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Mojang Studios is hiringUX Director

Full TimeUX Design
Posted 10mo ago

Mojang Studios is best known as the creators of Minecraft, but we’re also on a mission  to build a better world through the power of play. 

Why play? Well, play is at the heart of everything we do. It’s the blocky backbone of our games, the core of our development philosophy, and even the origin of our name. From the relentless experimentation of our endlessly inspiring community to the classrooms where Minecraft has become an essential teaching tool, play is the bedrock of our existence. 

As a UX Director, you'll work closely with the Executive Producer to develop a vision and strategy for the player experience within the Minecraft game. You'll be the voice of our players and you work to ensure that the broad range of experiences and services in Minecraft are made available to our players in a smooth, intuitive and fun way. 

The UX Director will work in close collaboration with our franchise UX Director to understand the existing franchise wide vision and strategy and to translate that into the Minecraft product. Meaning, you’ll lead our efforts in setting standards for quality, best practices for design and a great player experience. These standards will be shared with product teams and UX designers in both Stockholm and Redmond. 

You’ll also be a part of the UX/UI craft team, which collaborates on projects and aligns design across the entire company. This team is right in the thick of our collaborative culture, working with many other teams to ensure that our players have the best experience in our games and apps. 

The UX Director will report into the Executive Producer for MGE Player Experience. 

We — of course — love playing games, and we're looking for someone with a playful and open mindset, but you don't need to necessarily identify as a gamer to fit in or perform well here. 

 

What you will be doing  

  • Build on existing UX Principles to develop the UX strategy for the entryway to one of the world's most popular games and brands, spanning a wide range of devices and input methods. 
  • Develop processes for shared design decisions across multiple teams 
  • Influence and oversee features and products developed by teams of world-class developers and designers. 
  • Work with our data analytics and user research teams to gather insights and form hypotheses of player needs. 
  • Work with our teams (consisting of UX-designers, art directors, developers, producers, etc.) to make sure the experiences we build aren’t just intuitive and easy to use but feel immersive and playful regardless of platform. 
  • People management for two or more UX Designers and UI Artists. 
     

About you  

  • Highly experienced UX/UI Designer, Product Designer, or similar. 
  • Experience with leading designers or design teams 
  • Experience with Figma, Sketch, or similar design tool  
  • Ability to drive design initiatives from ideas to finished design  
  • Deep understanding of the design process, including what roles qualitative and quantitative data play in it  
  • Ability to work together with developers, designers and other stakeholders 

 

 

Mojang Studios 

Mojang Studios?is a Microsoft-owned?game?developer. The company was founded in Stockholm, Sweden and has offices around the world, including Stockholm, Redmond, Tokyo, London, and Shanghai. We’re always working on new and exciting ways to expand the?Minecraft?universe.

Our community is global and incredibly diverse. We keep this in mind when developing anything, as we want people to feel included in Minecraft. And in recruiting, our goal is to make Mojang Studios as diverse as our community. 

We got started as a tiny indie developer, and part of our culture still reflects that heritage. But we’re also proud to belong to Xbox Game Studios, which creates unique opportunities to grow and develop.

To help us achieve amazing things, we have built an equally amazing studio space. Situated right on the water by Söder Mälarstrand, it’s filled to the brim with all the tools, toys and caffeine required to create world-class entertainment.

But in the end, it’s the people of Mojang Studios that make this place truly special. When you join, you’ll find yourself in the company of incredibly bright, warm, and creative individuals – all united and working toward a single goal. Come help us reach it!

Important note on resumes
Please make sure that all the information in your resume is accurate because we will conduct a thorough background check. Any discrepancies will lower your chances of getting to the next interview stage and we’d hate to miss out on an awesome candidate! Double check that any gap years are reflected in your history, and that your education and work experience are completely accurate. Good luck!

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