Zynga is a leading developer of the world's most popular social games that are played by millions of people around the globe each day. We are headquartered in San Mateo, California and have additional offices within the US and multiple locations globally. Since our founding in 2007, our mission has been to connect the world through games and delight consumers with social gaming experiences. To date, more than one billion people have played our games across Web and mobile platforms.

Job Purpose

We are seeking a strong UI/UX designer to join our Emerging Platforms team. This person will play a pivotal role in the creation of innovative engaging experiences to publish on unproven or new platforms. We expect this role will lead multiple concurrent projects, as well as owning UI/UX for games in development. In partnership with the Art Director, this role will be responsible for visual style while supporting our fundamental Art & Design pillars.

The UI/UX Designer will work closely with the Producer, Art Director, Game Designer, Product Manager, and Engineers to help design, mock and implement feature UI and UX flows.

Emerging Platforms is a tight-knit team, with a sociable culture and a strong identity who build Zynga-quality games for new or unproven platforms. We base our success on a foundation of trust and camaraderie and ensure all team members stay on track through Agile methods and plenty of open communication.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Develop player-facing interfaces from concept through to completion.
  • Rapidly iterate interface in line with the game art direction.
  • Present and complete optimum guidelines for workflow and visuals.
  • Craft streamlined user experiences (for mobile or otherwise)
  • Visual design skills with regard to color theory, layout and typography.
  • Ability to tackle problems creatively and effectively.
  • Experience shipping multiple apps or games with a proven workflow
  • Ownership of multiple features and being able to handle your workload independently.
  • Prioritize what’s best for the project and ensure the work fits within the team's capacity.
  • A clear understanding of how to work with other members of a cross discipline team.
  • Up to date with the latest UI trends, techniques, technologies, and competitor products.
  • Diagnose technical issues with interaction and work with engineers to resolve them.
  • Optimize performance of the UI systems to run on multiple devices and platforms.
  • Knowledge of Adobe creative suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects) and other design tools.
  • Strong graphic design skills
  • Excellent communication skills

What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan, ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution (US)
  • RRSP Company Match Contribution (Canada)
  • Extended Health coverage, dental, disability, critical illness, EAP, and life insurance (Canada)
  • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits (US)
  • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  • Fitness benefits (offering varies by location)
  • Financial wellness program with unlimited access to certified financial planners
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid parental leave
  • Subsidized Back-up child care
  • Zynga happy hours and frequent employee events
  • 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

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: Art & Animation

Careers location: Austin, TX, Bay Area, CA, Carlsbad, CA, Chicago, IL, Eugene, OR, Los Angeles, CA, Toronto, Canada

Connected Worker Type: Offsite

Requisition Id: P211956

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