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Associate Live-Services Designer

Foster City California 94404 United States of America
10 days ago

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Associate Live-Services Designer

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Job Description:

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Located in the San Francisco Bay Area and Melbourne, Australia – we’re the video game development team behind Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare and Call of Duty®: WWII . Since our founding in 2009, our greatest passion has been making AAA games. The strength of our team makes us not only excellent at what we do, but also how we do it. We firmly believe in supporting our talented employees to be the best they can be. Here at Sledgehammer Games, everyone is a game maker.

We’re focused on constantly evolving, innovating and taking risks – which are some of the most rewarding aspects of game development. With world-class audio, design, engineering and art teams, we’ve been able to achieve some of the highest-quality game execution of any studio in the industry. We love what we do and work hard to make sure that each new game we make is even better than the last. Creativity is key, and we’re looking for talented game developers for our exciting next project.

Sledgehammer Games is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, please visit us at or search for Sledgehammer Games on your favorite social media platform. Want to hear what it’s like at the studio directly from current employees? Check out our #LifeatSHG developer profiles:

Your Mission

As an A ssociate Live-Services D esigner , you’ll plan, design and implement Live-Services content and progre ssion systems . Your focus will be creating strong player engagement week after week, offering meaningful exciting rewards , unique modes and activities and a refreshing metagame . You’ll work and train with our excellent Live-Services team to achieve a best-in-class quality experience that r esponds to our players and rewards them for their time.

In addition to on-the-job training your responsibilities include:

  • Implement player progression and itemization
  • Documenting Live-Services features and updating documentation as it evolves
  • Balance earn rates, rewards , challenges and missions
  • Track player progress and perception using data from analytics and community reports
  • Brainstorm content and communicate those ideas to all departments
  • Collaborate and provide feedback to other departments
  • Deep understanding of our game, our audience and competing products
  • Strongly advocate for the best possible player experience

Player Profile

Minimum Requirements:

  • 1+ years of experience designing games
  • 1+ years of Live-Services experience
  • Deep understanding of current FPS games and current Live-Services multiplayer games
  • Proven mastery of game documentation, creativ e brainstorming and working effectively with a creative team

Extra Credit:

  • Programming/Scripting experience – C++, C#, Lua or other languages
  • Previous experience working on an online multiplayer title

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty ®, World of Warcraft® , Overwatch ®, Diablo ®, Candy Crush ™ and Bubble Witch ™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment . We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Sledgehammer Games 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.


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