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Do you want to take on an exciting opportunity to lead the development and refinement of the user experience and user interface for a new ambitious IP? Read on and apply today! 

Paradox Tectonic seeks a versatile and creative Senior UX Designer to be a key organizational leader around creating a complete interactive user experience for a next-generation simulation game supporting mouse, keyboard, and Gamepad/Controller. You will act as the player advocate at all times and solve unusual and difficult design problems on an innovative feature set. Our ideal candidate brings with them a deep understanding of a diverse and predominantly female leaning PC gamer audience.

What You’ll Do (Responsibilities)

  • Collaborate heavily with the design team to ensure the core systems designs are also user friendly and intuitive
  • Collaborate with the Art director to ensure the aesthetic of the UI achieves the desired visual and emotional tone
  • Generate mocks, wireframes, and visual effects examples to communicate the functionality and appearance of the final product to team members responsible for integration and execution
  • Distill complex concepts into clear and readable contextual informational displays
  • Creation of straightforward, easy to follow style guides and best practices to be deployed consistently throughout the game and product marketing materials 
  • Streamline internal engine-level editors and developer tool designs for ease of use and onboarding
  • Interpret user/player testing results into actionable improvements to the UI/UX 
  • Understand and follow the competitive landscape to continually improve the game
  • Understand and balance the competing needs of different player archetypes

Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience working as a UX designer or in an equivalent role
  • Strong understanding and ability to execute UX design
  • Strong technical software skills to generate artistic and visual assets
  • Have shipped at least one PC title or one leading mobile title, preferably many titles across multiple genres

Nice to Haves

  • Experience with Unity and various UI middleware products
  • Strong understanding of a casual and female-centric audience
  • Animation and VFX experience
  • Being located in the Bay Area and able to travel to the office in Berkeley 2 days a week
  • Live operations, content support, and update support experience
  • An avid player of casual titles across many genres

On a personal level, you must be able to thrive in a high responsibility environment and set your task priorities to achieve the goals of the development team. You have an ability to thrive and communicate proactively in a remote work environment with minimal supervision. We believe the right candidate for this role has a player-first mentality with an emphasis on enabling the player to make their own choices and tell their own stories. Finally, you have the discipline to self manage, self task and self evaluate. You will have creative and artistic freedom with the expectation that you will demonstrate progress and keep to mutually agreed-upon deadlines.

Practical Information
Scope: Full-time and permanent

Can be remote but expected to keep consistent work hours with a team situated in the Bay Area. 

Must be able to provide proof of work-eligible status in the United States

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.

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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Working at Paradox

So what’s in it for you? We keep it simple and have divided this into four areas: work, social, development, and compensation. This is a brief summary of our perks and what it means to work at Paradox. If you want to know more - get in touch!


  • Work

    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)

  • Social

    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

  • Development

    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”

  • Compensation

    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)

Our Culture

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:

- DEDICATED

- PASSIONATE

- GET SHIT DONE

- OPEN-MINDED

- NERDY

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