AVAILABLE POSITIONS Senior Experience Designer – Match 3

We are looking for a Senior User Experience Designer to join our team.

The Senior User Experience Designer assists Project Leads in developing the XD vision of a product(s) and carrying out that vision. This role participates in the effort to create innovative and groundbreaking user-centered design solutions that promote ease of use, employ outstanding mobile game/interaction design, and optimize the user experience universally in response to user testing.

Participate in all phases of the design process including conceptual design/development, prototypes, user/task flows, art production and game integration.

Work closely with Project Stakeholders to establish and maintain the visual integrity, interaction methods, brand standards, and consistency for the game and collaborate with Experience Design Director, Art Director, Product Management, and Engineering for execution of design.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the product and design teams to conceptualize, define, and develop features that yield outstanding experiences for our players
  • Synthesize the needs of players and all game departments to find solutions that work for all.
  • Create user flows, interface wireframes, prototypes, and design documentation.
  • Employ the classic design process of defining problems, researching, analyzing, designing, and validating results.

Art Experience:

  • Create UI design/layouts
  • Create high-fidelity mock-ups for pre-visualization during pre-production
  • Create UI art and visual design for user interfaces
  • Develop mood boards and help guide the visual design of features
  • Collaborate with the art team to define and stick to a thematic art style
  • Design (and create) functional animation for user interactions

Research & Testing:

  • Participate in the planning and moderating of user testing
  • Conduct market competitor research and deconstructs
  • Participate in researching consumer insight, developing personas, and analyzing data
  • Conduct heuristic evaluations of internal & external products

Technical UI Development:

  • Prepare assets for implementation in the game engine
  • Partner with technical artists and engineers to implement user interface game assets in the game engine

Leadership:

  • Actively participate in company-wide UI/UX community events, critiques, product reviews, and feature retrospectives
  • Be the owner of UI/UX for game feature pods
  • Mentor junior UI/UX staff 

Applicant’s Proficiencies:

  • Ability to adapt and work in a fast-paced setting. Be able to rapidly develop new skills and behaviors in response to changing circumstances.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, work efficiency, handle time effectively, and complete your work with minimal oversight.
  • Demonstrates proactive self-development and interest in leveling up personal, interpersonal, and craft skills
  • Be organized and demonstrate good digital hygiene and adhere to established naming conventions and organizational standard methodologies.
  • Find opportunities to mentor, share your knowledge, insight, and experiences with others.

Communications:

  • Able to present complex ideas to diverse audiences and articulate a convincing point of view
  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills, including technical writing.
  • Ability to co-work and communicate with multiple studio locations, teams, and partners
  • Able to collaborate with proactive communication and a willingness to build consensus with potentially opposing perspectives.

UX Design:

  • Knowledgeable in fundamental UX Design Principles
  • Well-practiced with the UX Design process: Defining usability challenges, researching the problem space, analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, crafting appropriate solutions, and validating ideas through testing.
  • Some experience designing for games vs. task completion, specifically supporting fun and engagement
  • Experience with assessing and addressing product usability and applying user psychology
  • Very experienced with prototyping design software (Figma, Sketch, or similar tools) and the prototype development process

Interface Design:

  • A strong foundation in classic graphic design principles
  • Skilled and experienced in user interface layout design, hierarchy, color theory, and information architecture

UI Art:

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and adhere to an established visual style and build upon it
  • Able to consistently produce high-quality visual assets for user interfaces
  • Very proficient with standard creative software such as the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Very proficient with UI layout & design tools (Figma, Sketch, or similar tools)
  • Familiarity with collaborative virtual environments (Miro, FigJam)
  • Competent at designing and authoring functional UI animation

Technical UI Development:

  • Experienced in traditional game development methods and processes
  • Well-practiced and proficient with creating user interfaces in game engines (like Unity or Unreal)
  • Skills with collaborating and partnering with technical team members such as Tech Art and Engineering
  • Experienced in working with the limitations and standard methodologies of developing games for mobile devices

Level of 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.
  • 4+ years of experience in the game development industry specializing in UX

Software Expertise:

  • Figma, Sketch, or other UI design tools
  • Axure, Framer, or other interactive prototyping packages a bonus
  • Unity Engine (UGUI, NGUI), Unreal Engine, or similar game engines a bonus

What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan, Zynga RSU’s (Restricted Stock Units), ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution
  • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits
  • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid maternity/parental leave
  • Subsidized Back-up child care
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups
  • Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players

Hiring Update: The safety of our candidates and team members is our top priority. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our workforce transitioned to working from home, with all interviewing and onboarding being conducted virtually until further notice.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse and talented workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds to join us!

We will consider all qualified job-seekers with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities in order to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at AccommodationRequest@zynga.com to request an accommodation associated with your application for an open position.

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Careers Category: UI / UX Design

Careers location: Austin, TX, Chicago, IL, Remote, US, Remote, Canada, Toronto, Canada

Connected Worker Type: Connected, Onsite, Offsite

Requisition ID: P210867

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Zynga does not engage in financial exchanges during the recruitment or onboarding process. We do not conduct job interviews over third-party messaging apps such as Telegram, WhatsApp or others. We will never ask you for your personal or financial information over unofficial chat channels. Our in-house recruitment team only contacts individuals via official company email addresses (i.e., via a zynga.com or naturalmotion.com email domain).

If you believe you have been the victim of a scam, you may wish to contact the authorities. In the United States, you may file a complaint with the FBI. More information is available here: https://www.ic3.gov