Development | Menlo Park, CA

 


DigitalFish has an immediate need for a Senior Game Designer to help us define the future of social games in mixed reality (AR/VR/MR).

DigitalFish has long been a trusted partner of leading digital media companies, and we are at the center of their efforts to build a new generation of platforms and experiences. Current and past customers include Google, Facebook, Oculus, Pixar, DreamWorks, Activision, LEGO, Disney/ESPN, NASA and many others.

At DigitalFish, you'll have a unique opportunity to help lead this invention of the future of design, entertainment and play on multiple fronts.


Please note: Candidates for this position should have a primary focus on game and puzzle design. UX designers with a deep interest and some practical background in game design could be a fit for related roles. If you're a programmer first, this isn't the right position for you. Apply for one of our engineering/prototyping roles instead (which may still be highly creative!).


Responsibilities

  • Craft designs for engaging puzzles and games that drive social connection in augmented and mixed reality
  • Explore and capitalize on unique opportunities afforded by novel AR/MR interaction modes
  • Create intuitive user flows, applying your deep knowledge of UX best practices in novel settings
  • Help to drive the UX/UI directions of next-gen AR/MR platforms as applied to play
  • Communicate design ideas through wireframes, paper prototypes and semi-functional mockups
  • Research and deconstruct play systems in existing games

Requirements

  • Clear history of passion and talent for game and puzzle design in varied forms, digital and non-digital
  • Demonstrated success designing and shipping successful games in collaborative production teams
  • Experience in game or UX design for augmented or virtual reality, with examples we can see
  • Currency in trends in games and puzzles, particularly around social gaming and new media forms
  • Excellent multi-modal communication skills: spoken, written and visual
  • Love of multi-disciplinary collaboration with experts from diverse backgrounds
  • Creative thinker and accomplished do-er: non-technical degrees are encouraged, especially if in creative/artistic fields
  • Be prepared to present a strong portfolio of design docs, game prototypes, gameplay analysis and related materials

Bonus Experience

  • Ability to build functional mockups, for example in Unity
  • Experience in user interface design and visual/art direction
  • Experience working alongside digital artists, especially in a 3D context
  • Familiarity with user-experience testing and design analysis
  • Familiarity with Agile/Scrum methodology

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salary plus equity per qualifications
  • Full benefits with excellent health plan
  • Ability to influence product and features built on cutting-edge technologies
  • Work with a well-respected, creative and talented group of experts in graphics and animation

Location

This is a full-time position on-site in Menlo Park, CA with free transportation available from much of the Bay Area.


DigitalFish is not able to sponsor immigration petitions for this role at this time. We are an equal opportunity employer and are hiring immediately. We look forward to hearing from you via the Apply button below.


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