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Senior Software Engineer, Gameplay - Hearthstone

Blizzard Entertainment
Irvine California 92618 United States of America
17 days ago

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Senior Software Engineer, Gameplay - Hearthstone

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Pull up a chair and join us by the hearth! Blizzard is looking for an experienced gameplay engineer to join the Hearthstone engineering team. Our team values creativity, collaboration, and a dedication to quality, and we are searching for contributors aligned to our core Blizzard values to add to our team of dedicated game makers. Together we will learn, grow, and ultimately enjoy success by developing epic experiences for our players that push the boundaries of what Hearthstone can be.

As a senior gameplay engineer on Hearthstone, you will work with designers and other engineers to create the amazing content we deliver to our millions of players on a regular basis . You will engineer zany new cards and mechanics , engaging systems , and have a formative role in the exciting future we ’re planning for the most well-established digital CCG in the world . You will also mentor earlier-career engineers in solving complex challenges and building strong habits for supporting a long-running live game.

We value diverse voices and varied backgrounds, and we're looking for individuals to help us build fun, compelling, and inclusive gameplay, and experiences for Hearthstone.

This role is a hybrid work position, with some work required to be on-site and some work-from-home and the home studio is in Irvine, CA.


  • Work closely with designers, artists, and other engineers to prototype and build gameplay systems for new cards and their associated mechanics , utilizing C# and C++ within the Unity environment.
  • Manage the intricacies of maintaining and expanding a mature codebase, implementing optimizations, debugging live issues, and consistently delivering new content to players on a regular schedule .
  • R eview feature requests to assess their feasibility, comprehensiveness in design, and associated risks.
  • B olster the success of fellow team members by offering technical guidance, engaging in code reviews, and providing mentorship to junior team members.


  • Substantial expertise in the field of professional game development.
  • Strong established skills with C++ or C# languages.
  • Deep e xperience debugging complex logic.
  • High comfort level extending and improving an established code base.
  • Dedication to improving all facets of the game and unlocking potential within the team.
  • Able to communicate & collaborate effectively with artists, designers, and other engineers.


  • Avid Hearthstone player.
  • Experience with implementing game logic in a large - scale client/server environment.
  • Previous professional experience shipping game titles or other software.
  • Database development experience .
  • Experience with the Unity platform.
  • Experience supporting a live service.
  • Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or related degree .
  • Familiarity with the Warcraft universe .

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! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

Accommodation Request: We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to . General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

Our World

At Blizzard Entertainment, we pour our hearts and souls into everything we create. Best known for iconic video game universes including Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, and StarCraft, we’ve been creating genre-defining games for millions of players around the world for more than 30 years. We’re on a quest: bring our dreams to life and craft the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Hard work, iteration and polish go into the Blizzard “secret recipe,” but the most important ingredients come from talented people who share our vision. If that sounds like you, join us.

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, among other characteristics.


We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting .

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $101,000.00 - $186,754.00 Annual. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed. Create Your Profile — Game companies can contact you with their relevant job openings.

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