We Want You
As a World Designer, you will take ownership of specific portions of our world and bring them to completion. Armed with the vision of the Lead World Designer, you will put your own personal stamp on your domain and create truly engaging and fantastical environments that will keep players coming back to explore. Your thorough understanding of world-building, artistic composition, and boundless creativity is integral to supporting the player's experience and telling the visual stories of our unique world.
This role is anticipated to be an on-site position. The home studio for this role is Irvine, CA. However, we understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible options.
Be able to provide meaningful feedback to other designers based on your knowledge of design.
Be a strong contributor in creating amazing spaces to play in and explore.
Build interior and exterior PvP / PvE points of interest from inception all the way through to production under the guidance of the Lead World Designer and the creative pillars of the game.
Work together with other designers to build gameplay heavy moments such as combat encounters, narrative events, and logic puzzles.
Author, review and maintain design documentation.
Playtest and iterate on level content to ensure the highest quality.
Build and maintain collaborative relationships with all stakeholders to ensure a best-in-industry production process, player experience and team environment.
Work closely with the design team to ensure traversal metrics, budgets, world streaming and visual targets are met.
Be able to surface issues with tools / pipelines to the Lead World Designer that impact the team and our overall ability to deliver on a schedule.
Partnering with art and content design to define and create both beautiful and playable locations that effectively complement Blizzard's world-class handcrafted level design.
5+ years of experience in game development, or equivalent in a combination of education and work experience.
Be able to craft spaces that would thrive in an open world setting.
Demonstrated mastery of level design processes including, but not limited to, level flow, engagement design, pacing, storytelling, PVP, etc.
Working knowledge of any 3D modelling package such as Maya.
Proficient in using game editing software such as Unreal, Unity, Frostbite, etc.
Excellent writing and communication skills.
Embracing Blizzard's core value of "Every voice matters," creating a safe space for collaboration, communication, and creativity across all subject areas and departments.
Experience in shipping multiple titles or a AAA title
Enjoy playing a variety of video game genres and titles
A love for survival-based games and shooters in general a plus
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.
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 dedicated 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 https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/.
In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $29.81 - $55.14 Hourly. 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.