you will be part of a talented and passionate team developing a world class gameplay experience, unlocking the potential of our designers and artists to create compelling and exciting UI features. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the challenges involved with making UI experiences across both PC and console and be able to collaborate closely with other disciplines.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Partner with designers, artists, and other engineers to create compelling and exciting user interfaces
Contribute to the design of the UI features and systems both aesthetically, and systemically
Develop new functionality in the underlying UI framework to support new gameplay features
Play an active role in supporting the game by helping address issues in production
Perform research to acquire new knowledge and maintain a process of technological evolution
Mentor other engineers on the gameplay features team

REQUIREMENTS

Extensive game user interface design and implementation experience
A minimum of 5 years' professional game programming experience or equivalent
Advanced C++ programming skills
Deep understanding of common user interface concepts like layout, text, event-driven programming, and control widgets
Experience working with localization/internationalization systems and dealing with related issues
Thrives in a collaborative team environment
Self-motivated and self-directing, willing to pitch in on areas of development
Excellent communication skills
Passion for video games

PLUSES

Developed and maintained a live game
Experience with gamepad and keyboard/mouse UX considerations
Familiarity with established UI authoring tools
Passion for first person shooters

Irvine/southern California is preferred, but remote may be considered

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.

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

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Details

  • Job Reference: 703640343-2
  • Date Posted: 3 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Location: Irvine, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent