Mid/Senior Game Designer

Game Design Irvine, CA


Description

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented and experienced individual to serve as a balance designer for the Hearthstone team. For this position, we are considering both mid-level and senior candidates which will be determined by your interview and years of experience.

The ideal candidate will have proven experience in game design, a strong aptitude for critical thinking and analysis, outstanding people skills, boundless creativity, extensive knowledge of Hearthstone and other card games, and a longstanding passion for playing video games.

Responsibilities

  • Design, redesign, and balance Hearthstone cards and mechanics for all future card expansions.
  • Facilitate communication between designers, producers, artists, and engineers to ensure design vision and process is clearly defined and understood.
  • Build a wide variety of innovative decks to playtest with.

 

Requirements

  • Three years of industry experience (or equivalent)
  • Experience playing Hearthstone at an expert level
  • Passion for card and strategy games
  • Knowledge of and experience with Blizzard game franchises, specifically Hearthstone
  • A strong sense of what makes a gameplay experience compelling and fun

 

Pluses

  • Experience with programming or writing
  • Experience in competitive gaming, especially card and strategy games
  • Experience as a design lead on a shipped feature or project
  • Expert Hearthstone deckbuilding experience
  • Reached Legend rank within Hearthstone multiple times

 

Required Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Design one new Hearthstone card and describe why it would be a good addition to the game.
  • Please include examples of any game projects you’ve worked on, either independently or professionally.


Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work/life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences ever. Join us!