AVAILABLE POSITIONS Senior Product Designer – Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells

We are looking for a Senior Product Designer to join the Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells team.

The Senior Product Designer assists Project Leads in developing the XD vision of a product(s) and executing upon that vision. This role participates in creating innovative and groundbreaking user-centered design solutions that promote ease of use, employ best-in-class mobile game/interaction design, and optimize the user experience universally in response to user testing.

You will guide products during feature pre-production and contribute to the process with conceptual design/development, prototypes, user/task flows, critiques, and feature reviews.

You will work closely with Project Stakeholders to establish and maintain the visual integrity, interaction methods, brand standards, and consistency for the game and collaborate with the Product Design Lead, Art Director, Product Management, and Engineering to execute the design.

Job Responsibilities:

Collaborate with the product management and design teams to ideate, define, research, analyze, design, validate and develop features that yield world-class experiences for our players

Synthesize the needs of players and all game disciplines to find solutions that work for all. Create user flows, interface wireframes, prototypes, and design documentation.

Participate in researching consumer insight, developing personas, data analyzing, and planning and moderating user testing.

Conduct competitive research and deconstructs
Conduct heuristic evaluations of internal & external products

Develop mood boards and ideate with the UI team to define/adhere to a thematic visual design style of features

Create UI design/layouts, high-fidelity mock-ups for pre-visualization during pre-production

Set examples, guides, and best practices in Product Design for peers in your game team, mentor junior staff

Actively participate in company-wide Product Design community events, critiques, product reviews, and feature retrospectives

Be the Product Design owner of multiple game feature pods

Applicant's Competencies:

Able to adapt and work in a fast-paced setting. Be able to rapidly develop new skills and behaviors in response to changing circumstances. Be flexible to new ways of working under challenging circumstances.

Ability to prioritize tasks, work efficiency, manage time effectively, and complete your deliverables with minimal oversight.

Demonstrate proactive self-development and interest in leveling up personal, interpersonal, and crafts skills

Be organized and demonstrate good digital hygiene and adhere to established naming conventions and organizational best practices.

Able to present complex ideas to diverse audiences and articulate a convincing point of view

Competent 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 competing perspectives.

Knowledgeable in fundamental Product Design and UX Principles

Well-practiced with the Design process: Defining usability challenges, researching the problem space, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, designing appropriate solutions, and validating ideas through testing.

Some experience designing for fun and engagement vs. task completion
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.

A strong foundation in classic graphic design principles

Skilled and experienced in user interface layout design, hierarchy, color theory, and information architecture

Proficient with standard creative software such as the Adobe Creative Suite Very proficient with UI design tools (Figma, Sketch, or similar tools) Familiarity with collaborative virtual environments (Miro, FigJam) Competent at directing and defining functional UI animation

Level of Experience:

Education: Bachelor's degree in HCI, Product 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 Product Design and/or UX

Software Expertise:

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

Requisition ID: P210098-2

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