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Blizzard Animation, which crafts the cinematics that breathe life into the various Blizzard franchises, is seeking a self-motivated, experienced, diligent Senior Technical Producer to join the team. This producer will work with our engineers, TD’s and leadership to ensure that team goals are identified, achieved and implemented. They will primarily focus on project scheduling and resource management in Jira.

This role is anticipated to be a hybrid work position, with some work on-site and some work-from-home. The home studio for this role is Irvine, CA.

This is a full-time position.

What You Bring to the Table

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

  • Build project schedules and actively produce multiple technical projects at a time, focusing on critical path projects

  • Partner with production to coordinate testing efforts throughout the year

  • Lead project team meetings, including information gathering, preparation, and dissemination

  • Work with senior managers to develop and disseminate team roadmaps

  • Help wrangle team events, conferences, quarterly newsletter, and similar departmental support

  • Be an advocate for the Technology team

  • Assist tech leadership with any misc. support as needed

  • Monitor and report on bid time versus actual time spent on projects, providing detailed analytics to optimize production efficiency and resource allocation

  • Utilize Jira extensively for project management, focusing on task distribution and progress tracking to meet production deadlines

  • Collaborate closely with Senior Managers and Production teams to define project priorities and align production schedules with business objectives

Minimum Requirements

Experience

  • 5+ years’ experience as a producer or project manager in the entertainment or tech industry

  • Experience with documentation software (Confluence, Excel)

Knowledge & Skills

  • Expertise in Jira project management tool

  • Strong technical proficiency and ability to communicate about highly technical subjects

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Ability to build, track, and maintain project schedules at both a granular and high level while driving project momentum forward

Key Attributes

  • Persistent self-motivation and initiative; hardworking “can-do” demeanor

  • Very well organized and able to navigate tradeoffs among scope, time, and resources

  • Effectively partner with stakeholders across the organization to understand their needs and priorities

Extra Points

  • Experience in animation production for TV, feature film, or games

  • Autodek Shotgrid production tracking experience

  • Experience with CG and VFX software, pipelines, workflows, and processes

  • Knowledge and passion for Blizzard games, franchises, and expanded universes

  • Experience with Structure for Jira

Submission Materials

  • Resume (PDF format)

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 innovate 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 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 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 $80,800.00 - $149,400.00 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.