Principal UI/UX Programmer

Sony Playstation
California, United States
12 days ago
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Why PlayStation?

PlayStation isn’t just the Best Place to Play — it’s also the Best Place to Work. Today, we’re recognized as a global leader in entertainment producing The PlayStation family of products and services including PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®VR, PlayStation®Plus, acclaimed PlayStation software titles from PlayStation Studios, and more.

PlayStation also strives to create an inclusive environment that empowers employees and embraces diversity. We welcome and encourage everyone who has a passion and curiosity for innovation, technology, and play to explore our open positions and join our growing global team.

The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation.

Our UI/UX Team at Insomniac Games is growing! We're looking for a talented UI/UX Programmer interested in helping us make industry-inspiring player experiences that are approachable, accessible, and immersive for everyone. We work collaboratively and cross-functionally to develop innovative player experiences and need someone interested in playing a major role in delivering world-class games for players of all abilities. If you are someone with a track record of setting the quality standard for a functional discipline and inspiring developers across the industry with exceptional work, forward-looking techniques, and efficient processes, please read on!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Own and iterate on novel user-facing features and systems through all phases of the development cycles from prototype to polish across multiple games and has impact across all of the PlayStation Studios.
  • Develop strategic direction for the department, enabling and encouraging the entire UI/UX department to make excellence a central part of the development process
  • Collaborate with artists, designers, and developers to implement and deploy consistent and intuitive user experiences that support the art, design, and technical vision for our games.
  • Challenge and evolve what is possible with existing UI/UX tools and impacts current industry trends, actively advancing the studio's skills and abilities.
  • Seek long-term opportunities for the department and coordinate the effort necessary to make them a reality.
  • Instill and promote a culture of learning and development across the studio and beyond.
  • Continuously expand knowledge of technological developments in the game industry through research and training.
  • Work iteratively through all phases of the game development cycle from prototype to polish, delivering code that is readable, functional, set the standard and exceeds requirements.
  • Cultivate and champion a culture of empathy, fostering psychological safety of within the organization.
  • Advocate relentlessly for our players and the end-to-end user experience.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Education and/or Experience:

  • More than 10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Expert-level grasp of digital interaction design fundamentals and patterns.
  • Mastery of C++, JavaScript, HTML, CSS and/or other related front-end development languages and tools.
  • Deep understanding of procedural and object-oriented programming paradigms.
  • Ability to adapt and adhere to the prevalent coding style and practices, including source control standards.
  • Familiarity with commercial content creation packages (Adobe suite, specifically Flash/Animate, or Maya) a plus.
  • 3D and/or Coherent experience also a major bonus.

Other Skills:

  • Strong instincts for game design and innovative user experiences.
  • Passion for game accessibility and player advocacy.
  • Great interpersonal skills and the ability to work in and contribute to a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to present ideas and research in a way that makes it actionable and easily understandable for all audiences.
  • Flexibility in the face of schedule changes and shifting timetables.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently.

Insomniac Games prides itself on developing experiences that leave positive and lasting influences on players’ lives — a mission we achieve by fostering diversity and inclusivity at our studios. We are a team focused on creating thrilling games and elevating our creative talent. Insomniac provides our teams an environment where they are at the heart of the experiences we make. As part of PlayStation, Insomniac Games is recognized globally for hit games such as Marvel’s Spider-Man, Ratchet & Clank, Spyro the Dragon, and Resistance.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

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