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    It’s time to step up the plate, Blizzard has posted the official job opening for the Diablo 3 Game Director position. Now before you apply, keep in mind what you will have to endure, this is not a position for the faint hearted.

    Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a highly creative individual with outstanding communication skills, proven experience in creative direction, and a track record of shipping AAA titles to lead our future efforts in creating epic video games.

    Responsibilities

    • Be the vision holder for the game, set the creative goals for the team.
    • Direct game design while successfully partnering with the production director to deliver an epic gaming experience.
    • Evangelize games to the player community via press announcements, forum posts, interviews, and public appearances.
    • Establish and maintain a creative environment, resolve personnel challenges, motivate qualified developers, and foster a culture of success.
    • Maintain an awareness of global player behavior and customs to ensure that design decisions are relevant for a majority of regions.
    • Coach, and guide creative team members toward achieving their career goals.
    • Stakeholder in studio level strategy, and provide an active voice in resolving global issues.

    Requirements

    • Knowledgeable and passionate about Diablo
    • A minimum of 5 years’ directing video game development
    • Shipped multiple AAA products as a game director, creative director, or in a senior development role
    • Outstanding communications and relationship-building skills
    • Recognized ability to guide and inspire large development teams
    • Able to work well in a team environment and communicate effectively with all development disciplines: programming, art, design, sound, 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
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
    • A love for Blizzard Entertainment games

    Pluses

    • Experience developing online video games, and / or role-playing games
    • International game experience
    • Higher educational degree

    Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and its affiliated companies is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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