Lead Product Designer, Developer Experience

  • Job Reference: 87261305-2
  • Date Posted: 26 April 2019
  • Recruiter: Skillz
  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Production, Multi Platform Broadcasting
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

About Skillz: As the eSports provider for over 8,000 game developers, the Skillz platform enables any mobile game to be turned into a competitive eSport that can also be broadcast on major streaming sites like Twitch and YouTube. We do this by integrating our unique layer of code directly into a mobile app, which activates our end-to-end tournament administration and other important features like player matching, anti-cheating mechanisms, customer support and a built-in loyalty program. Using our patented technology stack, we've already hosted more than 500 million tournaments for 15 million players around the world. Skillz has raised over $53 million in funding from sources including Telstra, Liberty Global, and the owners of the New England Patriots, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Mets and Sacramento Kings. In our quest to make gaming better for players and developers, we're looking for savvy, driven and enthusiastic teammates to help us build the future of sports. If you're excited about defining a multibillion dollar industry, building an awesome product, or working with cutting-edge technology, Skillz just might be for you! Our Culture: Our team is comprised of passionate, intelligent and creative individuals who consistently seek out new challenges and knowledge. We embrace out-of-the-box strategies to propel our business forward, and foster a culture where every person's voice is heard. Our team comes from diverse backgrounds, and our leaders have a strong history of funding and building successful enterprises. If you're up for the challenge, we'd love to meet you Who we're looking for: We are looking for a lead designer for our developer experience for the Skillz platform. Skillz has enabled hundreds of games to add competitive dynamics for real world prizes to create entirely new play experiences, new opportunities for monetization and a way to make e-sports more inclusive for everyone. The lead designer will design the experience that developers walk through as they build their game and the tools and dashboards developers will use to manage their game on the Skillz platform and build their business. Skillz wants to enable thousands of games and help the developers build vibrant businesses. What You'll Do: Manage a team of 2-3 designers to start Ability to grow and manage a team Work from whiteboard sketches to full high fidelity designs, to focus on creating top caliber web and mobile web UX & UI Work closely with the Skillz Product Development team to contribute to creative concepts to help improve the Skillz design process, and build requirements for our developer experience Deliver on all project phases from concept to final design (user journeys, wireframes, low-fidelity prototypes, finished designs, UI & style classes, and design systems Continually iterate and evolve our consumer facing products to define industry standards Your Skillz: 6+ years of production experience as a UI designer, UI/UX designer or similar, creating platform centric designs. Web design experience Mobile design experience for Android, iOS and mobile web Experienced in using various design software including Sketch, Adobe CS, Invision, & Flinto A polished portfolio of work showing your visual design skills and evidence of a great design process (strategy and definition documents, user flows, wireframes, etc) Ability to manage deadlines and collaborate in a cross functional environment Ability to support your designs with research, context and verbal presentation, while able to incorporate feedback and find designs solutions with key stakeholders