Team Name:

Unannounced Project

Job Title: Principal Designer, Missions – Unannounced Game

Requisition ID: R022866

Job Description:

At Blizzard, we craft genre-defining games and legendary worlds for all to share. Through unparalleled creativity and storytelling, we create immersive universes and iconic characters that are beloved across platforms, borders, backgrounds, and generations – only made possible by building a work environment that nurtures the artistry of game development and unleashes the aspirations of our people.

We are looking for a Principal Missions Designer to help us craft Blizzard’s next great game. As a key member of the development team, you will be responsible for delivering high-quality iconic locations that weave excellent storytelling with satisfying gameplay. You’ll be responsible for developing missions from beginning to end, collaborating across the team, and delivering exceptional experiences. You have a deep understanding of mission content i.e – gameplay, level, and scenario design. You understand how to effectively guide players, create memorable moments, as well as motivate and reward gameplay in a way that keeps players excited for more. You are comfortable operating in a small team environment, navigating through ambiguity with purpose.

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 Irvine, CA.

What you offer:

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the Game Director, you will work with design leadership, as well as other designers, artists, code, audio, VFX, and animation departments to create iconic missions that combine memorable stories with compelling gameplay.

  • Concept and pitch exciting missions that support the overarching creative goals of the game.

  • Create clear documentation and designs as communication tools to evangelize your work and communicate effectively with the wider team.

  • Implement impactful missions and activities in-engine to a AAA quality that drive gameplay and story forward.

  • Give and receive constructive feedback to and from the rest of the team about the game as a whole to ensure the best content possible is implemented.

  • Remain current on industry trends including new game genres, new game design techniques, and trending audio-visual excellence.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience in Mission design or applicable combination of education and experience.

  • Proven experience; have shipped at least one major title in a senior design role.

  • Experience working with multiple functional teams in feature development.

  • Experience working with a AAA game engine with strong understanding of implementation and integration into the pipeline.

  • Experience across a variety of platforms, particularly PC and console.

  • A team-oriented approach to your work, understanding the importance of collaboration, and partnering with all departments.

  • Experience developing design concepts from conception to implementation in a clear, detailed manner.

  • Experience in rapid prototyping to test feasibility of concepts.

  • Experience developing pipelines and collaborating to develop technology.

  • Competency in clearly and effectively pitching game design concepts.

  • A portfolio with examples and detailed breakdowns of your work, showcasing the above.

  • Experience in the AAA space.

  • A background in combat design, content design, live ops, or tools development.

  • Passion for making and playing games.

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.

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 [email protected]. 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 videogame 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 suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ – we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
  • 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 https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $134,000.00 – $247,900.00 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: Constructive Feedback, Creativity, Design, Home Studio, Integration, Leadership, Requisition, Scenario Design, Storytelling

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