Senior UX Designer - Call of Duty - New Studio

Sep 09, 2022
Austin, United States
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

Job Title:

Senior UX Designer - Call of Duty - New Studio

Requisition ID:

R017303

Job Description:

Your Mission

Founded in 2002, Infinity Ward is the original studio behind the Call of Duty® franchise. The titles developed by Infinity Ward have won more than 200 "Game of the Year" awards and 100 "Editor's Choice" awards, among many other industry accolades. Some of our previous titles include: Call of Duty®: Ghosts, Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare and most recently, Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare. 

Infinity Ward has opened a brand new studio in Austin, TX. The studio will work on creating new and innovative experiences for Call of Duty® and create brand new technology to power them. Our studio provides a safe, trusting, and empowering environment to unleash your creativity and help make the extraordinary.

Infinity Ward is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, please visit us at https://www.infinityward.com/, on Facebook at  

https://www.facebook.com/InfinityWard/, and @InfinityWard on Twitter.

The Senior UX Designer will work closely with a team of UX Designers, UI Artists, UI Technical Designers, and Engineers to build compelling, usable, and accessible interfaces that shape how players interact with the game.

 

Responsibilities include establishing information architecture and flows, UI screens and heads-up display wireframes and prototypes for a multitude of areas in the game.  All solutions should be intuitive and consistent with UX guidelines as established by our UX/UI Director and Studio Art Director.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:   

  • Translate game systems and game play goals into intuitive UI screens and HUDs that support and enhance the game experience

  • Create IA maps, flow diagrams, and low-fidelity wireframes and prototypes to communicate design concepts for discussion and play testing

  • Produce finished design specifications with detailed requirements and use cases for final game UI screen and HUDs

  • Work closely with UI Artists, UI Technical Designers, and Engineers to implement and ensure quality to in-engine

  • Work closely with Producers and Directors to estimate work and assist in prioritizing

  • Mentor and empower junior UX Designers

Player Profile

 

Requirements:

  • Hands-on experience developing HD console games, software, mobile or web applications, or similar digital products

  • A portfolio showcasing work samples demonstrating UX Design process from research, design, and iteration phases through final deliverable

  • Minimum of 5+ years as a UX Designer, Product Designer, or similar role

  • Expert analytical and problem-solving skills and a solid understanding of user-centered design principles

  • Expert in working with UX Researchers to conducting play tests and distill data and feedback to ensure usability for players

  • Awareness of trends in hardware and operating systems, interface design, interactive design, and competitive software to help find opportunities for innovation

  • Expert communication skills and ability to present work and clearly articulate design decisions and inspire UX/UI team and other collaborators

  • Expert skills with UX Design tools such as Figma, Sketch, Adobe XD or similar

  • Strong skills in UI Visual Design tools such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and more

  • Knowledge of UI scripting languages such as using Lua, Flash/ActionScript (or similar)

  • Passion for games and game development

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment.  We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Infinity Ward is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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