Intermediate UX Designer

Beamdog, the company behind the Baldur’s Gate, Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment, and Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Editions, is looking for a UX Designer to join our fast growing team working on exciting new projects!   

Reporting to the Project Director, the UX Designer is responsible for clarifying gameplay in regards to UX/ UI. 

The UX Designer will act as an intermediator to production, engineering and art teams to create  user-centered intuitive gameplay experiences that will delight our fans. 

Responsibilities:

  • Understand and communicate player needs, goals, and behaviors.
  • Solve complex design problems using storyboards, process flows and sitemaps  
  • Rapidly iterate on concepts, articulate ideas to the team.   
  • Engineer UX solutions across a wide range of devices
  • Incorporate emerging user testing data into designs
  • Minimize player pain points, and elevate UX/UI in our products
  • Identify and troubleshoot UX issues as they arise
  • Research and analyze competitive products and offer critique on them.

Qualifications:

  • 2-3 years’ UX Game design experience
  • Experience creating wireframes, storyboards, user flows, visual designs, and mobile prototypes as well as clear documentation.
  • Ability to articulate UX design decisions to non-designers
  • Must be proficient In adobe XD, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Experience working in an agile/scrum environment

About Us

Beamdog is a fantastic place to work with a friendly and creative atmosphere. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, we’re a hardworking team of passionate game developers who love the games we work on. Since 2009, we’ve brought enhanced versions of classic Dungeons & Dragons games and exciting original content to fans new and old. We’re best known for bringing beloved isometric roleplaying games like Baldur’s Gate™ and Planescape: Torment™ back to life on desktop and tablets as Enhanced Editions. We love rich stories where players can chose their own journey and the communities that spring up around them. If you’re excited about storytelling games, Dungeons & Dragons, and classic RPGs, stick around! You haven’t seen anything yet!

We offer the following perks:

  • Vision, dental, and health benefits, plus extended healthcare coverage
  • RRSP matching program
  • Generous time off for vacation, sick days, and personal days
  • Transit passes & heated underground parking
  • Fully-paid gym memberships
  • Lunch and Learns
  • Flexible working hours
  • Casual dress code

Diversity is fundamentally about valuing human differences and recognizing that a diverse group of people bring with them a diverse set of skills which is necessary to propel our company forward. Beamdog is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.

To apply for this job please visit www.beamdog.com.

Hi, I'm Craig. Creator of Alberta Makes Games and local advocate for game development.
I created the Calgary Game Developers meetup group in 2013 and have been a director for both Calgary Game Developers Association and Interactive Arts Alberta.

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