UX Designer

Games Jobs - Art / Animation - UK & Europe

Job Title UX Designer
Job Category UI / UX Designer / Artist
Job Description Studio Gobo is an established AAA games studio, part of the Keywords family. Our team has worked on multiple world class projects for companies such as Tencent, Disney, Ubisoft and Warner Bros. Projects include Synced: Off-Planet, For Honor, Marvel Super Heroes: Guardians of the Galaxy and Star Wars: Rise Against the Empire playsets for Disney Infinity 3.0.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package and an award-winning environment to work in!

As a UX designer the successful candidate will have a passion for user flow, interface, quality and a deep knowledge of a broad range of mainstream games and genres across a variety of platforms.

Responsibilities:
  • The main focus will be the design, prototyping and balancing of user-facing systems to drive great goal-oriented experiences.
  • Work with key stakeholders to agree on design goals and collaborate with other disciplines throughout implementation and polish phases.
  • Uphold and evangelise UX design quality throughout the team, and collaborate with other disciplines to ensure consistent and high quality UX across the product.
  • You will have a proactive approach to using insights from user testing and data analysis to ensure the game remains compelling and user-focused whilst mindful of project goals.

Requirements
  • A passionate advocate of quality and UX in games coupled with a practical understanding of Human-Computer Interaction and UX Design across a range of devices and platforms.
  • Experience of designing interfaces for console games in a UX position and a portfolio of designs that illustrates your passion for great user experience and a strong user-centred design process.
  • The ability to design, prototype and refine user experiences and interfaces, working with developers, game designers and UI artists to establish design goals and see designs from concept to shipping quality.
  • Experience with planning and running user testing and/or data analysis to test and refine designs throughout various phases of development.
  • A passion for UX with an ability to clearly and concisely break down and talk about the pros and cons of various designs.
  • An adaptable self-starter with excellent verbal communication skills.
  • A degree in a HCI related field (Psychology, Human Factors, Industrial Design, etc.) is a plus.
  • Unreal Engine experience is a plus.

Benefits

When you join Studio Gobo you can expect to enjoy a unique culture. Whether its participating and relaxing with one of our wellness benefits or discussing the latest games over lunch cooked by our in-house chef. The Studio knows that it’s the best people that make the best games and this is what Studio Gobo invests in. Below you will find all the benefits and perks you can enjoy as a Studio Gobo team member.
  • Holidays: 20 days’ annual leave entitlement, plus 3 days’ studio closure over the Christmas period, giving a total of 23 days paid annual leave plus all 8 UK bank holidays.
  • Bonus Anniversary Holidays: An additional day of annual leave for each year’s anniversary working at Studio Gobo, to a maximum of 7 extra days!
  • Generous Team Project Bonuses
  • Company Pension Scheme – Employer contribution matching award winning pension scheme provided by NEST under the UK governments automatic enrolment scheme.
  • Private Medical Insurance Scheme – Full private medical cover provided by BUPA Private Healthcare.

  • Group Life Insurance

  • Private Dental Insurance Scheme – Full private dental cover provided under our Dental plan company scheme.

  • Group Income Protection

  • Cycle to Work Scheme – Salary sacrifice cycle purchase scheme with tax savings through Evans Cycles.

  • Eye-care Vouchers – Free eye tests.

  • Train Travel Season Ticket Loan – Interest free company loan to spread the cost of an annual season ticket.

  • Personal Trainer Sessions – Free gym sessions with our own Gobo personal trainer.

  • Health and Wellbeing Allowance - £50 per month to spend on your choice of a range of healthy activities.

  • Fast Growing Studio – Plenty of room for career advancement

  • Industry Conferences Budget – A generous annual studio conferences budget. Many of our employees benefit from attending conferences such as GDC, E3 or SIGGRAPH, THU, Develop etc every year.

PERKS
  • Free locally roasted Coffee & Speciality Teas

  • Gobo Cereal Bar – Extensive granola, muesli and breakfast cereal selections.

  • Full Chefs Kitchen & Equipment – Free use of our large full-sized chef’s kitchen ideal for whipping up a quick snack or a culinary feast.

  • Fresh Home Cooked Gobo Friday Lunch – Our world-famous lunch prepared and served every Friday by our own in-house Gobo chef. Sit, eat and chat with your work colleagues

  • Fresh Fruit & Healthy Snacks – Provided every day, with a suggestion board for new treats!

  • Pastries, Cakes & Doughnuts – For the odd naughty pleasure.

  • Soft Drinks Fridge – A large range of free chilled soft drinks.

  • Gobo Beer & Wine Fridge – Free beers, ales and wine and even the odd gin and tonic! Grab a beer at our end of week Show and Tell sessions and see what everybody else in the company has been up to!

  • In-house Social Clubs – There are lots of ways to socialise with your colleagues here! From day one you’re invited to join in clubs for D&D fans, board games, bouldering, drawing nights, yoga, cooking club – the list goes on and there is always space open for new members!

  • Extensive Video Game & Book Library – Borrow a game, a book or even a whole console.

  • Spacious Industrial Chic Studio Space – Many visitors comment on what an amazing studio space we have. We’ve invested a lot of time, thought and money into our studio. And we get to work in this space every day. Our working environment makes an incredible difference to our mood and productivity.

  • Dogs with Jobs – Studio Gobo is a dog friendly employer. Bring doggo into the studio to meet and hang out with the rest of the team any time!

  • Project Wrap Parties, Cinema Nights & Team Nights Out – We work hard together so it’s good to let off steam and spend some time together seeing what the wonderful city of Brighton & Hove has to offer.

  • Monthly Studio Social Nights – Once per month the studio plays host to the biggest party in Brighton & Hove (probably). The drinks fridge is open for all. Invite a loved one to join us for food, drinks and anything in an array of board games, Smash Bros tournaments, 10-person Overwatch multiplayer bouts, Beer Pong or even a bit of karaoke.

  • Summer Party – Every year on a hot summer’s afternoon, we all leave work early to enjoy the sun with company organised pop-up diner, cocktail shack, bouncy castle, face painting and other fun amenities. The whole family is invited to spend the day coming to socialise with us, on us :)
Salary
Location Hove and Brighton, UK & Europe
Job Category Art / Animation
Date posted 03/02/2020
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