UX Designer, Beyond Console

Remote San Francisco, CA

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UX Designer - Beyond Console

San Francisco, CA

 

Help define the future of gaming beyond our core console platforms. We are looking for an enthusiastic, fast-learning UX Designer to collaborate on intuitive, modern, designs that delight players. You will partner with a cross-functional team of designers, product managers, researchers, writers, and engineers to concept, test and craft experiences that delight our users.

 

You will join the SONY design community, a group that respects and celebrates the value of user-centered design, visual communication and collaboration. Work with designers both locally and globally to elevate the standard of craft across the organization.

 

An ideal candidate possesses passion for details, a willingness to learn and grow, and a collaborative spirit to contribute to best-in-class products and experiences. If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you.

 

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Conduct audits of current and competitive experiences, identifying points of design and potential areas for improvement
  • Present and communicate proposals to the team and make iterations based on feedback; participate in critiques of work across designers
  • Contribute to layout standards, UI components, and visual designs
  • Produce detailed user flows, including interactions, approved copy, UI variations and error states
  • Participate in user research planning and activities with designers and UX research teams; turn findings and insights into future design iterations
  • Coordinate with other designers to workshop, iterate and polish designs
  • Self-manage workload and day-to-day activities in order to deliver designs in a timely manner


Requirements:


  • Completion of design-related studies, or proven experience as a UX Designer
  • Portfolio demonstrating experience with interaction design and clean visual design with iterations and process
  • Past experience conducting or collaborating with UX research to form hypothesis and inform design proposals
  • Ability to both work within a Design System and add to it
  • Proficient in Figma + Sketch, with a working knowledge of emerging software for prototyping, collaboration and visual design


Bonus Points:


  • Experience designing native desktop applications (Windows or MacOS)
  • Portfolio that demonstrates motion design and high-fidelity prototyping
  • Experience making designs for multiple languages
  • Deep passion or knowledge of gaming or media streaming services
  • The ability to speak, write, or understand Japanese language

 

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