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Blizzard Entertainment

Product Manager Internship

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Blizzard Entertainment
🇺🇸 Irvine, CA

Job Description:

Greetings, students! We’re geared up here to offer another round of epic internship experiences in 2021. The internship program offers the opportunity to pause your studies for one summer and work side-by-side with Blizzard Entertainment employees in your area of interest, doing real work that oftentimes ends up in production. As such, we hold you to the same high standards as anybody else in the company.

Just like our gameplay experiences, Blizzard internships are a fully immersive experience. We want interns who are enthusiastic about what they want to do for a living and excited to come in every day to learn and contribute in this hyper-creative atmosphere. Being fully engaged with our team also means communicating effectively and maintaining an open mind - one that is receptive to feedback and able to adapt and grow. Your hobbies and interests can also play in your favor. Passion for technology, gaming, game development, and an in-depth knowledge of Blizzard games, products, and services will always be a plus with us, regardless of the position you’re applying for. Be passionate about who you are, be into our industry, and be willing to go all-in and embrace this opportunity to the fullest!

QUEST OBJECTIVES

The Battle.net & Online Products organization is home to 300+ superpowered engineers, product managers, and designers focused on the technology that powers Blizzard Entertainment’s games. Whether you’re playing one of our titles, chatting with friends, or just shopping online, B&OP ensures that our players are immersed in engaging, exciting, and secure experiences. Ideal candidates will:

  • Organize and coordinate team projects
  • Act as a champion for the features your team develops and help to keep them on track towards delivery

QUEST REQUIREMENTS

  • Currently enrolled in a college or university
  • Returning for at least one more semester or quarter following the Summer 2021 internship
  • Able to work fulltime hours for 11 – 12 weeks at the Blizzard office indicated in this job posting between May 2021 – August 2021 or June 2021 – September 2021 (group dates depend on when you get out of school)
  • Authorized to work in the US

QUEST ITEMS

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Product Manager Intern, Battle.net and Online Products – Applications, Overwatch Game Site

Members of the Overwatch website team are focused on optimizing and perfecting the web experience for our users. We craft seasonal events, promotions, and new hero or game announcements that directly supports the sales and engagement of Overwatch. Members of the Overwatch website team spend our days crafting online experiences such as seasonal events, promotions, and new hero or game announcements that directly supports the sales and engagement of Overwatch. Members of the Overwatch website team spend our days crafting online experiences such as seasonal events, promotions, and new hero or game announcements. The ideal candidate will have a passion for delivering world-class software and entertainment experiences.  Does the idea of working with teams that are delivering on the future product vision for Blizzard’s out of game experiences spark your imagination?

  • Collaborate with Design, Engineering, and partner teams to produce new features and content experiences that deliver value to our players.
  • Facilitate project execution for our cross-functional team through organization, documentation, scheduling, and process improvements.
  • Work with your Product Management, Design, and Engineering counterparts to conduct research to inform the product roadmap.
  • Design and execute experiments to validate or invalidate hypotheses that are critical to the development and execution of our product strategy.
  • Champion transparency and effective communication across the team and the greater organization.

Product Manager Intern, Battle.net and Online Products – Ecommerce

The ideal candidate for this role has a technical background, has an inquisitive nature, is a regular user of multiple platforms, is familiar with Agile development methodologies, and is a natural at inspiring and influencing others. If you're the one we seek, your application will demonstrate that you have a passion for best-in-breed ecommerce experiences and platform technology, a willingness to learn, and the ability to adapt and troubleshoot in a technically complex environment.

  • Learn - Understand what our customers and competitors are doing and why. Analyze performance in the marketplace for opportunities to innovate, improve customer experience and increase adoption.
  • Craft a product – Work closely with our cross-functional teams to take what you’ve learned and document a pitch and functional specification that highlights the what, why and how to go to market with the new feature or product.
  • Create a plan - Help define clear and concise focus areas by identifying the desired business outcomes, priorities to improve, and defining measurements to achieve this goal. Develop and guide the roadmap to set priorities to capture maximum business benefit while maintaining focus on creating the best experience for our gamers.
  • Commit to quality - Ensure that solutions are of high quality and be willing to challenge the status quo when necessary.
  • Play nice; play fair - Contribute to a positive work environment.

Product Manager Intern, Battle.net and Online Products – Platform, Aurora

The Aurora team provides the interfaces, products and services that power Blizzard’s Battle.net social and game systems across our games and applications for millions of users worldwide. This role will work across Blizzard’s platform and game development teams to identify problems, determine goals, propose solutions, and drive alignment on specifications and ultimately deliver high-quality products.

In this position, you will help with executing the vision to continuously improve our services and systems. You will interact with a team of engineers as well as stakeholders from around Blizzard. Our ideal candidate is passionate about games and application development as well as managing technical products.

  • Organize and monitor projects from beginning to end.
  • Help the lead product management define and document specific features to be built.
  • Keep leadership and stakeholders apprised of status.
  • In partnership with your team, leverage creativity and problem-solving to iterate on development processes.
  • Create transparency, predictability, and consistency within your team.

Product Manager Intern, Battle.net and Online Products – Platform, Cloud Data

Our team is working on a long-term project to migrate our data pipelines from on-premise hardware to Google’s cloud offerings. The collection of products in this portfolio support the data analysis work of our entire enterprise. In this position, you will help with executing the vision to continuously improve our data platform. You will interact with a team of engineers as well as stakeholders from around Blizzard. Our ideal candidate is passionate about Big Data and managing technical products.

  • Organize and monitor projects from beginning to end.
  • Help the lead product manager define and document specific features to be built.
  • Keep leadership and stakeholders apprised of status.
  • In partnership with your team, leverage creativity and problem-solving to iterate on development processes.
  • Create transparency, predictability, and consistency within your team.

Product Manager Intern, Battle.net and Online Products – Platform, Mobile Services (AUSTIN, TX)

Our team provides the interfaces and services that power Blizzard’s push notifications across our mobile applications and games for millions of users worldwide as well as critical client interfaces that facilitate connection into our data pipeline, player attribution and a variety of other services like deep linking, automated APIs and integration with 3rd party vendors. This role will work across Blizzard from game development teams to marketing, publishing, IT and global insights to identify problems, determine goals, propose solutions, and drive alignment on specifications and ultimately deliver high-quality products. In this position, you will help with executing the vision to continuously improve our mobile services and systems. You will interact with a team of engineers as well as stakeholders from around Blizzard. Our ideal candidate is passionate about mobile game and application development as well as managing technical products.  

  • Organize and monitor projects from beginning to end.
  • Help the lead product management define and document specific features to be built.
  • Keep leadership and stakeholders apprised of status.
  • In partnership with your team, leverage creativity and problem-solving to iterate on development processes.
  • Create transparency, predictability, and consistency within your team.

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!   

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, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.