Stanford University - Internship - UX/UI Design

Activision Blizzard

The Facts:

Timing: Summer 2018

Location: Albany, NY; Northern & Southern CA; Madison, WI; Boulder, CO


Role Description: 

Activision Blizzard is looking for a talented game designer with a critical eye for technical details and a passion for programming and problem solving.  A successful Technical Designer will also have a strong design sense and an ability to create content and features that millions of fans are going to love. We are looking for someone to join our talented team as we continue to develop the best gameplay experiences in the industry. 


What would you be doing?

  • Translate gameplay high level ideas into visual functional UI designs
  • Competently assist in design of UI flow and function
  • Implement UI design assets in game
  • Create robust gameplay components and tools for the content team 
  • Maintain usability and quality of gameplay components in levels 
  • Work closely with other disciplines to implement game mechanics 
  • Take feedback from the design team to improve workflows and support features 
  • The ability to dissect and discuss level design in recent games


Internship Requirements

  • Majoring in game design, computer science or related field
  • Game knowledge and an understanding of the design principles behind games 
  • Able to collaborate with other engineers and designers 
  • Ability to work well in a fluid, changing environment as creative challenges evolve


Recommended Skills

  • C/C++ experience
  • Knowledge of scripting languages such as Python, Lua, or similar scripting language 
  • Experience with a game engine and scripting languages (i.e. LUA)
  • Strong aptitude in math and analytical thinking
  • Have playable examples of finished shooter levels or mods

**Please include a link to your online code  or portfolio sample on you resume**


Great Games Start with Great People!  This is an exciting time to join us!


Ask anyone who works at Activision, or with Activision, their favorite thing about it, and they’ll tell you, it’s the people. We have world class brands, infrastructure and resources, but our success doesn’t come from assembly lines producing widgets. Our success comes from people producing greatness together. We are nothing without our employee’s brilliance. So if you’re interested in our biggest priority, it’s the people.


Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, Activision operates at the intersection of technology, entertainment, esports, and consumer products. Activision is more than just the leading developer and publisher of video games, we are the creators of some of the world’s biggest, most ground-breaking titles in the industry. Our portfolio includes Call of Duty®, Skylanders®, and Destiny®.

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