Lead Campaign Designer at Activision Blizzard (Madison, WI)

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Job Title: Lead Campaign Designer

Requisition ID: R012077

Job Description:
Why Raven?

Here at Raven, we pride ourselves on our unique vision for the industry that continues to inspire us after more than 30 years. We developed a team that cares about one another, our games, and our players. We treat each other with respect. We bring no egos. We focus on what is best for the game. We hire stunning peers. We own our mistakes. As we enter the next exciting chapter of our story, we are looking for people to grow with us. If you want to work with a world-class team, on exciting new projects, then apply today! We look forward to hearing from you.

Your Mission

Your mission is to inspire, mentor, and lead one of our campaign design team towards creating a highly cinematic player-first experience that will be enjoyed by millions of gamers across the globe. You will be a trusted gatekeeper for performance, efficiency, and quality. You will provide your team with guidance, goals, opportunities, and resources. Our Lead Designers are role-models that not only manages the team through challenge and change, but also builds up individuals into highly engaged, efficient, and effective teammates. You must thrive in a challenging and often ambiguous environment. An agile and flexible mindset is also necessary since this position actively partners with a variety of internal and external partners. Above all, we are looking for an innovative and dedicated leader to help tell our story.

You will
  • Collaborate with Creative Directors, Designers, Engineers, Artists, Producers, and Animators to deliver world-class player experiences.
  • Research subject matter relating to objectives to ensure an authentic experience.
  • Be a proactive self-starter that can independently execute high-level direction.
  • Clearly and effectively pitch designs and features using multimedia tools.
  • Be a trusted gatekeeper for performance, efficiency, and quality.
  • Guide the careers of other campaign designers through mentoriship and 1:1 meetings
  • Champion missions from inception to ship.
  • Work in a C-style scripting language to create engaging, fun, unique, and highly polished moments.
  • Provide your team with guidance, goals, opportunities, and resources.
  • Possess a comprehensive understanding of the design process spanning all facets of the game.

You Bring

Minimum Requirements:
  • 8+ years in the games industry working in a design capacity, with at least 5 shipped title in the AAA console / PC space.
  • 5+ years as a Lead Designer, with at least 2 shipped titles as a Lead Designer.
  • Ability to lead by example echoed through a professional and egoless personality.
  • Rock-solidcommunication skills.
  • Solid experience with programming/scripting languages.
  • An expert understanding of modern single-player design with ability to clearly discuss trends.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Hunger for gaming (especially online) with a broad range of game experience.
  • Expertise in creating high and low-level documentation using tools like Power Point, Word, Excel, Visio, etc.

Extra Points:
  • Profound understanding of the Call of Duty franchise.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the FPS games space.
  • Prior experience working on a AAA first-person shooter.

About Activision

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology, and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty ®, World of Warcraft® , Overwatch ®, Diablo ®, Candy Crush ™ and Bubble Witch ™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional, and financial well-being for 'Every World' - we've got our employees covered!

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Raven Software 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.
More Information on Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard operates in the News + Entertainment industry. The company is located in Santa Monica, CA. Activision Blizzard was founded in 2022. It has 1486 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 187 open jobs at Activision Blizzard, click here.
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