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NetherRealm Studios Recruiting Designer UX & Game Data Analyst

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Designer UX

Description

Summary of Position:

NetherRealm Studios, a division of WB Games Inc., is the leader in the development of interactive entertainment as the creator of the billion dollar Mortal Kombat franchise, with over 28 million games sold to date. With our strong history of developing solid action games, NetherRealm Studios strives to continuously challenge the status quo of the industry; however serious we are about our games, as a game studio, we offer a casual, collaborative, and fun work environment.
The UX designer helps shape and enhance the player experience within our console and mobile games. Through working closely with the senior UX designer and in collaboration with the design team, the UX designer develops wireframes and interactive prototypes showcasing bold design solutions inspired by user feedback and best practices in the industry. The UX designer will oversee their designs throughout the production cycle as an advocate for the player’s needs. Our players are important to us and we need you to join our UI/UX team to help make sure that no screen is misunderstood!

Job Responsibilities

Collaborate with the design team to create wireframes from design documents; validate and iterate based on ongoing feedback
Partner with the senior UX designer and our Seattle Usability Group to help create and implement relevant user testing that will better inform our designs
Understand user needs, behaviors, motivations, and pain points through the analysis of existing research and usability testing findings
Collaborate with UI artists and developers to translate wireframes/prototypes into functional screens
Help orchestrate the project flow
Present the interactive prototypes to team and key stakeholders for feedback
Consult with key stakeholders to communicate research findings and recommend best practices for improved usability across our products

Job Qualifications:

Work Experience

3+ years of UX Experience
Experience designing for mobile (iOS, Android)
Previous mobile app or game development experience preferred
Prior experience in launching consumer apps or games
Experience in creating UX deliverables

Education, Professional Training, Technical Training or Certification
Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field.
Knowledge/Skills
Proficient in Axure or other similar tools to communicate your design thinking
Keen understanding of how user feedback feeds into a design
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Resourceful problem-solving skills
Thrive in a collaborative environment
Empathetic to the user and understanding of their needs and behaviors
Other Requirements
Portfolio of previous projects that shows a firm understanding of the UX process, as well as UX deliverables
Ability to work well within a team
Passionate about video games
Keen eye for detail
Strong desire to design industry-leading game systems and ship the highest quality AAA games
The Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran’s status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.

Apply here:- http://www.netherrealm.com/careers/98/designer-ux/
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Game Data Analyst, Monetization

Description

SUMMARY OF POSITION

NetherRealm Studios is a top video game developer across both console and mobile. We have a growing portfolio of hits that includes Injustice and Mortal Kombat and we continue to expand by adding great people and leveraging the best portfolio of brands and intellectual property in the industry. We are looking to add an enthusiastic, talented and experienced professional with a passion for understanding users’ behavior through data.
NetherRealm Studios seeks a Data & Monetization Analyst to join our team. The Analyst will work closely with our development teams for the full lifecycle of a product. Working with the designers to create and refine cohesive game system and economic designs, with a focus on developing fun game systems that optimize player engagement, retention and conversion.
With experience in game development and a strong understanding of design mechanics, the Data and Monetization Analyst must be excellent at analyzing gamers’ behaviors and motivations at all points in their lifecycle, and have an understanding of all monetization models and major live event systems.
The Data and Monetization Analyst must be comfortable working with large sets of data related to acquisition, engagement, and monetization. The Analyst will coordinate with game development teams, Business Intelligence, Marketing, Game Analytics, and Consumer Research to translate the results of data analysis into compelling designs that compliment and further elevate fun game experiences.
The Analyst will need strong communication skills and an ability to be a contributor working with a wide variety of internal departments. They will be comfortable with all levels of ownership, from hands on design to providing high-level guidance and feedback. Detail-oriented and organized, the ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced and evolving environment that offers the opportunity to work hands-on with world-class brands, and contribute concretely to the success of our games.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Collaborate with game designers and producers through all stages of production to design and refine complimentary gameplay and economy systems for our games.
Provide analysis and recommendations based on industry leading best practices early in the design process.
Foster a strong relationship with game production and marketing teams to collaboratively influence game design, roadmap, and promotions in the interest of engagement, retention, and monetization.
Monitor progress by playing builds in development as well as reviewing ongoing player behavior reports and trends.
With strong analytical and mathematical skills, provide written and verbal assessments to help align internal departments and executive levels on the health of our economies.
Propose new features that will increase LTV of users while keeping the game fun and engaging.
Create and present competitor teardowns.
Explain shifts in F2P monetization dynamics, territory/region dynamics, and monetization trends, to executive team and game teams.
Brief the team regularly on key learning and new insights that can be applied across games.
Use data to help guide the team on merchandising, including running sales, pricing in-game items, balancing, and other adjustments to game play to increase LTV.
Assist the teams in effectively running live in game events, and advise on timing, pricing, and features.
Collaborate closely with the user acquisition team and analytics team to improve focus on high lifetime value customer segments.
Help script, maintain, and create automated processes for pulling and reporting data.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

BA/BS Degree in Business, Finance, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science or Mathematics.
Minimum 1 year as a data and/or monetization design contributor or similar role (product, design, analytics, etc.) in the games industry, in mobile, PC, or consoles.
Expert knowledge of all types of monetization models.
Strong understanding of game and system design fundamentals.
Strong familiarity with mobile application ecosystems and operating systems like iOS and Android.
Must be comfortable reading, interpreting, explaining, and responding to data; background in statistics, data mining, or other quantitative discipline is highly valued.
SQL knowledge is a must; C++, Java, and HTML knowledge is a plus.
Experience with BI and statistical software (Tableau, SWRVE).
Comfortable presenting complicated material to diverse audiences; strong ‘soft skills’.
Strong PC Skills, including proficiency with MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
“Team First” personality with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to collaborate with colleagues across different disciplines and locations to achieve results.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize work to meet specific deadlines required.
“No job is too small” attitude.
Must be self-motivated and results-oriented.
Passion for gaming.

The Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran’s status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.

Apply here:- http://www.netherrealm.com/careers/99/game-data-analyst-monetization/
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