Game Director

5 - 7 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/21/18
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/21/18

Pull up a chair and join us by the Hearth!  Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a Game Director who has phenomenal communication skills, proven experience in creative direction, strong ability in system design, a C’Thun card and a stellar track record of shipping AAA games to lead Hearthstone into the future.   With 10 Mana Crystals at the ready, you’ll be leading the charge for a highly talented team to continuously strive to make the game the best experience as possible. Experience driving and communicating a clear vision in a highly-collaborative environment, managing and mentoring creative designers, and being a true partner to Engineering, Art, Audio and Production is essential. Blizzard offers a fun, creative, and technically challenging environment with excellent compensation and a full range of benefits.

Responsibilities

  • Be the vision holder for Hearthstone, setting the overall vision and direction for the game.
  • Direct game design while successfully partnering with the production, art, technical, and business directors to deliver and maintain an epic gaming experience.
  • Interact with the player community via press announcements, forum posts, interviews, and public appearances.
  • Coach and guide creative team members toward achieving their career goals.
  • Establish and maintain a creative environment, resolve personnel challenges, motivate qualified developers, and foster a culture of success.
  • Partner with company leadership to align on goals and make sure all perspectives are represented.

Requirements

  • Knowledgeable and passionate about Hearthstone.
  • A minimum of 5 years leading or directing video game development.
  • Outstanding communications and relationship-building skills. 
  • Proven ability to guide and inspire an industry leading development team.
  • Able to work well in a team environment and communicate effectively with all development disciplines: engineering, art, design, audio, and production.
  • Exhibited ability to coach and mentor employees at all levels of an organization.
  • Great sense for what makes a game fun to play.
  • Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative.

Pluses

  • Shipped multiple AAA products as a game director or creative director.
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