Senior UX Designer

Hothead Games - Vancouver, BC (29 days ago)

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You are a curious thinker, who is keen to create & polish world class Game Experiences for F2P Mobile Games and show others how to create the experiences. Hothead is looking for a Senior User Experience Designer with a passion for applying & introducing ‘player-centered’ thinking methods into the game development process.

At Hothead Games, we’re constantly raising the bar of excellence in free-to-play mobile gaming. We are looking for a passionate candidate who wants to share & learn the professional knowledge in User Experience Design with Hothead games. You will join the centralized UX team and create a new chapter for Hothead by working closely with all members from game teams, UX Manager and your UX peers.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Conceptualizing UX designs through design analysis, presentations, user stories, flow charts, wireframes, and prototypes
Taking the initiative on tasks, while supporting UX team in achieving department goals
Educating UX and game teams on how to design & manage game experiences for target players
Working closely with User Researchers & Data Analysts to turn qualitative & quantitative study results into actionable items toward business KPIs
Conceptualizing Mobile Players Research through personas & players journeys
Identifying new findings along external & internal research and actively share & start discussions with the UX team
Performing advanced UX Design tasks considering Target Players, Business Goals & Game Development Constraints

Requirements:
5+ years experience
Strong UX Design background
Understanding of target players’ or user needs, motivations, behaviors & constraints
Believing in and comprehending ‘User-Centered’ thinking methods
Excellent oral and written communication skills
The passion for continuous learning and improvement
The ability to solve complex problems in resourceful and effective ways with limited guidance
Strong time management and prioritizing skills
Please submit portfolio and previous samples of work with resume

Bonus Points:
Previous experience working in games
Specialized in Psychology and/or Cognitive in game and/or digital media design
Understanding of F2P mobile games business models & important business metrics
Understanding of F2P mobile games development constraints

This full-time permanent position is for our Vancouver office, located at 1555 West Pender Street, in beautiful Coal Harbour. Compensation includes competitive salary and vacation, MSP and Extended Health coverage. Other cool perks include an in-house gym, on-site Chiropractor/RMT/ Physiotherapy, yoga/fitness classes, RRSP matching, company golfing, major/minor league sports events, summer rooftop BBQs, snacks and beverages, weekly lunch & learns, beer Fridays and most of all, amazing people to work with!

WHY BEING INCLUSIVE IS IMPORTANT TO US

At Hothead Games, we are an Equal Opportunity employer and we value the diversity of the people we hire and serve. We strive to build and grow our team that fosters variety in backgrounds, perspectives, experiences and skills. We embrace inclusiveness in our workplace, so we can utilize each person’s talents and strengths to make great games.

If you're seeking an awesome new challenge in a fun and engaging studio, we invite you to apply and talk about the possibilities of beginning a rewarding new chapter of your career.