BioWare: UX Design Director

Location: Austin, Texas, United States

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Requisition Number: 155569

Position Title: Principal Experience Designer

External Description:

UX Design Director

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

At BioWare, our mission is to create worlds of adventure, conflict, and companionship that inspire you to become the hero of your story.  Our teams drive innovation using cutting-edge tech and tools such as the Frostbite engine and collaborate with thousands of world-class developers across EA’s network of studios.  We are passionate about games and their potential as a creative medium to reach and inspire people through emotion, artistry, and engaging storytelling.  If you share this passion, this is an amazing opportunity to help shape the next generation of gaming.

The UX Design Director is an experienced and proven leader that thrives on designing cohesive live player experiences.  You refine systems and features, optimizing the experience based on a larger vision and plan. You generate models of complex player flow systems that can be clearly understood and built, while also being intuitive and enjoyable for players.

BioWare is looking for a UX Design Director to design experiences that combine the best of a continuously updated live game and BioWare’s immersive RPG experiences.

Key Responsibilities

  • This is a hands on, in-engine role. From UX/UI prototypes to final content you will be responsible for developing high level vision and roadmaps that drive the implementation of the game teams ideas.
  • Work with a multidisciplinary team of designers, artists, programmers, and producers to build new content and user experience systems.
  • Define best practices for the discipline, from structured processes to workflow and content standards in order to implement content within UX/UI.
  • As an expert user, help test new features and tools before they are deployed to the rest of the team.
  • Serve as a coach and mentor resource, assisting in the resolution of complex problems, growing skills and knowledge for the team.
  • Set up collaborative relationships across BioWare and EA studios

Requirements

  • 8+ years of experience as a game designer and at least 5 years in a senior role
  • Thorough understanding of how to design and optimize UX/UI systems, features, and player experiences
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, create and implement game concepts using various tools, technology and visual language
  • Excellent creative, analytical and organizational skills with proven ability to write, communicate and maintain detailed design documentation throughout project life cycle
  • Demonstrative proof of an open-mined, progressive thinker who is flexible, energetic and driven with the ability to overcome obstacles and challenges with working solutions.
  • A deep understanding of UX trends across multiple genres and platforms

What’s in it for you? Glad you asked! 

The opportunity to work and learn from a world-class games studio making world-class games. We are a culture that thrives off creativity and individuality. At EA, we live the “work hard/play hard” credo every day.

Benefits:

We are proud of the great perks we offer like comprehensive health and benefit packages, tuition reimbursement, pension with company match and, of course, free video games. And since we realize it takes world-class people to make world-class games, we offer competitive compensation packages and a culture that thrives off of creativity and individuality. Health, Dental, Financial offered (ESPP and RRSP matching); Bonus and relocation assistance also offered.

More about our location: http://careers.ea.com/our-locations/austin

 

Contact:

Katie Bieber:  kbieber@ea.com

 

EA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

EEOText: EA is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law. EA also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

Date Opened: 2019-05-03 17:29:51.67

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