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The world always needs more heroes!

The Overwatch team is looking for an accomplished lead designer to help guide Overwatch 2's content plans, post-launch.

This is a high-level role that reports to our Game Director. You will lead our live service efforts by working closely with team leadership in planning future seasons. This includes ideation for live events, leading groups of designers implementing game systems and game modes, as well production in order to strategically work with available resources over the course of several seasons. You will look for fun, light-hearted ways to engage with our fans, as well as help us create content that develops an already amazing IP through additional lore and gameplay.

The ideal candidate understands the fast-paced nature of a live service, understands how to scope content and prototype quickly. But most importantly, you are someone who works well across multiple disciplines, herding amazing ideas, but also prioritizing and scoping all of the incredible things the team wants to build.

To be successful in this role, you should be a leader. Someone who is a cheerleader for the team. And someone who can communicate well both to the team, as well as to team leadership.

Ultimately, you're passionate about Overwatch and our community, and challenge yourself and those around you to deliver more and better experiences to our fans. You know how to balance business with fun, never losing track of Blizzard's design pillars, while understanding the limitations we have in terms of time and resources.

Are you up for the challenge?


  • Brainstorm, prototype, iterate, and deliver on new content for Overwatch 2--new game modes, new levels, new services, new features, new events, etc.

  • Evolve current gameplay and seek new opportunities to create fresh experiences.

  • Embrace Overwatch's core pillars and look for opportunities to express those to our fans.

  • Support the live game with game updates.

  • Communicate plans to the team, leadership, and the community, including disciplines other than Design.

  • Review and give feedback on all upcoming content, including marketing material, patches, and other updates.

  • Empower and guide an incredibly talented team, while mentoring them and learning from them.

  • Much more…


  • 7+ years of design experience.

  • Experience working on at least one AAA live service.

  • Diverse design background: Ideally with experiences doing content, level, and/or system design.

  • Experience managing and working with a diverse team, both in disciplines, as well as backgrounds.

Extra Points

  • Passion for shooters.

  • Passion for the Overwatch IP.

  • Prior background in other (non-design) disciplines: art, programming, production, audio, etc.

  • Knowledge of scripting languages.

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!

Job Status: Full-Time

Primary Location: United States-CA-Irvine

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.


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 $97,200.00 - $179,900.00 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.