Senior Game / UX Designer


Job Description:

Data³ is a Life Sciences and Precision Medicine tech start-up, founded by world-class researchers from NYU and MIT, and we are developing a revolutionary data collection and analysis platform that will disrupt longitudinal trials and research. We are building a Platform-as-a-Service that will allow clinicians & researchers to better understand what makes us human, by providing data collection, analytics and insights.

Data³ is seeking a Sr. Game/UX designer to help create engaging games and user experiences for our mobile healthcare product. We are looking for a generalist with experience in game design to help create and expand our gamified app and scientific mini-games used by participants in our study. You will work cross-functionally to collaborate with our in-house team of designers and engineers, and with our partner (New York University and the Institute for the Study of Decision Making). You should be fluent in game design best practices, detailed interaction design and prototyping, and understanding of game mechanics. This role will report to the Director of Product & Design. 

This position is located in our Brooklyn Heights, NY office. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience. Sponsorship and relocation is not provided for this position, you must be authorized to work in the US.

PLEASE INCLUDE A URL TO YOUR ONLINE PORTFOLIO. CANDIDATES WHO DO NOT PROVIDE A PORTFOLIO WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Key Duties and Job Responsibilities
  • Lead the design of game elements and mini-games for our mobile app
  • Create metrics and analysis to monitor game effectiveness
  • Work with UX Research and science teams to validate usability of mini-games
  • Create documentation and high-fidelity prototypes of intended designs
  • Support the Visual Designer to implement final assets
  • Work with engineers on implementing designs, providing clear documentation, assets, and behavior documentation
  • Manage the game ecosystem around participant incentives, unlocks, achievements, etc
  • Maintain cohesive interaction patterns throughout a wide variety of design challenges

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in: Human Computer Interaction, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, or other relevant fields.
  • 3+ years of experience in a UX design or mobile game role.
  • Strong portfolio of previous professional work with clear understanding of your role and contributions on each project.
  • Clear understanding of mobile game space, competitive applications, and best in class game design practices.
  • Expert proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch.
  • Experience with rapid prototyping tools such as Principle, After Effects, Unity, etc.
  • Good time management skills with ability to stay organized.
  • Experienced in hand sketching, rapid visualization of ideas.
  • A solid understanding of visual design principles and clean aesthetic.
  • Experience in an Agile Scrum environment.
  • Experience working with engineers for production documentation, hand-off of assets, style guides, pixel perfect mockups.
  • Understanding of mobile (iOS and Android) ecosystems and design guidelines.

Preferred skills and/or experiences:

  • 5+ years working in a game studio.
  • Shipped and active games in the Apple or Android app store.
  • Experience working with engineers in React or React Native.
  • Experience managing outside vendors or direct reports.
Organizational Context:

What are the roots of human behavior? How do we make decisions, and what forces shape those decisions? How can we apply what we learn about human health and behavior to inform and improve public policy to make it more effective? Thanks to new technologies and advances in fields like genetics, neuroscience, and urban informatics, we can break down the silos between these and other fields to unlock novel insights into human behavior and enable the development of scientifically driven public policy. Data Cubed Inc (D3) will entail gathering information at an unprecedented level of breadth and detail, ranging from health and medical data to financial tracking and social networks for a representative sample of 10,000 New York City residents. D3 will study New York City residents for 10-20 years, and will do for the field of behavioral science what other major projects did for their respective fields, like the Human Genome Project or the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.

To Apply:

Please fill out the form below with your CV/Resume, a cover letter, and link to your online portfolio. You can also email info@datacubed.com with subject line: Sr. Game UX Designer for D3.

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