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Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting Senior User Interface Designer, User Interface Designer, Creative Recruiter & Senior Technical Artist

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Senior User Interface Designer

The minions of hell grow stronger! Our family of diabolically talented developers is expanding. Our backgrounds are varied but we all share a passion for the dark, gothic, and macabre. If you value a tightknit group that celebrates self-expression and a multi-disciplinary approach, then join us on the Diablo team!

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking an exceptionally skilled senior user interface (UI) designer for the Diablo team. This individual helps to define and execute the interactive and artistic vision of the user interface for all Diablo games. They will be responsible for maintaining the cohesiveness of the established UI while also innovating within the framework.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Design, prototype, and implement game and UI experiences that meet Blizzard’s demanding standards for quality.
Inspire creativity and innovative thinking while designing and implementing the UI.
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.
Provide feedback and direction to other user interface designers.

REQUIREMENTS

Proven background in innovative and intuitive design with strong conceptual art skills
Comprehensive knowledge of graphic layout
Able to adapt artistic style as needed
Excellent grasp of typography and color theory
Advanced proficiency using Adobe Photoshop
Awareness of current trends in web and user interface design
Deep understanding of UX principles
Previous experience designing UI for games
Strong verbal and written communications skills
Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative

PLUSES

Familiar and passionate for the Diablo series
Experience working with a team of user interface designers
Proficient with Adobe Flash and Illustrator
Proficiency using Microsoft Visio, or an equivalent wireframing application
Experience designing applications for a global and multi-lingual user base
Experience designing video game client interfaces

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume
Portfolio
Cover Letter which should include:
Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
What inspires you as a user interface artist/designer
**Only submittals 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=16000WY
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User Interface Designer

The minions of hell grow stronger! Our family of diabolically talented developers is expanding. Our backgrounds are varied but we all share a passion for the dark, gothic, and macabre. If you value a tight-knit group that celebrates self-expression and a multi-disciplinary approach, then join us on the Diablo team!

Blizzard Entertainment is currently looking for an experienced, creative, and artistically talented user interface (UI) designer for Diablo 3. The UI designer will work closely with the lead UI designer, art director, and game designers to conceptualize the visual style and interactive experience for Diablo 3 and any future projects with the franchise.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Apply and maintain a consistent art style throughout the entire project interface.
Rapidly create mockups and wireframes to support your UI designs.
Collaborate with a team of engineers in the implementation of UI components.
Work collaboratively within a team of developers to create an intuitive UI experience.

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 3 years’ experience working in the graphics arts, interaction design field, or game development
Strong graphic design skills – including but not limited to layouts, icon creation, and font usage
Able to illustrate UI components that are consistent with Blizzard’s design philosophy
Experience building prototypes and wire-framing design flow
Strong understanding of UI and UX principals
Able to work well within a dynamic, cross-discipline, and iterative team setting
Able to understand and improve the work within the established pipeline
Excellent written and verbal communications skills

PLUSES

A passion for video games, especially Blizzard games
Game industry experience designing user interfaces for software titles
Familiar with tools such as Microsoft Blend and Photoshop
Traditional 2D illustration and composition skills
Passion for knowledge of emerging UI technology and trends

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume
Portfolio
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 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=16000WX
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Creative Recruiter

Blizzard is looking for a passionate and experienced Senior Recruiter to join our dynamic in-house Talent Acquisition team. The ideal candidate will have experience recruiting across a variety of disciplines with a concentration in games or entertainment. In this role you will be responsible for sourcing candidates, managing the end to end recruiting process, and building strong relationships with the clients you support, as well as other key stakeholders.

In this role you will support one or more of our internal games teams and will partner with the business to identify the best and brightest talent in the industry across several disciplines; design, production, art, and engineering. You will also be responsible for developing networks within the gaming and entertainment industries, as well as helping your clients understand the talent landscape.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Own and execute the end-to-end recruitment processes to hire the brightest talent in the industry
Work closely with hiring managers and business leaders to define job requirements and assist in creating compelling job descriptions that map to the Blizzard brand
Regularly engage clients and business partners to understand the needs of the businesses you support and develop a deep business acumen
Provide your businesses with regular updates on recruiting progress and trends
Own the strategy to recruit senior and niche candidates in a limited talent pool, including partnering with the internal talent sourcing team to understand and present the talent landscape to the clients you support
Maintain a current understanding of the games industry, competitive intelligence and utilize that knowledge to educate and influence your hiring managers

REQUIRED EXPERIENCES:

7+ years of hands-on recruiting experience, preferably in the video game, entertainment, or other creative/design-focused industry
Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field of study
Experience managing multiple hiring managers in a complex environment
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills
Results-oriented mindset with a track record of successful hiring metrics
Effective multi-tasking and time management skills

PLUSES

2+ years of experience in the gaming industry, animation, visual effects, comics or related industries
A mix of industry and agency experience throughout your career

APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume
Cover letters are optional. Should you choose to add one please include anything that is not on your resume that relates to your passion and experience around games and/or the entertainment industry.

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=16000Y9
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Senior Technical Artist, Rigging

The minions of hell grow stronger! Our family of diabolically talented developers is expanding. Our backgrounds are varied but we all share a passion for the dark, gothic, and macabre. If you value a tightknit group that celebrates self-expression and a multi-disciplinary approach, then join us on the Diablo team! Blizzard Entertainment is looking for an exceptionally skilled technical animator to work on all things Diablo.
Your tools and pipeline knowledge will give our team what they need to hack and slash through hordes of demons. You will help the animation team define, create, maintain and streamline the animation pipeline and processes for combat and monster slaying. Your responsibilities include forging tools, writing scripts and building rigs. You take on quests that will have you assisting with animation and dynamics such as in-game physics for cloth and ragdoll, as well as working with other teams to ensure that character models satisfy technical and animation needs.
Our ideal candidate possesses extensive experience working with 3D animation tools, the creation of character based rigs, as well as a deep understanding of good game play communication. You also work well in an environment of peers who are passionate about Diablo, have a basic knowledge of animation, enjoy making great games, killing demons and getting loot!

REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of 3 years’ experience designing, creating, and supporting complex character, facial and weapon rigs in Maya (or equivalent 3D program)
Extensive experience building tools to improve animation, rigging, and / or character pipelines
Able to own the skinning process for a variety of characters, garments, and gear
High level scripting experience with Python (or equivalent scripting language) to automate the character animation process
Self-driven, good communicator, and a great team-player
Previously shipped AAA PC or console titles in an equivalent role

PLUSES

Strong passion for developing games
Knowledge and understanding of the Diablo universe
Fundamental animation skills

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Resume
Cover Letter which should include
Why you are interested in working at Blizzard
What games you are currently playing
Portfolio demonstrating relevant artistic skills required
Only online artwork submissions will be accepted (e.g. website, blog or online album)
Must be willing to complete an art test if requested to do so
**Only submittals 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=16000X2
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