Technical Director, Platform Security

Blizzard Entertainment
Irvine California 92618 United States of America
1 month ago
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Team Name:

Battle.net & Online Products

Job Title:

Technical Director, Platform Security

Requisition ID:

R022692

Job Description:

The Platform Security team at Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented, passionate, and skilled senior leader to help secure, improve, and protect the Battle.net platform. Battle.net is the home of tho usands of gamers world-wide , where players are engaged in Blizzard’s legendary fantasy worlds.

Why work on just one game when you can work on all games? Platform Security is responsible for effective and efficient Anti-Cheat and Anti-Fraud systems and operations across all game titles published on Battle.net. As the Technical Director of the group, you will be responsible for the technical vision for the team, working closely with several engineering teams. This includes the definition, design, and realization of technical capabilities and services required to help ensure risks are mitigated and stakeholder trust is protected and preserved.

Our ideal candidate is a seasoned development leader who is passionate about creating and setting the technical vision creating technology to secure and protect our business and our players, with experience of managing and collaborating with multiple engineering teams. We value deep technical experience comb ined with the ability to partner with many different types of people across the company.

This position has been approved for fully remote work with the potential for some light travel. We also welcome candidates who would like to work in a hybrid capacity based out of Albany, NY, Irvine, CA or Austin, TX.

Responsibilities:

  • Direct multi-disciplinary teams of Security Engineering leaders and individual contributors to evaluate and implement platform-wide anti-cheat, anti-fraud, account security and application security capabilities
  • Build vision, provide direction, and clearly articulate the value of Platform Security initiatives that improve the safety, security, and business viability of all products on Battle.net .
  • Effectively manage and mentor leaders and engineers
  • Represent technical capabilities of the team with collaborators and executives, crafting alignment across the platform and all game teams
  • Forward thinking with focus on multi-year goals for the team and then completing them, proven experience and decision-making capabilities at this level .

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years' experience successfully managing multiple engineering teams within a large and fast paced organization
  • Experience in anti-cheat, anti-fraud, or other platform security missions
  • Outstanding leadership skills including, but are not limited to selection , performance management, talent planning, and development and recognition
  • Experience leading other technical and product managers across multiple disciplines .
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with executives and people in the business organization. Able to converse well with analysts, production leaders, design and other engineers .
  • Demonstrated success in building both high performance development teams and strong people, customer, and partner relationships
  • Proven record of solving problems, continuously improving systems and processes

Bonus:

  • Experience as a Technical Director on a AAA Online or Mobile Online Game
  • Experience as a Lead Gameplay, Lead Multiplayer, or Lead Online Engineer
  • Experience as a Gameplay, Multiplayer or Online Engineer
  • Reverse engineering experience
  • Ability to think like the adversary

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 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 accommodationrequests@activisionblizzard.com . General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

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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 https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/ .

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $167,500.00 - $309,876.00 Annual. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. 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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