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Your Mission

Welcome to Solid State Studios. We’re a new in-house studio within Activision, dedicated to developing the best AAA mobile games in the world. Our first project is Call of Duty: Warzone for Mobile, and we’re looking for great talent passionate about their work, who share our belief in what AAA experiences on mobile can and should be. We’re incredibly excited to build out our teams and get to work, and invite you to join us in making something special.

Your Profile

Activision Publishing is currently seeking a Senior Technical Designer to help our team develop the most engaging features for the next iteration of Warzone on the go.

As a Technical Designer, you will be the link between metagame and core gameplay areas of our game. Working together with the Lead Game Designer and Game Director with a special focus on Battle Royale gameplay, in-game mechanics and combat systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Craft and conceptualize new Battle Royale experiences specifically built for mobile players

  • Integrate our set of metagame features more closely with BR and Multiplayer gameplay to create highly engaging experiences

  • Be our weapon systems expert: Define a process that leads to the creation of the most exciting Weapon Blueprints for players to enjoy

  • Collaborate with teams across the studio to prototype, implement, tune, and iterate your designs

  • Know our game: how it excels, where it needs improvement, and how you’ll make it better

  • Become an authority in competitive analysis and the deconstruction of gameplay features within our segment of the industry

  • Communicate efficiently and rally a multidisciplinary team behind your design concepts

Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years’ professional experience in a Gameplay Engineering, Game Systems Design, Technical Design, or similar position

  • Shipped 1+ game titles

  • Proficiency with LUA, Python, Javascript and/or other script languages

  • Enjoy challenges and creative problem solving

  • Self-Motivated/Independent

  • A love of mobile games and the FPS genre

Extra Points:

  • Modding experience (examples and portfolio pieces are highly encouraged)

  • Technical design experience on a shipped AAA title

  • Understanding of Call of Duty, shooters and multiplayer industry trends

  • B.S. in Computer Science or equivalent experience

COVID-19 Hiring Update: While our Mobile Studio is based in Santa Monica, CA, we’ve transitioned to a work-from-home model. 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.

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!

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.

Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All 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.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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