Game Designer, Live/Balance

About the Employer

Team Name:

Heroes of the Storm

Job Title:

Game Designer, Live/Balance

Requisition ID:

R003854

Job Description:

The Heroes of the Storm team is looking for a talented balance/live designer! The perfect candidate has extensive knowledge about the live game environment and a passion for making the game as fun and fair as possible. You are a problem solver who can balance thinking analytically with knowing when to follow your instincts. You can work alongside a small but dedicated team that constantly tries to improve the game by sharing ideas and finding new ways to evolve what makes the game fun. You are experienced in game design and understand how to use existing game systems to their fullest in order to make great content and smart decisions.

COVID-19 Hiring Update: We’ve transitioned to a work-from-home model and we’re continuing to interview and hire during this time. This role is expected to begin as a remote position. We understand each person’s circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible interim options.

Responsibilities

  • Work alongside a small team of passionate designers to constantly balance and update Heroes and their associated Talent Trees

  • Work closely with analytics and telemetry to make meaningful and well-thought-out changes to the game

  • Identify challenges with gameplay mechanics, game content, and workflow processes while finding creative solutions to roadblocks

  • Be able to look at the game holistically and bring a fresh perspective that helps strengthen and evolve the foundational design pillars of Heroes of the Storm

Requirements

  • 2+ years of experience in game design or related development experience

  • Strong sense for what makes a game balanced and fun

  • Extensive and deep knowledge of Heroes of the Storm and its live game-state

  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills

  • Absolute passion for playing and making great games

  • Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative

Pluses

  • Familiarity with the StarCraftII Editor - able to do light scripting and weave triggers, data, and .XML

  • The ability to help lead, guide, and inspire other team members through hard work and dedication

  • Advanced education in the creative or technical field of study

  • Experience in designing player vs. player experiences

  • Previous balance design experience

Application Requirements

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Design portfolio is optional

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!

Job Status: Full-Time

Primary Location: United States-CA-Irvine

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.