I’ve Got a New Job

Friday marked my last day as a Web Strategist for AMD. Although I was only there for a year, it was a great experience — my first working as part of a big multi-disciplinary web team for a large, multi-national organization. I learned a lot.

Why my last day? Because on Monday I start my new gig as Director of Web Production for the US division of NCsoft.

NCsoft PlayNC web site
NCsoft’s PlayNC web site

For those who aren’t into gaming, NCsoft makes massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPGs). These include:

  • Tabula Rasa
  • Guild Wars
  • City of Heroes
  • Lineage and Lineage 2
  • Dungeon Runners (free-to-play!)
  • Exteel (also free-to-play)
  • Aion

Yes, that’s right. I’m going to be running the web team for a company that makes video games — being an avid gamer it’s an understatement to say that I’m excited about the position and the opportunity.

Working for a large corporate web team has certainly been educational, but I’m looking forward to being back on a small web team and being much more hands-on.

It suits my working style and makes better use of my skills and experience (at least, I think so).

I’m also looking forward to leading a team again. After managing the web team at Seattle Children’s Hospital for 4+ years, moving to the role of an individual contributor felt more limited than I liked in terms of what I could actually get accomplished.

So, expect some MMO-related posts in the future. Is anyone else a fan of this genre of gaming? If so, what are you playing?