AVAILABLE POSITIONS Art Director – Harry Potter

Zynga is looking for a world-class Art Director to lead one of our most successful games –Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells. The Art Director will lead the visual development process and talented team of artists while regularly collaborating with Production, Design, Engineering, and Product Management. Beyond the ability to meet production deadlines and business goals, this position requires imagination, a strategic mind, and an eye for quality and brand authenticity – as the Art Director is ultimately accountable for work that will be seen and experienced by millions of players and Potter fans every day. Also, you are a Harry Potter fan too!

Main Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all released art content is consistent and high quality.
  • Creating documentation and presentations around visual direction.
  • Collaborate with Directors and Design to set appropriate tone both at a strategic level, and on a feature-by-feature basis.
  • Strategize production pipelines from both creative and technical standpoints.
  • Continually improve and optimize the art development and art production processes.
  • Assist Producers in developing roadmaps, tracking documents and task assignments.
  • Ensure feature estimates are accurately scoped and planned.
  • Set goals and objectives for the art team.
  • Lead inter-department communications as they relate to art.
  • Guide, mentor, and assist with hiring/recruiting of team members, source freelancers and external studios as needed.
  • Lead both formal and informal critique, and work through leads to disseminate feedback.
  • Manage and mentor Art Leads.
  • Support the team’s career development. 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Passionate about games – zynga games, a plus!
  • 5+ years of experience managing a creative team.
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of multiple creative disciplines and how they function in the gaming pipeline.
  • Knowledge of software like Creative Suite, Perforce, JIRA, Unity.
  • Strong understanding of 2D and 3D development pipelines.
  • High level of EQ and communication skills.
  • Skilled in providing effective creative feedback.
  • Masterful at developing pipelines and processes.
  • Be well versed in the market and competition.
  • Have shipped 2+ mobile titles. 
  • Experienced in both new game development and live ops
  • A fan of the Harry Potter franchise!

What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary and generous bonus plan
  • ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution
  • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits
  • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid maternity/parental leave
  • Subsidized Back-up child care
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups
  • Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players

Hiring Update: The safety of our candidates and team members is our top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our workforce transitioned to working from home, with all interviewing and onboarding being conducted virtually until further notice.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse and talented workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds to join us!

We will consider all qualified job-seekers with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities in order to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at AccommodationRequest@zynga.com to request an accommodation associated with your application for an open position.

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