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Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a Production Director to help lead Diablo Immortal, the mobile game, into the future. You will join forces with an incredibly talented group of people to define AAA mobile games. Your expertise in mobile game production is just what we need. Your passion for Diablo franchise and Blizzard games will empower us to deliver the best quality of Diablo Immortal to our fans.

Experience driving and communicating a clear vision in a highly collaborative environment, managing and mentoring production, and being a true partner to Art, Design, Engineering, Production, Audio and Quality Assurance is essential. Blizzard offers a fun, creative, and technically challenging environment with excellent compensation and a full range of benefits. We strive to support a friendly workplace where creativity, teamwork and greatness bring the Diablo Immortal to life

Responsibilities

  • Support Executive Producer to drive production initiatives, whether it’s product quality, tech stack, platform integration, feature roadmaps, marketing collaborations or analytics needs

  • Manage master production plan. Scope and plan epic level tasks, schedules and task cross discipline teams to execute on time and at AAA-quality.

  • Lead design and product teams to create short-term and long-term live operation plans, including feature and patch release cadences, as well as resource allocations and production processes for efficient quality live services.

  • Unblock the team by driving decisions from key stakeholders. Hold high standards for user experience and game quality while managing time and effort investments

  • Establish processes and best practices to ensure consistency, efficiency and quality in production

  • Maintain and create proper communication channels and meeting cadence to ensure game team and supporting teams have tight collaborations

  • Define responsibility assignment matrices (RACIs) and supply visibility to stakeholders by communicating progress and major blockers

  • Lead and mentor a team of producers at various levels, assign tasks, evaluate performances, give feedback, and supply hard skills and soft skill coaching

  • Be a major driver in partner relationship with a co-development team. Assist with their daily operations by keeping them focused, resolving communication issues and motivating them with success stories

  • Keep pulse on team morale and personnel issues. Actively work with leadership team to engage and create positive and inclusive team culture

  • Manage short-term and long-term resource and budget plan by working with Executive Producer and Finance

  • Support recruiting and hiring process to make sure the team hires the right candidates with smooth onboarding

  • Identify outsource needs and make plans accordingly

Minimum Requirements

Experience

  • 8+ years' experience in leading mobile game production pipeline with shipped titles

  • Experienced in managing production pipeline throughout mobile game lifecycle including live operations

  • Experienced in co-development relationship with oversea partners

  • Experienced in working with supporting and service teams such as marketing, legal, finance, creative, HR etc.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent leadership, project management, oral and written communication skills.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Solid organizational skills and highly efficient time management

  • Keen knowledge of mobile, PC and platform development pipelines as they relate to games and game production

  • Proficient in people management skills to motivate and grow the team

Key Attributes

  • Strong capability to multitask and prioritize

  • Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative – comfortable with ambiguity but driven to create structure and order

  • Absolute passion for playing and making games

Extra Points

Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong knowledge of the mobile game market and platforms

  • International game or business experience

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

This role is anticipated to be a hybrid work position, with some work on-site and some work-from-home. The potential home studio for this role is Albany, NY or Irvine, CA. However, we understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore other possible options, including remote work arrangements.

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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