Game Director

Bellevue, Washington, United States
6 days ago



We’re ArenaNet. We make the games we want to play and infuse them with innovation, hand-crafted detail, and creative passion. As developer and publisher of the award-winning Guild Wars game series, we’re proud to share our passion for the online worlds we’ve created with over 11 million players worldwide.


As the Game Director, you are responsible for leading the strategic and creative vision. You will forge all creative aspects of the project into a unified experience that delight the vast global Guild Wars audience. Not only will you partner with the directors and leads of all disciplines on the game to deliver an experience consistent with the Guild Wars quality bar, but also oversee seamlessly blending development of live games as a service and expansion features and content to surprise and delight our players for years to come. You are ultimately responsible for ensuring the the game is beloved by the Guild Wars community, continues to be viewed as innovative in a crowded marketplace, and sustainable for years to come.

What else you ask? You will work closely with the leaders on the team to coordinate team culture, development tenets, ensuring a growth mindset and driving the studio always towards a process of constant improvement. Additionally, you are responsible for determining product goals and pillars and ensuring every developer on the team is aware of the goals of the product, the pillars and innovations the team is focusing on, and how they as a developer fit into achieving that goal.

You hold discipline directors and leads accountable for the quality and accuracy of work their group produces. You work with your Leadership team to ensure all disciplines are aligned and bringing all necessary resources to bear on each new game release. As a lead who succeeds by delegating, you understand the core of this role is to set overall creative goals and vision, and then trust the Discipline Leads and their teams to execute on that vision while trusting but verifying to ensure consistent alignment. You seek out the best ideas and swap out lesser ideas for better ones, regardless of the source.

Finally, you will partner with the community team to ensure our players understand the teams development goals, see a roadmap for the games future that makes their investment feel worthwhile, and when things go wrong you’re one of the first lines of communication to own our failures and our learnings.



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