Team Name:
World of Warcraft

Job Title:
Lead Quest Designer – World of Warcraft | Boston, MA

Requisition ID:
R021193

Job Description:

As a Lead Quest Designer you will recruit, lead, and mentor the members of a large and exciting design team on World of Warcraft. As with every designer on World of Warcraft, you will collaborate with a team of designers, engineers, artists, producers, and QA to carry quest design from initial pitch into final implementation, and be a champion of Blizzard’s core values, especially “Gameplay First” and “Commit to Quality”. We value diverse voices and varied backgrounds, and we’re looking for individuals to help us build fun, compelling, and inclusive gameplay and experiences for World of Warcraft.

This role is anticipated to be a hybrid work position, with some work on-site and some work-from-home. The potential home studio for this role is Boston, MA.

What you will do…

  • Help express the story of WoW via excellent exploration, gameplay, and activities.
  • Establish and drive a vision for what quest content will look like going into the future.
  • Interface with other teams regarding quest implementation scope, quality, efficiency, and workflow.
  • Manage , mentor, and evaluate a team of Quest Designers.
  • Work with our recruiting partners and the other Lead Quest Designers to continue to grow the Quest Design team.
  • Work with production and other leads to manage the quest schedule, to ensure the team can deliver high quality quests on time.
  • Mentor team members through creating and iterating designs, and on implementation best practices.
  • Collaborate with WoW’s other discipline teams to create a cohesive game experience.
  • Champion work / life balance for the Quest team.
  • Serve as an active partner with the other Lead Quest Designers and in the design team’s leadership group.
  • Promote, contribute to, and participate in our culture of inclusion and diversity.

Minimum Requirements

  • At least 5 years of quest content or outdoor world repeatable content experience. You’ve been responsible for designing significant chunks of game content from concept to completion.
  • At least 2 years of experience managing others
  • A strong desire to succeed through others by understanding their needs, advocating on their behalf, and providing support and guidance as required.
  • Familiarity with World of Warcraft questing and outdoor content.
  • The ability to consider feedback from multiple conflicting viewpoints and provide design guidelines for teammates to make the best overall decision.
  • Experience providing direction in the development of major features.
  • The ability to effectively communicate in both written and verbal format.

APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume Cover Letter (strongly encouraged), which we suggest includes a bit about you, why you are interested in working on World of Warcraft, and some games you are currently playing.

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

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 [redacted]. General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

Our World

At Blizzard Entertainment, we pour our hearts and souls into everything we create. Best known for iconic video game universes including Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, and StarCraft, we’ve been creating genre-defining games for millions of players around the world for more than 30 years. We’re on a quest: bring our dreams to life and craft the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Hard work, iteration and polish go into the Blizzard “secret recipe,” but the most important ingredients come from talented people who share our vision. If that sounds like you, join us.

The video game industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, among other characteristics.

Rewards

We provide a comprehensive benefits package to promote health and wellness along with financial security. Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance;
  • 401(k) with Company match
  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
  • Wellness program, free and discounted games, and voluntary supplemental life;

If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting our benefits page.

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $97,200.00 – $179,900.00 Annual. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.

Tagged as: Design, Home Studio, Leadership, Requisition

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