Pragmatic Play is looking for a multi-disciplinary digital Senior Product Designer that has experience across user experience, user interaction and visual design.
Who are we?
Pragmatic Play is a leading provider of multi-product content to the international iGaming industry. Across RNG slots, scratch cards, bingo, and live casino, operators and players turn to Pragmatic Play for innovation, reliability, and ease of integration. That combination, coupled with our passion for premium entertainment, has put us in pole position in many of the world’s regulated markets.
When it comes to creating new experiences, our philosophy is innovation and dedication. From megahits like Wolf GoldTM, Queen of GoldTM, and Panther QueenTM, to the unique new games we release (typically two new titles every calendar month) everything that leaves the Pragmatic Play studio is the direct result of our strong corporate culture and long-term investment into R&D.
What will you be doing?
As a Senior Product Designer at Pragmatic Play, you'll have the opportunity to work with a new, exciting and rapidly growing B2B business, focusing on building best-in-class digital experiences across a range of product verticals; RNG slots, scratch cards, bingo, and live casino.
The workflow will focus on all aspects of product design and leadership for responsive web, connected devices, and mobile apps while also supporting digital marketing and sales sponsorships. This role requires collaboration with graphic design, product, marketing, content production and engineering teams.
What do we require from you?
• 5+ years of interactive design experience and advanced fluency in design software tools (Sketch, Sigma, Zeplin, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, XD).
• Ability to think and see what the user sees when confronted by our interface designs.
• Ability to see the potential design pitfalls before they become a problem for our users and solve these problems.
• Experience or understanding of the optimisation of design assets for mobile and responsive web and designing with an understanding of front end and platform constraints.
• Ability to perform design critiques and supply objective feedback to others
• Experience with brainstorming techniques and reaching consensus among a large, diverse group of stakeholders
• Passion for technology and design, and the drive to stay on top of industry trends and best practices.
• Have the knowledge necessary to design interactions that provide satisfying user experience and, in turn increase commercial performance.
We're looking for designers with the following stand-out skills:
• A portfolio that exhibits excellent use of typography, colour, imagery, and applied design principles.
• Interaction design best practices.
• Ability to empathise with different types of users.
• Strong design aesthetic with focus on responsive and mobile design.
• Ability to communicate your design decisions convincingly and diplomatically with members of other teams and stakeholders.
• Designers with a passion for the i-Gaming will find this to be an ideal position.
• Make informed design decisions based on data (qualitative and quantitative) to drive measurable outcomes.
• Not afraid to use intuition to drive hypothesis.
Our Selection Criteria
At Pragmatic Play, we are very clear that designers play a critical role in that which extends beyond merely aesthetics. We are careful about not wanting to diminish the value of beautiful visual design and attention to detail, it is a critical skillset. However, we also want designers to be passionate about, and therefore masters of, the thinking that supports building the right features and experiences for the right people. Strong product thinking means that a Designer understands what a good outcome is and how to design an experience that would lead to that good outcome. We are looking for designers who understand how to design new user experiences that help people understand the value of our products and services in the context of their daily lives therefore driving increased engagement and demand.
When we look at applications from Product or UX Designers, we look for a portfolio as an initial method of filtering strong applicants. In addition to demonstrating strong visual and interaction design skills (their craft and execution), a good product design portfolio is also going to demonstrate that there’s a process behind these execution skills (product thinking). It will demonstrate that the applicant has followed a considered path from research to design and that it produces good outcomes for the user and for the business.
Our selection criteria seeks to assess three core categories of competence.
• Craft and execution.
• Product thinking
• Influencing & communication
The Recruitment Process
This is an initial screening to assess the candidate against the information presented in their resume. It is intended as a general discussion to gather information and pass it on to the hiring manager.
The applicant will speak with a Senior Designer. This technical review will include a deep dive into two or three of the projects detailed in their portfolio. The objective of the portfolio review is for the senior designer to understand how the applicant has applied execution skills and design process in the past, to understand what types of questions they ask and what kinds of solutions they consider. In short, we want to understand how the applicant approaches design and where their strengths and weaknesses lie. Are they more comfortable with visual design and less so with interaction design? Maybe they are a fantastic product thinker but can’t, or don’t want to, build a prototype, apply visual design or work in pixel perfection. This is important to identify and understand early.
The product critique is another technical interview and performed by a senior designer and/or the Product Manager/Project Lead. It is intended to analyse the applicant’s product thinking skills. They will be asked to select a product of their choice and walk the interviewer(s) through it.