Lead Technical UI Designer

Activision
Toronto Ontario M4C 0A1 Canada
9 days ago
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Job Title:

Lead Technical UI Designer

Requisition ID:

R018443

Job Description:

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Sledgehammer Games, award winning developer of several titles for the Call of Duty franchise, is looking for passionate developers to join us as members of our SHG Canada team. This group will partner with our global teams in California, Australia and the UK, and also with other studios under the Activision umbrella in the creation of epic content for some of the biggest games in the world. This is an opportunity to work with a talented AAA team and lead a group of skilled technical UI designers. Join us on our quest to maintain and improve a healthy and inspiring studio culture!

The studio is navigating their 2nd decade of game development, focused on constant evolution, innovation and qualified risk-taking – which are some of the most rewarding aspects of game development. With extraordinary content production and engineering teams, we’ve been able to achieve some of the highest-quality game execution of any studio in the industry. We love what we do and work hard to make sure that each new game we make is even better than the last. Creativity is key, and we’re looking for dedicated game developers for our exciting new projects.

Sledgehammer Games is wholly owned by Activision. To learn more about our studio, please visit us at www.sledgehammergames.com or search for Sledgehammer Games on your favorite social media platform. Want to hear what it’s like at the studio directly from current employees? Check out our #LifeatSHG developer profiles: https://youtu.be/12DUBszg-w4

Your Mission

As Lead Technical UI Designer, you will be leading a team that’s the vital connection between UI art, UX design and engineering. Through outstanding communication and organizing skills you will facilitate problem-solving between your team and different departments/studios while fostering new ideas and improved processes to build user interfaces for extraordinary games. You should have strong technical skills, including experience with scripting languages and game engines and should be comfortable learning as you work on new systems and tools. You should be able to absorb a large scripting base quickly and use that knowledge to advise and empower other designers. You should also be able to support the UI art team with your technical knowledge and ensure art integration fidelity. The ideal candidate should be an empathetic leader who not only enjoys challenges & enables collaboration, but also takes an active interest in the professional development of their technical UI designers.

Priorities can often change in a fast-paced environment like ours, so this role includes, but is not limited to, the following responsibilities:

Responsibilities:

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Extra Credit

We love hearing from anyone who is enthusiastic about changing the games industry. Not sure you meet all qualifications? Let us decide! Research shows that women and members of other under-represented groups tend to not apply to jobs when they think they may not meet every qualification, when, in fact, they often do! We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage you to apply.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to accommodationrequests@activisionblizzard.com General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

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We’re headquartered in Santa Monica, California, housing multiple teams across many disciplines of Marketing, PR, Sales, Supply Chain and other corporate functions such as HR, IT, Legal, Facilities and Finance. Santa Monica is the nerve center of our company, where the best ideas combine with unrivalled rigor to create the biggest and best entertainment experiences in the world.

Our World

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is the world’s largest interactive entertainment company, with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia. We are home to some of the most beloved entertainment franchises including Call of Duty®, Skylanders®, World of Warcraft®, Overwatch®, Diablo®, Candy Crush™, and Bubble Witch™. Our combined entertainment network delights hundreds of millions of monthly active users in 196 countries, making us the largest gaming network on the planet!

We’re proud to be recognized as one of FORTUNE’s "100 Best Companies To Work For®” for four consecutive years and have earned a spot on FORTUNE’s “Most Admired Companies,” and “Future 50” lists. Our 10,000+ global employees are some of the best and brightest talents across entertainment, media, and technology.

The video game industry and therefore our business is fast-paced and will continue to evolve. As such, the duties and responsibilities of this role may be changed as directed by the Company at any time to promote and support our business and relationships with industry partners.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, among other characteristics.

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