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User Experience Design Lead, XD - EA SPORTS™ FC

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

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Requisition Number: 183954

Position Title: Manager, Experience Design

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User Experience Design Lead, XD - EA SPORTS™ FC

 

Vancouver, Canada or Remote (North America)

 

EA SPORTS is one of the most iconic brands in entertainment – connecting hundreds of millions around the world to the sports they love through a portfolio of industry-leading video games.

Building on an incredible 30 year foundation, we’re redefining football with EA SPORTS FC - a genre-leading ecosystem of interactive experiences, bringing a global community of football fans closer to The World's Game. Together, we’re taking the largest football club in the world to new heights – and this is just the beginning! With more opportunity than ever to innovate and create new, authentic experiences that bring joy, inclusivity, and immersion to fans everywhere, we invite you to join us as we pioneer the future of football with EA SPORTS FC, and welcome everyone to the club! 

 

As part of EA SPORTS Football Club, the ultimate purpose of Experience Design is to be the catalyst for meaningful and impactful innovation and change. It's going to work in support and evolution of the overall EA SPORTS FC business and teams and its goal is to provide the technological and experiential capabilities to build the Football Club of tomorrow.

You will craft user Interfaces through modern user experience practices as a part of our central XD discipline. We're looking for someone who enjoys solving complex problems and approaches them with systematic thinking, understanding of player motivations, and rigor. We're a group of passionate people where craftsmanship, passion, and collaboration are celebrated. You will report to the Experience Design Director. Join us if you want to do career-defining work and help us build world-class player experiences!

This is an opportunity to do career-defining work and be a part of EA's most successful franchise – EA SPORTS FC.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Represent Experience Design within the project and ensure consistency standards of Visual Craft & UI
  • Communicating and manage the application of design strategy on a project
  • Lead and mentor 4-6 person experience design team.
  • Evaluate, advocate, and shape end-to-end experiences establishing thoughtful design solutions that are intuitive, scalable, and accessible.
  • Partner with Game Design, Production, Art, Technical Implementation Designers, Engineering, User Research defining priorities, roadmap, and planning.
  • Leverage existing design documentation standards and seek improvements in documentation, principles, design output.
  • Expert knowledge of design systems and how they are applied in a product
  • Organize and brief teammates, partners, etc., on concepts and tasks
  • Advocate for design excellence, craftsmanship, accessibility, and usability.
  • Expert knowledge of modern design tools such as Figma, Adobe Suite, and other relevant tools

 

Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of experience as a Lead or a Senior Experience Designer, Product Designer, or similar roles and passion for interactive gaming experiences. 
  • Stellar portfolio with detailed case studies across relevant platforms (work showing problem discovery, detailed design solution, including supporting prototypes, behaviors, rationale). 
  • Expert level understanding of visual psychology, organizing principles, layouts, composition, typography, color theory, and accessibility.
  • Advanced understanding of design strategy and how it supports user goals and business needs.
  • Willingness to lead and readiness to do hands-on work. The split between leading and hand-son work is about 70%/30%. 
  • Collaborative mindset; ability to participate in a transparent and learning culture within the team.
  • You understand the importance of providing and soliciting feedback in a graceful, constructive manner, with suggestions and solutions for improvement to both the process and the project.
  • You have strong written and verbal communication.
  • You are empathetic and able to inspire optimism and positivity within your team.
  • You are comfortable working with varying levels of the organization and collaborating with team leaders across the franchise.

 

Ceci ne s’applique pas au Québec.

BC COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The base salary ranges listed below are for the defined geographic market pay zones in these locations. If you reside outside of these locations, a recruiter will advise on the base salary range and benefits for your specific location.

EA has listed the base salary ranges it in good faith expects to pay applicants for this role in the locations listed, as of the time of this posting. Salary offered will be determined based on numerous relevant business and candidate factors including, for example, education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, geographic location, and business or organizational needs.

BASE SALARY RANGES

• British Columbia (depending on location e.g. Vancouver vs. Victoria):
º $115,100 - $161,200 CAN Annually

Base salary is just one part of the overall compensation at EA. We also offer a package of benefits including vacation (3 weeks per year to start), 10 days per year of sick time, paid top-up to EI/QPIP benefits up to 100% of base salary when you welcome a new child (12 weeks for maternity, and 4 weeks for parental/adoption leave), extended health/dental/vision coverage, life insurance, disability insurance, retirement plan to regular full-time employees. Certain roles may also be eligible for bonus and equity. 

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About Electronic Arts

Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

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. We will also consider 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.

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About Electronic Arts

Everything we do is designed to inspire the world to play. Through our cutting-edge games, innovative services, and powerful technologies, we bring worlds with infinite possibilities to millions of players and fans around the globe.

We’re looking for collaborative and inclusive people with diverse perspectives who will enrich our culture and challenge us. We take a holistic approach with our benefits program, focusing on physical, emotional, financial, career, and community wellness to support our people through every chapter of life. We provide comprehensive benefit packages and support for a balanced life with paid time off and new parent leave, plus free games and so much more. Our goal is to provide a safe and respectful workplace that empowers you to thrive in both work and life.

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. We will also consider 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.

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