PlayStation Global is hiring an

UX Designer

London, United Kingdom

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.

Role overview:

As a UX Designer for PlayStation Partners, you will help craft the next generation of our partner platform by building tools that empower publishers, developers and internal teams to create and publish games and software for the PlayStation Store. Located in the heart of London’s Soho district, you will partner with a cross-functional team of product managers, researchers, writers, engineers, and business partners to design experiences that both delight our users and have a direct impact on our business by delivering content to players with as little effort as possible!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Design high-level and detailed wireframes, screens, and prototypes to communicate interaction and design ideas
  • Balance design-related requirements during the feedback and iteration cycle
  • Partner with UX research to gauge the usability of new and existing products and make constructive suggestions for change
  • Communicate clearly and concisely through technical specifications
  • Work closely with Engineering, Product Planning, UX Writing and Research, Senior Management, and regional business stakeholders throughout all stages of the product cycle
  • Ensure that the design vision is carried through accurately during the development process
  • Design solutions balancing user needs and business goals
  • Drive quality of design forward

What we’re looking for:

  • 2+ years of experience as an UX/Interaction Designer or a similar role
  • Portfolio of work demonstrating impactful solutions using the design thinking process
  • Skilled at translating very complex requirements into simple solutions
  • Developing proficiency in visual design principles including typography, layout, and UI.
  • Expertise using industry-standard design/prototyping software
  • Strong ability to champion and communicate design ideas using sketches, flow diagrams, wireframes, hi-fidelity screens, and prototypes in a cross-functional team environment
  • Able to become an expert on your assigned products, gauge the usability of new products and features, and make constructive suggestions that aid in their ideation and development
  • Strong cross-functional collaboration skills
  • Self-motivated, highly organised, and able to perform multiple tasks under minimal direction
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and familiarity with technical constraints when designing for a software platform
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Attention to detail

Additional Requirements

  • Familiarity with using and contributing to design systems
  • Experience working on enterprise applications is a plus
  • Knowledge of movie, music, and video game service and software industries is a plus

Benefits:

  • Discretionary bonus opportunity
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Dental Scheme
  • London Allowance (if applicable)
  • 25 days holiday per year
  • On Site Gym
  • Subsidised Café
  • Free soft drinks
  • On site bar
  • Access to cycle garage and showers

 

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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