Senior Systems Designer, Overwatch

About the Employer

Team Name:

Overwatch

Job Title:

Senior Systems Designer, Overwatch

Requisition ID:

R004255

Job Description:

The Overwatch team is looking for an accomplished system designer! You have 5 years of experience or more in designing various systems. You have the knowledge to create deep systems that are both easy to understand and use. You are capable of driving your design from start to finish. You understand the project vision and think of the user experience in everything you do.

You enjoy working with a team that strives for greatness, sharing ideas, and assignments in a collaborative, iterative fashion. You have proven experience in system design and a strong aptitude for critical thinking and analysis. You are passionate about video games, knowledgeable about Overwatch, and are excited to contribute to the overall success of the game!

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.

Requirements

  • 5 years of experience as a system designer

  • Able to communicate effectively with programming, design, art, and production

  • Strong sense of what makes a fun and compelling experience for game systems

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Strong game design philosophies/understanding

  • Exceptional interpersonal and verbal and written communications skills

  • Outstanding self-motivation and initiative

  • Extensive experience developing or playing first-person shooters

  • Passion for video games, especially Blizzard Entertainment titles

Pluses

  • Design experience on a multiplayer coop game

  • Design experience on progression systems

  • Good knowledge of scripting languages

  • User Interface design experience

  • Prior work experience or education in other (non-design) disciplines: art, programming, production, or sound

Required Application Materials

  • Resume

  • 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!

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.