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Lead Mission Designer, Overwatch

Company: BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT, INC
Location: Irvine
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

The Overwatch team is looking for a Lead Mission Designer to help shape the future of Overwatch! The ideal candidate should have experience leading a team of designers with at least 10 years of experience in game design for multiplayer experiences. The candidate should be passionate about first-person shooters and are ready to lead the mission team by example. The candidate will direct the mission team to share ideas, collaborate, and "find the fun" in an iterative fashion. This candidate will champion the vision of Overwatch 2 and build a strong team environment dedicated to making fun and memorable missions. 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. Responsibilities

  • Coordinate with leadership to set high-level direction on mission design
  • Communicate project vision to the team and to other stakeholders
  • Champion the voice of the player within the development team
  • Oversee the development of content from inception through release
  • Collaborate with all development disciplines to ensure missions meets Blizzard's quality bar
  • Work with the production team to set development priorities and the project schedule
  • Provide mentorship and career growth for designers
  • Champion the game to the team, the company, and the community Requirements
    • Absolute passion for Blizzard games and First person-shooters
    • A minimum of 10 years' experience in game design with a minimum of 5 years of experience leading cross-functional development teams on shipped products
    • Experience managing and providing mentorship for other designers
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Extensive content design experience including creatively owning complete implementations from concept to delivery Pluses
      • Advanced education in a creative or technical field of study
      • Experience in designing cooperative and/or player vs. player experiences
      • Knowledgeable about online gameplay and first-person shooters Required Application Materials
        • Resume 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 a true work/life balance. We've 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 experiences---ever. Join us! Job Status: Full-Time Primary Location: United States-CA-Irvine Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Get tailored job recommendations based on your interests. Location Irvine, California, United States of America Category Game Design Posted Date 11/17/2020 Blizzard has a wide selection of jobs extending far beyond traditional game creation roles. Locations We've built our bases in locations where you'll want to live as well as work, and we've packed them with top-notch perks. Student Programs If you're looking for an exciting internship or a great job right out of college, this could be the place for you! Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Accommodation Request: We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to accommodationrequests@activisionblizzard.com . General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest. Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any of our employees. We will not pay fees to any third party agency, outside recruiter or firm without a mutually agreed-upon contract and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly. All trademarks referenced herein are the properties of their respective owners.

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