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The concept of “Blizzard polish,” that is, the infinite care and loving detail put into every aspect of our games, is something we take seriously and pride ourselves on delivering to our players. It’s a responsibility shared across the company – and its undisputed heart and soul is Blizzard Entertainment Quality Assurance (QA).

Blizzard QA is a close-knit team; we care about problem solving, providing opportunities for professional growth, and succeeding together. We genuinely love what we do for a living and expect the same from everyone who joins us. If your career is ready for its next great challenge, get in touch and let’s get to work!

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 role is Irvine, CA.

Responsibilities

  • Plan and coordinate first party submissions and releases (Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Apple, Google, Amazon)

  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to setup bundles, promotions, and events

  • Drive gathering all necessary assets for timely delivery to first parties

  • Prepare and submit builds, downloadable content, and metadata to first parties

  • Create, configure and publish products to development and live environments

  • Partner with game teams and drive the submission process for age ratings (IARC, ESRB, PEGI, USK, etc.)

  • Proactively identify, communicate, and help resolve issues that may hinder first party approval

  • Design, execute, and improve quality control checks for submissions and releases

  • Provide expert technical guidance and platform support to development and QA teams

  • Process, verify, and deliver builds to multiple teams across all supported platforms

  • Ensure project tracking tools and documentation meet team standards and up to date

  • Keep stakeholders informed on all first party policy and process changes

  • Manage archive of all final assets, metadata, and supplemental materials submitted to first parties

  • Assist leadership with the development of other specialists within your areas of expertise

  • Effectively drive and facilitate group tasks to completion and promote a team environment

  • Formulate strong relationships, based on skills, knowledge, and trust, with internal and external partners

  • Continuously seek technical and process improvement opportunities

  • Handle other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent industry experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience submitting AAA games to first parties

  • Ability to create or edit scripts to automate manual repetitive tasks

  • In-depth knowledge of all first party submission tools and platforms

  • Proven track record of leading tasks and delivering on multiple simultaneous projects

  • Strong understanding of software development processes and project management methodologies

  • Flexible and team-oriented with exceptional interpersonal and follow-up skills

  • Ability to work under tight deadlines while maintaining meticulous attention to detail and accuracy

  • Passion for games, commitment to quality, and continuous learning

Pluses

  • Technical requirements testing experience (TRC, XR, App Review Guidelines, etc.)

  • Global age rating boards experience

  • Project management certifications

Your Platform

Best known for iconic video game universes including Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, and StarCraft®, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard, which was acquired by Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment experiences. Blizzard Entertainment has created some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed and genre-defining games over the last 30 years, with a track record that includes multiple Game of the Year awards. Blizzard Entertainment engages tens of millions of players around the world with titles available on PC via Battle.net®, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android.

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc., is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovative worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!

The video game 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 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.

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.

Rewards

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 https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $31.08 - $57.46 Hourly. 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.