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UX Director in Austin, Texas
Posted July 28, 2021

UX DIRECTOR

Location – Austin, TX

CREATE AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

  • Join an independent studio that has a long-standing relationship with Call of Duty and Halo franchises
  • Work on content for major studios, without having the corporate environment
  • Best known for co-developing numerous AAA FPS games, though we are also creating compelling new games of our own.

MAKE AN IMPACT

  • Set project standards for UI and UX to drive functionality, accessibility, usability, and consistency throughout a project
  • Be the main interface with the design lead(s) on projects, including taking ownership of specific project deadlines, deliverables, usability testing, and research
  • Drive the UX/UI vision, team, and best practices throughout a project lifecycle
  • Mentor and manage a team of UX designers and UI artists, including identifying team needs and helping drive the hiring and training for the UX team
  • Create conceptual wireframes, user flow diagrams, low-fidelity prototypes for design review, and discussion and testing purposes
  • Collaborate with artists to create high-fidelity mockups to solidify design direction and planning
  • Collaborate with designers and engineers to brainstorm and drive innovation in online functionality and features
  • Collaborate with designers and engineers to plan game features that fit together into a seamless and accessible user experience
  • Design training and onboarding that helps users quickly become proficient in core game mechanics
  • Design features that encourage a friendly, approachable, and inclusive online community
  • Create working prototypes for usability and proof-of-concept testing
  • Observe and interpret the results of usability testing and live game metrics, sharing conclusions with the team that help increase accessibility and informs design decision-making game-wide
  • Produce finished design specs for the final game user interface, including in-game UI (e.g., HUD)
  • Mentor other designers in UX design and testing techniques, methodology, and best practices

SHOW US YOUR SKILLS

  • Experience building out UX Design teams; identifying skill gaps, interviewing, hiring, training, managing team
  • Contributed to UX of 3+ shipped games, at least 1 AAA
  • Work directly with Head of studio and other directors
  • Must have solid skills with UI/UX prototyping software such as Axure RP or a similar program
  • Console gameplay or development experience

BONUS POINTS

  • Graphic design skills
  • Psychology education
  • Experience collaborating or running user research
  • Persona creation
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  • Employee Type: Direct Hire
  • Location: Austin, Texas
  • Date Posted: July 28, 2021
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