At Wizards of the Coast, we connect people around the world through play and imagination. From our genre-defining games like Magic: The Gathering® and Dungeons & Dragons® to our growing multiverse, we continue to innovate and build new ways to foster friendship and connection. That’s where you come in!

The Magic: The Gathering Arena team is looking for a hardworking, inspirational, and experienced Principal Software Engineer to join our Infrastructure & Tools team in bringing Magic: The Gathering to life.

  • Work with other high-talent, high-experience developers that share your passions.
  • Mentor and educate team members in how best to architect and implement clients and tools in support of live service online gaming platforms.
  • Think creatively to find sophisticated solutions to engaging problems across a wide range of subject areas.

What You'll Do:

  • Drive quality, extensible, architecture that scales, is efficient to operate, and resilient enough for the challenges of live game operations.
  • Apply your experience and Unity expertise to analyze and champion improvements of our team processes, standards, and workflows.
  • Work within and outside of Unity to design and build flexible systems and tools to support both our players and our development staff.
  • Monitor and architect client performance to deliver a smooth experience for our players.

What You’ll Bring:

  • 10 years experience crafting video game technology.
  • 5 years experience as a principal engineer or senior engineer.
  • 5 years experience making games using Unity.
  • Extensive experience writing software in C#.
  • Experience architecting and building live service multiplayer games that frequently deploy new features.
  • A strong understanding of Unity best practices, and the pragmatism to know when to apply them.
  • The genuine enjoyment of working with others.
  • A motivated individual with experience creating and playing live service games, and a preference towards prioritizing teamwork in order to achieve success.
  • Communicates well, loves documentation, and does not hesitate to initiate dialog with the relevant partners.
  • A passion for mentoring, guiding, and inspiring teams of engineers.
  • Willingness to help troubleshoot and resolve technical problems as they arise.
  • Experience working with other engineering and product teams to integrate multiple service technologies.
  • Familiarity with multiple programming languages (C#, Java, Kotlin).
  • Familiarity with profiling CPU/GPU/memory overhead across platforms.

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The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for satisfactory performance in this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities, or requirements of the position.

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In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation range for this role. The range listed is just one component of Wizards of the Coast’s total compensation package for employees. Employees may also be eligible for annual and long-term incentives. In addition, Wizards of the Coast provides a variety of benefits to employees. Here’s a look at what your benefits package may include: Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation Time & Holidays, Generous 401(k) match, Paid Parental Leave, Volunteer Program, Employee Giving & Matching Gifts Programs, Tuition Reimbursement, Product Discounts, and more.

Compensation Range
$145,704$235,208 USD

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