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Career Opportunities: UX (User Experience) Designer - EA SPORTS (23764)

Requisition ID 23764 - Posted 05/09/2013 - Regular - EA Studios - SPORTS - Art - Burnaby - British Columbia - Canada - Americas
 

UX Designer – Job Description

 

Want to create products that millions of people around the world use every day? Want to direct the delivery of new features and improve existing products like easports.com and easportsfootball.com?

 

EA SPORTS is seeking an experienced UX who is creative, detail-focused, and understands technology to help lead the UX design of numerous high profile projects. In this role you will reinforce guidelines, best practices, and standards to ensure that interface design and development meets user needs.

 

Job qualifications:

  • At least 2 - 3 years of experience in architecting user interface design for high-volume, dynamic websites as well as experience with e-commerce design and mobile
  • Undergraduate degree in Human Computer Interaction, Graphic Design, Computer Science, or Library and Information Science
  • Experience with one or more design tools (e.g., Axure, OmniGraffle, Adobe Illustrator, or equivalent drawing/mapping programs)
  • Basic understanding of HTML5, CSS and JavaScriptExperience with user interface design patterns and standard UCD methodologies
  • Strong working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and associated design tools
  • Experience in designing for mobile
  • Excellent design skills, production value and attention to detail
  • Strong conceptualization ability, strong visual communication ability, drawing skills and sketchbook technique
  • Understanding of common software development practices

 

Responsibilities:

  • Executing interaction design and visual design as a part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Must be a UX champion, educator and diplomat
  • Work with Producers, Art Director, and Designers to evaluate and translate research findings into actionable insights and design improvements including user personas, user scenarios, and concept models
  • Support appropriate usability testing for different project phases
  • Create user-centered site architecture documentation including interaction models, site navigation, information structuring, labeling, and searching systems
  • Collaborate with Interface Designers to translate architecture into the look-and-feel of UI
  • Work with Producers and UX Researchers to plan, conduct, and evaluate appropriate UX research methods (e.g., field observation, contextual interviewing, task analysis, usability testing, GOMS, competitive analysis, industry trends, social trends, and stakeholder interviews) to determine customer needs and define project context against heuristics.
  • Support the creation of materials for user testing and performance measurement (e.g., paper prototyping, rapid prototyping techniques, electronic click-through, live system testing, etc.)

 

Abilities and Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to translate user research data, business requirements, and competitive analysis findings into concrete site-building tactics
  • Experience with the conceptualization and design of navigation, labeling, search, and organization systems for websites and applications. Samples of site documentation are required.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage personal workflow against project budgets and timelines in a fast-paced, evolving environment
  • Sharp, analytical, and thoughtful. Sound judgment and thoroughly thinks through problems to come up with solutions
  • Simplifier but at the same time thinks big, takes smart risks, is innovative and can think out of the box
  • Takes initiative, doesn't wait to be asked and plans efficiently while avoiding analysis paralysis
  • Consistent effort, intense commitment, and willingness to go above and beyond when needed
  • Strong team player, behaves like an owner, and ultimately focused on delivering results with high standards

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