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Principal UX Designer

Epic Games

Cary, NC 05-10-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description

What We Do

We design customer and user-focused experiences that are fresh and innovative while problem-solving by anticipating user behavior and hurdles. We approach the most complex of problems and address them with simple, intuitive, and useful solutions.

What You'll Do

Epic Games is looking for a talented, experienced Principal UX Designer to help us design the future of Fortnite's player experience and UI. In this position, you will collaborate with other Principals and Directors to craft a new forward-facing design vision. You will work closely with UX researchers to establish a dialog with players and help us understand what they want from Fortnite's UI. You will lead efforts to build and standardize a set of design pillars, thematics, and principles that can guide our UX/UI team's future-facing efforts. You will lead the effort to define the quality bar for what great UX is and work to empower and mentor other UX designers within our team to meet that bar.

In this role, you will
• Work with Game Designers to translate goals of future-facing Fortnite efforts into compelling player-facing experiences
• Establish design pillars, thematics, and principles for Fortnite's future-facing UI
• Collaborate with Visual Designers and UX Research to level up the UX & UI of Fortnite
• Create wireframes, interactive prototypes, and documentation that clearly convey ideas
• Produce UX design work such as competitive analysis, information architecture, content strategy, user stories, journey mapping, and accessibility standards
• Present and pitch designs to Product Managers, Developers, and Stakeholders
• Lead efforts to resolve design discrepancies across Fortnite

What we're looking for
• You have 10+ years of experience working collaboratively to design features and complex UX systems through to completion across multiple platforms (mobile, web, pc, consoles)
• You have 10+ years of experience working in Agile environments and on multi-disciplinary teams
• You have at least 5+ years of experience shipping updates and new features to users on a regular cadence
• You're a tastemaker in the UX design field. You have an articulate take on design systems. You come to the table with ideas on where you'd like to take the Fortnite player experience
• You have excellent written and verbal communication skills with at least 6-8 years of experience presenting to team members and stakeholders
• You are skilled with Figma, the Adobe Suite, and prototyping software
• You are known for your ability to take complex spaces and boil them down into clear, easy to understand wireframes and prototypes
• You have a strong online portfolio demonstrating user-centered design solutions and expertly crafted design systems, all with strong visual direction and interaction design
• You're highly proactive and able to work autonomously, but really enjoy collaborating as part of a high-performing team

This role is open to multiple locations in North America (including CA & WA).

Pay Transparency Information

The expected annual base pay range(s) for this position are detailed below. Each base pay range is relevant only for individuals who are residents of or will be expected to work within the specified locale. Compensation varies based on a variety of factors, which include (but aren't limited to) things such as skills and competencies, qualifications, knowledge, and experience. In addition to base pay, most employees are eligible to participate in Epic's generous benefit plans and discretionary incentive programs (subject to the terms of those plans or programs).

California Base Pay Range

$210,445 - $308,652 USD

Washington Base Pay Range

$200,879 - $294,623 USD

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Epic does not accept any unsolicited resumes or approaches from any unauthorized third party (including recruitment or placement agencies) (i.e., a third party with whom we do not have a negotiated and validly executed agreement). We will not pay any fees to any unauthorized third party. Further details on these matters can be found here.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dynvep-44-210-83-132-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $210,445 to $308,652 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
Epic Games

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is a leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology. Epic operates Fortnite, one of the world’s largest games with over 350 million accounts and 2.5 billion friend connections. Epic also develops Unreal Engine, which powers the world’s leading games and is also adopted across industries such as film and television, architecture, automotive, manufacturing, and simulation.