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Product Designer, Player Experience

12 days ago by Skillz

San Francisco (California), USA

Level: Intermediate

Contract: Full Time (Paid)

Sector: Design

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About Skillz

Skillz is driving the future of entertainment by accelerating the convergence of sports, video games and media for an exploding mobile-first audience worldwide. The company’s platform empowers mobile game developers and players with democratized access to fun, fair and skill-based competition for real prizes, shifting the paradigm to make eSports accessible to anyone, anywhere with a mobile device.

Skillz helps developers build multi-million dollar game franchises by turning content into competitive social gaming properties for the world’s 2.6 billion gamers. The company has already worked with 13,000 game developers, leveraging its patented technology to host over 800 million tournaments for 18 million players worldwide.

This year, Skillz was recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies and CNBC Disruptor 50 (for the second time). In 2018, Skillz was listed as one of Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Brilliant Companies. In 2017, Inc. Magazine ranked Skillz the No. 1 fastest-growing private company in America.

The company is backed by leading venture capitalists, media companies, and professional sports luminaries, ranging from Liberty Global, Accomplice, Wildcat Capital, Telstra Ventures, and a founder of Great Hill Partners to the owners of the New England Patriots, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Mets, and Sacramento Kings.

Who we're looking for:

Your passion for design leads you to creating fresh new concepts that can change an industry. You take initiative, you find solutions to obvious and hidden problems without being asked. The status quo is not sufficient, and you are constantly looking for new ways to improve your designs and a user’s experience and you expect the people around you to do the same. Designers on the Player Experience will shape how users interact with Skillz within mobile games.

What You'll Do:

  • Work from whiteboard sketches to full high fidelity designs, to focus on creating top caliber mobile platform UX & UI
  • Work closely with the Skillz Design and Product Development team to contribute to creative concepts to help improve the Skillz design process, and build requirements for our player experience
  • Deliver on all project phases from concept to final design (user journeys, wireframes, low-fidelity prototypes, finished designs, UI & style classes, and design systems)
  • Continually iterate and evolve our consumer facing products to define industry standards
  • Own feature designs for a cross platform (iOS and Android) product that supports portrait and landscape orientations along with multiple device ratios.

Your Skillz:

  • 2+ years of production experience as a UI designer, UI/UX designer or similar, creating platform centric designs.
  • Mobile design experience for Android, iOS and mobile web
  • Experienced in using various design software including Sketch, Adobe CS, Invision, & Flinto
  • A polished portfolio of work showing your visual design skills and evidence of a great design process (strategy and definition documents, user flows, wireframes, etc)
  • Ability to manage deadlines and collaborate in a cross functional environment
  • Ability to support your designs with research, context and verbal presentation, while able to incorporate feedback and find designs solutions with key stakeholders

Skillz embraces diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to diversifying our workforce, we do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, gender, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, or disability status, and we operate in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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