City Irvine California Category Production PC Unannounced
Do you love making games, lots of games, all kinds of games?
Yes! Well, then do we have a job for you. Blizzard Entertainment is
on the hunt for the guardian of our next great game…or two or three
We’re looking for a seasoned producer, deeply familiar with
Blizzard game development, to join the ranks of our Incubation
teams. This person needs to be just as ready to build a block
schedule as they are to track down an extra chair. Not only will
they help build multiple incubation teams from the ground up, but
they will be able to pitch in at all levels while doing so. If you
share our passion for creating great games, and are excited by the
challenge of helping shape new teams and new projects, then reach
out and let’s talk!
COVID-19 Hiring Update: We’ve transitioned to a work-from-home
model and we’re continuing to interview and hire during this time.
This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand
each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to
explore possible interim options.
Help multiple teams as they grow from inception to
pre-production and into production.
Work with small cross-discipline teams to scope, plan, schedule,
task, and execute AAA-quality prototypes and then help build out
full production teams.
Direct game production and coordinate work across multiple teams
and between the Engineering, Design, Art and Audio disciplines.
Maintain a high-level lens across multiple teams to ensure
consistency, efficiency and establish best practices to ensure
Plan and maintain multiple team project schedules; work with
internal and external development teams, Quality Assurance,
Localization, and other business teams to coordinate delivery of
Facilitate communications between all departments in the company
to ensure everyone is working toward similar goals and any
roadblocks are addressed.
Lead the production function in driving project scheduling,
resource allocation, budgeting, prioritization, task tracking, and
problem solving to achieve results.
Establish and maintain pipelines and procedures for game
production and assist in identification and creation of any tools
necessary to do so. Assist in the creation, organization, and
maintenance of the project’s document and asset filing systems.
Active role in hiring and recruiting. Help identify candidates,
perform phone interviews, set onsite agendas, and assist in the
final decision-making process.
Manage day to day development issues, attempting to predict and
avoid problems, while being prepared to troubleshoot and provide
conflict resolution as needed.
Assist in overseeing and management of any outsourcing
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of video game market trends,
patterns and customer requirements in both the U.S. and foreign
Build, maintain and evolve a creative environment, resolve
personnel challenges, motivate developers, serve as custodian of
team health, set an example of positivity and foster a culture of
Partner effectively with team leadership in forecasting,
budgeting, and business model design.
Coach and guide the production team as well as cross-discipline
leads toward defining and achieving their career goals.
Excellent leadership, project management, oral and written
Solid organizational skills and highly efficient time
management. Strong capability to multitask and prioritize.
Effectively delegate tasks and motivate teams. Able to
collaborate with other game team leads in a deadline driven
Firm understanding of all development disciplines as well as
development pipelines as they relate to games and game
Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative – comfortable with
ambiguity but driven to create structure and order
Proven ability to grow, guide, inspire and produce growing
Ability to work well in a team environment, and lead multiple
complex projects with various groups, such as discipline teams,
creative development, marketing, legal, other development teams,
human resources, etc.
Highly flexible and able to adapt to rapidly changing
Proven ability to coach employees at all levels of an
Able to combine ideas and methodology of production to create an
efficient and streamlined pipeline that other developers can
Knowledge of the localization, QA, submission, and build
Absolute passion for playing and making games, including PC,
console, and mobile games.
A minimum of 10 years of AAA production experience; shipped
multiple AAA titles
Bachelor's degree, or equivalent work experience
Working knowledge of industry standard development pipelines and
Strong knowledge of the game market and platforms
International game or business experience
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