AVAILABLE POSITIONS Senior UX Designer

WHO WE ARE (ZBC)
Our mission within Zynga Blockchain Games is to empower players to invest, own and earn through fun, high-quality and enduring
blockchain games they can trust. If you want to help shape the future of gaming with a world-class team, we look forward to hearing from you.

WHO YOU ARE (ZBC)
Zynga is looking for a best-in-class Experience Designer (UX) to join the new Blockchain organization and support UI, gameplay, and art needs across the ZBC portfolio. This work encompasses the intersection of UX to support Artistic Direction at all stages of development from pre-dev to live-ops. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a making a positive impact on the fast-paced Blockchain gaming ecosystem. 

We are looking for someone that loves creating and crafting outstanding user interfaces. In addition, an individual passionate about understanding and empathizing with the players of our game. Creating experiences that are not only beautiful, but also functional and appropriate to the feel of the game.You will provide input in all phases of the design process, including conceptual design/development, graphic and inte face design, interaction models, prototypes, user/task flows, and art production. You will work closely with the Blockchain Franchise Stakeholders to establish and maintain the visual integrity, interaction methods, brand standards, and consistency for the game. Also be an active participant in collaboration with Product Management and Engineering to execute design.

POSITION OVERVIEW

RESPONSIBILITIES:

●Front end development, strong experience & implementation with HTML, CSS
●Create high-fidelity mock-ups for pre-visualization during pre-production
●Develop mood boards and help guide the visual design of features
●Collaborate with the art team to define/adhere to a thematic art style
●Design (and create) functional animation for user interactions
●Collaborate with the product and design teams to conceptualize, define, and develop features that yield extraordinary
experiences for our players
●Synthesize the needs of players and all game departments to find solutions that work for all.
●Be competent in creating user flows, interface wireframes, prototypes, and design documentation.
●Set examples, guides, and standard methodologies in UI/UX for others in your game team
●Lead and participate in company-wide UI/UX community events, critiques, product reviews, and feature retrospectives
●Participate in critiques, product reviews, and retrospectives
●Collaborate with UI/UX staff from other game teams to share findings and develop standard methodologies across the
organization
●Passionate about blockchain technology and a decentralized future
●Work closely with additional Art team members to create UI that meets project style and scope needs.
●Support and help identify UI and UX opportunities to strengthen and add to the ZBC portfolio.
●Enforce optimal performance, visual quality, and efficiency of the game’s final UI related assets.
●Work with team members from engineering, product, and design to ensure all assets are implemented and visually
responsive in a way needed for UX flow and project scope.
●Create vector and raster art assets that align with the project style guide.
●Reviews all aspects of gameplay with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure all UI and UX needs are understood and being
met for launch.
●Comfortable with rapid iteration cycles of art and asset creation to best align with project content needs in a timely
manner.
●Our ideal candidate is a great communicator, organized, and an initiative-taking team problem solver.
●Collaborating with the Art Director and creative team members, you will ensure the delivery of all UI and UX needs, as
well as identify ways to add to existing content with accent items such as animation and button state changes. 

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
●A mastery in classic graphic design principles

●Visual design skills about color theory, layout, and typography.
●A veteran in adapting and adhering to an established visual style and building upon it
●Can consistently produce high-quality visual assets for user interfaces
●Core knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, Sketch, or similar tools.
●Core knowledge of vector formats and best practices for optimization of non-vector image types.
●Familiarity with collaborative virtual environments (Miro, FigJam)
●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.ffi
●Demonstrates proactive self-development and interest in leveling up personal, interpersonal, and craft skills
●Find opportunities to mentor, share your knowledge, insight, and experiences with others.
●Able to present complex ideas to diverse audiences and articulate a convincing point of view
●Highly proficient written and verbal communication skills, including technical writing.
●Ability to co-work and connect with multiple studio locations, teams, and partners.
●Able to collaborate with proactive communication and a willingness to build consensus with potentially opposing
perspectives.
●Experienced expert in designing for games vs. task completion, specifically supporting fun and engagement.
●Experienced with prototyping design software (Figma, Sketch, or similar tools) and the prototype development process.
●Familiarity with Front end development, strong experience with scripting such as HTML, CSS, Typescript, Javascript.
●Base knowledge of W2 and W3, NFT, and Blockchain.
●You are passionate about blockchain technology and a decentralized future
●Effective communication with team members of varying disciplines including art, engineering, and product.
●3+ years of experience in use of game engines and web based UX development.
●Understanding of best practices for gameplay, app, and web development.
●Ability to create graphic design elements such as logos, icons, and other related visuals that communicate clearly and
succinctly to the viewer.
●Understanding of optimizing assets for memory and performance considerations.
●Proven experience in game development including multiple shipped titles.
●Experience with implementation in game engines, version control, and best practices.
●Experience in Animation, Motion Graphics, and VFX a plus.
●Experience in Web Development is a plus

What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary and generous bonus plan
  • 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!

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