Ubisoft Graduate Program 2021 - UX Design (M/F)

  • Barcelona, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Québec, RedStorm, Reflections, Singapore
  • Full-time

Company Description

Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. With 19,000 employees, Ubisoft is present in 45 studios around the globe in a human and innovative spirit. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers as Assassin's Creed ® , Far Cry ® , Watch Dogs® or Just Dance ®. 

Job Description

In order to continue delivering highly qualitative and innovative game plays we are looking for Graduates in User Experience Design.

The Ubisoft Graduate Program is a two-year international program for fresh Graduates who expect a career accelerator into the games industry. They will benefit from an individual development plan and follow-up in order to develop their skills in project management. Depending on the studio to which you are eligible, the Graduate Program may be a local track or an international track. To know which studio offers local or international track, please refer to the locations indicated at the bottom.

Local track: Over two years in the same studio, Graduates will have the opportunity to work on thrilling projects with multi-disciplinary teams in an international environment.

International track: Over two years, Graduates will have the opportunity to work in two different studios in different countries.

To learn more about this two-year program, please visit: www.ubisoftgraduateprogram.com

As part of the production team, reporting to the Game Design job family, the UX Designer plays a critical role to translate the vision of the game into a comfortable experience for the player.

Your job is key in building immersive player experience: you are responsible for ensuring immersion and consistency in the game. During the production, you have an impact on a wide scope and you connect with diverse fields of game development: gamefeel (Gameplay programmers), Game Design (game & level designers), UI design, playtest (User research department)

As a member of a game development team, you are involved involved in a variety of missions such as:

  • Support and work with the development team to iterate and improve the game within the player eye
    • Create personas to help define the user base and understand player’s needs.
    • Create detailed wireframes (describe solutions in the game design that will guide production)
    • Work closely with the game designers to identify controls and inputs which support interactions, in order to ensure a seamless and consistent user experience.
    • Participate in the conception of  world logic, layout and all user interfaces running the game (including HUD, menus and lobby) by applying information architecture & accessibility principles ;
    • Ensure all signs & feedback provide clear information within the game through accessibility best practices;
    • Ensure interactions responsiveness matches expectations
  • Plan and coordinate new playtest methodologies focusing on the player experience. Share, analyze and apply this feedback and data to optimize the game experience.
  • Use your own experience as a gamer along with your knowledge of user-centered design to achieve both players’ and business’ goals
  • Educate & evangelize the importance of human factors, players’ feedback & data-driven decision-making in end to end user experience design

Qualifications

  • You have already graduated or will be graduating in 2021 from a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Game design, Interaction design / Human Computer Interaction / Ergonomics, Cognitive sciences, Gameplay programming or equivalent and have less than 1 year of experience (excluding internships and apprenticeships)
  • You have good game design and art skills as well as UI and ergonomic understanding 
  • You have an interest in programming and all topics related to technology
  • You are interested in cognitive sciences, user-centered design and player experience
  • You have great communication skills: you can influence with impact various partners, you are bold and proactive, and you can turn complex problems into simple products
  • You have a creative mindset
  • You are passionate by video games and gaming culture
  • As we are an international company, you are fluent in English and geographically mobile

Additional Information

As part of the Ubisoft Graduate Program, you will benefit from a full-time working contract in your home studio the first year and with a studio abroad for the second year.

Application period: January 1st, 2021, 9.30am CET (Paris time) - March 7th, 2021, 6.30pm CET (Paris time)

Location for 1st year: Barcelona (local and international), Berlin (local and international), Düsseldorf (local and international), Québec (international), RedStorm in Cary (local and international), Reflections (local), Singapore (international)

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We develop an inclusive work environment that reflects the diversity of our players’ community.

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