Technical UI Designer

Dec 03, 2022
London, United Kingdom
... Not specified
... Intermediate
Full time
... Office work

Job Title:

Technical UI Designer

Requisition ID:

R019058

Job Description:

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Melbourne, Australia, Toronto, Canada and Guildford, UK – Sledgehammer Games is the video game development team behind Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare 3, Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare and Call of Duty®: WWII. Since our founding in 2009, our greatest passion has been making AAA games. The strength of our team makes us not only excellent at what we do, but also how we do it. We firmly believe in supporting our passionate employees to be the best they can be. Here at Sledgehammer Games, everyone is a game maker.

We are constantly evolving and innovating – which are some of the most rewarding aspects of game development. With our extraordinary audio, design, engineering and art teams, we’ve been able to achieve some of the highest-quality game execution of any studio in the industry. We love making games and we work hard to make sure that each new game we make is even better than the last. Creativity is key, and we’re looking for dedicated game developers for our exciting next project.

Sledgehammer Games is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, please visit us at www.sledgehammergames.com or search for Sledgehammer Games on your favorite social media platform. Want to hear what it’s like at the studio directly from current employees? Check out our #LifeatSHG developer profiles: https://youtu.be/12DUBszg-w4

Your Mission:

Sledgehammer Games is seeking a Technical UI Designer for an exciting, unannounced project. You will bridge the gap between UI Engineering, UX Design, and UI Art. You will be responsible for converting design wireframes into maintainable, extensible script in our custom Lua-based UI engine. You will also be responsible for making prototype UI using our proprietary UI tool.

Candidates should have a good understanding of human-software interaction and experience communicating complex information with simple aesthetics. The ideal candidate is passionate, loves making great games and has a fundamental understanding of art, design and engineering principles. We value a culture of collaboration and are seeking an imaginative, resourceful, and versatile technical designer to join our team. If you share a passion for developing groundbreaking gameplay with a validated team, then this may be the position you've been waiting for!

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with UI artists, UX designers, and UI engineers to create an exceptional overall player experience throughout the game 

  • Use proprietary UI editor and scripting (Lua) to implement UI art & motion, in collaboration with various team members, to ensure visual fidelity 

  • Create in-engine functional prototypes based on UX wireframes 

  • Evaluate performance and ensure the UI is as optimal as possible by balancing art needs with technical restraints  

  • Debug and work with QA to meet functional standards 

  • Contribute documentation to uphold a practice of knowledge sharing around processes, best practices, and workflow 
     

Player Profile:

  • 3+ years of experience in technical design, UI tech art or another similar field 

  • Good understanding of UI, UX and motion design principles 

  • Solid implementation and technical design knowledge foundation using a scripting language such as Lua or other engines’ UI editor tools  

  • Creative problem-solving, analytical, and troubleshooting skills 

  • Work ethic that leans towards communication, collaboration, and empathy 

  • Working knowledge of Photoshop  
     

Extra Points:

  • Understanding of materials and shaders for UI 

  • Experience with visual design 

  • Proficiency with other Figma and Adobe Creative Suite tools 

  • Practical experience with other C-based languages  

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.

Activision 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.

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

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