XR Product Designer: Axon AR/VR

at Axon
Published January 21, 2023
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.

Your Impact - #VRforGood

We 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 Sr. XR Product Designer will be responsible for driving the user experience of both 2D and 3D experiences; tablet app, mobile app, web-based UI, along with collaborating on the 3D UX of the products. This role will partner with engineering, content, UX and user research to create the best immersive experiences for our VR trainings.

Our AR/VR Team

We 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 UX of all 2D interfaces as well as collaborating on the UX of 3D 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
* Jumping into Unity to make some adjustments to a build
* 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, learning 3D tools to help you share your ideas with the team
* Answering a question from a Product Manager about user flow in the tablet app
* Building a prototype in Figma for the new Tablet design
* Assisting the Instructional Designers with assets for our web based trainings
* Learning more about your customers by assisting User Research with an upcoming study and customer visit
* Juggling the priority of multiple projects with your Project Managers
* Partnering with engineers on the user experience of the latest login experience and user flow
* Researching the latest experiences/interactions in AR/VR -trying them out for yourself in headset

What You Bring:

* 7+ years experience as a Product Designer, ideally with some work in the field of XR
* A portfolio showcasing how you frame problems, act on insights, and ultimately design product 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)
* Passion for visual design and UI design

Benefits 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

Benefits listed herein may vary depending on the nature of your employment and the location where you work.

The Pay: Axon is a total compensation company, meaning compensation is made up of base pay, bonus, and stock awards. The starting base pay for this role is between USD 120,000 in the lowest geographic market and USD 210,000 in the highest geographic market. The on target earnings range for this role is between USD 170,000 in the lowest geographic market and USD 310,000 in the highest geographic market. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as: level, function, training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs, geographic market, and often a combination of all these factors. Our benefits offer an array of options to help support you physically, financially and emotionally through the big milestones and in your everyday life. To see more details on our benefits offerings please visit www.axon.com/careers/benefits (http://www.axon.com/careers/benefits)


Don't meet every single requirement? That's ok. At Axon, we Aim Far. We think big with a long-term view because we want to reinvent the world to be a safer, better place. We are also committed to building diverse teams that reflect the communities we serve.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they check every box in the job description. If you're excited about this role and our mission to Protect Life but your experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification listed here, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Important Notes

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.

Axon's mission is to Protect Life and is committed to the well-being and safety of its employees as well as Axon's impact on the environment. All Axon employees must be aware of and committed to the appropriate environmental, health, and safety regulations, policies, and procedures. Axon employees are empowered to report safety concerns as they arise and activities potentially impacting the environment.

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.

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