The UX/UI Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of UX/UI team. This role will oversee the UX design and usability for various first party games and entertainment products. The manager will define and implement design processes, best practices, and leverage best-in-class industry standards to deliver high quality experiences that engage and delight Pokémon fans around the world.
What You’ll Do
- Manage, mentor, and inspire a team of artists by providing clear direction and vision.
- Conduct frequent design, documentation and build reviews with a range of stakeholders within the Studio and be able to articulate and contend with design decisions on behalf of the UI team.
- Establish, adopt, and maintain effective processes to produce cohesive and coherent product experiences.
- Develop wireframes, mockups, and prototypes to effectively conceptualize and communicate user interactions, behaviors, and feedback.
- Manage the team’s workload, prioritize tasks, and support sprint deliverables to meet project deadlines and milestones.
- Foster a culture of team collaboration, open communication, mutual respect, and high morale.
What You’ll Bring
- 8+ years of UX/UI experience in the video game industry with at least 2 years in a management role.
- Professional Unity experience with a thorough understanding of the engine’s UI framework.
- Robust knowledge of mobile and PC/Desktop platform development.
- Exceptional project management skills using industry tools such as Confluence, JIRA and Source Control applications.
- Strong fundamental design skills with a working knowledge of industry standard tools such as Illustrator, Photoshop, XD, ProtoPie or equivalent.
How You Will Be Successful
- Communication: You have impeccable written and verbal communication with ability to translate technical information in a non-technical format.
- Organization: You are highly organized, have strong communication skills, attention to detail with an innate ability to solve problems and anticipate issues.
- Bias for Action: You have an eagerness to take initiative and persist in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles and setbacks. You work to resolve requests and incidents with a high sense of urgency and ownership.
- Great people skills: You know the “how” is as important as the “what” and you aim to build effective relationships across the organizations, as well as externally with 3rd You are mindful of diverse perspectives and engage clients in a professional manner.
- Passion and Pride in your work: You love what you do and how you can add value to your clients; You ensure consistency and quality of your work and take a methodical approach to troubleshooting and resolution. You demonstrate a genuine passion for the UX/UI disciplines, cultivate innovation and uphold an evolving knowledge of industry standards and current trends.
- Logical and analytical: You’re able to distill and synthesize complex ideas into concise, meaningful information to clients. You’re adept at prioritization and project management with attentiveness to detail and consistent follow through.
- Growth mindset: You thrive in a dynamic and fluid environment because you are a self-starter who is eager to learn, grow and build something great together; building and enhancing programs appeals to you. You have a desire to stay current on technology trends and Information Technology concepts.
What to Expect
We offer a professional, fun and creative work environment. While we maintain a good balance between work and life, additional hours may be required at peak times or for specific initiatives.
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment, and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children's entertainment properties in the world.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of people so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.