Are you passionate about creating exceptional games that captivate players? Do you have a deep understanding of Blizzard game development and a desire to lead teams towards success? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you on the Overwatch Team at Blizzard Entertainment! As the guardian and hero of our beloved game, you will play a crucial role in driving production excellence and ensuring the timely delivery of high-quality experiences for our players.
We are seeking an experienced production manager to join our Overwatch team, specializing in Cosmetics. In this role, you will play a pivotal role in the delivery of game-ready assets for Overwatch. We are looking for individuals who possess outstanding production skills, excel in organization, possess exceptional communication abilities, thrive in managing schedules for complex projects, and has experience leading a team. As an Associate Production Manager, you will have a keen focus on the cosmetic production in game development and a passion for the Overwatch universe.
This role is anticipated to be a hybrid work position, with some work on-site and some work-from-home. The home studio for this role is Irvine, CA.
Oversee the delivery of art assets required on a regular cadence for cosmetics, ensuring accurate tracking and proactive issue resolution before launch.
Manage and mentor a team of producers (including annual reviews) providing guidance/support to ensure project goals, objectives, milestones, and deliverables are achieved.
Ensure the team has an optimal organizational structure, streamlined processes, and effective practices that enable efficient and timely delivery of high-quality work.
Collaborate closely with internal and external departments, managing schedules and deliverables, holistically solutioning to move the pipelines forward.
Take ownership of successful product launches and operations, coordinating your team's work and facilitating the integration of sophisticated cosmetics features with other teams.
Understand the broader project goals and drive complicated tradeoff decisions involving art and other teams.
Assume responsibility for the schedule, working with discipline leads to determine time and resources required for project completion. Develop and maintain project plans, schedules, and roadmaps, considering dependencies across multiple teams.
Communicate project status and risks and provide transparently to stakeholders, ensuring they are properly advised of any impacts from upcoming releases. Collaborate frequently with the production team and project leads on project status, risks, and opportunities.
7 years of production/project management experience, with at least 4 years specifically in cosmetic art production.
Experience in people management; mentorship experience of other producers
Strong proficiency in using asset tracking and project management software.
Deep understanding of game development, art workflows, and dependency chains.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, coupled with excellent communication skills when interacting with stakeholders at various levels.
Extensive experience in a problem-solving environment, where each new challenge is seen as an opportunity for success.
A self-starter who approaches challenges creatively and methodically, seeing them through to final resolution.
Ability to drive high-velocity, high-impact development cycles, effectively balancing short-term needs and long-term vision.
Adaptability and effectiveness in new situations within a highly dynamic environment.
Join us on our journey to create groundbreaking experiences in Overwatch and beyond. Show us your potential, and the right candidate may have opportunities for growth within our organization.
Note: This job description provides a general overview of the role and expectations but is not exhaustive and may be subject to change.
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.
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 $80,800.00 - $149,400.00 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.