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Senior Systems Designer - Diablo Immortal

Blizzard Entertainment
Irvine, CA 92606
  • Job Code
    R019424
Team Name:
Diablo Immortal

Job Title:
Senior Systems Designer - Diablo Immortal

Requisition ID:
R019424

Job Description:

The minions of Hell are growing stronger...

Join us as we write a new chapter in the Diablo universe! Diablo Immortal, an action RPG mobile game set in the world of Sanctuary, allows players to slay demons anywhere, at any time, in the palm of their hands!

As a Senior Systems Designer, you'll work with the team to ensure the game systems and game content work well together. You'll explore our deep progression systems, a variety of end-game activities, player-to-player social interactions, and how the content presented ties it all together.

Diablo Immortal is a full-fledged action RPG crafted from the ground up for mobile. You will join a veteran team of developers with a shared vision to radically set the standard of what a mobile game can be. We value team-players who can provide constructive input, collaborate, and iterate in steadfast pursuit of quality.

Responsibilities:

  • Help architect new gameplay systems with deep progression elements
  • Shape gameplay systems in a way that deliver and improve player fantasy
  • Apply numerical analysis to evaluate the balance of game systems such as combat, itemization, and progression.
  • Make sure our systems mesh well within the world of Diablo
  • Work with our UX team to find elegant ways to present players with potentially sophisticated systems
  • Work with our research team to identify key test metrics
  • Synthesize player feedback, aggregate data into practical game initiatives
  • Collaborate and build relationships with designers, writers, and partners


Key Attributes:

  • Able to communicate effectively verbally, in writing, and using other mediums (such as pictures, videos and illustrations)
  • Excellent grasp of standard mathematics, statistics, and probability as it pertains to game design and game balance.
  • Clear, effective communication with a wide variety of designers, artists, and engineers
  • A positive and hard-working demeanor with the ability to be collaborative in a team environment


Requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years' experience in the video game industry with at least 2 years working on systems for an RPG or MMO.
  • Experience designing player classes, monster abilities, or encounters
  • Experience designing progression systems and implementation, such as itemization, or an elder game progression system
  • Experience integrating game systems within lore-appropriate content

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.

Pluses:

  • Strong familiarity with Diablo IP
  • Design experience on a multiplayer RPG game
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • User Interface design experience
  • Prior experience on a game during live operations
  • Published titles demonstrating excellent design ability
  • Previous experience designing for mobile devices
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Fluent in Chinese (Mandarin)

Application Materials:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter, including:
  • What games you are currently playing
  • Your experience with PC and mobile game design


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.

Rewards

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:

  • Medical, dental, vision, health savings account or health reimbursement account, healthcare spending accounts, dependent care spending accounts, life and AD&D insurance, disability insurance;
  • 401(k) with Company match, tuition reimbursement, charitable donation matching;
  • Paid holidays and vacation, paid sick time, floating holidays, compassion and bereavement leaves, parental leave;
  • Mental health & wellbeing programs, fitness programs, free and discounted games, and a variety of other voluntary benefit programs like supplemental life & disability, legal service, ID protection, rental insurance, and others;
  • If the Company requires that you move geographic locations for the job, then you may also be eligible for relocation assistance.

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 $80,800.00 - $149,400.00 Annual. 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.





Posted: 2023-01-10 Expires: 2023-02-08
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