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!

We are seeking an experienced Principal Software Developer to lead, guide, and oversee multiple development teams in Magic: Digital. In this role, you will support teams working on different products, domains and technologies to ensure that architectural design is adhered to, quality software/product is produced and timely market delivery is achieved.

What you'll do

  • Mentor and guide team members to improve in quality, efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Develop software (or lead internal and external teams developing code) across a variety of platforms, undertaking design, development, documentation, testing and subsequent ongoing support of new and existing features
  • Works closely with Architecture to ensure agreed upon implementation and compliance based on architectural design
  • Perform code and architectural reviews
  • Strategically plan for future development
  • Consult on complex projects
  • Diagnose problems across the entire system including areas and technologies you may not be familiar with

What you'll bring

  • 4 year degree in computer science or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of experience in 2 or more major languages, i.e. C#.NET, C/C++, Java, etc
  • 10+ years object-oriented design experience
  • 5-8 years of experience shipping games, working with client/server architecture and using with web systems, applications, and components
  • Expert level knowledge of Design Patterns, UML and OO design methodologies
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people.
  • Sound knowledge of software engineering, software engineering methodologies, and the impact of early decisions on later development stages of software projects
  • Knowledge of Internet communication protocols and data modeling tools
  • Possesses ability to conduct effective requirements gathering and analysis

We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer

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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

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