UX Designer

Hothead Games - Vancouver, BC (30+ days ago)

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

At Hothead Games, we’re constantly raising the bar of excellence in free-to-play mobile gaming. 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 with some supervision.
Working closely with User Researchers and Data Analysts to turn qualitative and quantitative study results into actionable items toward business KPI’s.
Working with UX team to conceptualize Mobile Players Research through personas and players journeys.
Identifying new findings along external and internal research.
Performing semi-complex UX Design tasks considering Target Players, Business Goals and Game Development Constraints.

Requirements:
2+ years experience in a similar role preferably in games.
Understanding the principal knowledge of target players or user needs, motivations, behaviors and 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 semi-complex problems in resourceful and effective ways with some guidance.
Self starter and excellent 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.