This job listing expired on Mar 19, 2024

Come be a part of the future of Diablo IV! This position will involve working in a cross-discipline team through the design, implementation and balance of monsters, bosses, creature behavior, attacks, and powers. The ideal candidate has experience in encounter (monster) design or combat design, a strong interest in critical thinking and analysis, experience bringing content to completion, boundless creativity, an understanding of visual aesthetics, and a passion for video games.

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 position is Albany, NY or Irvine, CA.

Minimum Requirements


  • At least 5 years’ experience in the video game industry

  • Experience working with a cross discipline team

  • Extensive experience playing action-oriented RPGs

  • Experience working on a Live product

Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • A demonstrable understanding of the role creature mechanics play in a combat model

  • Ability to sort through mountains of feedback and analytic data to identify areas to improve a live game

Key Attributes

  • A drive to work on combatants and monsters of all kinds

  • Work creatively in a fast paced technical environment

  • Adhere to priorities and pillars set by leads

  • Ability to work well with cross-discipline experts

Extra Points


  • Experience as a System, Class, or Combat designer

  • Experience designing boss encounters in any game

  • Experience as an action-oriented encounter designer

  • Design experience on a multiplayer action game

  • Have taken work through the entire development process to ship

  • Non-design development experience (artist, programmer, etc.)

Knowledge & Skills

  • Familiar with high-level scripting languages such as Lua or Python

  • Deep knowledge of at least one well-known Game Engine

  • Experience playing games in the Diablo franchise

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 crafting a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to [email protected]. General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

Our World

At Blizzard Entertainment, we pour our hearts and souls into everything we create. Best known for iconic video game universes including Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, and StarCraft, we’ve been creating genre-defining games for millions of players around the world for more than 30 years. We’re on a quest: bring our dreams to life and craft the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Hard work, iteration and polish go into the Blizzard “secret recipe,” but the most important ingredients come from talented people who share our vision. If that sounds like you, join us.

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

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, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, among other characteristics.


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

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $97,200.00 - $179,900.00 Annual. These values reflect the expected base pay range of new hires across all U.S. locations. Ultimately, your specific range and offer will be based on several factors, including relevant experience, performance, and work location. Your Talent Professional can share this role’s range details for your local geography during the hiring process. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.