Contract UI Artist at Glu Mobile

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UI/UX Designer
*This is a 3 month contract*
Description
The UI/UX Designer will work closely with our team of designers, UX researchers, producers, artists and engineers to conceptualize and implement beautiful, engaging and highly functional interfaces for our
mobile game products. 
The ideal candidate is passionate about the design process - from deep understanding of the player experience, to interaction studies, visual design and user testing. Your role will be anticipating the users' needs, advocating for them and ensuring that the final product surprises and delights them.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborating closely with a small, tight-knit team in the design ideation process
  • Translating game design ideas and concepts into clear user flows and wireframes
  • Generating interactive prototypes to demonstrate user flows and complex functionality - in InVision, Adobe XD or similar
  • Developing look and feel of UI and ensuring consistent design aesthetic and functionality throughout the product
  • Providing and iterating on mockups of new features and screens
  • Working closely with engineering team to ensure proper implementation of your designs
  • Participating in user research and translate observations into improved UI
  • Maintaining deep knowledge of industry UI trends and best practices

Required:

  • 5+ years experience in mobile UI/UX design - games or lifestyle apps preferred
  • Strong foundation in all aspects of the design process - from user research through to user testing
  • Expert visual design skills - with a portfolio demonstrating clean, compelling, modern mobile design
  • Demonstrated ability to translate complex design into clear wireframes and user flows
  • Ability to mock up UI animations - in After Effects, Unity or similar
  • Experience creating light interactive prototypes in InVision, Craft, Adobe XD or similar
  • Experience implementing and animating UI in Unity, Cocos Creator or similar
  • Strong time management skills and ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Love of creative collaboration and ability to take constructive criticism
  • Ability to present your ideas thoughtfully in both written and visual format
  • Passion about ensuring the highest possible level of quality for the products you create

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Location

Our office is right across the street from Moscone Center West, just minutes from the BART station and 4th + King Caltrain with shuttle service.

What are Glu Mobile Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have our Fun team which volunteers regularly plan and run various company-wide events for team bonding and stress relief. We also have several guilds that meet in various disciplines.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Glu employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their Medical FSA and 270 a month towards Transit FSA
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers $2500 of expenses.
Vision Benefits
We have multiple vision plans, including a $0 premium plan for all Full Time Employees.
Health Insurance Benefits
We have 4 different health plans including Kaiser and a HSA account
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 2 times an employee's annual salary.
Team workouts
Glu's team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga and Grokker team challenges
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
GLu provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Empower. We match 50% of contributions up to 6% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Company Equity
Glu offers RSUs as part of our equity package, as well as refreshers for top performers.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Glu allows qualified employees to purchase company shares at a discounted price every 6 months.
Performance Bonus
Glu's performance bonus plans are targeted percentage bonus, awarded yearly. Additionally we offer spot bonuses for going above and beyond.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 16 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 8 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker, with a mixture of supplementing EDD, STD and our benefits.
Flexible Work Schedule
Glu provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Core hours.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Glu sponsors family oriented events Semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Glu employees receive between 16 and 21 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Glu offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees including a Transit FSA and CalTrain GoPass.
Company Outings
Glu hosts company outings Semi-annually in addition to our studio and team events.
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Our game room includes Pool Table, Foosball, Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Glu has a fully stocked kitchen including unlimited snacks, coffee, tea and even Kombucha on tap.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
Parking
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking with 24/7 access and monitoring downtown SF. In Foster City we have free parking.
Pet Friendly
Glu Sports, in Foster CIty, pet policy is Occasional bring your pet to work days
Relocation Assistance
Our relocation assistance plan is offered for some positions.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Glu offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers help with paying for classes.
Lunch and learns
Glu hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer a budget annually for continuing education.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
We support paid industry certifications.
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