Senior Experience Designer II

Location: Redwood City, California, United States

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Requisition Number: 159982

Position Title: Sr User Experience Researcher

External Description:

Senior Experience Designer II

Studio: Maxis

Location: Redwood Shores, CA

 

Creativity, Collaboration, and Communication are what make Maxis tick as we prepare ourselves for massive amounts of growth and an incredible amount of fun. We want to engage our players and create the most entertaining titles in the world. Come and see for yourself, the future is here.

At Maxis, we thrive on outrageous thinking. It’s the fuel that inspires the best games in the world. We’re innovators and great storytellers. But it’s not just about amazing your peers – it’s about amazing yourself and our fans. Take risks. Collaborate with brilliant minds and dare to dream big. Together, we can change the way millions play every day.

Position overview

Maxis is looking for a Sr. Experience Designer II, with a proven track record of leading design on large scale products/games, as well as, experience working on social networks, e-commerce, and live services in both game and non-gaming products. This candidate should thrive in a highly collaborative and iterative environment and contribute to driving these processes and methods forward. Come build amazing experiences with us!

Responsibilities

  • Drive user-centered design processes to deliver world-class design solutions for Maxis games.
  • Partner closely with Maxis Studio XD Director, Creative Director and the larger XD team.
  • Support the creation and management of a comprehensive design system.
  • Lead others through mentorship, partnership and empathy.
  • Be a champion for usability, inclusiveness and accessibility.
  • Lead design solutions that are informed by player data (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Craft UX artifacts: experience maps, flows, wireframes, prototypes.
  • Architect player flows, screens, content and states that are intuitive and engaging while balancing player, business and technical goals.
  • Partner with various stakeholders to set priorities and find balanced design solutions to player and business goals within technical constraints.

Qualifications

  • At least 8 years of UX/UI experience, with 3+ years as a lead designer, as well as, some experience leading teams. Your experience includes some combination of: game and non-gaming products, live service and social networks. E-commerce experience is a plus.
  • An advanced level of experience as a UX designer, interaction designer, product designer or similar role.
  • Experience with user research methodologies and user data analysis (quantitative and qualitative)
  • An exceptional portfolio demonstrating user-centered designs across a wide range of digital products. Research and data informed designs that meet users needs and their motivations.
  • Experience creating, contributing to and working with large design systems.
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills, an optimistic outlook, the desire to inspire excellence.
  • Expert knowledge of usability principles and designing for accessibility, diversity and inclusivity.
  • You understand the importance of providing and soliciting feedback in a graceful, constructive manner, with suggestions and solutions for improvement to both process and project.
  • You have a passion for playing and making games, with a deep understanding of what makes them fun and engaging.
  • The ability to be effective presenting and rationalizing design strategy and decisions to diverse audiences including executives, using these opportunities to educate and evangelize.
  • Proficiency in a variety of modern design tools: Adobe XD, Sketch, Principal, Adobe CC, Flinto, Invision Studio, Figma etc.
  • Familiarity with The Sims 4, The Sims franchise and the life simulation genre.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of online product trends and best practices.

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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.

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Date Opened: 2020-03-04 21:40:45.487

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