UX Designer - [The Settlers] (f/m/d)

About the Employer

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a UX Designer to join the The Settlers team in Düsseldorf. You will work within the design team to define the structures and wireframe of our features, explore improvements and ensure the best experience in the final delivery.

  • Create functional prototypes of game features to ensure a high quality user flow.
  • Craft solid UX specifications and documentation
  • Design and oversee the functional production of the menus and user interfaces of the game
  • Work closely with game designers to determine the best controls and inputs to support game features for a fluid and consistent player experience
  • Create prototypes (paper, digital wireframe) within the required specifications to communicate ideas to the team
  • Continuously optimize the user experience by iterating your designs based on user research and tests
  • Ensure that signs and feedback clearly communicate the game information based on best practices in accessibility;
  • Showcase and document information hierarchy and architecture for any given feature
  • Ensure optimal interaction feedback and minimal control latency
  • Work with different input methods in mind (Keyboard & Mouse and Controller)
  • Collaborate with game designers to achieve the best controls and inputs for a fluid and consistent player experience
  • Implement an optimal interface layout plan;
  • Ensure that the interface arrangement accounts for localization constraints;
  • Work within the guidelines provided by direction

Qualifications

  • At least 3 years working experience on UX design
  • Proficiency in at least 1 prototyping tool for web products (Axure, Balsamiq, or others)
  • Understanding of lean UX concepts and the ability to work within a continuous flow environment (ability to think holistically while building and learning iteratively)
  • Solid grasp of ergonomic principles applied to video games;
  • Profound knowledge of interaction design and user behavior
  • Strong communication and presentation skills;
  • Ability to innovate and design exceptional user experiences;
  • Ability to rely on a user-focused design approach
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Fluent in English, both verbally and written

Bonus level:

  • Knowledge of scripting language (Python, ActionScript, etc...) is a plus
  • Game Design experience is a plus
  • Experience with commercial game engines (Unity, Unreal Engine, etc...) is a plus
  • A degree in design, UX design or related artistic disciplines is a plus