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Technical UI Designer

Epic Games

Cary, NC 07-13-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
FORTNITE UXUI

What We Do

You will design customer and user-focused experiences that are fresh and innovative while problem solving by anticipating user behavior and hurdles. As part of the UX team, you know how to approach the most complex of problems and address them with simple, intuitive, and useful solutions.

What You'll Do

Epic Games is looking for eager to learn and collaborative, Technical UI designers to work on Fortnite. In this position, you will have a role as an integral team member implementing UI designs and screens in Unreal Engine, building rapid prototypes, layouts, visual scripting, and leveling up designs and player experiences. You will work with UX Designers, UI Artists, and UI Engineers to ship these features to millions of users around the world. The ideal candidate would be comfortable calculating basic algebra math (''Game math''), working on game or menu systems, building responsive layouts that meet various sizes and accessibility needs, and basic programming principles.

In This Role You Will
• Work on UI Screens or Features, break down feature/wireframe into necessary widget structures and propose data inputs into the widgets.
• Work with UX & UI Art to identify needs and communicate the technical requirements of those needs to engineers.
• Create layouts from the provided wireframes with appropriate widget setup so UI Artists can begin styling and building on widgets.
• Implement blueprint logic when presentation logic calls for it. Assist UI Artists where necessary to implement special presentation behavior, fix layout issues, and debug problems.
• Build in modularity to widgets to be easily changed in rapid prototyping for Art & UX designers.
• Thinking of localization and accessibility needs and including those into the widget creation process

What We're Looking For
• 2+ years of experience building UI and experiences in game engines and across multiple platforms (mobile, web, pc, consoles).
• 2+ years of experience working in Agile environments and on multi-disciplinary teams.
• 1+ years of experience shipping updates and new features to a user base on a regular cadence.
• Have engine experience (Custom engine, Unity, UE4, Lumberyard, Snowdrop, etc.)
• You are a logical problem solver who pays a lot of attention to detail and has excellent written and communication skills
• You can ''translate'' communication across departments (i.e talk to engineering about visual design needs, summarize technical issues, etc), but also have empathy for non technical team members and the ability to empower others on your team.

​Bonus Points
• UI work on 2+ AA/A game titles.
• You can write in C++
• Scripting or visual scripting experience
• ​Experience with building materials/shaders in Unreal Engine or Unity
• Experience with Unreal Engine (even more points for Unreal Motion Graphics UI Designer experience.)
• Experience in 3D Software such as (Maya, 3D Studio Max, Blender)
• You've contributed to UI art pipelines and best practices

If you have a portfolio/reel/website you'd like to share, please hyperlink it to your resume, or submit it as an attachment with your application.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rb8ekx-3-238-204-167-42 in your application.

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.