We Want You
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 the Lead Gameplay Systems Designer, you will expand our best-in-class moment to moment gameplay to also include a host of non-combat survival experiences, both through leadership of a focused team and through direct involvement in prototyping and iteration of first-person gameplay.
What does it mean to implement Blizzard-grade tree chopping? Why is that fun for ten thousand hours? How can players be expressive in their choice of how to approach that interaction?
If those questions spark your curiosity, and suit your abilities, you're an excellent fit for this role.
We need your help with:
Delivering outstanding gameplay using well-established 3C’s and game-feel skills paired with deep expertise in systems design.
Collaborating deeply with Activities, Encounters, and World design, ensuring the gameplay you deliver provides them with a rich possibility space to create player-focused experiences.
Partnering with Progression and Crafting design teams to ensure the journey players take to acquire and expand access to your gameplay is rewarding and fits within the overall game economy.
Driving one or more cross-disciplinary working groups with clear goals, holding implementation of sophisticated systems accountable to a core vision with kindness and candor.
Cultivating the skills of those working with you, constantly finding opportunities to help them improve their craft.
Embracing Blizzard's core value of "Every voice matters," creating a safe space for collaboration, communication, and creativity across all subject areas and departments.
You’re good at:
Creating deep repeatable interactions that are simple to learn and fun to master.
Maintaining alignment with other leads both within and outside the design department.
Pitching game design concepts in a clear, detailed manner, through strong written and verbal skills.
Predicting and mitigating consequences of interacting system designs.
Extra awesome points for:
A desire to make the best tree chopping in the survival genre.
Experience with AAA game engines such as Unreal, Unity, CryEngine, or Source.
A background in math, combat design, content design, animation, tech art, visual effects, or audio.
Playing a variety of video game genres and titles.
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 true work/life balance. We’ve worked hard to champion 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.
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.
Accommodation Request: We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.
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 $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.