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UX Designer

Location: Guildford, UK

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Requisition Number: 176938

Position Title: Contingent

External Description:

UX Designer
12 Month Contract

We are EA

Over the last twenty years we've entertained millions of players around the world with our award-winning and massively entertaining games. We are a team of accomplished people who create games with joy and passion.

At Criterion, we place enormous value on creative collaboration, fresh ideas, and unique perspective. Our studio is a healthy mix of industry veterans and newcomers working together to inspire, support, and educate one another.

Criterion's latest game is Need For Speed: Unbound, with its very bold stylized look for characters and driving effects, and a photorealistic world and vehicles. We think it looks awesome.

The Challenge Ahead

Criterion is looking for an accomplished UX expert, someone with a formal or practical training in all the psychological and design principles, and methodologies surrounding UCD, from research methodologies to heuristic evaluation.

What You'll Do:

  • Report directly to the UX Director.
  • Gather and elicit requirements, with Game Design and Franchise teams.
  • Work with our dedicated UX Research team to construct and document research that informs design decisions, at all stages of the development cycle.
  • Use the research and requirements to design player experiences, on well-known AAA games using standard UX tools (personas, journeys, wireframes, interaction design, information architecture, prototypes, metrics).
  • Represent the User Experience Design craft, and find ways to educate us in UX methods and design principles.
  • Oversee the design, and work with the entire team to bring these experiences to life throughout the development lifecycle, and find pragmatic solutions when challenges arise.
  • Ensure your experiences meet our UX/Game Design goals.

What We're Looking For:

  • Passionate about computer games, player experience and the UCD process.(User centered design process)
  • Junior / mid level centered design experience.
  • Full knowledge of the theoretical and practical UX design rules (e.g. heuristics), with evidence of application.
  • Knowledge of UX Research tools and methods (e.g. personas, journey mapping, use cases, competitor analysis, surveys, etc.). When to use one over another etc.
  • Create detailed UI specifications, that can convey complex design details to colleagues from all disciplines.
  • You will have created prototypes (low or hi fidelity) using standard prototyping tools (e.g. PowerPoint, Visio, Balsamiq, Sketch, Adobe XD, Figma, Axure, Unity, and Unreal)
  • You do not have to have made a video game before (personally or professionally), but do tell us if you have.
  • Committed to inclusive design, including accessibility.

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Company Profile:

Electronic Arts is the leading interactive entertainment company, powered by innovative technology. We create 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 creative, 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: 2022-11-22 16:53:21.96

EEO Employer Verbiage:

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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