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Sr. Mobile Gameplay Designer

Company: PlayStation Network
Location: San Diego
Posted on: February 24, 2021

Job Description:

PlayStation isn't just the Best Place to Play -it's also the Best Place to Work. We've thrilled gamers since 1994, when we launched the original PlayStation. Today, we're recognized as a global leader in interactive and digital entertainment. The PlayStation brand falls under Sony Interactive Entertainment, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation. PlayStation has an exciting opportunity! We seek a Sr. Mobile Gameplay Designer to join our MLB The Show development team. The right person will be cognizant of top design trends, is a self-starter with the ability to bring their own creative perspective and is capable of crafting first class experiences. Here, you will design advanced moment-to moment gameplay, including movement mechanics and environmental interaction (e.g., base running), interactions requiring high speed responsiveness and related UI (e.g., hitting), interactions requiring tactical choices coupled with real-time interactions (e.g., pitching) and associated feedback systems that facilitate understanding of outcomes from user input in scenarios stated. If this is you please apply! Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including product development, UI/UX design, artists, and engineering to define, design and implement fun and innovative gameplay.
  • Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, and prototypes to effectively communicate gameplay and design ideas.
  • Present designs to peers and partners while clearly communicating design rationale.
  • Visually and verbally articulate design decisions to teammates both within and outside of the team project.
  • Establish and promote standard methodologies, and share these with other cross-functional teams.
  • Conceptualize new gameplay, as needed, in order to raise the bar within established IP.
  • Scope work to fit within finish dates and deliver on time.
  • Research and experiment with new implementation and creation techniques. Requirements:
    • Professional work history (outside of academia) as a Mobile Gameplay Designer.
    • Possess a strong portfolio that demonstrates your Gameplay design abilities.
    • Be up to date with the latest Gameplay Design trends, techniques and technology.
    • Experience creating wireframes, storyboards, user flows, visual designs, and prototypes as well as clear documentation.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
    • A passionate interest in the sport of baseball. Nice to have:
      • Any exposure to Sports video games.
      • Prior exposure to any game titles with live content. #LI-LP1 Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, legally protected physical or mental disability, covered veteran status, status in the U.S. uniformed services, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information 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. We sincerely appreciate the time and effort you spent in contacting us and we thank you for your interest in PlayStation. PRIVACY NOTICE TO SIE LLC'S JOB APPLICANTS This Privacy Notice explains what personal information we at Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC collect from you, and why we collect it and use it. This Notice covers our practices regarding the personal information of all applicants to our job positions. Please review it carefully. Categories of personal information we collect from you We collect personal information about you throughout the recruiting process, in particular the following categories. Generally, we obtain this information through our Recruiting Team: A. Identification and contact information
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          • Non-public education information, including information about your education records, such as grades and transcripts. REQUIRED: 5 years professional experience in Gameplay Design --*
            Aside from academic projects do you possess a minimum of 5 years of professional work history at a paying game development company (with at least 2 years working with mobile) focused in gameplay design? In addition, does your resume clearly mention this employer and highlight the gameplay design work performed? Have you ever worked for a Sony company previously? --*
            Are you authorized to work in the United States? --*
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