AVAILABLE POSITIONS Senior UX Designer – Star Wars

We are looking for a SENIOR UX DESIGNER to join us at Zynga Austin in creating Star Wars: Hunters™, a competitive arena combat game for the Nintendo Switch system and mobile devices. Star Wars: Hunters will bring players together to engage in thrilling, squad-based, multiplayer battles featuring a diverse array of distinctive new Star Wars characters.

Job Purpose

The Senior UX Designer will be responsible for creating, expanding, and maintaining UX patterns and touch points, including journeys, flows, wireframes, and more. They will work across all areas of the game, including meta screens, menus, and HUD elements on both Nintendo Switch and mobile devices, with a focus on delivering an intuitive and enjoyable experience for players.

This role will work closely with a UX/UI team based in both Austin and Brighton. You will have an opportunity to develop and share your skills, learn from a diverse team, and collaborate with designers and artists to deliver work that pushes the boundaries of what players think is possible.

Desired experience:

  • Experience as a UX Designer on at least one shipped game.
  • Familiar with providing user journeys, flows, wireframes, and more across many touchpoints (screens, HUDs, etc.)
  • Comfortable producing prototypes and providing detailed annotations.
  • Experienced with asset management, source control, and basic scheduling.
  • Able to work technically, and assist with implementation in editor.
  • Bonus: experience on a cross-platform title.

Essential qualities:

  • Expert with standard design trade tools, including Figma, Adobe CC, Miro, etc.
  • Able to partner closely with systems designers and UI Artist peers to create incredible experiences that support and enhance existing art direction.
  • Strong understanding of usability and accessibility concerns across visual and interaction design
  • Strong visual and graphic design skills, including composition, typography, color theory, and motion.
  • Displays high levels of empathy for players and their needs.
  • Experience working with and recommending solutions for technical constraints.
  • Ability to give and receive thoughtful, constructive feedback
  • Inclusive, collaborative mindset and work style.
  • Strong cross-functional communications skills; verbal, written, and visual.
  • Demonstrates a passion for video games.

An exceptional candidate will possess one or more of the following:

  • Experience with user research and analysis methodologies and processes.
  • Experience with cross-platform development and working with multiple input methods.
  • Experience with mobile game development.
  • Experience working within agile methodologies.
  • Strong illustration skills.
  • Experience with Unreal engine.

Please include a link to your portfolio or work samples demonstrating UX work. Applications that do not include a portfolio or work samples will not be considered.

WHAT WE OFFER YOU

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan, Zynga RSU’s, RRSP Match
  • Extended Health coverage as well as life Insurance
  • Goodlife fitness annual membership
  • Commuter benefits , daily lunches, snacks & drinks
  • Vacation: Open vacation policy
  • 26 weeks fully paid pregnancy leave for delivering mothers
  • 12 weeks fully paid parental leave for fathers/partners and adoptive parents
  • Zynga happy hours and frequent employee events
  • Casual dress every single day
  • Culture of diversity and inclusion
  • Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players

Zynga is an equal opportunity employer. We are proud of our broad community; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, gender, 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. Join us!

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

Zynga is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need an accommodation during the interview process, please let us know

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Careers region: North America

Careers Category: UI / UX

Careers location: Carlsbad, CA

Careers Type: Full-Time