Rovio’s Battle Studio is all about making games that don’t shy away from mixing RPG and action elements with strategy. As such, the team is working on creating the most approachable 4X game on the market, which is currently in soft launch, while also busily prototyping other types of strategy games behind the scenes. Set up in 2016, the 50-person strong studio has a flat hierarchy, a high level of transparency and open communication. The team is always trying to find ways to improve its projects, tools, communication, and themselves, while keeping the atmosphere friendly, inclusive, respectful and super supportive. With flexible hours, the team are respectful of each other’s time, as well as collectively learning from both mistakes and successes as they grow in numbers and experience. In a nutshell, the team’s mission is to increase the accessibility of the strategy genre by making such games more appealing to a broader audience.
Who’s going to develop the world’s most approachable 4X game? You are. It will be the game that reaches the widest 4X audiences so far. The same approachability goal goes to all of our new strategy games we are building in Rovio’s Battle studio. We believe that great passion is behind the greatest games. Show us your passion and join the dynamic Battle Studio in Helsinki region, Finland.
UX Director is a key leadership role in the Battle studio with the possibility to influence the whole of Rovio Games. You’ll need a mixture of talent, experience and passion in the following key areas:
You have vision. We are looking for a person who can transform the current way of making and presenting strategy games. We need you to combine casual approachability with novelty and strategy game systems depth into a great player journey. Help us define what our audience wants, what creates true emotional connection to the games we make. We aim to make our players think about the game even when they are not playing it.
You are intellectually curious. You absorb new knowledge every day, and see new challenges as learning opportunities. You want to understand human psychology and social dynamics to really tick players intrinsic motivations and needs. We expect you to have strong opinions, but always to engage in fruitful discussions about them.
You will carry the torch of UX and make sure designers, artists and tech are aligned behind your vision. World class UX is the priority of everyone in the team!
When you speak, you speak persuasively, and people will want to listen. You frequently help co-workers focus on the right things, mentor others in design, and push products in order to avoid mistakes and find opportunities. We need someone who wants to develop and grow as a part of a great diverse team, and help create a fantastic culture that makes amazing mobile F2P games.
You'll enjoy every day if you like creating and executing UX vision for the studio’s strategy games. You will lead the execution of UX by setting creative, technical and commercial goals for the teams, besides continuously learning and improving.