Senior UX Designer

About the Employer

“Who is EA Capital Games?”

We’re a mobile game studio located in Midtown Sacramento, home to the highly successful title Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, the most successful Star Wars mobile game ever released, charting as the #1 grossing game in over 35 countries, and one of the Top 40 grossing games in the entire world across Apple and Google.

Collectively, we are a close-knit group of passionate gamers, obsessed with the creation of genre-defining mobile RPGs, and the vibrant live services necessary to support them. Our team culture is friendly, fast-paced, results-focused, and collaborative. We take our work – but not ourselves – very seriously.

While walking the halls of our brand-new 31,000 sqft studio, you’ll hear the cacophony of epic console competitions, lively debates, and the rattle of dice thrown across a game board. Game nights, happy hours, weekend adventures, and a dog friendly atmosphere are all elements of who we are.

The Capital Games studio is seeking a Sr. User Experience Designer to collaborate with creative leaders and game designers on the planning and execution of intuitive mobile UX. You’ll work to improve upon and create compelling experiences on top-charting games such as Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.

Responsibilities

  • Redefine the player experience through user research, testing and industry-leading data analysis
  • Assume the role of player advocate, leveraging creative design processes with producers, game designers, product managers, artists, and engineers to translate high-level requirements into compelling UX designs
  • Conduct and manage heuristic evaluations of flows and screens
  • Distill qualitative and quantitative data, competitive analysis and stakeholder feedback to user centered, clear and actionable design goals
  • Develop a deep understanding of player motivation, recommending and rationalizing UI improvements to the player experience that maximize the potential of game features
  • Drive creation of a robust design system to ensure scalability and consistency of the UI
  • Effectively collaborate with distributed UX and UI design teams to drive quality
  • Guide and contribute to prototyping efforts for user research and testing
  • Generate experience maps, wireframes to high fidelity prototypes to effectively communicate design intent, while educating and mentoring peers, stakeholders, and teammates on user-centered design principles and methodologies
  • Champion UX initiatives, such as the creation of design guidelines, process enhancements, toolkits, etc., fostering a player-centered culture
  • Contribute to the growing UX community across EA

Requirements

  • Degree in Interaction Design, Psychology, Human Factors, Industrial Engineering or related HCI discipline, or demonstrated proficiency and experience in the field of software based UX
  • 7+ years of experience with large-scale consumer facing entertainment or social products with significant amounts of interactive complexity
  • Portfolio of products shipped, having taken several from written brief to final production
  • A strong understanding of user research methodologies and user data analysis (qualitative and quantitative)
  • A strong working knowledge of the fundamentals—interaction design, user-centered experience design, brand application, and the creative process—as well as new platforms and technologies
  • Expert knowledge of mobile design patterns and heuristics
  • Strong communication acumen, with the ability to align Production, Game Design, Art, and Engineering around a product specification
  • The ability to effectively present and rationalize design strategy and decisions to diverse audiences including executives, using these opportunities to educate and evangelize
  • The ability to work and teach across a cross-functional product team, moving effortlessly between the smallest details to high level strategy
  • Thrive in an agile environment and can negotiate, influence and create alignment among project stakeholders
  • A portfolio demonstrating all aspects of your skill is required
  • Curious, creative problem solver that challenges the status quo

“Tell me about Sacramento.”

Sacramento hosts an approachable metropolitan lifestyle, where home can be established for anyone from the singleton who wants to live downtown, to the family whose top priorities are a yard and great schools, all within a reasonable commute to our studio. The city fosters a vibrant urban culture through weekend street festivals, professional sports teams, bustling farmer’s markets, wonderful eateries, and award-winning craft breweries and coffee roasters. If connecting with nature is more your vibe, the Sierras are in our backyard in addition to many local hiking and biking trails.

“What’s in it for me?”

Glad you asked! We love to brag about our great perks like free food, hosted happy hours, annual camping adventures, comprehensive health and benefit packages, tuition reimbursement, company matched retirement, and many others! And since we realize it takes world-class people to make world-class games, we offer competitive compensation packages and a culture that thrives off of creativity and individuality.

Electronic Arts Inc. is a leading global interactive entertainment software company. EA delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets.

EA is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status or veteran status. We will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal records in accordance with applicable law.