Are you an accomplished UX Designer looking for new and exciting challenges? Do you have an interest in making the complex seem simple? Do you have the drive and passion to push for new and innovative experiences for strategy gamers?
Paradox Development Studio is looking for a UX Designer join our Crusader Kings III team in Stockholm. As a User Experience Designer you will be helping us ease the learning curve of deep and complex strategy games on a grand scale. You will be a challenging force that will try to innovate and push new ideas, leading to better games that are more approachable while retaining their deep gameplay. Together with other designers you will develop style guides and methods for securing a better user experience for our players.
Create mockups, wireframes, and prototypes of new interfaces, and evaluate and improve existing ones
Coordinate with designers, programmers, and artists and make changes to both UI and gameplay mechanics if necessary
Share input and ideas around sound effects for interfaces to the Audio Director
Drive innovation and provide a fresh perspective to User Experience in User Interface design
Effectively document and present your designs to the rest of the team
Iterate on your designs in game using our in-house scripting language
Professional experience as a UX Designer, UI Designer, or equivalent
Fluency in English both written and spoken
Familiarity with and/or interest in Paradox Development Studio's games and brands
If you have experience with feedback-effects, user-testing or any kind of programming that will be beneficial, but is not a requirement.
On a personal level you are driven towards innovation and are not afraid to challenge the status-quo. You are able to inspire others by shedding new light on existing problems and coming up with new solutions. You have excellent communication skills and can easily communicate with fellow designers, programmers, and other team members. You are also very structured and able to keep style guides and other design documents up-to-date.
Scope: Full time and permanent
Reports to: Design Manager
Some of our benefits include:
If you think that this description matches you, we highly encourage you to apply as soon as possible as we will interview candidates continuously. If you don't match all the requirements, please demonstrate how your passion, attitude and interest in Paradox might compensate for this.
At Paradox Interactive we celebrate difference and care deeply about diversity and inclusion. We therefore encourage you, no matter who you are, to apply for this job if you think you’d be a great addition to our team.
Small teams and accessible managers means that your contributions are important to us
You are close to the final product, our community and our fans - we encourage you to interact with our community and players directly through social media, our forum, and via streams
Work/Life balance is important to us so our plans do not rely on crunch (this does not mean we never work overtime but overtime is relatively uncommon)
Company-wide Social Hour every Friday with snacks & beverages
Yearly company parties
Ping-Pong table/Pool Table, Warhammer table, and lots and lots of board games
Spoiler-free break room environment for at least a week after major movie/show launch
Leadership courses available for all employees
We continuously send employees to conferences and development opportunities such as GDC and GamesCom
Lunch n´ Learn sessions held by employees: topics range from everything between “Doing business in China” to “Surviving the zombie apocalypse”
Competitive monthly salary and salary revision once per year
Participation in our company wide profit share program
5+1 weeks of paid vacation per year
For international hires, we will provide relocation assistance (Visa application, Initial Home Finding, Settling in Service, and your flight)
In November 2016, we gathered the entire company for a four day conference in Malta. The focus of the conference was to discuss company direction, discuss our internal goals, and also put into words the company culture we are so keen to keep as we continue to grow. Together, we decided that the following cultural pillars are what makes up the foundation of Paradox:
- GET SHIT DONE
About Paradox Interactive
Paradox Interactive is a leading global publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. We have offices in Stockholm and Umeå, Sweden. We work with renowned distributors world wide and are present on all major digital download portals. We share a passion for gaming and gamers and our goal is to provide deep and challenging games with hours of gameplay to our growing 2 000 000 + member community.
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