UX Designer

New Westminster, BC, Canada

About Offworld Industries:

Offworld Industries Ltd. (OWI) is the independent studio behind the successful military first person shooter game, “Squad”. OWI was formed in 2014 by more than 15 developers who had worked together on the well known Project Reality mod for Battlefield 2. The founding purpose of the team was to bring a standalone successor of this acclaimed mod to market and build a game development studio and a livelihood from that foundation.

Fast forward to 2020, OWI has nearly 90 employees and is rapidly growing. We have been expanding the studio into both serving as a publisher supporting mods, as well as a technology provider building a framework for character based multiplayer games based in UE4.

We are built on passion, unified spirit and continuing efforts to break the mold. We strive to become a leader in creating large-scale multiplayer games as well as supplying others with the ability to do the same. We are looking for a talented User Experience (UX) Designer for our current and upcoming Unreal Engine based multiplayer games. If you are passionate about making great games and a team player, we are looking for you!

 

About the role:

The UX Designer will report to the Head of Design and work alongside other members of the game design, art, engineering, marketing, and publishing teams to support their goals, while providing informative and user-friendly experiences for our players.

 

Job Duties:

  • Plan new UX designs for PC and console games
  • Optimize existing user interface designs
  • Conduct user research and competitor analysis
  • Interpret data and qualitative feedback
  • Create user stories, personas and storyboards
  • Determine information architecture and create game maps
  • Create wireframes, and polish them to a state usable in-game
  • Conduct usability testing

Requirements:

  • 3+ years experience in a UX designer role for PC or console games
  • Ability to discuss and explain design options
  • Problem solver and customer-centered
  • Knowledge of range of products including Adobe Suite, InVision, Figma, Axure and Sketch
  • Knowledge of usability factors in Human Computer Interaction
  • Versatile in working with and manipulating already-created art assets into polished, usable formats across the same wide range of marketing mediums

Desirable traits:

  • Experience developing UI artwork or prototypes
  • Creating graphic design assets such as icons, fonts and style guides for game use
  • Experience with the Unreal 4 game engine and UX implementation
  • Organized and clean workflow, compatible with a collaborative environment
  • Self-motivated problem solver and solution-finder that removes roadblocks for their team
  • Able to adopt and champion the studio’s values and initiatives
  • Time management and ability to work within deadlines
  • Effective communication skills across all levels and organizations
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and collaborative team environment

 

This is a 1 year contract position based in New Westminster, BC, with the potential for extensions and possibly a full-time position. The successful candidate will be working from home.

This role offers:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Wellness spending account
  • 3 weeks paid vacation and 2 weeks paid studio shutdown over the December holiday period
  • Annual employee anniversary gifts
  • Wonderful colleagues!

 

If you meet the above qualifications, and OWI sounds like the kind of company you want to be a part of, please apply now with a cover letter, a copy of your resume, and a copy of your technical portfolio.

Offworld Industries is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, language, citizenship, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical and/or mental handicap, financial ability or any other characteristic protected by law.

You'd fit right in?

Great, we'd love to hear from you! Please apply with CV and your portfolio where applicable and tell us why exactly you'd be the perfect fit for our team!

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