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Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting Lighting And Compositing, Senior Producer, Surfacing/Look Dev TD, Associate Graphic Designer, Motion Story Artist, Senior Sound Designer & Associate Sound Designer

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Lighting And Compositing – Temp

The Blizzard Entertainment cinematics team is seeking an experienced lighting /compositing artist (Temp) to jump into working on Blizzard’s imaginative worlds. We are looking for someone with the experience and passion to make our shots epic. If you’re interested in diving into that which makes up the worlds of World of Warcraft (WoW), Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, and other interesting projects, come join us!

Responsibilities

Design and implement lighting of characters and environments for shots that meet and enhance the given art direction.
Maintain the overall look, color balance, and quality for assigned shots and sequences to create uniformity in all finished work.
Fully understands an “iteration intensive” shot pipeline.
Work with FX department for integrating and developing FX.
Working closely with visual effects supervisors, producers and the lighting / compositing supervisor.
Ultimately responsible for completing all lighting and compositing of shots.

Requirements

A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the feature film or commercial production environment
A strong knowledge of Nuke, Maya, Linux, Renderman, Redshift, and can easily adapt to a new pipeline and proprietary lighting tools
Able to plan and execute complex 3D lighting scenes, including working with layers and passes
Able to determine best approach to solve lighting and compositing challenges and develop final overall look
Able to perform all tasks associated with the compositing and lighting process, including 2D tracking, layering of elements, color grading, roto work, projection of elements, and extensive 3D compositing
Accountable for meeting productivity and quota targets

Pluses

Experience in working in a full 3D Animated Pipeline
Required Application Materials

Resume
Cover Letter
Portfolio Requirements

Provide a demo reel and demo reel description of you work per shot
Demo reel should display a firm artistic understanding of light and composition
Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!

Apply here:- https://careers.blizzard.com/en-us/openings/oXnp4fwx
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Senior Producer – Cinematics Sound

Blizzard Entertainment’s cinematic sound department is seeking a talented senior producer with post production experience to provide support for multiple Blizzard Entertainment franchises. As a member of the cinematic audio production team you will have an array of responsibilities spawning across multiple projects and disciplines.
The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background in audio, music, and video post-production pipelines as well as project and organizational management. The position will work closely with the senior cinematic audio producer to interface with picture editors, cinematic directors, producers, and sound supervisors, to support a variety of content for varying projects that includes promotional media, web videos, trailers, logos, inward-facing content, etc. Excellent written and verbal communications skills, in addition to solid interpersonal skills as you must be able to interact well with other departments and a multitude of clients.
Interested candidates should be comfortable working under tight deadlines, have excellent organizational and time management skills, is comfortable taking direction and criticism, is easily adaptable to shifting priorities, and is able to work with equal effectiveness, both solo and as part of a project team.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Take ownership for sound projects in support of cinematics and media, seeing them successfully through production.
Coordinate, track, and manage project resources to ensure projects are completed on schedule and are of top quality.
Facilitate communications with other producers, sound designers, voice directors, composers, audio / video technicians and stakeholders from other teams.
Source, vet, and manage relationships with external vendors as appropriate in support of audio development.
Manage budget planning as well as execution to budget.
Take responsibility for finding appropriate solutions to problems and challenges as they arise within the group.
Maintain clear notes in meetings / reviews to send out immediately after and depicts clear action items.
Contribute to a positive and constructive work environment.

Requirements

A minimum of 6 years’ industry experience in a video game or post production setting with a minimum of 3 AAA shipped titles or equivalent film / television credits
Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience
Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite including Microsoft Project
Strong understanding of project management methodologies
Experience owning and managing budgets
Experience in managing large quantities of assets and complex project schedules
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Able to work well with others in a diverse and fast-paced environment
Experience facilitating teams and delivering products on time
Able to facilitate and mediate between members of the development and support teams
Strong ownership and responsibility for the work they are responsible for
Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative

Pluses

Familiar with Blizzard’s titles as well as the Blizzard “sonic brand”
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.

Apply here:- https://careers.blizzard.com/en-us/openings/o80u4fwq
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Surfacing/Look Dev TD

Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a talented, motivated, and experienced surfacing / look dev technical director (TD) to join our cinematics team. The surfacing TD must have a thorough knowledge of texture painting, shading, and rendering tools currently used in the CG / VFX industry, as well as related cross pipeline tools and workflows. They will work with technical and artistic supervisors to determine workflows, tool requirements, and asset needs for the surfacing team. This individual will also implement artist tools and workflow automation. They must be excellent communicators.

Requirements

Proficient python development skills and debugging techniques
Excellent working knowledge of Mari, Maya, Renderman, Redshift
Experience with Qt, PyQt, PySide, Ptex
Strong object oriented programming design skills
Strong understanding of the CG production process, from asset creation to final compositing
Outstanding problem-solving skills under pressure
A minimum of 2 years’ experience in developing tools, and implementing process improvements in a CG production environment
Strong verbal and written communications skills
Technical support focused

Pluses

Experience with Substance Painter / Designer, Photoshop, 3ds Max
C, C++ programming experience
Shell scripting experience (c-shell, bash, etc.)
Windows programming experience
Able to create workflows or tools in new unfamiliar areas
Generalist TD experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or similar field
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 is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!

Apply here:- https://careers.blizzard.com/en-us/openings/o9ep4fwA
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Associate Graphic Designer – Digital Marketing

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented Associate Graphic Designer to create epic digital designs that will be delivered to millions of Blizzard fans worldwide.
This person will work closely with the Senior Manager, CRM and our global brand marketing teams to create engaging and effective campaigns for all phases of the customer lifecycle and for all of Blizzard’s franchises.

Responsibilities

Build compelling, refined designs that meet CRM best practices and accurately represent each franchise and Blizzard as a whole.
Create and manage a library of key digital assets for the CRM team, such as templates, style guides, and documentation.
Iterate on core designs, identifying and proposing solutions based on industry trends and campaign analysis, continually pushing our designs forward.
Test designs using a variety of methods and quickly find improvements, solutions, or workarounds.

Requirements

Firm understanding of CRM and or Digital Marketing design best practices, including responsive design, usability, and designing for maximum deliverability
A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a CRM, email, or digital/web design role
High proficiency using Adobe Creative Suite
Strong design, layout, and conceptual design skills
A highly motivated, self-starting approach to work with a keen eye for design and very strong attention to detail
Able to be flexible while maintaining quality results in a fast-paced environment

Pluses

Experience coding with HTML and CSS
Experience with a leading CRM platform
Submission / Portfolio Requirements

Resume

URL or PDF of your portfolio
Cover Letter

Apply here:- https://careers.blizzard.com/en-us/openings/o0IL4fwh
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Motion Story Artist

The cinematics department is focused on creating industry-leading cinematic content to support all of Blizzard’s titles. We’re looking for a 2.5D graphics artist to be dedicated to various projects throughout the cinematics and creative development departments. This person must have strong Maya, Photoshop and Nuke experience, outstanding communications skills, and be highly organized. They must be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, handling multiple projects with tight deadlines. This person will be responsible for using existing art assets to create inspired animated 2 ½ D graphics, motion graphics, simple animations, and transition effects. This person will be working closely with a small team; a director, a producer, and various cinematic artists to develop and execute a high volume of exciting new content. To apply, please submit a PDF of a resume, cover letter, a URL of your reel/portfolio.
Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!
They 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 communication with the rest of the cinematics department.

Requirements

Strong knowledge of Maya, including modeling, rigging, animation, simulation
Strong knowledge of compositing software packages, preferably Nuke
Strong knowledge of Photoshop
Excellent sense of timing and camera composition
Critical eye for color, art, and animation
Able to iterate quickly and openly
Able to learn quickly and adapt to new technologies and different work methodologies
Highly self-motivated with excellent communications skills
Able to work well under tight deadlines and quick project turnover
Able to work closely with multiple directors, producers, editors and other team members
Able to troubleshoot and solve problems independently

Pluses

Working knowledge of After Effects
Knowledge of and passion for Blizzard’s game worlds and the stories told within them
Knowledge and experience using camera capture systems, camera projection and rendering techniques
Experience with Color Correction software packages and color standards

Apply here:- https://careers.blizzard.com/en-us/openings/oMoB4fwz
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Senior Sound Designer – Cinematic Audio

Blizzard Entertainment’s cinematic sound department is looking for a Senior Sound Designer with mixing experience to contribute to some of the most successful franchises in gaming history.
This candidate needs to have extensive sound design experience with demonstrable skill creating rich, detailed sounds as well as experience editing and mixing to linear picture. The candidate will work with Blizzard’s Sound Department and Video Post-Production team, interfacing with video editors, directors, producers, and sound supervisors, to deliver a variety of content for varying projects that includes promotional media, web videos, trailers, logos, inward-facing content, etc., and will be responsible for finalizing and delivering completed mixes.
The ideal candidate is equally comfortable creating compelling sound assets as he/she is behind a mixing board, working with clients. Interested candidates should be comfortable working under tight deadlines and easily adaptable to shifting priorities. Please include credits and/or a demo reel with your application.

Responsibilities

Design, edit and mix dialogue, sound effects, and music assets in both stereo and 5.1 surround
Work collaboratively with Lead Supervising Sound Designer and Audio Producer to assess scope of projects
Competencies

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Solid interpersonal skills; must be able to interact well with other departments.
Excellent organizational and time management skills. Must be comfortable working under strenuous deadlines
Able to work with equal effectiveness, both solo and as part of a project team
Comfortable taking direction and criticism

Requirements

At least 6+ years of industry experience in a video game or post production setting
4 or more shipped AAA titles or equivalent film credits in a sound design/mixer role
Proven skills regarding mixing dialog, music, and sound effects for a large variety of projects in both stereo and 5.1
Proven skills regarding editing and conforming sound-to-picture
Extremely versed in working inside of Protools (Mac)
Experience using both Windows and Macintosh operating systems

Pluses

Familiarity with Blizzard’s titles as well as the Blizzard “brand”
Familiarity with a large variety of audio plugins

Apply here:- https://careers.blizzard.com/en-us/openings/ofbw4fwK
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Associate Sound Designer

The World of Warcraft Sound team is looking for an associate level sound designer. The ideal candidate must possess great enthusiasm, demonstrate a willingness to learn and have a true passion for and desire to work in game audio. The associate sound designer works closely with the game audio supervisor and producer and will be working in conjunction with other members of the WoW sound design team in order to complete their tasks. Through this process the candidate will learn and improve skillsets in commercial and proprietary software and the tools required to perform the assigned tasks. In addition, the candidate will gain experience and grow proficiencies in various forms of sound content creation processes and manipulation techniques including: sound design & editing, voiceover editing & processing, music editing, conforming sound to picture, and game audio implementation. This person must be comfortable working in a highly dynamic professional studio environment and interfacing with other designers, actors, artists, producers.

Requirements

Strong passion for designing fantasy based sounds for a massively multiplayer online game.
Strong desire to learn cutting edge sound design techniques and growing their own skillset.
Strong desire to continuously bring otherworldly creatures, environments and spells to life.
Moderate experience using a digital audio workstation (Pro Tools, Nuendo, Ableton, etc..).
Basic engineering skills necessary to help set up and prepare for voice recording sessions.
Some experience recording sound in the field utilizing portable field recorders.
Some experience recording sound in a controlled studio environment (Foley).
Must be comfortable working in a professional recording studio environment.
Must understand modern recording techniques and signal processing equipment.
Must be comfortable with direct supervision of their work by audio lead and fellow designers.
Basic knowledge of editing, conforming and mixing sound-to-picture.
Experience using and troubleshooting both Windows and Macintosh operating systems.
Must understand the role that sound plays in helping create player immersion and the furthering of a storyline.

Pluses

Experience playing World of Warcraft and knowledge of the existing soundscape of the game.
Development experience working on sound for a published game title.
To apply, please upload a PDF of your Resume and Cover Letter.
Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!

Apply here:- https://careers.blizzard.com/en-us/openings/ohiE4fw1
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