Lead Interaction Designer

Recruiter
Microsoft
Location
Atherstone
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Apr 2018
Closes
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
It's a hugely exciting time at Rare, and we're seeking an extremelytalented Lead Interaction Designer to work alongside our variousdevelopment teams to produce engaging and delightful interactions forour customers.We're looking for someone who can align business needs and customervalue and translate them into exciting, fresh and usable experiencesacross a range of digital touchpoints, including but not limited toin-game UI, websites, forums, customer service portal, user feedbackportals. You will have extensive knowledge of best practice and insightgathering for optimising User Experience, as well as UI patterns,Interaction patterns, information hierarchy etc. You will work with anequally passionate and driven team who will collaborate, support andhelp implement with you.If you have the skills, passion and expertise that we're looking for,we'd love to hear from you.Qualifications Rare is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants willreceive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry,color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression,genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin,physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteranstatus, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation,or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulationsand ordinances. REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Extensive experience as a User Experience Designer at the Senior or Lead level, managing the work of a team of UI/UX designers Confident and capable of leading on interaction strategies and consistent iteration both on product outcomes and internal processes Exceptional conceptual and design skills, production values and attention to detail. Expert in a range of UI/UX tooling, familiar with Design Ops processes and methodologies Knowledge of HTML and JavaScript and common web application development practices. Excellent conceptualisation ability, able to work from sketches through to implementation. Ability to create wireframes, specifications, visual design comps and final asset/texture export. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Understanding of layout, usability and function across multiple devices and browsers. A motivated individual with a track record of leading teams, and driving the necessary steps to achieve success. Shipped at least 1 AAA title 5+ years experience designing user interactions DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS Enthusiastic and passionate about modern design and UI; demonstrably keen to provide coherent, delightful interaction experiences across a range of platforms, devices and touchpoints Self-managing and organised with excellent artistic sensibilities. Good technical understanding of how to create optimised UI. Willing to both request and take feedback. Able to iterate and improve design from self and stakeholder feedback. Excellent cross-team communication and influencing skills.Responsibilities Work with our extensive design and development teams to deliver modern, exciting solutions in support of Rare's stable of games. Create and explain solutions from discovery phases and usability testing, through to wireframe designs and final polished live product. Use your extensive knowledge of contemporary UI technology stacks to provide unique ideas and solutions. Be able to estimate time and deliver content in a timely manner and to deadlines. Partner with Content/Community and various other teams to formulate any required assets. Be flexible and eager to help where you can, whether it's with the latest web project or in-game UI. Get involved in Rare's culture, be inquisitive and experiment! Drive forward and own visual quality throughout process to final product - provided by Dice HTML, JAVASCRIPT, WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT