This job listing expired on Nov 24, 2023

Your Mission

We are excited for a Senior HR Manager and Business Partner to join our World of Warcraft (WoW) Development team in Boston! Reporting to the Director, Human Resources at Blizzard Entertainment’s HQ, this person will contribute to the company’s performance by encouraging an organization where people are motivated to do their best work. You will provide strategic solutions that directly enable the outcome of the company-wide objectives.

This person will partner closely with executives in Boston and across Blizzard to advance people strategies and solutions that are aligned with short and long-term organization and operational goals. In addition, they lead and partner with centralized teams to carry out accountabilities in: talent sourcing, attraction, retention, DE&I, succession, and pipeline planning; performance management, total rewards management, employee relations; the interpretation, localization and application of policies. This position requires a data-driven, analytical, collaborative and influential HR professional who has phenomenal people skills, can work effectively across a highly matrixed environment with utmost discretion and attention to detail.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following accountabilities:

  • Partner with leadership and employees to significantly improve the organization structure and operating model across several teams to improve player engagement and experience.

  • Coordinate short-term and long-term initiatives to develop and evolve employee engagement strategies including engagement and retention (e.g., talent assessments, engagement surveys, exit surveys).

  • Lead organizational change efforts, ensuring employee experience is at the forefront of decisions, and changes are thoughtfully implemented with strong process integrity.

  • Accountable for the approach and optimal outcome on employment matters.

  • Provide day-to-day mentoring to employees across disciplines and at various seniority levels; allowing employees to grow and perform at their best.

  • Drive integrity and accountability for the effective implementation of the annual talent planning, performance management, and total rewards processes.

  • Assist with the implementation of Benefits Programs and Leaves for the assigned team.

  • Ensure successful onboarding of new hires and improve onboarding processes where needed.

  • Analyze, report and use predictive people analytics as evidential reasoning to continuously improve the talent key performance indicators.

  • Build and maintain strong networks and relations (informal and formal) with employee resource groups, external partners, and leading industry and collaborator communities.

  • Actively participate in annual budget planning/staffing forecasting process.

  • Provide Warcraft HR leadership with reporting and special projects as required.

Candidate Profile

  • 10+ years of experience in all aspects of Human Resources, including significant organizational change.

  • Experience directly supporting managers and senior leaders to make better people decisions that achieve business results.

  • Solid communicator with the ability to craft meaningful, effective messaging on strategic objectives or priorities to a diverse audience.

  • Experience assessing leadership and organizational talent; identifying talent gaps and effectively driving initiatives to address gaps.

  • Strategic consultative approach to building rapport, credibility and trust with employees and management.

  • Outstanding project management skills delivering high-quality results in a fast-paced, complex, creative industry or development business environment.

  • Knowledge of contemporary HR practices.

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! We are committed to creating 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 hardworking people who share our vision. If that sounds like you, 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, 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 $105,120.00 - $194,400.00 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.