Sr. User Researcher, Consumer Experience

Skillz
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, Los Angeles, California, United States, Portland, Oregon, United States, San Francisco, CA, United States, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
10 days ago
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About Skillz:

Skillz is the leading mobile games platform connecting players in fair, fun, and meaningful competition.

The gaming industry is larger than movies, music, and books, with more than 2.7 billion gamers playing monthly and 10 million developers worldwide. Mobile is the fastest-growing segment of the gaming market, expected to increase from $68 billion in 2019 to $150 billion in 2025.

As the first publicly traded mobile esports platform, Skillz has pioneered the future of the gaming industry. The Skillz platform helps developers build multi-million dollar franchises by enabling social competition in their games. Leveraging its patented technology, Skillz hosts billions of casual esports tournaments for millions of mobile players worldwide and distributes millions in prizes each month.

Through its philanthropic initiatives, Skillz has harnessed the power of its platform to transform the way nonprofits engage with donors, enabling anyone with a mobile device to support causes such as the American Red Cross, Susan G. Komen, American Cancer Society, and NAACP by playing in Skillz tournaments.

Skillz has also earned recognition as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, a two-time winner of CNBC’s Disruptor 50, one of Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups, the #1 fastest-growing company in America on the Inc. 5000, and in May 2021, Skillz was awarded “ Best Places to Work ”.

Who we're looking for:

We want a really, really, really good Senior User Researcher. You have a formalized background in HCI or Cognitive Science. You focus on user behavior, wants/needs, motivations and attitudes, through a variety of different techniques and methods. You have a passion to make our SDK, the UI/UX you see in Skillz games, successful. As we design and build the user experience, you’ll test it with players and work with your team to prioritize improvements. If you’re a User Researcher that does generative and evaluative feedback then you know the drill, and expect you’ll be really good at it.

What You'll Do:

Tactical/Project Contributions:

Who you are:

Skillz embraces diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to diversifying our workforce, we do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, gender, gender identity, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, veteran status, or disability status, and we operate in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

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