Blizzard posts job ad for Diablo 3 game director

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Posted By | On 20th, Jan. 2013 Under News | Follow This Author @KartikMdgl


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Diablo 3’s game director post is now vacant due to Jay Wilson’s shift into somewhere else within the company and Blizzard has now posted a job ad for his replacement.

The game has still much to offer fans with more expansions in the pipeline along with patches for the game.

The job listing requires a candidate to have five years of experience in the game director post with multiple AAA titles shipped. He should also have knowledge about Diablo as well.

The company is also seeking other candidates for some other jobs which you can check out here.

Here’s what the listing states:

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
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