Senior Game Designer, Commanders

The StarCraft 2 team is searching for a talented senior designer to help develop compelling new commanders for our Co-op Missions mode.

Candidates should have an in-depth knowledge of StarCraft 2 and comprehensive experience in Co-op Missions’ diverse mechanics. Most importantly, we want someone who is deeply passionate about game design and able to champion a vision all the way through development.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute to game vision and overall game design.
  • Own and drive features from concept to completion.
  • Mentor and guide other designers.
  • Design compelling Co-op Missions commanders with unique game mechanics using StarCraft 2 design principles.
  • Create high level commander concepts, progression upgrades, in game research, achievements, mastery power, and overall balance.
  • Capture the fantasy of iconic characters in the StarCraft 2 universe.
  • Continual iteration on the balance of commanders in the Co-op Missions mode, based on feedback from the team and community.

Requirements

  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience in a game design role with at least one shipped title.
  • Experience owning and driving full features or game modes.
  • Experience designing player characters, enemies, abilities, weapons, or power-ups.
  • Absolute passion for playing and making video games.
  • Extensive knowledge of the StarCraft universe.
  • A positive and self-driven attitude with the ability to be collaborative in a team environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of the Co-op Missions mode, and the mechanics of its many commanders.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Pluses

  • Multiple max level commanders in Co-op Missions, and/or a high Mastery level.
  • StarCraft 2 Multiplayer and Esports knowledge.
  • Experience with the StarCraft 2 Galaxy Editor or other game editors.
  • Experience with scripting game logic.
  • Proficient in Excel.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

Required Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Cover letter which should include: Why you are interested in working at Blizzard, what games you are currently playing, and your experience with StarCraft 2.

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