UX Lead

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Company Description

Wonderstorm is a double threat media studio that creates timeless animated TV series and engaging video games that anchor our entertainment franchises.

Our first franchise, the Emmy Award-winning The Dragon Prince, began as an original animated series on Netflix in 2018. All three seasons have been a Top 10 digital original and are rated 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. The series was recently picked up for four additional seasons. A world-class video game for The Dragon Prince is under development by the same creative team.

We're looking for an innovative UX Lead to help shape and design the player experience for The Dragon Prince video game. This role will partner with Design, Art/UI, and Engineering to create experiences that engage and delight players both in and outside of gameplay, and will draw on research, testing, and data to inform product design decisions.

What you will do...
  • Represent the "voice of the player" to design engaging player experiences, both in and out of game
  • Drive value through a highly iterative process and deep collaboration with all game disciplines
  • Perform user research and focus testing, and analyze quantitative and qualitative data to inform the game's moment-to-moment and overall design
  • Perform extensive A/B testing to drive goals regarding engagement, social connections, new player onboarding, etc.
  • Propose innovative features and designs that push beyond the "industry-standard" for game elements such as player progression, character and cosmetic collections, mission selection, in-game UI, crafting, etc.
  • Work with gameplay designers, artists, and engineers to develop features and flows
  • Mock-up, design, test, and aid implementation of features
  • Actively contribute to a positive work environment and culture
Qualifications
  • Proven track record on 1 or more PC/console shipped titles
  • Creative nature with strong problem solving and collaboration skills
  • Excellent research and analytical skills, working with large data sets
  • Proficiency in verbal and written communication
  • Ability to work with a high degree of self-direction and motivation
  • Bonus: Experience with games as a service
  • Bonus: Implementation experience in Unreal Engine 4

Wonderstorm Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees, and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

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Location

El Segundo, CA 90245

An Insider's view of Wonderstorm

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Hard working, passionate, and human.
We are seen making magic at our desks throughout the day. Challenges are a part of the work, and we don't back down from them. But we also know that family is important, and family time shouldn't be sacrificed. We make games because we love it, and we make sure our team wants to be here.

Cassandra

Environment Artist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Being a part of a studio that has set a strong foundation for success with an original IP, including clear visions of future success, its a huge plus to be a member of the team. Stability like that allows you to do more, be more and command excellence for the studio as your goals are clear to maintain being successful for years to come.

Edward

Lead Animator

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Teams at Wonderstorm of all disciplines are encouraged to be a part of the creative process. Show writers work on fleshing out the world of our video game. Engineers contribute to brainstorms about upcoming episodes and seasons. This wide range of viewpoints and experiences results in both empowering people, and a better, more cohesive end product

Justin

Executive Producer

What are Wonderstorm Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers 75% of premiums for employees and dependents.
Vision Benefits
Our vision benefits plan covers 75% of premiums for employees and dependents.
Health Insurance Benefits
Our health insurance policy covers 99% of premiums for employees and dependents.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
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