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Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting Design Manager, Senior Producer, Senior Web Graphic Designer & Associate Producer

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Design Manager

BATTLE.NET

Office: Irvine, California, United States

We believe in our people as much as our projects. We currently have an amazing heads-down team focused on their work, so we are looking for someone who can help us focus more on our team vs our products. The Battle.net user experience (UX) team is seeking a highly motivated, positive, and experienced UX design manager to support the Battle.net design group as a whole and the various roles within the team. This position encompasses partnering with our design leads and managers to help improve our team of talented visual designers, user experience designers, researchers, and editors. You will help facilitate career development, be a champion for team health, and provide personal and team coaching to help our team hit their full potential. You will also help define and reinforce department standards, help hire and onboard new employees, and encourage and realize training opportunities to ensure folks are contributing their best efforts to the team.

Responsibilities

Develop an interpersonal relationship with the team; know their personalities, strengths, and weaknesses.
Support the professional goals and development opportunities for the entire design staff.
Level up the communications, presentation, and collaboration skills of the design team.
Collect, consolidate, and represent team health feedback to department leaders and spearhead team health initiatives.
Partner with leads and managers to provide coaching and counseling to the team.
Facilitate regular performance feedback and individual development progress tracking.
Assist production and department leads with work assignment suggestions.
Regularly execute department meetings and assist with various scheduling needs.
Plan and execute (or secure) relevant training, conferences, and events for design teams.
Seek collaborative resolution to both intra- and inter- team conflicts.
Coordinate and develop the recruiting process by assisting design leads with resumes, phone screening, and interviews while proactively seeking new avenues for recruiting new designers.
Assist in the documentation, evolution, and reinforcement of department processes, practices and principles.
Contribute to a positive work environment while promoting the design culture and Blizzard Entertainment’s “Learn & Grow” core value.
Provide management coaching for other designers with management responsibilities.
Ensure high team quality of life with respect to hardware / software, seating, and facilities.

Requirements

Passion for leveling up others
A minimum of 5 years’ experience in coaching and mentoring creatives
Experience hiring others
Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
Exceptional attention to detail and follow-up
Experience with staffing and team building
Good cross-disciplinary communications experience between engineering, production, and design
Experience with software development process
Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative
Approachable, relaxed, and friendly demeanor

Pluses

Degree in management, design, or equivalent professional training
Experience in visual, user experience, or web design fields
Knowledge of various project management methodologies and practices
A passion for video games

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=140009Z
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Design Manager

BATTLE.NET

Office: Irvine, California, United States

We believe in our people as much as our projects. We currently have an amazing heads-down team focused on their work, so we are looking for someone who can help us focus more on our team vs our products. The Battle.net visual design team is seeking a highly motivated, positive and experienced visual design manager to support the Battle.net design group as a whole and the various roles within the team. This position encompasses partnering with our design leads and managers to help improve our team of talented visual designers, user experience designers, researchers, and editors. You will help facilitate career development, be a champion for team health, and provide personal and team coaching to help our team hit their full potential. You will also help define and reinforce department standards, help hire and onboard new employees, and encourage and realize training opportunities to ensure folks are contributing their best efforts to the team.

Responsibilities

Develop an interpersonal relationship with the team; know their personalities, strengths, and weaknesses.
Support the professional goals and development opportunities for the entire design staff.
Level up the communications, presentation, and collaboration skills of the design team.
Collect, consolidate, and represent team health feedback to department leaders and spearhead team health initiatives.
Partner with leads and managers to provide coaching and counseling to the team.
Facilitate regular performance feedback and individual development progress tracking.
Assist production and department leads with work assignment suggestions.
Regularly execute department meetings and assist with various scheduling needs.
Plan and execute (or secure) relevant training, conferences, and events for design teams.
Seek collaborative resolution to both intra- and inter- team conflicts.
Coordinate and develop the recruiting process by assisting design leads with resumes, phone screening, and interviews, while proactively seeking new avenues for recruiting new designers.
Assist in the documentation, evolution, and reinforcement of department processes, practices and principles.
Contribute to a positive work environment while promoting the design culture and Blizzard Entertainment’s “Learn & Grow” core value.
Provide management coaching for other designers with management responsibilities.
Ensure high team quality of life with respect to hardware / software, seating, and facilities.

Requirements

Passion for leveling up others
A minimum of 5 years’ experience in coaching and mentoring creatives
Experience hiring others
Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
Exceptional attention to detail and follow-up
Experience with staffing and team building
Good cross-disciplinary communications experience between engineering, production, and design
Experience with software development process
Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative
Approachable, relaxed, and friendly demeanor

Pluses

Degree in management, design, or equivalent professional training
Experience in visual, user experience, or web design fields
Knowledge of various project management methodologies and practices
A passion for video games

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=14000A0
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Senior Producer

HEROES OF THE STORM

Office: Irvine, California, United States

[Begin mission debrief] Producers, welcome to the Koprulu Sector. There is an immediate opening for one of you to bring your years of experience, superior analytical talent, and strategically agile mind to elevate our Heroes of the Storm and StarCraft II team. Your primary mission will be engaging with our engineering staff to provide support with day to day task management, as well as coordinating the clarification of feature requirements with our design and art staff.

Responsibilities

Drive the completion of project goals and facilitate communication, organization, and accountability across all departments.
Own the development of both daily and long-term scheduling.
Manage the daily tracking of all tasks and ensure that the schedules are maintained and adjusted accordingly.
Identify and communicate all roadblocks and bottlenecks that may prevent developers from achieving established goals in the allotted time.
Work with team leads to determine resources necessary to see projects through to completion.
Provide motivation and direction to ensure that project goals, objectives, milestones, and deliverables are achieved.
Help make informed decisions in conjunction with team leads on work methods, development pipeline, and available resources.
Communicate frequently with the producers and team leads on project status, risks, and opportunities.
Schedule and attend meetings; take concise and comprehensive notes and distribute them to appropriate personnel.
Contribute to a positive work environment.
Provide mentoring and guidance for junior production staff.

Requirements

A minimum of 4 years’ experience as a game / software producer
Able to communicate effectively with programming, art, design, and business personnel
Experience facilitating engineering teams and delivering products on time
Expert knowledge of software development process and project management
Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
Able to facilitate and mediate between members of the development and support teams
Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative
Passion for video games
Degree in Computer Science or related field
Shipped at least one AAA title in a production role

Pluses

Knowledge of real-time strategy (RTS) and Team Brawler style games
Completed the Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm campaigns
Skilled in risk assessment and management
Past engineering, tools, and / or technical production focus
Experience with online technologies and services

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=14000AY
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Senior Web Graphic Designer

BATTLE.NET

Office: Versailles, France

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an experienced passionate and talented web graphic designer to join its digital marketing team in Europe. This person will be responsible for creating animated, interactive web designs for the World of Warcraft, Starcraft II, Diablo III, and Battle.net web sites and applications using Html5 / CSS3.
The ideal candidate is an accomplished web designer / art director with a good understanding of front-end integration and web design who can successfully combine their own design style with the visual aesthetics of Blizzard games, to create stunning graphical layouts and user interfaces used by millions of players worldwide. Experience mentoring web designers and front-end coders is a distinct advantage.

Responsibilities

Determines artistic direction for various projects.
Create and localize visual content updates for Blizzard games sites, Battle.net, and related web-based applications.
Help grow and develop the digital marketing team through mentoring team members.
Responsible for meeting and contributing to key web project milestones.
Create promotional assets, animated banners, email templates, for online campaigns and marketing actions.
Participate in the deployment of visual updates or upgrades, in cooperation with quality assurance, web administrators, front-end coders, and the US based web development team.

Requirements

A minimum of 5 years’ work experience in web design
Expertise in Adobe Photoshop
Exceptional graphic-design skills and artistic sense
Familiar with User Interface / User Experience concepts
Proven background in creating websites using HTML5 / CSS3
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Fluency in English

Pluses

Previous experience in a leadership role in a creative / design agency environment
In-depth knowledge and passion of Blizzard Entertainment games
Experience working in an Agile environment (Scrum / Kanban)
Experience with Javascript, Flash development and Actionscript
Experience with video editing, and /or motion design (After Effects, Premiere)

Required Application Materials

Cover Letter telling us why you are interested in working at Blizzard and specifically Battle.net
Resume
Portfolio (live URL or PDF attachments only please)
**Only Resumes with Cover Letters both in English will be considered.

Apply here:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=14000D4
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Associate Producer

CORPORATE APPLICATIONS

Office: Irvine, California, United States

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented and enthusiastic associate producer to join our corporate applications group in Irvine, California. The associate producer will join a highly collaborative, cross-functional team to build awesome internal applications by liaising with various departments, managing day-to-day task and bug tracking, resolving blocking issues, updating status reports, keeping project information to date, and delivering projects on time while achieving project goals and maintaining quality.
The ideal candidate must have excellent communications skills, demonstrate an aptitude and passion for planning and managing projects, and the ability to anticipate production issues and find effective solutions.

Responsibilities

Participate and implement improved pipelines and process to improve team productivity and reduce risk to schedules.
Manage tickets, bugs, and requests in a central repository.
Communicate frequently with the team and customers on project status and risks to development milestones.
Motivate and guide the team to ensure project goals, objectives, milestones and deliverables are achieved.
Work with other producers and team managers to determine resources necessary.
Contribute to a positive work environment and a healthy team culture.
Handle other duties, as assigned.

Requirements

Exceptional organizational and time management skills
Effective oral and written communications skills in English with both technical and non-technical personnel
Strong knowledge of various software development processes and project management methodologies
Experience managing teams, and delivering projects on time
Able to effectively manage multiple projects at one time and communicate with multiple groups of stakeholders
Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative
Passion for video gaming

Pluses

Degree in management, engineering, or communications, or equivalent professional training
Project management professional (PMP) or scrum master certifications
Previous web development or programming experience
Previous design experience

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=14000E6
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