This job listing expired on Jun 13, 2023

Your Platform

Is this you? You are a person who has dedicated your time, mental energy, and effort to honing the craft of developing others. Every day, you are driven to develop and deliver innovative and effective training to employees at all levels. Not only are you a natural teacher and facilitator, but you are also the ultimate project manager bringing your strategic planning and organizational skills to all your learning programs. To that end, we are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Learning and Development Senior Specialist to join our Blizzard University team based out of our Irvine, CA headquarters.

This position will be an integral member of the L&D team while being responsible for designing, developing, and facilitating employee and management development and onboarding programs in support of the company’s values and business priorities and goals. You will collaborate with managers, ABK HR, key partners and Blizzard University L&D team to ensure our programs deliver and provide the best learning experiences to our employees to ensure they have the information and resources necessary to be successful in their roles.


  • Design, develop, implement, maintain, and facilitate engaging and high-quality employee and management development programs in various formats including but not limited to: Online (formal eLearning, videos, etc), Instructor-led courses (in-person, virtual or hybrid), Support resources (job aides), and Reference guides.

  • Consult with cross functional collaborators and partners to assess and analyze learning and training needs, assist in the recommendation process to decision makers, identify delivery methods and implement plans accordingly.

  • Understand the latest skill needs, make connections between employee’s capabilities and organizational requirements, gaps and provide employees with the right Learning and Development offerings that will assist employees in achieving enhanced performance and/or career objectives.

  • Partner with the Onboarding Learning and Development team and key collaborators to establish and maintain an effective onboarding roadmap for Blizzard’s new hires to have the resources needed for a successful Day 1 and beyond.

  • Facilitate a variety of instructor-led courses including but not limited to management and employee development programs, new hire onboarding, and team building.

  • Support the ongoing utilization and growth of the Learning Management System to support employee development.

  • Monitor, analyze and apply data and feedback to make recommendations to key partners and well as Learning and Development leadership for the future learning across the company.


  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in talent and organizational development, project management, or in a similar role.

  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.

  • Able to work independently and effectively influence a diverse team.

  • Able to succeed in a dynamic and constantly evolving environment.

  • Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work; achieves results with little oversight.

  • Strong work ethic and ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

  • Proven verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills, with the ability to engage a range of audiences via virtual platforms as well as in person.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Workspace, SharePoint, Learning Management Systems preferred.


  • Demonstrated ability to work at a fast pace in a multitasking environment and be flexible. to ramp up or change directions as needed.

  • Experience working with hybrid teams.

  • Understanding of creative and fast-paced cultures and environments.

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.

Accommodation Request: 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 $72,720.00 - $134,460.00 Annual. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed.