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full time UI/UX Designer

at Disruptor Beam in Framingham, MA

Disruptor Beam is building a new generation of games for every screen, based on popular universes like Game of Thrones, Star Trek and The Walking Dead. This is an opportunity to join a rapidly growing company, alongside a veteran team, working with some of the most iconic brands in entertainment.

As a UI/User Experience Designer you will work side-by-side with a team of designers, marketers and engineers to help create world-class web, tools, and mobile experiences. The ideal candidate cares about making a great product and are able to design in an iterative process to uncover the best solution. You understand established design patterns and design with best practices in mind. We are a collaborative team, but what makes us able to produce great work are also the skills and experience each individual brings to the team. If you love thinking creatively to make great online experiences, have an eye for detail, are able to design a consumer experience, have expert knowledge of responsive design trends and enjoy working in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment, this could be the job for you!

We are a collaborative team, but what makes us able to produce great work are also the skills and experience each individual brings to the team. If you love thinking creatively to craft great online experiences, have an eye for detail, are able to design compelling and delightful consumer journeys, have expert knowledge of responsive design trends and enjoy working in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment, this could be the job for you!

When applying for this position, please provide a link to your portfolio that includes process and UI wireframes. If you have applications or games in the AppStore that you were principally responsible for the UI or UX design for, let us know about those as well!

What You’ll Do
- Develop wireframes, create mid-fi comps, storyboards, user flows, experience prototypes and detailed design specifications that describe the user experience to stakeholders and direct development activities from inception to implementation.
- Implement designs on the front end using HTML5 and CSS.
- Improve on current UIs for tools and internal applications on community and platform team projects.
- Create elegant web interfaces and user flows for player accounts and entitlements.
- Grey boxing and building social-feature-based UX experiences that cross platforms, into all future games.
- Work closely with Publishing to create a cutting-edge hub for our player community that drives player acquisition, retention and referral.
- Stay up-to-date with relevant design tools and software; conduct secondary research into current and emerging trends in user needs and technology.
- Provide user-experience design expertise to company and advise individuals and teams, encompassing current web and mobile application trends.
- Incorporate iterative design, live data and user testing throughout the development process.
- Facilitate and conduct user and usability research for production teams. Design and oversee all efforts that define user needs and behaviors in relationship to the user experience.
- Create tools including interview guides, focus group materials, and experience prototypes. Create concepts using a range of prototyping methods: 2D and 3D paper models, video or interactive models.

What We Seek
- Experience shipping products for Web and Mobile application.
- +5 years experience in the role of UI/UX Designer or Interaction Designer on web and mobile products.
- BS or BFA in Interaction Design, Web Design, or Graphic Design
- A Gamer with a passion for games, entertainment art and functional and effective design.
- Experience designing for tools, and login user flows.
- Solid graphic design and compositional abilities using typography, layout and color.
- Strong intuitions about what makes for highly usable and enjoyable experiences that drive continuous engagement and social interaction.
- Mastery of Photoshop, Sketch, OmniGraffle, Visio and/or other commonly used applications to create wireframes and mockups.
- Expert knowledge of Proto.io, Axure, Adobe XD and/or other interactive prototyping tools.
- Expert knowledge of CSS, HTML5.
- General knowledge of Javascript frameworks like jQuery, Bootstrap and/or Angular.
- Plus: previous Unity experience.
- Big plus: experience conducting user testing.

What You’ll Get
Disruptor Beam offers a competitive, high quality benefit programs to their employees designed to help support employees’ overall health, savings and retirement goals. Other programs help protect employees against income interruption and the financial effects of illness. Helping to support the needs of our employees and their families is a high priority for Disruptor Beam.
We believe that rest unlocks creativity, so we encourage our employees to take advantage of our open vacation policy. Our employees take as much vacation as they want, when they want it, as long as they’re getting their work done.
Start work earlier or later according to your inner clock as the core office hours don’t start until 10 am. If you’re experiencing a steady workflow go ahead work according to your desires and use your plus hours later for shorter day or a longer weekend.

About Us
Disruptor Beam is a Boston-area game company that transports fans of beloved movies, literary and television series into the worlds they love. By linking game content to episodes and books, players become a part of the world as stories continue to evolve around them. The company\'s games are available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch; on Google Play for Android devices; and on the web. Founded and led by game industry veteran and serial entrepreneur Jon Radoff, Disruptor Beam is backed by a group of technology and gaming entrepreneurs from the Boston area. For more information, visit www.disruptorbeam.com.

At Disruptor Beam, we we celebrate, support, and thrive on hiring people from different and diverse backgrounds. Disruptor Beam is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

To all recruitment agencies: Disruptor Beam does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Disruptor Beam employees or any other company location. Disruptor Beam is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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