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Company Name:
Rational Group
Location:
London, England
Country:
United Kingdom
Job Type:
Production
Position type:
Full Time
Platform
Android, Casino, iOS
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Education:
Bachelor's Degree

UX Designer

Job Title:

User Experience (UX) Designer

Post Number:

P09435

Business Unit:

Product Management

Location:

Isle of Man/London/Dublin

Date:

September 2013

 The Rational Group is a privately-held global leader in online gaming and operates the largest and most popular poker brands in the world, including PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker.  This role is in the Group’s Isle of Man office, in the Product Management department.

 Job Purpose

 The role is responsible for creating world-class UI/UX solutions for the PokerStars mobile and desktop poker clients.  The User Experience (UX) Designer will work closely with Product Managers to turn functional and business requirements into high quality UI/UX.  The UX Designer needs to have a large arsenal of UI/UX techniques and methodologies that allow the evaluation of problems and requirements and to illustrate solutions starting from quick hand drawings and diagrams, through low-and-high fidelity mock-ups, to interactive demos and prototypes.  Outstanding knowledge of appropriate software tools is an absolute must.  The role would also closely liaise with graphics design studio to ensure final graphics deliver the desired user experience.  The UI/UX Designer  is also responsible for testing the final product to ensure software development has delivered precisely the envisioned great experience.  The UI/UX Designer needs to be an expert in architecting user experience for mobile phones, tablets and desktop.  It is required that the UI/UX Designer has in-depth knowledge of UI/UX principles for both iOS and Android platforms.

 Key Responsibilities

  •  Create world-class UI/UX designs for the PokerStars software on both mobile and desktop platforms
  • Work closely with product managers, graphics designers and software developers to deliver the UI/UX vision behind a project.  Take responsibility for the entire cycle of the project – from inception to final delivery
  • Proactively drive usability and user interface improvements for the existing PokerStars software clients
  • Analyse player reports about usability issues and recommend solutions
  • Assist with other Product Management tasks as required

 Skills and Capabilities

 Essential

  •  At least 5 years of full-time experience in a similar UI/UX role, preferably in the online gaming industry
  • High efficiency in creating high quality wireframes, demos and prototypes of User Interfaces in low and high fidelities
  • Ability to quickly research, innovate, rationalise and iterate
  • Outstanding knowledge of software tools that facilitate the UI/UX process
  • Advanced understanding of mobile platforms and UI/UXProven project management ability – track record of successfully delivered complex projects
  • Extremely detail-orientated, efficient and organised
  • Logical and analytical approach to problem solving

 Desirable

  •  User Interface Design or related degree
  • Extensive experience as an online poker player and familiarity with the PokerStars software

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