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Senior Software Engineer, Test Automation

Location Irvine, United States
Posted 21-November-2019
Members of the Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch team are passionate gamers at heart - driven to make the most fun and compelling experiences for our players. We are seeking a talented, motivated, and experienced engineer who shares our values:We take responsibility for delivering our workWe collaborate constantly, helping each other to be successfulWe continuously improve our knowledge, workflows and processesWe communicate openly, calling out issues, opportunities, and sharing feedbackWe have integrity, maintain confidentiality, and share a sense of ownership in our successWe have real 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 an automation engineer on the Overwatch team, you will be part of a talented and passionate team developing a world-class multiplayer game, unlocking the potential of our developers to create compelling and exciting gameplay. The ideal candidate will have a passion for writing robust, efficient code, and a deep understanding of the challenges involved with simulating, automating and stress testing a networked client/server game.
ResponsibilitiesOwnership and responsibility for a rich automation infrastructure covering areas such as (but not limited to) performance, stability, build verification, data integrity, etc.Design test automation architecture to work across all Overwatch technologies (client, server, test clients)Work with members of the team to design automation strategies that solve some of our most complex problemsManage a large hardware farm dedicated to automated test executionWork side by side with QA, feature developers, design and production to identify and mitigate riskProvide critical analysis of automation programming and development practices with the goal of improving test quality and team efficiencyEnsure that the automation team adheres to established coding standards and maintains efficient coding practicesPerform research to acquire new knowledge necessary to perform assigned tasks and maintain a process of technological evolutionMentor other engineers on the automation team RequirementsA minimum of 5 years relevant work experienceAdvanced understanding of C++/C#Strong passion for automation, build systems, and software testingExperience working in a collaborative team environment and handling multiple projects simultaneouslyShipped at least one AAA title as an automation engineer or gameplay engineerPassion for video games, especially FPS gamesSelf-motivated, strong sense of independenceExperience with JenkinsFamiliarity with VM technologies like Openstack or vSphere PlusesA degree in computer science, or a related fieldKnowledge of security and performance testingAdvanced knowledge of additional languages like PythonPrevious experience mentoring other software engineers Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work/life balance. Weve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiencesever. Join us!

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