Soldiers, scientists, adventurers, oddities…game producers? The Overwatch team, passionate gamers at heart, is looking for a new hero to help us make Overwatch 2 - the globe-spanning sequel to Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed team-based FPS game.
Members of the Overwatch 2 team are driven to make the most fun and compelling experiences for our players. As a Game Producer for Art, you will spend your days collaborating with the teams responsible Overwatch 2’s amazing visuals, from building the vibrant streets of Rio, to animating Junkrat’s crazy antics. Our goal is to always surprise and delight our players.
We believe in maximum visibility and communication at the team level and with the people who play our game. This philosophy, along with the Blizzard values of “Gameplay First” and “Play Nice, Play Fair,” has made the original Overwatch one of Blizzard's most successful games, and it has forged a bond of trust with our worldwide player community that is extremely important to the development of Overwatch 2.
Are you the hero that has what it takes to coordinate Animators, Character, Environment, and Technical artists to deliver the inspirational art of Overwatch? If you are passionate about what you do and how you do it, we’d love to hear from you!
This is a full-time position at our office in Irvine, California. Remote options availabld.
Drive pipeline development for one or more art disciplines
Own resource planning for art departments, coordinating across multiple projects
Partner with art leads to foster artist growth and build a strong team culture
Maintain and communicate department roadmaps, schedules and capacity
Help define and communicate dates and deadlines to the team in an effective manner and drive the completion of goals
Facilitate and manage healthy communication throughout the team. Champion the team and its members. Foster a culture of open collaboration and trust
Identify, communicate, and work to resolve challenges that may prevent our team or our development partners from achieving goals on time
Communicate frequently with the production team on status, risks, and opportunities
Define and refine processes and workflows throughout the team
A minimum of 3 years of experience working as a Producer or Project Manager on a game
Shipped at least one game or multiple large live updates in an art production role
Demonstrable ability to create, track, and maintain department schedules, and facilitate complicated resource planning across multiple projects
Skill to communicate effectively, correctly, and succinctly with key stakeholders
Comfortable with ambiguity and able to drive towards clarity, strong collaborative problem solver
Knowledge of software development and project management, including agile frameworks
Prior experience in a animation, modeling, or technical art (skinning, rigging) related development role
Having an eye for art, and an interest in fostering the creative process
Experience with online games
Expertise with Jira, Confluence, or comparable applications
Familiarity with art development tools Photoshop, Maya, ZBrush or comparable applications
BA / BS (or equivalent)
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 [email protected]. General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest. 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! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply
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.