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Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting Lead Producer & Senior producer

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Lead Producer

SERVICE TECHNOLOGIES
Irvine – California , United States

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a highly organized individual with outstanding communication skills and proven experience in project management and team leadership to lead the production efforts for our Service Technologies team.
Service technologies is a newly formed department with a mission to provide a best in class application suite to support our customers, and to help them support themselves. We aim to provide the best end-to-end customer experience in the industry.
We are looking for an individual who has a proven track record in a senior or lead producer role, or higher, who enjoys getting their hands dirty in day-to-day production as well as thinking strategically to solve high-level challenges.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Manage a team of producers, and coordinate the development process throughout all phases of the software development lifecycle.
Partner with other teams, including customer service, QA, Battle.net, and game teams, to deliver an epic end to end gaming experience through a commitment to exceptional customer service.
Evangelize efficient processes and policies to team leadership, and internal support organizations.
Assist team leadership in creating a project roadmap that spans multiple years.
Coordinate, track, and manage the activities of team members to ensure that project tasks are completed on time.
Provide motivation and direction to ensure that project goals, objectives, milestones, and deliverables are achieved.
Create, and maintain a creative environment, resolve personnel challenges, motivate qualified developers, serve as custodian of team health, and foster a culture of success.
Communicate with team leadership on status, risks, and needs of the project.
Coach and guide the rest of the production team toward achieving their career goals.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 3 years’ experience as a senior / lead producer
Able to build relationships and communicate effectively with programmers, business analysts, designers, and business personnel
Able to work well in a team environment and manage multiple complex projects with a commitment to timely delivery
Knowledge of software development lifecycle methodologies, including agile and lean methodologies
Proven experience managing schedules and employees to achieve desired results
A working practical knowledge of, and experience with software and tools related to planning and scheduling
Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
Able to facilitate and mediate between all teams
Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume
Cover Letter, which should include why you are interested in working at Blizzard
**Only submittals with Cover Letters will be considered.

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and its affiliated companies is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Apply here:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=14000B6
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Senior producer

BATTLE.NET
Irvine – California , United States

Battle.net is looking for a highly organized and enthusiastic senior producer with outstanding communications skills and a demonstrated aptitude for project management.

The Battle.net team delivers a diverse array of services and products to Blizzard Entertainment customers:

Battle.net account and game sites – all aspects of the Blizzard Entertainment web presence, from flashy product marketing web sites to mission critical account-related applications, and everything in between.
Battle.net mobile – bringing security options, increased player connection, and Blizzard’s amazing game features to mobile devices.
Battle.net game service – a full-featured online game service that delivers the ultimate social and competitive experience for Blizzard gamers everywhere.
Battle.net app – developing the next-generation Battle.net desktop client.
Battle.net distribution – installing and patching, downloading, client streaming, cross-platform code, and low-level platform code (file systems, memory management, networking, etc.).
The ideal candidate must be capable of communication regarding design and technical tasks, love the act of planning, enjoy working inside a flexible team-oriented environment, be versed in project management styles and processes, and be utterly devoted to delivering quality products on time. Self-direction and follow-up skills are a must, as well as the ability to anticipate production issues and find effective solutions.
We have a very collaborative environment, both inside the team and with other teams across Blizzard, so you’ll be doing a fair amount of talking and listening. If you really must have a list of bullet points, we have them listed below, but we don’t hire by bullet points, we hire people who can make the right things happen.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Work with the department’s lead to ensure the overall goals of the team are being met.
Create, coordinate, track, and manage the schedule to ensure that project tasks are completed on time.
Identify, track, manage, and resolve project issues.
Ensure that solutions are of acceptable quality.
Provide motivation and direction to ensure that project goals, objectives, milestones, and deliverables are achieved.
Work with department team leads and other producers to determine resources necessary to see projects through to completion.
Act as project leader and champion a consistent, organized process.
Participate in creating and improving pipelines and processes to improve team productivity and reduce risk to the schedule.
Gather, document, and organize business, functional, and creative requirements for new projects from project stakeholders.
Liaise with stakeholders within different departments to facilitate communications.
Supply updates to department leads and executive management on progress.
Contribute to a positive work environment and a healthy team culture.
Manage and guide other producers within the team.
Handle other duties as may be assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 6 years’ experience in a production role
A proven track record of shipping products
Able to communicate effectively
Must be skilled at risk assessment and management
Knowledge of development process, project management, and performance management
Proven experience managing schedules and employees to achieve desired results
Exceptional verbal and written communications skills in English
Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative
Able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
A passion for video games
A passion for organization and planning

PLUSES

Experience managing large teams and multiple projects
Agile development exposure or scrum master certification
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
Familiar with foreign languages
Previous programming or technical experience
Previous design or art experience
Previous experience working in web development
Previous experience working in mobile app development

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume
Cover Letter which should include:
Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
What games you are currently playing
**Only submittals with Cover Letters will be considered
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and its affiliated companies is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Apply here:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=14000H9
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