Lead UX designer [Snowdrop]
Snowdrop is a powerful game engine that enables Ubisoft content creators to set their creative minds free. Fast and flexible, Snowdrop gives developers innovative tools designed from the ground up for creating the unknown. Snowdrop provides the perfect canvas for game developers to paint the games of the future.
As a Lead UX Designer, you'll play a crucial role in enhancing user experiences within Snowdrop systems and advancements. Your primary responsibilities include crafting UX specifications and overseeing the entire design process, from the initial concept to seamless implementation. You'll also tackle the challenge of structuring intricate content and information systems, translating them into user-friendly scenarios, wireframes, and functional specifications. Your leadership will extend to defining project requirements, ensuring alignment with both user needs and business goals.
Collaboration is key, and you'll work closely with various stakeholders, including the Snowdrop Product Director, the Snowdrop Core Team, the Brand and Communication team, as well as technical and specialist development teams. This ensures that your research and design efforts align perfectly with specific project requirements and broader company objectives.
This is a permanent position based in Malmö Sweden, with the opportunity to work partially from home according to our Flexible Workplace Policy. Please apply in English (our company language), and we’ll check your application ASAP!
What you’ll do
- Create UX deliverables such as wireframes, user journeys, flows, and personas
- Provide guidance and leadership to team members
- Integrate research findings into all phases of product development
- Be a passionate advocate for UX and customer research, championing the customer perspective throughout the organization
- Collaborate with the Snowdrop team and other Ubisoft teams to deliver research projects when applicable
About Production Technology at Ubisoft
At Ubisoft, there are no limits to creativity. Innovation comes from every corner and our game teams are constantly pushing the boundaries of technology to transform ideas into fantastical worlds. To bolster their efforts, Ubisoft’s Production Technology department is a transversal group that unites more than 400 experts across the company around a mission to develop the best tools and technologies that enable our studios to bring their visions to life. From designing our proprietary game engines and state-of-the-art middleware solutions used by our worldwide developer community, to leveraging the latest machine learning breakthroughs in R&D, Production Technology team members don’t just help Ubisoft creators make games: they work together to pioneer innovations that change the way games are made.
What you’ll bring
We're seeking someone with a true passion for UX, who can inspire fellow design professionals within our digital portfolio and shape our team's UX mindset. You have the ability to analyze data from various sources, including product requirements, technical constraints, UX research, web analytics, and industry trends, to craft efficient user scenarios, taxonomies, classification schemes, navigation systems, and design patterns.
We value knowledge sharing, an openness to feedback, and a willingness to push your own limits and those of your colleagues. Besides the above we’re looking for someone aligned with our core values and the following skills and experience:
- Degree in Human Factors, Interaction, Graphic Design, or Interface Design.
- Experience in conducting customer or prospective customer interviews, contextual inquiries, and user testing.
- Strong ability to empathize with customers, understand their unarticulated needs, and envision solutions that address real problems and create real value.
- Motivation to lead and build a team.
Massive Entertainment is a world-leading AAA studio located in Malmö Sweden and is part of the Ubisoft family. We’re a multinational team of more than 750 passionate and highly skilled people from 50+ different countries. Our studio’s goal has always been – and still is – to craft the finest gaming experiences for all players.
At Massive, you get to do what you love most while bringing your own experience to our ongoing projects, like Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, and The Star Wars Project. We're also developing new tech here, such as our in-house engine Snowdrop, and Ubisoft Connect - Ubisoft's digital ecosystem and distribution platform.
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