Senior Director, PlayStation Design

About the Employer

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play —it’s also the Best Place to Work. We’ve thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Senior Director, PlayStation Design

Location: San Francisco, CA

Do you want a central role in the evolution of gaming? PlayStation 5 is a landmark in our UI evolution. As we transition from launch to growth, we have a rare opportunity for an innovative design leader.

We are a global design organization headquartered in Silicon Valley with presence in Tokyo, London and Los Angeles.

With PlayStation 5, we have made design investments that will drive an evolution in how players engage with their favorite games, publishers and each other. We are looking for an accomplished design leader who can bridge consumer devices with cloud-based services.

You: have led design of a global product with world-class aesthetics and innovation. You are adept at working effectively in a large organization and influencing across the company. Excellence in graphics, interaction, motion, and prototyping are central to your practice.

You are comfortable with code and know how to deploy a sophisticated prototyping team to drive UI breakthroughs.

Responsibilities
  • Lead a team of managers and designers across a major product area
  • Work with VP-level partners to define product strategy
  • Raise the bar in type, color, layout, motion, and usability
  • Drive strong business results through proactive UI interventions
  • Attract and retain world-class talent
  • Partner strongly with cross-functional partners to drive excellence and deliver new business value
Qualifications
  • Experience managing managers on a globally prominent product
  • Has owned a primary experience pillar of a major consumer brand
  • Formal training and/or spectacular portfolio in hands-on visual and interaction design.
  • Strong talent network locally and globally.
  • Proven track record driving a global brand.
  • Expertise in modern design practice and tools.
  • Entrepreneurial orientation and experience
  • Ability to communicate powerfully with design, technical, and business partners.
  • We believe a strong bias to action!
Desired Qualifications
  • Personal creative practice in visuals, game design, film, or photography.
  • Depth in code or technical know-how
  • A track record of high-impact innovation

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you spent in contacting us and we thank you for your interest in PlayStation.

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