The UI/UX Department at Insomniac Games is growing, and we are looking for a talented UI/UX Lead to join our team. As a UI/UX Lead you will be responsible for maintaining the UI/UX vision for one of our games, ensuring the well-being of team members, and working to make industry-inspiring player experiences that are approachable, accessible, and immersive for everyone. This role provides a critical component of the studio’s mission to create games that have a positive and lasting impact on people’s lives by helping foster an environment of craft excellence, collaboration, and positivity. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following: 

  • Lead a small cross-functional UI/UX project team to generate work that meets and exceeds project goals and aspirations
  • Supervise direct reports on the UI/UX team and participate in strategic decision-making as a member of the department’s leadership group
  • Work cross-functionally to develop technically feasible solutions that meet the player’s needs and remain viable in the face of evolving constraints
  • Provide coaching, performance evaluation, career development support and opportunities for team members
  • Collaborate with project management and leads to maintain a team schedule that meets project goals and deadlines while supporting a sustainable team workload
  • Guide the UI/UX conversation in creative leadership meetings; providing strategic guidance, tactical know-how, and accountability for excellent results
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the team’s workflow, anticipate problems before they arise
  • Routinely verify build quality and stability; regularly evaluating content and sharing feedback to ensure the team is meeting project/milestone delivery goals and is having a positive impact on the player experience
  • Work with the UI/UX team to develop, refine, and document best practices
  • Advocate relentlessly for our players and the end-to-end user experience
  • Ensure that all complaints and concerns related to inappropriate or unprofessional conduct in the workplace, are address immediately to foster a safe work environment
  • Other duties may be assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities 

  • Directly supervise a small cross-functional UI/UX project team, typically comprised of fewer than 4 developers
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance and motivating team; addressing complaints and resolving problems in collaboration with department leadership

Education and/or Experience: 

  • Eight plus years of experience and/or a combination of related education/experience
  • Familiarity with C++, JavaScript, HTML, CSS and/or other related front-end development languages and tools.
  • Familiarity with commercial content creation packages like Adobe CC & Maya
  • Proficient with common workplace collaborative software like Microsoft Office, Confluence & Jira
  • Must have multiplayer game development experience
  • Experience shipping a AAA game in a lead, supervisor or manager role preferred
  • 3D and/or Coherent experience also a major bonus

Other Skills: 

  • Strong instincts for game design and innovative user experiences
  • Passion for game accessibility and player advocacy
  • Great interpersonal skills and the ability to work in and contribute to a collaborative environment
  • Ability to present information in a way that is actionable and easily understandable for all audiences
  • Dedication towards individual and team growth
  • Ability to enhance team deliverables or processes beyond assigned tasks

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