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Senior Experience Designer - Game of Thrones Slots

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This is an exciting opportunity to join our awesome and award–winning “Game of Thrones Slots” game team as a senior designer. We’re looking for someone that loves creating and crafting outstanding user interfaces in addition to being passionate about understanding and empathizing with the players of our game and creating experiences that are not only beautiful but also functional and appropriate to the spirit of the game. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a game that is based on the award–winning Game of Thrones rich universe of characters and storylines.

You will participate in all phases of the design process, including conceptual design/development, graphic and interface design, interaction models, prototypes, user/task flows, and art production.

You will work closely with the “Game Of Thrones” Franchise Stakeholders to establish and maintain the visual integrity, interaction methods, brand standards, and consistency for the game and collaborate with Product Management and Engineering to execute design.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Create high-fidelity mock-ups for pre-visualization during pre-production
  • Create UI art and visual design for user interfaces
  • Develop mood boards and help guide the visual design of features
  • Collaborate with the art team to define/adhere to a thematic art style
  • Design (and create) functional animation for user interactions
  • Collaborate with the product and design teams to conceptualize, define, and develop features that yield extraordinary experiences for our players
  • Synthesize the needs of players and all game departments to find solutions that work for all.
  • Be competent in creating user flows, interface wireframes, prototypes, and design documentation.
  • Lead and participate in company-wide UI/UX community events, critiques, product reviews, and feature retrospectives
  • Participate in critiques, product reviews, and retrospectives

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • A mastery in classic graphic design principles
  • Visual design skills with regard to color theory, layout and typography.
  • Skilled in adapting and adhering to an established visual style and building upon it
  • Can consistently produce high-quality visual assets for user interfaces
  • An accomplished expert with UI layout & design tools (Photoshop, Figma, Sketch, or similar tools)
  • Familiarity with collaborative virtual environments (Miro, FigJam)
  • Ability to adapt and work in a fast-paced setting. Be able to rapidly develop new skills and behaviors in response to changing circumstances.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, work efficiency, handle time effectively, and complete your work with minimal oversight.
  • Demonstrates proactive self-development and interest in leveling up personal, interpersonal, and craft skills
  • Able to present complex ideas to diverse audiences and articulate a convincing point of view
  • Highly proficient written and verbal communication skills, including technical writing.
  • Ability to co-work and connect with multiple studio locations, teams, and partners
  • Able to collaborate with proactive communication and a willingness to build consensus with potentially opposing perspectives.
  • Experienced expert in designing for games vs. task completion, specifically supporting fun and engagement
  • Experienced with prototyping design software (Figma, Sketch, or similar tools) and the prototype development process
  • Slots experience is desirable but not required
  • Familiarity with the Unity Engine (UGUI, NGUI) is desirable

Education:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in HCI, Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, or related area required. A combination of education and experience may substitute for a Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience in the gaming industry is desirable but not required

What we offer you:

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan and ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
  • 401K Company Match Contribution (US)
  • RRSP/DPSP company match contribution (Canada)
  • Health coverage, dental, disability, critical illness, EAP, and life insurance (Canada)
  • Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits (US)
  • Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
  • Global Fitness reimbursement program
  • Global Wellbeing Program
  • Financial wellness program with unlimited access to certified financial planners
  • Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
  • Family planning support program
  • Generous paid parental, pregnancy-related disability, caregiver, and compassionate leaves
  • Subsidized Back-up child care
  • Zynga happy hours and frequent employee events
  • Flexible working hours on many teams
  • Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups
  • Work with cool people and impact millions of daily player

We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse and talented workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, disability, or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law. We welcome job-seekers, players, employees, and partners from all backgrounds to join us!

We will consider all qualified job-seekers with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable law.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities in order to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at AccommodationRequest@zynga.com to request an accommodation associated with your application for an open position.

The pay range for this position in California at the start of employment is expected to be between $90,000 and $135,000 per Year. However, base pay offered is based on market location, and may vary further depending on individualized factors for job candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may also include other elements, including a bonus and/or equity awards, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. Details of participation in these benefit plans will be provided if an employee receives an offer of employment. If hired, employee will be in an 'at-will position' and the company reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation or benefit program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, company or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Zynga does not  engage in financial exchanges during the recruitment or onboarding process. We do not conduct job interviews over third-party messaging apps such as Telegram, WhatsApp or others. We will never ask you for your personal or financial information over unofficial chat channels. Our in-house recruitment team only contacts individuals via official company email addresses (i.e., via a zynga.com or naturalmotion.com email domain).

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