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Producer (San Francisco)

Battle.net
  • San Francisco - California , United States
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Battle.net is looking for a highly organized and enthusiastic producer with outstanding communication skills and a demonstrated aptitude for project management.

 

The Battle.net team delivers a diverse array of services and products to Blizzard customers: 

Battle.net Account and Game Sites - all aspects of the Blizzard Entertainment web presence, from flashy product marketing web sites to mission critical account-related applications, and everything in between.

Battle.net Mobile - bringing security options, increased player connection, and Blizzard Entertainment’s amazing game features to mobile devices.

Battle.net Game Service - a full-featured online game service that delivers the ultimate social and competitive experience for Blizzard Entertainment gamers everywhere.

Battle.net App – developing the next-generation Battle.net desktop client.

Battle.net Distribution - installing and patching, downloading, client streaming, cross-platform code, and low-level platform code (file systems, memory management, networking, etc.).

 

The ideal candidate must be capable of communication regarding design and technical tasks, love the act of planning, enjoy working inside a flexible team-oriented environment, be versed in project management styles and processes, and be utterly devoted to delivering quality products on time.  Self-direction and follow-up skills are a must, as well as the ability to anticipate production issues and find effective solutions.

 

We have a very collaborative environment, both inside the team and with other teams across Blizzard Entertainment, so you'll be doing a fair amount of talking and listening.  If you really must have a list of bullet points, we have them listed below, but we don't hire by bullet points, we hire people who can make the right things happen.


Responsibilities

  • Act as a project leader, and champion a consistent, organized process.    Participate in creating and improving pipelines and processes to improve team productivity and reduce risk to the schedule.
  • Provide motivation and direction to ensure that project goals, objectives, milestones, and deliverables are achieved.
  • Identify, track, manage, and resolve project issues.
  • Ensure that solutions are of acceptable quality.
  • Work with other producers to determine resources necessary to see projects through to completion.
  • Gather, document, and organize business, functional, and creative requirements for new projects from project stakeholders.
  • Follow change management processes to capture change requests, communicate impact, request stakeholder decisions, and execute changes if applicable.
  • Coordinate, track, and manage the activities of project resources to ensure that project tasks are completed on time, within scope, and at acceptable quality.
  • Contribute to a positive work environment and a healthy team culture.
  • Handle other duties as may be assigned. 

Requirements

  • A minimum of 2 years’ of experience in a production role
  • Skill in risk assessment and management
  • Strong understanding of software development processes, and project management methodologies
  • Proven experience managing schedules and project resources to achieve desired results
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills in English
  • Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative
  • A passion for video games
  • A passion for organization and planning

Pluses

  • Agile development exposure or Scrum Master certification
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Familiar with foreign languages
  • Previous programming or technical experience
  • Previous design or art experience
  • Previous experience working in web development
  • Previous experience working in mobile app development

Required Application Materials

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter telling us why you are interested in working at Blizzard and specifically Battle.net

**Only submittals with Cover Letters will be considered.


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