Senior UX Designer

UX · Frisco, Texas
Department UX
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

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Senior UX Designer


The Gearbox Entertainment Company is an award-winning creator and distributor of entertainment for people around the world. Gearbox Entertainment develops and publishes products through its subsidiaries, Gearbox Software and Gearbox Publishing. Gearbox Entertainment has become widely known for successful game franchises including Brothers in Arms and Borderlands, as well as acquired properties Duke Nukem and Homeworld. Gearbox’s ambition is to entertain the world and its key driving objectives include the pursuit of happiness for our talent, partners and customers, the prioritization of entertainment and creativity and a measured respect for profitability. For more information, visit www.Gearbox.com.


The Senior UX designer will help to ensure that the players can easily understand the systems within the game and that they leverage the best method of feedback. Additionally, they may also assist in polishing various areas that contribute to the game’s overall feel, including camera behavior, aiming, and controls. This role involves working closely with the Lead UX Designer, Creative Director, and UI team.


Responsibilities:

  • Review documentation from design teams to confirm that proposed features have appropriate feedback called out that fits within the vision of the UI.
  • Facilitate implementation by providing the UI team with designs and reference material as needed.
  • Work closely with the UI and design teams throughout implementation to make sure that the overall experience is polished and the feedback is easily understood.
  • Help collate testing criteria for UI playtests and assist in turning feedback into actionable items as needed.
  • Provide input to Systems, Content and the UI leads on confusion points within the game.
  • Assist the Lead UX designer as needed in polishing controls, aiming, and areas that pertain to game feel.


Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of professional experience with games UI/UX.
  • A proven track record of design and implementation in video games.
  • Understanding of modern UI experiences in games, including player flow through menus, HUD design, control mapping, and methods of player feedback.
  • Excellent documentation, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • An ability to maintain focus and self-motivation towards the current project goals.


Bonus Points For:

  • An understanding of core player mechanics, and familiarity of how gamepad, keyboard and mouse, aiming, and camera systems work.
  • Have shipped a AAA title, with a preference towards Unreal technology and first person shooters.
  • Co-op and/or Online Multiplayer experience.
  • Experience with the certification and shipping process on modern consoles.


Gearbox Entertainment believes that all team members should be able to enjoy a work environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. We are committed to reflecting the diversity of the world we strive to entertain. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we provide fair and equal treatment to all team members and applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.

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  • Location
    Frisco, Texas
  • Department
    UX
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced