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Production Associate Specialist - Hardware Technology at Blizzard Entertainment in Santa Monica, California

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

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Job Title: Production Associate Specialist - Hardware Technology

Requisition ID: R013868

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Your Platform

Activision Blizzard plays a centralized role in the creation of epic entertainment by supporting our interactive gaming brands and studios with a diverse range of career opportunities across corporate functions such as Marketing, Communications, Legal, Human Resources, Finance and Supply Chain. Located in our global headquarters in Santa Monica, we encompass equal parts agility, creativity and rigor to enhance the employee and player experience. To learn more, check us out at or on Twitter at @ATVI_AB.

Your Mission

The Production Associate Specialist - Hardware Technology assists in the management of all development hardware assets, including: managing, ordering, tracking, allocating, repairing, auditing and retirement of all game development hardware (debug/development kits). They will act as the build mastering specialist for any HQ media requirements. This includes working with Quality Assurance to ensure that proper processes are in place at HQ.


  • Provide hardware to developers and production teams, IT, and QA

  • Track hardware in an appropriate system

  • Manage hardware repairs and returns

  • Provide and maintain hardware at onsite and offsite events

  • Obtain evaluate and distribute information about new technology and first-party initiatives

  • Be the first point of contact regarding development software: XDK, first party "neighborhoods", recovery discs, whitelisted profiles, etc.

  • Authoring builds for all gaming platforms

  • Extract or compose source data into raw files or disc images; reverse engineering of builds

  • Media duplication, distribution, and other tasks associated with the creation and verification of masters

  • Creating masters for First-Party submissions or QA archive

  • Perform other duties, as assigned

Player Profile

  • B.A. or B.S. in Computer Science/Entertainment-related area, or equivalent work experience

  • Demonstrated skills with asset management, game development lifecycle, and problem solving

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines

  • Demonstrated success working in a team-based environment, interfacing with multiple departments throughout an organization

  • Strong working knowledge of most popular console platforms and related peripherals and PC software/hardware

  • Two plus years in the video game industry, preferably in interactive software publishing

  • Willingness to travel

  • Maintain professionalism and composure while working under tight deadlines

Our World

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 in order 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.

Activision 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

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