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Principal UX Designer - Game Operations Platform

V4P FEB19 014

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Technology & Development

Job Description:

If you want to lead the user experience for the platform that provides tools for our game teams to operate some of the world’s best and biggest mobile games, this is the job for you! 

Our vision is to make our platform the most popular path to develop and expose tools for King games while improving the productivity of our game developers and operators. For this vision, our strategy is to streamline tool development while ensuring consistency of user experience across platform tools.

The ideal candidate will be able to both drive design work from start to finish for our platform components as well as lead the user experience of our game operations platform on a strategic level. This role will be responsible for the user & developer experience on our operations portal, where multiple teams build operational tools such as live- ops, game economy, game content, AB testing, etc.. for game teams. This role will be responsible for designing the portal and lead finding common UX workflows across all tools to make them work seamlessly together.

Your role within our Kingdom

  • Create and drive a user- centered design strategy that delivers value.

  • Advocate for users’ needs and make your team part of the process.

  • Work with a cross- functional product team to create and deliver meaningful experiences for our users.

  • Own design problems and the solutions from start to finish.

  • Lead user research activities to discover underserved needs

  • Iterate based on tangible data, user research, and user testing, to get measurable outcomes.

  • Develop and improve our design system, standards, and patterns together with the other UX designers.

  • Lead the effort on ensuring consistency across applications on our game operation platform

  • As a principal UX designer, mentor and support peers and junior colleagues in growing their skills.

Skills to create thrills

  • Experience working with complex web applications for specialized users

  • Great passion for usability and a strong focus on the end- users of a system

  • Strong working knowledge of the standard tools like Figma, Sketch, and Abstract

  • Strong communication skills and track record of successfully presenting your ideas and getting buy- in

  • Experience in user research, user testing, and generally in product discovery

  • Experience in collaborating with craft peers, mentoring junior colleagues, and influencing other UX designers

Tasty bonus skills

  • Experience working with products for developers and developer productivity

  • Experience working with platform products

  • Experience working with agile teams

  • Comfortable working with changes to the environment as we learn more about the problem space

About King

King is the game developer behind the world- famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top- grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 255 million monthly active users as of Q2 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes

Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.

Making the World Playful

Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid- core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players – and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!

Applications needs to be in English.
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Technology & Development @ King

V4P FEB19 014

Technology & Development

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