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Pull up a chair and join us by the hearth! Blizzard is looking for an experienced Senior Game Designer to join the Hearthstone card design team. If you have a passion for the design and craft of card games and want to participate in the future of Hearthstone, we want to hear from you! Our team values creativity, collaboration and a commitment to quality. We are searching for like-minded developers to add to our team of talented game makers. Together we will learn, grow, and ultimately enjoy success by developing epic experiences for our players that push the boundaries of what Hearthstone can be.

As a Senior Game Designer on the card design team, you will have the core responsibility and specialization in making fun-to-play, clear, and balanced cards for our upcoming expansions. You will use your knowledge of Hearthstone's evolving meta to identify, iterate, and balance new and current cards.

Additionally, you will be leveraging keen design and analytical sensibilities to help design and develop cards, concepts, and flavor that encapsulates the charm of Hearthstone. As with every designer on the Hearthstone team, you will be a champion of Blizzard's core values, especially “Commit to Quality”.

Minimum Requirements

Experience

  • 4+ years of experience as a game designer on one or more game titles

Knowledge & Skills

  • A strong sense of what makes a gameplay experience compelling and fun, as well as the ability to articulate well why a game design decision is good or bad.

  • A demonstrable understanding of the how the meta in competitive card games evolves as a consequence of the introduction of new mechanics and synergies.

  • Clear understanding of the creative and game development processes

Extra Points

Experience

  • Experience as a player of Hearthstone or other CCGs, including competitive play and expert level deck building experience.

  • Experience mentoring other game designers or serving as a lead of a feature or team.

  • Experience implementing game content using a programming or scripting language.

Knowledge & Skills

  • A familiarity with statistics or analytics.

  • The ability to craft compelling stories and characters through creative ideation and writing skills.

Key Attributes

  • Outstanding self-motivation and initiative

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

Required Application Materials

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter, including Discussing your interest and experience with Hearthstone, as well as why you would like to work at Blizzard

  • Portfolio: Please include any examples of game projects you’ve worked on, either independently or professionally

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.

We value diverse voices and varied backgrounds, and we're looking for individuals to help us build fun, compelling, and inclusive gameplay, and experiences for Hearthstone. 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.

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