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Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting Director Manufacturing, Senior Concept Artist, Senior Character Artist, Senior Writer & Motion Graphic Artist

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Director Manufacturing

CONSUMER PRODUCTS

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a director to lead and inspire the manufacturing team in creating epic product experiences for our players. The ideal candidate has manufacturing and sourcing experience, consumer products experience, excellent organizational and time-management skills, a strong sense of commitment to and personal ownership of the responsibilities assigned to them, and ability to collaborate creatively and strategically. This position will report to the VP of global consumer products.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Strategy

Define and execute manufacturing strategy to deliver quality products against the department’s product and distribution requirements.
Identify global opportunities to expand the vendor matrix into new product categories and innovation in product development.

Manufacturing

Serve as the lead for strategic partnerships and relationships between Blizzard and all its potential and existing vendors.
Oversee manufacturing process from idea inception to delivery including creative brief process, vendor selection, testing, regulatory / compliance requirements, quality assurance, production sample approvals, production batch approvals, shipping and logistics, and achieving cost targets.
Develop and maintain a comprehensive product roadmap for product delivery against all channels of distribution.
Develop and enhance network and sourcing relationships to increase profit margin, support new product concepts, improve lead times, and introduce product innovations.
Partner with category and distribution managers to analyze product performance to identify gaps for growth opportunities and / or product retirement.
Build processes to manage the product manufacturing and delivery schedule, ensuring all milestones on each project’s critical path are met within the desired timeline in order to deliver product against required dates.
Negotiate price quotes and approve manufacturing services agreements.

Management

Manage and mentor manufacturing team.
Collaborate with regional Blizzard offices to ensure global sourcing efficiencies, quality assurance, and overall support for product development.
Other
Communicate status updates with VP on a weekly basis.
Assist VP with special events / projects.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 12years’ experience in consumer products manufacturing
A minimum of 4 years’ experience in management
Passion for playing computer games
Able to work and thrive in a globally oriented environment
Able to work well in a team environment with various internal organizations
Able to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously and meet deadlines consistently
Strong communications and presentation skills
Strong organizational and analytical skills
Intelligence, confidence, discretion, humility, and intellectual curiosity
Bachelor’s degree in business or related field

PLUSES

Experience in the consumer products industry
Experience in the game industry
International business experience

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume
Cover Letter

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any of our employees. We will not pay fees to any third party agency, outside recruiter or firm without a mutually agreed-upon contract and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.

Apply here:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=1600079
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Senior Concept Artist

UNANNOUNCED PROJECT

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking exceptionally skilled and passionate senior concept artists to help drive the vision of characters and worlds in our next hit game!
We’re looking for artists that are self-starting, versatile, and enjoy being part of a collaborative environment. The ideal candidate shares our sensibilities, loves dark medieval worlds, and feels there are countless stories left to tell in the Diablo universe!

RESPONSIBILITIES

Create character / creature concepts including character sheets and detailed callouts of equipment and weapons.
Create environmental concepts that include landscape / architectural designs, props and occasional mood paintings.
Iterate on game assets with other artists and designers via paint overs, studies, and group critiques.
Visualize complex environments through the use of basic components.

REQUIREMENTS

Strong understanding of digital content creation tools such as Photoshop, Painter, etc.
Excellent illustration skills and deep understanding of human / creature anatomy, color theory, values, form, shape language and silhouette
Superior eye for light, value, composition, color, staging, architecture and detail in environmental design
Understanding of the distinctive Blizzard Entertainment visual style and a passion to push it to the next level
AAA PC or console experience as a concept artist

PLUSES

Strong traditional arts foundation, including but not limited to figure drawing, landscape painting, illustration, etc.
Working knowledge 3D art techniques & software packages such as Maya, 3Ds Max, or Zbrush
Passion for all things Diablo

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume and cover letter
Portfolio of relevant artwork, online preferred
An art test may be required

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any of our employees. We will not pay fees to any third party agency, outside recruiter or firm without a mutually agreed-upon contract and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.

Apply here:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=160006V
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Senior Character Artist

UNANNOUNCED PROJECT

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking an exceptionally skilled and passionate senior character artist for its next hit game!
As part of the character team you will work with concept artists, animators, designers, and engineers to create characters, creatures, and weapons in the Diablo universe. The ideal candidate understands that character work does not end in ZBrush, and can texture, surface and optimize just as well as they can sculpt. We hire people who collaborate well with equally passionate developers and share our love for games.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Collaborate with artists, designers, and engineers to bring visually compelling characters to life.
Sculpt detailed high-poly models and create efficient low-poly meshes for characters, creatures, weapons,
and armor.
Create high quality textures and author materials.
Ensure that character art supports gameplay and performance.
Help develop character art best practices and mentor others as needed.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 4 years’ game development experience, specifically creating real time characters and items using Maya, ZBrush and Photoshop (or equivalent 3D and 2D programs)
Exceptional understanding of human / creature anatomy, color theory, values, form, shape language and silhouette
Strong knowledge of medieval weapon and armor design
Demonstrated proficiency with current surfacing techniques and PBR workflows
Self-motivated, humble, excellent communications skills, and a legendary team-player attitude

PLUSES

AAA PC or console experience as a 3D character artist
Solid foundation in the traditional arts, including but not limited to figure drawing, illustration and conceptual design
Proficiency with Substance Designer / Painter
Basic understanding of rigging, animation, and deformation
Passion for all things Diablo

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume and cover letter
Portfolio of relevant artwork, online preferred
An art test may be required

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any of our employees. We will not pay fees to any third party agency, outside recruiter or firm without a mutually agreed-upon contract and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.

Apply here:http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=160006W
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Senior Writer

CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT (THE ANVIL)

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented and experienced individual to the join creative development team as a senior writer. Duties will focus on screenwriting, dialog writing for games, comics, short fiction, and general collaborative story development. The ideal candidate will have proven success as an animation writer or screenwriter, outstanding people skills, experience in a writers’ room setting, and an absolute passion to tell great stories in various cinematic mediums.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Take a lead role in the development of Blizzard Entertainment’s intellectual properties (IP), focused on animated content and game writing.
Create original story and series concepts for Blizzard Entertainment’s intellectual properties.
Contribute to IP development for all of Blizzard Entertainment’s franchises.
Work with internal development teams to evolve Blizzard Entertainment’s intellectual properties and expand them to various media types.
Work closely with storyboard artists, directors, development executives, and creative directors to develop epic entertainment experiences.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 5 years’ industry or related-industry experience as a screenwriter or story editor
Successfully produced writing work, preferably in genre content
Thorough knowledge of the story-development process
Excellent written and oral business-communication skills
Passion for Blizzard Entertainment’s intellectual properties
Vast knowledge of successful intellectual properties in today’s popular culture
Able to inspire and manage others
Able to work and thrive in a team environment
Able to produce writing without constant supervision
Excellent organizational skills and ability to work well under deadlines

PLUSES

Experience in playing massively multiplayer online role-playing games, especially World of Warcraft
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
Experience in designing and playing computer games

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Resume
Cover letter

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any of our employees. We will not pay fees to any third party agency, outside recruiter or firm without a mutually agreed-upon contract and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.

Apply here:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=160009B
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Motion Graphic Artist (Temp)

VIDEO PRODUCTION

The video and post-production team within the cinematics department is focused on creating industry-leading video content to support all of Blizzard Entertainment’s titles and is looking for a temp motion graphics artist. This person must have strong title design and After Effects experience, outstanding communications and time management skills, and be highly organized. He / She must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple projects with tight deadlines, while maintaining a level head, positive attitude, and a focused resolve to help the team stay on target.
This person will be responsible for using existing and / or creating original art assets to create inspired motion effects, stunning animations, transition effects, and animated lower-thirds and logo bumpers. This person will be working closely with a team of video editors, creatives, producers, and capture artists to develop and execute a high volume of exciting new content. This person will also be providing on-air graphics content for live web broadcasts and live-to-tape web shows, working with our live broadcast team to raise the industry quality bar.
He / she must be able to operate with varying degrees of supervision, taking ownership when needed while remaining flexible to collaboration and iteration. They must also be able to organize and optimize comps to streamline render times, generate necessary types of footage for editorial, interpret and execute notes with minimal follow up, all while maintaining strong communications with the rest of the larger video and post-production team.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 4 years’ professional motion graphics experience in a film, animation, television, or videogame cinematics environment
Mastery of Adobe After Effects, as well as other Adobe Creative Suite software and applicable plug-ins
Excellent sense of timing and camera composition
Critical eye for color, composition, lighting, art, and animation
Able to iterate quickly and openly, and collaborate in real-time problem solving
Knowledge of current industry-standard post-production workflows and organization
Able to learn quickly and adapt to new technologies and different work methodologies
High self-motivation with excellent communication skills and a positive “can do” attitude
Able to work well under tight deadlines and quick project turnover
Able to work closely with multiple directors, creative leads, producers, editors and other team members
Able to troubleshoot and solve problems independently

PLUSES

Knowledge of and passion for Blizzard’s game worlds and the stories told within them
Knowledge of professional 3D packages such as Maya, 3Ds Max or Cinema 4D
Knowledge of additional compositing software packages such as Nuke
Experience with Color Correction software packages and color standards
Able to draw rough storyboards

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume
Demo Reel

Cover Letter, which should include:

Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
What games you are currently playing
Apart from your own, what are 1-2 of your favorite motion graphics reels and why?

**Only Resumes with Cover Letters will be considered.

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website or to any of our employees. We will not pay fees to any third party agency, outside recruiter or firm without a mutually agreed-upon contract and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.

Apply here:- http://sea.blizzard.com/en-sg/company/careers/posting.html?id=1600096
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