About the Organization:
EA SPORTS is one of the most iconic brands in sports & entertainment with nearly 30 years of innovation, passion, and connection of millions of players across the globe to their favorite sports, teams, and athletes. We are creating a team to build a new unannounced AAA EA SPORTS product across platforms. This is your opportunity to join this new team that will shape the future of interactive entertainment and create the next great EA SPORTS game.
About our team:
We are starting a new team composed of a mixture of veterans of EA/EA SPORTS and new talent from across industries. With some of the most valuable sports IP in the world, and the resources EA has to offer, we have access to the capabilities needed to deliver amazing new experiences for an expanded audience of players worldwide.
About the role:
As the UX Design Director, you will report to the Game Design Director, and lead a team of UX Designers to create user experiences interfaces using modern user experience practices, employ systematic thinking, and an understanding of player motivations, to deliver the best possible experience for our players. You imagine, create, direct, and inspire exceptional outcomes. You have highly developed skills as a designer and a creative leader. You believe that form and function share a symbiotic relationship.
Advocate for design excellence, craftsmanship, and ease-of-use, in all directions.
Broad spectrum experience in leveraging UX research and insights to drive strategy
Evangelize and educate on the value of robust design systems that inspire higher efficiency, more consistent quality standards, scalable solutions, and repeatable patterns.
Facilitate and lead collaboration and creative alignment with cross-functional partners.
Direct and craft design systems that have broad reach, depth of detail, and a bias for context.
Collaborate with a multi-discipline team to deliver innovative, intuitive and efficient user interfaces and experiences for our players
Work with your team to develop interaction design concepts with user stories, site maps, prototypes and wireframes that illustrate user needs, site structure, flow, layout, and informational relationships
Forge a discipline and team culture that delivers exceptional design consistently while maintaining an environment of teamwork, inclusion, and compassion.
Attract, recruit, train, and retain the best.
8+ years of industry experience as a design leader and practitioner.
Extensive hands-on and leadership skills across UX, UI, IA, and creative direction.
Extensive skills in multi-sensory composition, mapping complex interactions across interaction design, sound and motion design.
Architect and lead world-class, future-focused systemic design.
Proven track record of working with and leading high-performing design teams.
Experience working in a dynamic distributed team setting.
About EA We exist to inspire the world to play. Through innovative technology and immersive storytelling, we deliver new ways of experiencing worlds of interactive entertainment for our millions of players worldwide. Our strength lies in the diversity of our people, combining creativity, innovation and passion. We fully champion inclusive culture, and provide opportunities for growing, learning, and leading that allows for the most impactful and rewarding work of our teams’ careers. We put our people first, and we make sure they’re taken care of both in and out of the office. As we reflect on our learnings and successes from remote work, we aim to provide dynamic, collaborative and flexible work environments for our teams. Our employees connect through our Employee Resource Groups, which are actively involved in driving business decisions every step of the way. But our support doesn’t end at the workplace—we also encourage a balanced lifestyle with paid time off and new parent leave, free video games, fitness reimbursement and more. Our goal is to provide a safe, respectful and inspiring workplace for all of our employees. Through our diversity, equity, inclusion and social responsibility programs, we’re doing the work to give everyone the space to be their full selves while giving back to our community. We’re looking for problem-solvers, game-changers, innovators, dreamers, doers—people that are ready to move the needle and build on our success. As our industry accelerates, we aren’t just keeping up—we’re staying ahead of the game. Electronic Arts is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Electronic Arts also makes workplace accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as required by applicable law.