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Company Name:
ArenaNet
Location:
Bellevue, Washington
Country:
United States
Job Type:
Production
Position type:
Internship
Platform
PC / Windows
Experience Level:
Not Applicable
Education:
High School or equivalent

Commerce Production Internship

With multiple gaming awards such as: 2012 Time Magazine’s #1 Game of the year, Gamespot’s PC game of the year and countless other awards, our multi-award winning studio employs over 300 people and is taking the MMO gaming world by storm.  With 3 Million players and growing since launch, this is a fantastic opportunity to help contribute to continuing worldwide success and gain valuable experience in the game development industry.

Features
Small cohort. Work and learn with a tight-knit team of producers.
Professional environment. Hone your skills on-site in the ArenaNet studios, working alongside top industry professionals in a dedicated workspace. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable skills and mentoring.
Meaningful work. You'll be tasked with a variety of production assignments that contribute to the success of the company. 
Compensation: $14/Hour.
Regular work hours. Work Monday through Friday during usual business hours for the duration of the program.
Idyllic location in the Pacific Northwest. Enrollees are expected to relocate to the Bellevue, WA area at their own expense. Bellevue is in the beautiful greater Seattle area, which offers a wide range of cultural and natural activities.

Responsibilities

  • This role focuses on working closely with the Commerce team and the Production Intern will be responsible for updating the Production team on any updates with the Commerce team. Other production work will also be included.
  • Ideal candidates should have a consistently positive attitude; understand the concept of file paths, taking notes for distribution to teams and following up on issues with the Production team. There will be a significant amount of coordination that is required both with internal and external teams as well as stakeholders.
  • This is also an excellent opportunity to partner with producers to learn high-level scheduling techniques, the use of modern project software based on Scrum and Agile for day-to-day tracking and the execution of projects.

Wants

  • Passionate gamer that enjoys the production process and working with others to create a quality product.
  • Detail-Oriented individual who is well organized and able to keep people on task.
  • Comfortable with PCs and has familiarity with MMOs.

Desirable

  • Guild Wars 2 Experience (at least one character that is level 45+)
  • Experience with the GW2 Black Lion Trading Company
  • Previous experience with Commerce platforms
  • Previous experience with game development
  • Experience with Scrum and/or Agile

Many of the above responsibilities are trainable. We are first and foremost looking for bright and articulate candidates who we can train and mentor into dynamic contributors. Previous experience with some level of internal game development, either through a previous intern experience or through school is a plus. This role is focused on collaboration and facilitation, reporting into Production.

A casual, friendly work environment, a competitive salary, and more are all part of what makes ArenaNet a great place to work.

In your resume, please include relevant experience from school or the industry and your level of comfort with PC’s and technology. Also, and this is important, in your resume please include a section called “Games Played.” This section should list at least 3 games you have been playing lately (any platform, any genre) and what you thought about them (liked them, hated them) and why. Finally, if you have been playing GW2, let us know character type and max level achieved.