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Blizzard Entertainment

Lead Quest Designer, World of Warcraft

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Blizzard Entertainment
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Irvine, CA

Team Name

World of Warcraft

Job Title

Lead Quest Designer, World of Warcraft

Requisition ID

R004326

Job Description

This role is responsible for helping to maintain and execute a vision of World of Warcraft questing, maintain our standards and consistency for near-term releases, and growing and modernizing the vision for more distant release. They will work with the Lead Game Design Group to maintain a healthy team culture. They will provide quest support and feedback to the Zone Points and Narrative Teams. They will work to maintain strong partnerships with art, level design, tools, UI, gameplay engineering, encounters, rewards, etc., and actively look for opportunities to make the game better than the sum of its parts. They will champion Blizzard’s design values and keep the content fantasy and gameplay focused as best fits the needs of each release. They will work with Design Management to shepherd the careers and level progression of their people by giving direct but supportive feedback with consistent follow-up.

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.

In Practical Terms, This Means Their Responsibilities Would Be

  • Works with the Lead Game Design Group on establishing the broad narrative context for the game.
  • Works with the Lead Game Design Group on defining quest standards.
  • Provides support and feedback to all levels of designers on their team.
  • Provides mentoring and feedback to the team on quest standards.
  • Co-ordinates the onboarding and training of new quest designers.
  • Works with department manager on career development goals for designers and partners with the department manager on performance reviews.
  • Works with tools team to help prioritize tool requests from the quest team.

Requirements

  • Experience playing World of Warcraft, and a deep understanding of its history and characters.
  • Experience managing and/or mentoring others.
  • Extensive content creation experience.
  • Strong writing and character development skills.
  • Able to work creatively and meet deadlines in a demanding team environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Absolute passion for playing and making computer games.

Pluses

  • 6 years or more of game design experience, preferably on MMO/RPG content.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Extensive experience with Warcraft III and the extended Warcraft universe.

Send Us

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

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 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.