XR Game Designer/Product Designer: Axon AR/VR

at Axon
Published August 12, 2022
Location Scottsdale, AZ
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Join Axon and be a Force for Good.At Axon, we're on a mission to Protect Life. We're explorers, pursuing society's most critical safety and justice issues with our ecosystem of devices and cloud software. Like our products, we work better together. We connect with candor and care, seeking out diverse perspectives from our customers, communities and each other.Life at Axon is fast-paced, challenging and meaningful. Here, you'll take ownership and drive real change. Constantly grow as you work hard for a mission that matters at a company where you matter.We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes justice, advances equity, values diversity and fosters inclusion. We're committed to hiring the best talent - regardless of race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances - and empowering all of our employees so they can do their best work. If you have a disability or special need that requires assistance or accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please email [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]. Please note that this email address is for accommodation purposes only. Axon will not respond to inquiries for other purposes.Your Impact - #VRforGoodWe are working with cutting edge technology and need your help to make it all come together. You will join an interdisciplinary team tackling the biggest challenges in public safety training head-on, including immersive VR based empathy, coping and de-escalation training to help officers engage with the communities they serve, with greater awareness and safety.As one of the expanding members of the Axon's AR/VR team, the XR Game Designer/Product Designer will be responsible for driving the user experience and game play of our existing VR training apps. This role will partner with engineering, content, UX and user research to create the best immersive experiences for our VR trainings.Our AR/VR TeamWe believe that happy teams make the best products, so we foster a friendly, open, introspective team culture that encourages everyone to speak their mind, collaborate together, and have fun. (We get paid for playing VR games together.)We believe we can only succeed if we deeply understand our customers and get to know them. We spend a lot of time with law enforcement officers to learn about their needs, watch their experience and see the real impact of our work. We also work closely with our Axon Community Impact team, along with other community subject experts to create our content and curriculum to reflect the needs of both law enforcement + community.What You'll Do:You will help drive the game play and UX/product design of our 3D training experiences, and be a strategic partner to the Technical Art team, Product Management and Engineering. On any given day you may find yourself:* Assist with creating a XR Axon Styleguide - define UI, XR interactions and patterns* Presenting your latest designs to the XR team for review and feedback* Working with the Narrative Designer on game play ideas* Jumping into Unity or another prototyping tool to iron out your ideas* Getting into headset and reviewing the latest AR/VR build, talking to an engineer about a bug you found* Collaborating with the other UX Designers, sharing working knowledge and mentoring other teammates* Answering a question from a Product Manager about user flow in the experience* Learning more about your customers by running your own user research/user testing to improve the experience* Juggling the priority of multiple projects with your Project Managers* Attending stand-up in VR and sharing with the XR team (standing around you as avatars) your daily update* Researching the latest experiences/interactions in AR/VR -trying them out for yourself in headsetWhat You Bring:* 5-7+ years experience as a Product Designer, Game Designer, UX Designer, ideally with some work in the field of XR* A portfolio showcasing how you frame problems, act on insights, and ultimately design immersive experiences* Experience showcasing your end-to-end design process across multiple projects, that include interaction and visual design, multiple iterations, high-fidelity prototypes, and consideration of the impact and scale of work* Skillfully gauge process and concept fidelity for proposed solutions to meet customer needs. Including: early vision, conceptual work, information architecture, low fidelity wireframes / prototypes, and detailed visual design.* The ability to break down problems and work within constraints* Able to articulate design rationale and how we can add value to the product* Can brainstorm with a group, articulate ideas, and tease out feedback from colleagues* Experience designing for XR platforms like Hololens, Oculus, HTC Vive, or PlayStation VR.* Knowledge of XR design - technical constraints, optimization and asset implementation for the XR space* Some experience with game engines (Unity, Unreal)* Nice to have: Passion for visual design and UI designBenefits That Benefit You:* Competitive salary and 401K with employer match.* Discretionary paid time off.* Robust parental leave policy.* An award-winning office/working environment.* Ride along with real police officers in real life situations, explore wide range of third-party VR content, get inspired.* Get paid to play* And more...NOTE: The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. The job description may change or be supplemented at any time in accordance with business needs and conditions.Some roles may also require legal eligibility to work in a firearms environment.