Senior Product Designer

Game Design Burlingame, California


Covet Fashion

Description

Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU) is a leading global developer and publisher of free-to-play games for smartphone and tablet devices. Glu is focused on creating compelling original IP games such as Cooking Dash, Deer Hunter, Covet Fashion, Design Home, Racing Rivals, TAP Sports Baseball, and branded IP games including Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, on the App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, Facebook, Mac App Store, and Windows Phone. We have worldwide studios in North America, Russia and India. Our headquarters are in the heart of the bustling SOMA district of San Francisco.

Team Overview

At our Crowdstar studio in Burlingame, we believe that there is huge opportunity in interactive entertainment products for women, and CrowdStar’s goal is to build products which engage, enrich and empower them. 

With our two top grossing titles, Covet Fashion and Design Home, CrowdStar has developed new ways for users (players) to enjoy fashion and interior design. Not only are we changing how women game, we’re also changing how they discover and shop for everything from clothing to shoes, or furniture to home decor. As a team we are passionate not only about creating fun and engaging games for women but enriching lives outside of the game.

Role Overview

Our CrowdStar Studio is looking for a highly creative and multi faceted Senior Product Designer to shape the next generation of mobile experiences for female players. This future team member will influence everything from how the narrative is presented to the player, the feature roadmap, and the next generation of social in-game experience, while constantly improving how we enrich player’s lives outside of the game. This person has a strong sense of free-to-play engagement loops balanced with fun game play elements, can think beyond the features to the player psychologies and motivations. Design doesn’t happen in a vacuum, this role will work closely with all the Product stakeholders to push the envelope on female mobile entertainment.

Responsibilities

  • Research and design a deep social engagement layer tailored to our audience and games
  • Through player research help define and articulate player motivations
  • Work with the Art Director on UI / UX improvements to ensure we get the most out of our features
  • Work with the General Manager to help create a feature roadmap that moves us closer to achieving our vision
  • Research, validate, iterate on features in that roadmap before they reach development
  • Design features targeting numerous key metrics such as early retention and long term engagement
  • Design features in-game to extend the game's influence past just the screen and into their daily lives, providing an even more enriching experience
  • Create and document features and systems for a free-to-play mobile game
  • Think creatively and critically about all proposed changes to ensure success

Requirements

  • 5+ years in design for either social games or apps
  • Experience designing product features in social platforms or in-game social features
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to consolidate feedback on designs
  • Strong ability to document features
  • Core knowledge of best design practices
  • Solid balance between “the big picture” and day to day
  • Strong empathy and knowledge of a female audience
  • An understanding of usability principles
  • UI/UX experience
  • An understanding of statistics and analytics

Life at the cutting edge of wireless technology is an exciting but demanding place to be.  Glu is always on the lookout for exceptionally talented individuals to join our team.  We reward talent, creativity, and the ability to get the job done.  At Glu, you’ll find dynamic people, a hip, forward-thinking culture, a team-oriented environment, and opportunity for advancement.  If you are interested in mobile technology and want to be a part of a team that makes the future of wireless technology happen, then Glu is for you! 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.  Glu is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. We welcome people of different backgrounds and experiences to ensure a diverse and inclusive workplace.