Thursday, October 14, 2010

Spotlight Job with Riot Games

User Experience Manager


Riot Games is looking for a talented User Experience Manager to join our team of high performing professionals. You will have the opportunity to work with a passionate group of people using cutting edge technology to solve challenging problems in a fast-paced and results oriented environment. The User Experience Manager will be Riot’s User Experience visionary, building and leading a team of graphic artists and usability professionals.

The ideal candidate will have an expert understanding of principles and best practices of information architecture, interaction design, internet usability, wireframe development, user research and testing, web and application layouts, flows, and heuristic evaluations as well as considerable experience managing the creation of interface art and graphics.

In addition to being well versed in the different user centered design methodologies used to create great experiences, the right candidate will be exceptionally well versed at adapting these into guerilla UX tactics that allow them to work quickly and iteratively as part of an agile development process.

The right candidate will have proven ability to post audit UX work, both quantitatively and qualitatively, to determine project success and ROI. Their analytical skills will be crucial in furthering the UX team’s involvement in the development process and for future growth of the department.
Build a lead a team of high performing usability professionals and graphic artists

Manage the design of compelling, rich and scalable user interfaces for web-based and desktop applications, leading the UX vision, strategy, and execution

Work closely with cross functional teams including Marketing, Art, Community and Production to manage the creation of look & feel, graphics, styles, navigation, etc

Manage relationships with vendors and contractors

Evangelize the importance of human factors, user feedback, and data-driven decisions in designing the end-to-end user experience

Proactively identify company’s current and future UX requirements
A minimum of 2 years experience as a User Experience Manager in the games, social networking or ecommerce space, as well as a minimum of 5 years total UX experience

Experience building and leading small teams of high-performing User Experience and Graphic Design professionals

Experience adapting fundamental UX and graphic design techniques and workflows to work within scrum/agile methodologies

A strong body of work that demonstrates advanced skills in social user experience design including examples of the processes and research methods that informed your designs

Experience developing and managing UI and interaction pattern libraries

Exceptionally strong leadership and management skills

Must having a passion for games and the gaming industry

You’ll be working on projects large and small that will be enjoyed by millions of players around the world, and allow you to challenge and grow your skills. If you enjoy a fast paced, results-driven environment where you’ll have the opportunity to significantly impact the end user experience, then we want to hear from you.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter with User Experience Manager
YourName in the subject line to:
** Resume submissions missing the title of the position in the subject line WILL NOT be considered. **
Riot games is paying salaries that are competitive with the enterprise software industry.


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