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Senior UX/UI Designer

Mojang Studios

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 Senior UX/UI Designer at Mojang Studios, your role is to help millions of players find the fun with improved usability in Minecraft’s UI. You’ll be working closely with others in a cross-functional team consisting of developers, a UI artist, and a producer. The team's focus is on the game's interface and redesigning them by using patterns and components from a design system. We are looking for a great communicator who can lead the UX and UI design process, collaborate with designers, developers and stakeholders, and navigate dependencies that affect the team's work. Figma is the primary design tool for wireframes, mock-ups, prototypes, and hand over to developers.  

You’ll also be a part of the design team, which collaborates on projects and aligns design across Mojang. The Design team meets several times a week to share any work in progress, give and receive feedback, and help each other. The team aims for a transparent and inclusive workflow to learn from each other and align our work efforts.  

We — of course — love playing games, and we believe you have a playful and open mindset and a passion for games and game interfaces. You don't have to identify as a gamer to fit in or to perform well here.   

Responsibilities 

  • Driving UX and UI work in one of the world's most popular games 
  • Designing features and products together with the team and people at Mojang Studios 
  • Working with our data and analytics team to gather insights and form hypotheses  
  • Working with usability experts to test your designs and hypotheses  
  • Working on a wide array of platforms, e.g., Mac/Windows, iPhone, Android, and Xbox including a range of input methods like touch, controller, mouse, etc.  
  • Creating cohesive, innovative and accessible experiences that follow patterns and guidelines, and helping/coaching others to do the same across the studio 
  • Contributing to our design system and ensuring it remains at the forefront of industry standards 

Qualifications 

  • Experienced UX/UI Designer, Product Designer, or similar  
  • 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  
  • Experience in using design systems  
  • Ability to work together with developers, designers and other stakeholders 
  • Fluent in English, written and spoken 
  • Experience from the game industry is considered a plus, but not required 

 

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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