Blizzard Entertainment Recruiting Senior Producer, Surfacing/Look Dev TD & Senior Sound Designer
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.
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
Familiar With Blizzard’s Titles As Well As The Blizzard “Sonic Brand”
Required Application Materials
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/o80u4fwq
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
A minimum of 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
Familiarity with Blizzard’s titles as well as the Blizzard “brand”
Familiarity with a large variety of audio plugins
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/ofbw4fwK
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