Skillz Inc. is hiring an

UX Designer

San Francisco, United States

About Skillz:

Today, people spend more time playing video games than they do playing all physical sports, and eSports are poised to become bigger than the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL combined. Skillz provides the technology that powers an eSports industry forecast to exceed $9 billion in annual revenue by 2017.

As the eSports provider for over 1,600 game studios, Skillz enables any mobile game to be turned into a competitive eSport that can also be broadcasted on major streaming sites like Twitch and YouTube. Skillz accounts for more than 20% of eSports prizes, and we’ve already hosted more than 70 million tournaments for players in over 180 countries.

We’ve raised over $28 million in funding from well-known venture capital firms as well as major sports team owners from the NFL, NBA and MLB. In our quest to make gaming better for players and developers, we’re looking for savvy, passionate and hardworking teammates to help us build the future of sports. If you’re excited about defining a multibillion dollar industry, building an awesome product, or working with bleeding edge technology, Skillz just might be for you!

Our Culture:

We are true believers in electronic sports, so don’t be surprised if you see us playing mobile games at our desks or in the kitchen. At Skillz, this type of behavior is encouraged! You can also catch us at our weekly game nights playing anything from Starcraft to Cranium over dinner, while discussing new technologies or brainstorming ideas to improve our business.

Not a “gamer”? Don’t worry about it. Every Skillzian brings a unique perspective to the team, and we bond over plenty of activities that don’t involve games. We’re working to build a truly groundbreaking company, and we want top-notch people to join us in that mission. As the creators and leaders of a new marketplace, we work with a “do whatever it takes” mentality, and frankly, we get the job done!

Our team is comprised of passionate, intelligent and creative individuals who consistently seek out new challenges and knowledge. We embrace out-of-the-box strategies to propel our business forward, and foster a culture where every person’s voice is heard. Our team comes from diverse backgrounds, and our leaders have a strong history of funding, building and selling successful enterprises. If you're up for the challenge, we’d love to meet you.

Who we’re looking for:

Someone who is entrepreneurial, creative, and strategic. You have a clean sense of design aesthetics, and a natural propensity towards simplification over complication. You have a strong portfolio demonstrating past work experience and relevant, user-centered design solutions. With a passion for games and software, you have side projects that you can't wait to show off and are looking for a place where your contributions matter. You make beautiful and thoughtful pixel perfect designs that are user-focused. You take pride in doing things the “right” way and you’re excited to play a big role on a small team. A successful candidate will be able to work well both independently and collaboratively with teams across the company, meaning communication and attitude are key to success.

 

What you'll do:

  • Work on design projects across the entire product lifecycle and multiple product launches
  • Work directly with key stakeholders to create high-quality design prototypes and ensure the implementation matches the defined spec
  • Implement & provide design guidelines, prototypes, and style-classes that help enable the team to consistently ship with the highest level of detail
  • Help maintain and contribute to design asset libraries, enabling reusable, systematic design
  • Work closely with the Team Lead to continually improve and define all consumer facing products
  • Contribute ideas and concepts based on a solid understanding of eSports industry trends as seen in advertising, and various competition platforms
  • Play mobile games every day (a hard request, we know) and research what makes for a great user experience

Your Skillz:

  • A passion for excellence: You're only satisfied with the very best
  • You have a polished portfolio ready to share
  • Experience with wireframing and prototyping
  • Comfortable in the Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, Flinto and other similar software
  • Experience with web technologies (JavaScript, HTML, CSS)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to collect feedback from users, product managers and other stakeholders to own and thoughtfully design our experiences
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and drive design iterations
  • Passionate about gaming and the eSports community