Relic Entertainment

Senior User Experience Designer

Job description

## About the job
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Relicans are currently working remotely. We take the health and safety of our community, our staff, and their families seriously and are following local government guidelines. Relic provides each new hire with a Work From Home Allowance to upgrade your home office setup, so you can work effectively and comfortably. We are committed to transitioning to a work model where Relicans partner with their manager and team to create a hybrid or remote schedule, allowing you flexibility to do what you love.

Relic Entertainment is a wholly owned studio of SEGA. We are an award-winning developer of genre-defining games like Homeworld, Dawn of War, Company of Heroes, and Age of Empires. We have delivered rich, thoughtful strategy games throughout our history and our vision is to continue making games that people love to play.

We have a unique opportunity for a Senior UX Designer to join our Vancouver studio and work on our UX/UI team supporting Company of Heroes 3, Age of Empires IV, and more. As an integral part of our UX/UI team, you will be tasked with immersing our players into the design of the game and creating a AAA player experience.

As a Senior UX Designer, you will…
- Be the architect of where information lives and how it is presented to the player
- Specify both front-end and in-game HUD interactions through wireframes, prototypes, and more
- Balance the needs of design, art, player expectations, and more, to create an engaging & seamless player experience
- Understand the intent of various game systems and how to make that design come to life through UI
- Design the logic, layout, and flow of all the in-game user interface elements so that they are easy to understand and navigate
- Communicate cross-team to give and receive feedback

You're a great fit if you have...
- Experience taking major AAA console and PC games from concept to completion
- A portfolio of work that showcases UX, interaction design skills, and high-level problem-solving (please include this portfolio link in the application)
- Proven skills using various UX design methods - contextual inquiry, card sorting, user journeys, personas, stakeholder interviews, wireframes, etc.
- Excellent communication and documentation skills, plus an ability to produce clear designs that describe the experience
- Strong working knowledge of Photoshop / Illustrator and interaction design tools Axure / Omnigraffle / Adobe XD / Figma
- Foundational graphic design skills (space, layout, typography, image)
- A desire to learn and grow with us

It’s a bonus if you have…
- Experience working on a live service game or post-launch support
- Experience designing and prototyping control schemes, PC and Console
- Experience with WPF, knowledge of XAML and Microsoft Blend
- Experience with data analysis and visualization in tools like Excel, Tableau, etc.

Are you game? We’d like to hear from you!
If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified but you're excited about the role, please feel free to get in touch - we'd love to learn more about you and see if you could be a great fit. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and value our diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from women, Indigenous and racialized peoples, LGBTQ2S+ individuals, and people with disabilities.

Please apply through our careers page (www.relic.com) and we will be in touch shortly to let you know about the next steps.

This is Relic
We have a culture of kindness, transparency, and play. There is a lot of heart and passion at this studio – we get to collaborate, be creative, and make games for passionate fans, and we work hard to not take that for granted. We are curious, we strive for excellence, we build on each other’s ideas, and we celebrate each other.

Relicans believe that good work starts with a community you’re excited to spend your day with, both in and out of the studio. We organize volunteering opportunities, movie nights, video game tournaments, life drawing classes, and more. Relic is part of the SEGA family, which allows us to collaborate with studios all over the world as we build on our legacy of innovation.

Relic benefits include an extended benefits package, RRSP/DPSP matching program (subject to eligibility requirements), local business discounts, and annual paid holiday studio closure. Relic puts a huge priority on mental and physical wellbeing: each Relican has access to an annual Health and Wellness Spending Account, as well as an Employee and Family Assistance Program providing access to resources and support around mental health, financial wellbeing, family care, elder care, and more. For designated roles, relocation and immigration support may be available.

Thank you for considering a role with Relic!


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