A new world and a new journey await you. It is a world different from any other Blizzard has created.
If you’re a passionate game developer, and well, a good human being, then we’d love to talk to you. We have a new AAA survival game in the works, set in a new IP for PC/Console. It’s going to be amazing, and we’d love to bring you along for the ride.
Together, we’ll build something big, bold, and beautiful.
As an Associate Production Director over Technology, you will have a strong understanding of game development guidelines and production methodologies, collaborating with our teams to ensure achievable goals are outlined and realized throughout the phases of development. When particularly hard problems arise, you will draw upon your diverse experience and the collective creativity of the groups you support to remove blockers and produce a Blizzard-worthy game.
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.
Lead production for all Technology streams for a proprietary engine with strong product mind and focus, creating a strong team culture that effectively works towards product vision, strategy and goals.
In partnership with Engineering Leadership, establish and maintain a roadmap of short to long term (multi-year) goals and deliverables for the Technology Initiative with a clear prioritization framework to support delivery.
Develop and implement effective review cycles of each product milestone and/or deliverable to identify areas for improvement and/or project risk, proposing solutions to necessary stakeholders.
Create organizational structure, processes and project plans that allow the team to efficiently produce high quality work on time and on budget.
Support game production by coordinating operations for the team, ensuring established processes are followed, and driving team and stakeholder alignment on strategy and execution against said strategy.
Work directly with team Leads and Producers to create and refine project schedules and resource plans over the lifecycle of a project.
Engage in knowledge sharing in the Production department, raising the bar for what great production means for the studio.
Coach performance within the team in a way that encourages autonomy, mastery, and purpose.
Manage and mentor a team of producers (including annual reviews) providing guidance/support to ensure project goals, objectives, milestones, and deliverables are achieved.
Lead by example, creating a strong sense of purpose and community, promoting a culture of excellence and inclusivity, encouraging a sustainable work/life balance.
Exemplify reliability, accountability, and professionalism in all work-related interactions
Act as a live operations service owner, proactively driving issue prevention, diagnosis, mitigation, and root cause analysis.
Work with database engineers, reliability engineers, and server engineers to solve problems and deploy builds and fixes.
Establish best in class processes for managing and monitoring releases at a rapid cadence.
Ensure that our game provides a highly reliable experience for our players.
Coordinate with embedded and external teams within Blizzard to ensure our game is using supported technologies.
Serve as an active partner within the larger project team leadership group, identifying risks and working collaboratively to improve the sustainability of our engineering efforts.
Build relationships and lead implementation of shared initiatives across our unannounced survival game and within Blizzard.
12+ years of working in Production, Project Management, and/or Agile at scale, with outstanding communication and facilitation skills.
5+ years of senior-level production experience in game development.
Must have shipped at least one AAA game in a production leadership role overseeing a significant portion of the development team.
Experience developing and solidifying a vision, strategy and roadmap for an ambiguous product space, across various stages of development (from incubation to post-production).
Strong organization, communication, and strategic skills.
A self-motivated individual who takes the initiative and makes sense out of the ambiguous
Experience orchestrating work across art, design, engineering, and sound.
Able to work with team leads and directors to align priorities and create predictability in scheduling.
Experience tracking a complex project and providing insight and influence into how to deliver more effectively and mitigate risks.
Calm and deliberate within a highly dynamic, fast-paced environment.
Experience in people management; mentorship experience of other designers where it has led to promotions.
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.
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.
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.
In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $124,400.00 - $230,300.00 Annual. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.