Lead Game Designer, World of Warcraft

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World of Warcraft

Job Title:

Lead Game Designer, World of Warcraft

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Job Description:

We are looking for a well-rounded lead game designer to provide project vision and leadership that will help shape the future of Azeroth. Are you passionate about World of Warcraft and excited to explore the potential of bringing the game to new audiences? Are you happiest when collaborating with diverse groups to solve problems in pursuit of a magical player experience?

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.


  • 5+ years of game design experience shipping AAA multiplayer titles.

  • A deep understanding of World of Warcraft and the principles that make the game special.

  • The ability to formulate, articulate, and champion a compelling game vision.

  • An intuitive grasp of Blizzard’s core values and design values, and the ability to instill them in others.

  • Knowledge of systems design, player experience, and emerging industry trends.

  • Exceptional spoken and written communication skills.


  • Experience leading a development team through the successful completion of a feature or project.

  • Development experience shipping MMORPG or other large-scale projects.


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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.