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Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting Associate Producer, Senior Producer, Senior Web Graphic Designer, User Experience Designer & User interface Designer

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Associate Producer

CORPORATE APPLICATIONS

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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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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Senior Web Graphic Designer

BATTLE.NET

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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User Experience Designer

SERVICE TECHNOLOGIES

Irvine – California , United States

Are you the type of person who uses a product and immediately strives to figure out how you could design it better? Do you enjoy solving problems at a conceptual level, but also love figuring out the details when it comes time to make those conceptual ideas concrete? We’re looking for a UX designer to join our service technologies product design team to do exactly that!
The UX designer will be working to provide solutions that aid the company and our players with solutions that streamline efficiency, support game development, and foster Blizzard Entertainment’s culture of providing world class customer service. The UX designer will collaborate with a variety of teams (customer service, game development, etc.) to design solutions that meet strategic business objectives while also creating a useful, intuitive, and epic experience for our users.
This role is best suited for someone who embodies the philosophy that UX design is centered around people, and that our goal is about getting things right for our users, not about just getting things done.
Through research, design, testing, and iteration, the UX designer will be involved in all phases of the user-centered design process.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Help better understand users – Conduct qualitative and quantitative user research; create personas, analytics, process flows.
Collaborate – Work closely with a team of stakeholders, business systems analysts, developers, and designers to guide UX design from start to finish of a project.
Communicate Designs – Create meaningful UX deliverables such as storyboards, sitemaps, wireframes, flowcharts, prototypes, presentations that help the team understand what to build.
Iterate – Revise and improve designs based on user feedback, research, tech constraints, business decisions.
Deliver – Drive and support your ideas all the way through the successful launch of a project.

REQUIREMENTS

End-to-end design of large-scale projects for heavily used desktop applications (CRM / customer service tools, enterprise / productivity software, etc.)
Proven knowledge of desktop application design trends, patterns, usability, and best practices
Experience designing applications for expert users with job-specific domain knowledge
Serious passion for user-centered design and demonstrated knowledge of information architecture, usability, accessibility, interaction design
Experience creating wireframes, low-fidelity and high-fidelity interactive prototypes using standard tools of the design trade (ex: Visio, Axure, Photoshop, Omnigraffle)
Proven capability to work on multidisciplinary project teams
Able to handle changing priorities throughout a product life cycle
Excellent communications and presentation skills
A degree in design, human-computer interaction, cognitive science, human factors or related field
A minimum of 4 years’ experience as a UX designer, information architect, visual designer, interaction designer, user interface designer, or similar role

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=14000G1
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User interface Designer

STARCRAFT II

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a highly skilled and creative user interface (UI) designer to join the user interface team working on the future of StarCraft II and our next big hit Heroes of the Storm. This individual will help to define and execute the interactive vision of the user interface.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Designing, prototyping, and implementing game and UI experiences that meet Blizzard’s demanding standards for quality.
Visualize the content and functionality of in-game and out-of-game user interfaces.
Create and maintain wireframes and user flows and coordinate with other team members to incorporate feedback and develop consensus.
Collaborate with designers, artists, programmers, and sound engineers to ensure innovative, attractive, and functional user experiences are delivered.
Act as a player advocate to ensure the highest level of usability, playability, and visual excitement.

REQUIREMENTS

Proven background in innovative and intuitive design with strong conceptual art skills
Comprehensive knowledge of layout
Deep understanding of UI usability principles
Previous experience designing UI for games
Strong verbal and written communications skills
Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative

PLUSES

Experience working with a team of user interface designers
Passion for playing and making video games
Proficiency using Microsoft Visio, or an equivalent wireframing application
Proficient with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, and / or Adobe Illustrator
Experience designing applications for a global and multi-lingual user base
Excellent grasp of typography and color theory

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=14000G9
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