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Senior Experience Designer - Mobile Gaming

San Francisco, California
Permanent | Job ID #70813 | $120,000 - $130,000 yearly | Posted 2 weeks ago

We are seeking a Senior Experience Designer to join our major mobile game studio client. This role leads the effort to create user-centered solutions that promote ease of use, employ best-in-class game/interaction design, and optimize the user experience universally in response to user testing. The responsibilities range from running other UX/UI staff and leading all phases of the design process, including conceptual design/development, graphic and interface design, interaction models, prototypes, user/task flows, and implementation in the game engine. ALL APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE A PORTFOLIO OF WORK IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE ROLE

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize, define, and develop features that produce outstanding experiences for our players.
  • Be responsible for the task management and career development of other UI/UX staff - Mentor other UI/UX individual contributors.
  • Synthesize the needs of players and all game departments to find solutions that work for all.
  • Create user flows, interface wireframes, layouts, prototypes, and design documentation.
  • Employ the classic design process of defining problems, researching, analyzing, designing, and validating results.
  • Create UI art and visual design for user interfaces as well as high-fidelity mock-ups for pre-visualization during pre-production.
  • Design (and create) functional animation for user interactions.
Technical UI Development:
  • Prepare assets for implementation in the Unity game engine.
  • Create and set up new prefabs in Unity.
  • No scripting is required but is a bonus.
  • Partner with technical artists and engineers to implement user interface game assets in the game engine
  • An accomplished guide with prototyping design software (Figma, Sketch, or similar tools) and the prototype development process
  • Highly skilled with standard creative software such as the Adobe Creative Suite
  • An accomplished guide with UI layout & design tools (Figma, Sketch, or similar tools)
  • Familiarity with collaborative virtual environments (Miro, FigJam)
  • Highly competent in designing and authoring functional UI animation
  • An accomplished guide in creating user interfaces for game engines (like Unity or Unreal)
  • Highly engaged and experienced in collaborating and partnering with technical team members such as Tech Art and Engineering
  • An expert veteran that fully understands the limitations and standard methodologies of developing games for mobile devices

Education and experience:
  • Education: bachelor’s degree in HCI, Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, or related area required. A combination of education and experience may substitute for a bachelor’s degree.
  • 5+ years of experience in the game development industry specializing in UX, ideally having worked on 3+ different game titles, ideally on mobile.

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.

Pay: $120,000 - $130,000 yearly


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