Game Producer, Tech Art - Overwatch

Activision
Irvine California 92618 United States of America
1 month ago
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Team Name:

Overwatch

Job Title:

Game Producer, Tech Art - Overwatch

Requisition ID:

R018025

Job Description:

Soldiers, scientists, adventurers, oddities…game producers? The Overwatch team, passionate gamers at heart, is looking for a new hero to help us make Overwatch 2 - the globe-spanning sequel to Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed team-based FPS game.

Members of the Overwatch 2 team are driven to make the most fun and compelling experiences for our players. As a Game Producer for Art, you will spend your days collaborating with the teams responsible Overwatch 2’s amazing visuals, from building the vibrant streets of Rio, to animating Junkrat’s crazy antics. Our goal is to always surprise and delight our players.

We believe in maximum visibility and communication at the team level and with the people who play our game. This philosophy, along with the Blizzard values of “Gameplay First” and “Play Nice, Play Fair,” has made the original Overwatch one of Blizzard's most successful games, and it has forged a bond of trust with our worldwide player community that is extremely important to the development of Overwatch 2.

Are you the hero that has what it takes to coordinate Animators, Character, Environment, and Technical artists to deliver the inspirational art of Overwatch? If you are passionate about what you do and how you do it, we’d love to hear from you!

This is a full-time position at our office in Irvine, California.

Responsibilities :

  • Drive pipeline development for one or more art disciplines
  • Own resource planning for art departments, coordinating across multiple projects
  • Partner with art leads to foster artist growth and build a strong team culture
  • Maintain and communicate department roadmaps, schedules and capacity
  • Help define and communicate dates and deadlines to the team in an effective manner and drive the completion of goals
  • Facilitate and manage healthy communication throughout the team. Champion the team and its members. Foster a culture of open collaboration and trust
  • Identify, communicate, and work to resolve challenges that may prevent our team or our development partners from achieving goals on time
  • Communicate frequently with the production team on status, risks, and opportunities
  • Define and refine processes and workflows throughout the team

Requirements :

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience working as a Producer or Project Manager on a game
  • Shipped at least one game or multiple large live updates in an art production role
  • Demonstrable ability to create, track, and maintain department schedules, and facilitate complicated resource planning across multiple projects
  • Skill to communicate effectively, correctly, and succinctly with key stakeholders
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and able to drive towards clarity, strong collaborative problem solver
  • Knowledge of software development and project management, including agile frameworks

Pluses :

  • Prior experience in a animation, modeling , or technical art (skinning, rigging) related development role
  • Having an eye for art, and a n interest in fostering the creative process
  • Experience with online games
  • Expertise with Jira, Confluence, or comparable applications
  • Familiarity with art development tools Photoshop, Maya, ZBrush or comparable applications
  • BA / BS (or equivalent)

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.

Accommodation Request: We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to talentacquisition@blizzard.com . General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply

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We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered! Subject to eligibility requirements, the Company offers comprehensive benefits including:

Eligibility to participate in these benefits may vary for part time and temporary full-time employees and interns with the Company. You can learn more by visiting https://www.benefitsforeveryworld.com/ .

In the U.S., the standard base pay range for this role is $29.81 - $55.14 Hourly. This base pay range is for the U.S. and is not applicable to locations outside of the U.S. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location. In addition to a competitive base pay, employees in this role may be eligible for incentive compensation. Incentive compensation is not guaranteed. Create Your Profile — Game companies can contact you with their relevant job openings.
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