Skillz is driving the future of entertainment by accelerating the convergence of sports, video games and media for an exploding mobile-first audience worldwide. The company’s platform empowers mobile game developers and players with democratized access to fun, fair and skill-based competition for real prizes, shifting the paradigm to make eSports accessible to anyone, anywhere with a mobile device.
Skillz helps developers build multi-million dollar game franchises by turning content into competitive social gaming properties for the world’s 2.6 billion gamers. The company has already worked with 13,000 game developers, leveraging its patented technology to host over 800 million tournaments for 18 million players worldwide.
This year, Skillz was recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies and CNBC Disruptor 50 (for the second time). In 2018, Skillz was listed as one of Forbes’ Next Billion-Dollar Startups and Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Brilliant Companies. In 2017, Inc. Magazine ranked Skillz the No. 1 fastest-growing private company in America.
The company is backed by leading venture capitalists, media companies, and professional sports luminaries, ranging from Liberty Global, Accomplice, Wildcat Capital, Telstra Ventures, and a founder of Great Hill Partners to the owners of the New England Patriots, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Mets, and Sacramento Kings.
Your passion for design leads you to creating fresh new concepts that can change an industry. You take initiative, you find solutions to obvious and hidden problems without being asked. The status quo is not sufficient, and you are constantly looking for new ways to improve your designs and a user’s experience and you expect the people around you to do the same. Designers on the Player Experience will shape how users interact with Skillz within mobile games.
Work end to end from discovery to implementation, focusing on creating industry defining mobile experiences
Work closely with the Skillz App team to help drive vision and create solutions for millions of active players
Help create a social and game distribution platform from the ground up in a fast-paced agile environment
Work together with the Skillz App team to build out and define a cohesive design language and UI library
2+ years of Design experience outside of college/internships, production experience as a product designer, creating platform centric solutions
Mobile design experience for Android, iOS and mobile web
Experienced in using various design software including Sketch, Adobe CC, Invision, & Principle
A polished portfolio of work showing your visual design skills and evidence of a great design process
Ability to manage deadlines and collaborate in a cross functional environment
You can present a vision, and tell the story of how we arrive there