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As Lead Designer of Experimental Gameplay, you are responsible for guiding the direction, implementation plans and details of a variety of inventive end-to-end game experiences that become the best they can be through defined scope, iteration, thoughtfulness, cooperation, and feedback. You would be a critical member of a creative group of designers, artists, and engineers who focus on making fun, session-based, and challenging scenarios using a deep and robust set of tools available in World of Warcraft. If you can dream it, you can do it!

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Motivate, support, and mentor designers to achieve AAA design and execution for fans on a regular cadence

  • Be a force of encouragement and positivity, ensure the team’s work is planned and achievable by guiding appropriately, adjusting scope and ambition, seeking improvements, and chasing solutions for success

  • Communicate and collaborate with other teams on how to take new or reimagined gameplay or systems to a whole new level for players

  • Document and plan execution of designs

  • Solicit and openly embrace feedback and direction

  • Always be thinking and planning ahead for the next gameplay idea that players will love!

  • Promote, contribute to, and participate in our culture of inclusion and diversity

REQUIREMENTS

  • Senior or lead design experience on a shipped product or equivalent, like expansions

  • Someone who has creatively owned complete implementations from concept to delivery

  • Technical and broad design experience to confidently lead, mentor, and guide designers in many areas

  • Extensive background creating, maintaining, and tuning systems, combat, or content

  • Thoughtful and compassionate with your teammates, their careers, growth and overall wellbeing and happiness

  • Appreciate the incredible value of diversity as we deliver for gamers worldwide

  • Knowledge of World of Warcraft

  • Familiarity with industry trends and emerging genres

  • Passion for playing and making games!

PLUSES

  • Experience working on shared world and social games

  • Leadership experience

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter which must include:

  • Why you are interested in working at Blizzard

  • Your experience and relationship with World of Warcraft

  • What games you are currently playing

COVID-19 Hiring Update: We’ve transitioned to a work-from-home model and 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.

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing a true work/life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!

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.

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