As a Senior World Designer, you will lead the collaboration between Art and Design disciplines to sculpt terrain and layout assets to add depth and truly immerse players into the world of Azeroth. You will participate in the creation of all types of spaces, ranging from exterior zones, dungeons, raids, arenas, battlegrounds and more, frequently owning the process from start to completion. Your thorough understanding of world building, artistic composition, and boundless creativity are integral to supporting the player experience.
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 Boston, MA.
Collaborate with World Artists and Quest Designers to create an immersive world to bolster the player experience
Enhance the visual feel of the world with environmental composition, terrain sculpting, and asset placement skills.
Design and build engaging gameplay spaces that successfully support level flow & navigation, visual storytelling, and questing experiences.
Work collaboratively within the team and with other disciplines to encourage playtesting and feedback and rapidly iterate.
Contribute to and participate in our culture of inclusion and diversity to foster a positive experience for all employees.
Optimize your content to be as accessible to as many players as possible.
Mentor or manage junior designers to help them develop professionally and level-up their skills
4 years experience working in design pipelines for live games or a SaaS product
2 years of demonstrated experience with game development best practices in a professional or academic setting
Knowledge & Skills
Understanding on how to build and iterate on engaging multiplayer game levels.
Demonstrated experience creating outdoor world spaces, including composition, terrain sculpting, painting, and detailed visual storytelling through asset placement.
Experience leveraging industry standard tools such as excel, game engines, or other proprietary tools required
Excellent understanding of how to design and layout open world games and what makes World of Warcraft unique.
Experience working on MMOs or open world games preferred
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.
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.
What We Offer:
Healthcare, dental, and vision, most of which are 100% sponsored by Proletariat to cover you and your family.
Flexible PTO Policy with a focus on minimum time away, rather than maximum.
401K plan with generous matching contributions.
Wellness reimbursements and discounts
Flexible working hours.
Our office is currently still remote, but we look forward to moving to an optional hybrid model in the future. If you’re based outside of the Boston-area and you’re not looking to relocate, we understand! Just let us know your situation during your phone screen conversation, and we’ll see if we can accommodate making a remote hire!
We provide a comprehensive benefits package to promote health and wellness along with financial security. Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers benefits including:
Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance;
401(k) with Company match
Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
Wellness program, free and discounted games, and voluntary supplemental life;
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 our benefits page.
In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $80,800.00 - $149,400.00 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.