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Principal/Lead UX Designer – Start-up – Remote

Location: Helsinki, Finland Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: #24422 Posted: 3 months ago

This vacancy may offer a work-from-home start until it is safe to work in-house or relocate to the location.

Our client is looking for a principal UX designer to join the founding team of new games startup to own the UX design of a groundbreaking multiplayer game as a service.

In this position you will be a key contributor to a truly groundbreaking game concept in a highly accomplished team, design and implement innovative UX approaches to new and complex challenges and create engaging user interfaces for 100.000s of concurrent players.

The’ve validated very high end user engagement with playtested prototypes and have raised several million euros in funding. The founding team consists of games industry veterans from companies like Unity, Socialpoint and Redhill Games. They work as a distributed company with a hub in Helsinki, Finland. This position is open to remote applicants, who are based in Europe or surrounding areas.

The Principal / Lead UX designer will join the company as a co-founder and will have direct stock ownership and a competitive salary. The role will be remote with the occasional trip to Helsinki In the future.

The key responsibilities in this role are

  • Ownership for the design of all game user experiences ranging from realtime multiplayer to Games as a Service features such as metagame, item shops, events, clans
  • Research users and use cases, design wireframes flows for the game designs, implement and test prototypes, design production quality interfaces, integrate those into the game to test with end users and identify learnings for the next iteration
  • Create assets and deliverables that elevate the game experience
  • Work in close co-operation with the lead game designer, lead artists and programmers to deliver the above

The key requirements for this position are

  • Several years of UX/UI design experience as a principal, lead or senior designer
  • Experience in working with AAA quality user interfaces for desktop and/or mobile games
  • Experience in working with Games as a Service and/or multiplayer games
  • A portfolio demonstrating the above
  • Very strong UX / UI design skills ranging from user research to implementing prototypes
  • Intellectually curious and rapid learner who can figure out creative solutions to complex challenges
  • Excellent written, verbal and visual communication skills
  • Proactive, highly motivated and able to work in a distributed company

Good to have

  • Experience in implementing user interfaces in game engines (Unity, Unreal)
  • Production quality visual design skills with e.g. 2D or 3D assets and/or motion design
  • Scripting experience with e.g. C#, Lua or Actionscript or Javascript with web frameworks such as React

Tagged as: UI / UX Design

Tags: UI / UX Design Categories: Art , Creative


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