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Directeur.rice de la conception de l’expérience / Experience Design Director - MOTIVE

Multiple Locations: Montreal, Quebec, Canada • Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Quebec, Canada

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Requisition Number: 172187

Position Title: Sr Manager, Experience Design

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"Motive" is the driving force within us that takes us from an idea to reality. Our studio provides a safe, trusting, and empowering environment for our game teams to unleash their creativity across massive brands. But we're not talking about the expected, the conventional, the cliché. We want none of that. Here, you will help make the extraordinary. You'll also help shape our culture. Here, everyone has a voice, everyone can be themselves, everyone is welcome.

Motive Montreal is looking for an Experience Design Director to join us in the early stages of an exciting new project. In this role you report into the Creative Director and will be instrumental in defining the Experience Design vision for our game.

Working in close collaboration with user research, game design, art, and other key stakeholders, you will represent the end users at the table, and focus on every aspect that affects their experience, from removing friction and frustration, to making sure game mechanics are understandable.

You will also manage a team of UX and UI designers.

What you'll do :

  • Drive and oversee UX and UI guidelines, design principles and best practices such as heuristic evaluations/usability standards, archetype development, experience journey maps, prototyping, and user testing
  • Build highly collaborative relationships with key stakeholders, game designers, product managers, art directors, and brand partners to set design priorities and find balanced solutions for player, business, and technical goals
  • Work closely with the Gameplay Director and Art Director to find UX/UI solutions which balance aesthetic and mechanical demands while staying focused on the perspective of the end user
  • Guide user research studies and the development and implementation of KPIs to measure performance data and validate solutions in collaboration with the UX Research teams.
  • Lead teams in framing and solving hard problems rooted in player data (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Build a deep understanding of our players and products to develop a holistic view, then drive design strategy and identify key areas of impact to enhance the player experience
  • Mentor junior UX/UI designers and other stakeholders on user-centered design principles and methodologies

Who you are : 

  • Degree in Interaction Design, Psychology, HCI, OR demonstrated proficiency in the field of user experience
  • A portfolio of shipped products from ideation to release
  • 5+ years leading and managing UX, UI or design teams
  • Fluency in best practices for interaction design, design thinking, as well as strong knowledge of UX principles and methodologies
  • Understanding of user research methodologies and user data analysis (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Ability to lead a team to effectively translate player data into design solutions and quickly iterate on them
  • Ability to work and teach across multiple cross-functional product teams, moving effortlessly between smallest details and highest level strategy
  • Efficient and effective at presenting and rationalizing design strategy and decisions to diverse audiences including executives, using these opportunities to educate and evangelize
  • Passion for games

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Company Profile:

Electronic Arts is an innovative tech company that creates incredible experiences for millions of players around the world. But what matters most is our people who inspire us, and the world, to play. As we bring new forms of entertainment to people around the world, we need innovative, collaborative, diverse and adaptable people to keep making Electronic Arts better.

EEOText: About EA We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game. Electronic Arts 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. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

Date Opened: 2022-03-15 22:37:05.617

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About EA

We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. 

 

We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. 

 

Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game.

 

Electronic Arts 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. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.

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