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Associate Software Engineer, Engine, Overwatch
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Job Description

Well met, student engineers! Blizzard Entertainment's university relations team here, and before we turn this job description over to the Overwatch team to talk about the scope of the role, we'd like to say thanks for your interest and for (hopefully) taking the initiative to apply.

Our new grad program is focused on helping you - oh intrepid, graduating student - begin your engineering career in gaming in the most direct way possible. Blizzard's not an easy place to get into, that's true, but we believe we're a studio well worthy of your career. For over twenty years now, employees have established and continue to cultivate a culture built on passion, collaboration, creativity, and fun. Put simply, we legitimately love doing what we do for a living, and we're proud to offer you an opportunity to do the same. Good luck! And now, over to the Overwatch team.

Blizzard has an amazing opportunity for an associate engine programmer to join the fray on Overwatch. As a contributor, you will be working with one of the industry's greats on Blizzard's physics and collision engine. Our team is highly collaborative, and you'll interface with designers, game programmers, and fellow engine programmers as you help develop and refine key systems.

Review the requirements below and drop us a line if the prospect of bringing Overwatch to a whole new level speaks to your experience and skillset, and appeals to your passion and creativity. This is a full-time position on Blizzard's main campus in Irvine, CA.

Eligibility Requirements
Currently enrolled in a US college or university Graduating between December 2015 - August 2016 Authorized to work in the US
Quest Objectives
Work closely with designers, artists, and the engine team to create and support exciting in-game experiences. Develop new functionality and tune the physics and collision engine for Overwatch.
Level Requirements
Strong mathematics skills, including proficiency in linear algebra, calculus, and differential equations Experience or knowledge of three-dimensional rigid body dynamics, collision detection, and computational geometry Experience or knowledge of code and data optimization Experience with C A passion for video games
Recommended Talents
Computer science, applied math, physics or related degree Experience with multi-threaded programming
Quest Items
Resume and cover letter
**Only submittals with cover letters will be considered

On Blizzard Culture

Blizzard exists in a hyper-creative atmosphere, curated by talented professionals serious about getting the most out of themselves and our culture. Our philosophy on culture fit is pretty simple: we want people who are enthusiastic about what they want to do for a living, and excited to come in every day to learn and contribute. Ours is a highly collaborative environment, and we're drawn to like-minded people who love knowledge-sharing and thrive in a team setting. Being part of a team also means communicating effectively and maintaining an open mind - one that is receptive to feedback and able to adapt and grow. Your hobbies and interests can also play in your favor. Passion for technology, gaming, game development, and an in-depth knowledge of Blizzard games, products and services will always be a plus with us, regardless of the position you're applying for. Be passionate about who you are, be into our industry, and be willing to go all-in and embrace this opportunity to the fullest.

About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft and the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry's most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment's track record includes nineteen #1 games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company's online-gaming service, Battle.net, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.