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Manager, UX Design (Media)

San Francisco, CA

Define the future of gaming & digital content distribution on the PlayStation platform.

As Manager of UX Design for Media Experiences at PlayStation, you play a key role in shaping the future of the world’s largest game and content distribution platform. Located in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA district you will partner with a cross-functional team of product managers, researchers, writers, engineers, and business partners to ideate and craft experiences that both delight our users and define the next generation of media experiences.

As part of the larger SONY design community, you will be part of a global design group that respects and celebrates the value of design, design thinking and design process. Collaborate with designers both locally and globally to elevate the standard of design across the organization.

An ideal candidate possesses passion, dedication, and skills vital to deliver best-in-class products and experiences. If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you. Join us as we redefine what it means to experience content on the PlayStation platform.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide accountability for the UX design quality across the Media experiences
  • Build and execute design strategies based on brand guidelines, business goals, and user needs
  • Hands-on design and co-create new products with your team
  • Communicate and build consensus on a strategy across design and cross-functional teams
  • Partner with UX research, content, product management, and engineering to ensure alignment throughout the process
  • Engage in planning and prioritization discussions to ensure appropriate resourcing
  • Support growth of the design team through continuous feedback and mentorship
  • Consult with external partners to ensure the PlayStation brand and UX standards are upheld

Qualifications

  • Minimum BA/BS degree in design-related studies is required; portfolio demonstrating 5+ years of interaction design, user experience, and visual design work
  • Experience designing for 10 ft experiences for video content (e.g. Apple TV, Roku)
  • Experience working with music and video content service providers
  • Previous management experience with the ability to set a design vision for the team and across business units
  • Proven experience in developing designers and help raise the bar across design organizations
  • Knowledge working within the agile software development processes

Bonus Points

  • Deep experience working within a technical environment that includes both hardware and software
  • Solid knowledge and/or interest in new technologies in web, mobile, VR and other devices
  • Extensive experience designing for a global audience in multiple languages
  • Deep passion or knowledge of movie, television, music, and video game services
  • The ability to speak, write, or understand the Japanese language

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