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Director of Experience Design at EA in Redwood City, California

Posted in Information Technology 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Director of Experience Design

Position Overview

The Player Network Design team is looking for an experienced leader to help create the next generation of gaming platforms and change the way people play across all of their devices. Reporting to the Head of Design, you’ll be charged with leading a team to design and craft applications and experiences to help players discover, connect and play in a rapidly-evolving digital ecosystem of games.


Our ideal candidate is not only obsessed with delivering the highest-quality digital experiences but is also able to pitch and defend work while professionally responding to feedback. Above all, candidates should thrive in a highly collaborative and iterative environment and contribute to driving these measures forward.


  • Lead world-class product design using your knowledge of all aspects of the user-centered design process.

  • Direct and manage a team of 5-10 designers. Lead through mentorship, partnership, and empathy.

  • Partner with peer Experience Design Leads to create consistency and quality across a range of products.

  • Be able to use the right tools for the right job. Draw, prototype, code, verbalize. Whatever communicates the idea best.

  • Lead product strategy by inserting the voice of the user into teams and the organization at large.

  • Provide feedback and guidance on other designers’ work via brainstorms, work sessions, reviews, and presentations.

  • Pitch new ideas to game teams and executives.


  • Bachelor’s degree in design, HCI or a design-related field, plus 8+ years’ experience in design management.

  • An exceptional portfolio demonstrating a track record of successfully leading teams to deliver a wide range of digital products such as mobile apps, desktop apps, websites, immersive experiences, SAAS applications & services. Experience on console is a bonus.

  • Experience creating, contributing to and working with Design Systems.

  • A solid understanding of presentation-layer code, HTML/CSS/JS. Bonus points if you’ve worked with React or React Native.

  • Experience partnering and building relationships with partner groups such as marketing, content strategy, research and consumer insights.

  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills, an optimistic outlook and the desire to inspire excellence.

  • Up-to-date knowledge of online product trends and best practices.

  • A passion for gaming is a big plus.