Niantic, creator of Ingress, Pokémon GO, and Pikmin Bloom, is seeking an experienced Creative Lead for Tokyo Studio to lead UX team to help shape cutting-edge, highly social AR experiences and innovative apps that move people through the real world. We’re a fast-moving, multi-disciplinary team of software developers and creative professionals based. You will be responsible for designing intuitive UI, creating interaction flows, and helping guide the direction of the products to merge the virtual with the real world and to encourage players to experience adventures on foot.

Responsibilities

  • Define, communicate and be accountable for the creative vision of the project including the core loop, F2P mechanics, social features and IP development.
  • Ensure the project backlog is well-defined and understood.
  • Work with the design team to create robust design documentation.
  • Foster positive relationships with other leaders of the studio and within Niantic to deliver on the vision.
  • Represent the projects and team to senior leaders, championing the team's needs and requirements.
  • Distill the business’s strategic and commercial goals for the team, ensuring they are reflected in product and organizational decisions.
  • Take the lead on producing pitch materials for internal presentations.
  • Collaborate and align with Marketing to build commercial analysis, shape forecasts and drive successful marketing and user acquisition campaigns.
  • Define and drive design standards for the team.
  • Provide strong leadership and career mentorship to support the creative goals and ambitions of the design team members.

Qualifications

  • An experienced Creative Director or Design Director with a proven track record in creating and maintaining design direction, and bringing it to fruition.
  • Strong understanding of free-to-play systems and economy design, validated by commercially successful products.
  • Mobile games or other mobile product experience in all production phases from Concept to Live Operations, having shipped at least one title.
  • Demonstrated experience in building, leading and mentoring teams.
  • Adept at providing the support and space for team members to work with appropriate autonomy while creating a coherent design that aligns with your vision.
  • Strong at providing feedback that empowers team members to produce their best work.
  • Experience communicating a game vision to teams and partners.
  • Skilled at developing productive relationships with peers and senior leaders, enabling you to work through complex situations to drive projects forward.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication ability in both English and Japanese, with an emphasis on clearly explaining reasoning behind decisions.

Plus if...

  • You have experience working on emerging hardware, augmented reality or location-based products.
  • You are excited to work with novel game mechanics and pioneering technology.

Join the Niantic team!

Niantic は、世界有数のAR (拡張現実)テクノロジーの提供によって、人々が現実世界でクリエイティブな魅力にあふれた冒険のきっかけを作っています。私たちの製品・サービスは、外に出て探索する、運動する、そして人と人とのつながりを作ることを促すことを願ってつくられています。

2011年にGoogle で設立され、任天堂株式会社、株式会社 ポケモン、Alsop Louie Partners などの心強い投資家のサポートを受けて、2015年に独立しました。現在Nianticが提供するコンシューマー向けタイトルには、世界をコントロールすることをテーマにした先駆的なゲーム「Ingress」、記録やぶりのAR ゲーム「Pokémon GO」、「Pikmin Bloom」などがあります。また、2021年11月には、開発者向けAR プラットフォームである Lightship の提供を開始しました。

Niantic は雇用機会均等雇用者です。Niantic の製品を愛してくださっているコミュニティの皆様に喜んで頂ける製品・サービスをつくるにはまず、全ての社員を支え、それぞれが自分の安全な居場所があることを実感できる環境を作ることが必要不可欠であると確信しています。このミッションのためにはテクノロジー業界において過小評価されてきた人材もふくめ、積極的に多様性(ダイバーシティー)を反映する人を募集し、採用することを重視しています。これはNianticの価値観においてもっともコアなものだと考えています。

私たちは、毎日わくわくしながら、知的好奇心をもち、課題解決への情熱を大切に、楽しく仕事に取り組んでいます。Niantic は、サンフランシスコ、サニーベール、ベルビュー、ロサンゼルス、ロンドン、東京、ハンブルグ、チューリッヒの各都市にオフィスを持ち、それぞれで採用を広げています。

 

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