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Your Mission:

Sledgehammer Games is seeking a Technical UI Designer for an exciting, unannounced project. You will bridge the gap between UI Engineering, UX Design, and UI Art. You will be responsible for converting design wireframes into maintainable, extensible script in our custom Lua-based UI engine. You will also be responsible for making prototype UI using our proprietary UI tool.

Candidates should have a good understanding of human-software interaction and experience communicating complex information with simple aesthetics. The ideal candidate is passionate, loves making great games and has a fundamental understanding of art, design and engineering principles. We value a culture of collaboration and are seeking an imaginative, resourceful, and versatile technical designer to join our team. If you share a passion for developing groundbreaking gameplay with a validated team, then this may be the position you've been waiting for!

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with UI artists, UX designers, and UI engineers to create an exceptional overall player experience throughout the game

  • Use proprietary UI editor and scripting (Lua) to implement UI art & motion, in collaboration with various team members, to ensure visual fidelity

  • Create in-engine functional prototypes based on UX wireframes

  • Evaluate performance and ensure the UI is as optimal as possible by balancing art needs with technical restraints

  • Debug and work with QA to meet functional standards

  • Contribute documentation to uphold a practice of knowledge sharing around processes, best practices, and workflow

Player Profile:

  • 3+ years of experience in technical design, UI tech art or another similar field

  • Good understanding of UI, UX and motion design principles

  • Solid implementation and technical design knowledge foundation using a scripting language such as Lua or other engines’ UI editor tools

  • Creative problem-solving, analytical, and troubleshooting skills

  • Work ethic that leans towards communication, collaboration, and empathy

  • Working knowledge of Photoshop

Extra Points:

  • Understanding of materials and shaders for UI

  • Experience with visual design

  • Proficiency with other Figma and Adobe Creative Suite tools

  • Practical experience with other C-based languages

Our World:

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™ and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

Our ability to build immersive and innovate worlds is only enhanced by diverse teams working in an inclusive environment. We aspire to have a culture where everyone can thrive in order to connect and engage the world through epic entertainment. We provide a suite of benefits that promote physical, emotional and financial well-being for ‘Every World’ - we’ve got our employees covered!

The videogame industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

Activision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! At Activision Blizzard, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

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