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 passionate about game development, 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.

We are looking for a Senior Encounter Designer that has demonstrable experience building and shipping creatures and encounters in an FPS game. The ideal candidate has several years of experience designing and scripting AI in a complicated game world and is very comfortable leading a multi-disciplinary team. We’re hoping to find someone can think clearly about where and how their work fits in with the rest of the game.

We need your help with:

  • Work with leadership to flesh out existing creatures and develop new ones

  • Thinking ahead in the encounters space, assessing risks and rapidly prototyping ways to mitigate them

  • Design out concise, novel, and fun AI interactions within the game world

  • Creatively think up new encounters and designs

  • Script and implement creature behavior in a complex game world

  • Assist other teams with things like spawning, loot, & combat

You’re good at:

  • Demonstrable experience designing and building creatures and encounters

  • Experience working on an FPS game

  • Scripting and Implementing and you relish it

  • Clearly understanding what makes a fun and compelling encounters in shooters

  • Excellent communication & problem-solving skills

  • Self-motivated with strong initiative

  • Extensive experience playing different games, especially first-person games

Bonus points for:

  • Design experience on a multiplayer game

  • Leadership experience of any kind

  • Practical experience in other disciplines: art, programming, production, or sound

You’ll need to provide us with:

  • Resume (PDF Preferred)

  • Cover Letter

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

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 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.

Remote Policy: We are open to permanent remote work possibilities.