Senior UX Engineer


About Immersion:


Here at Immersion our haptic technology brings the power of touch to billions of devices around the world, where it helps companies like Sony, Microsoft, Logitech, Rovio, Bandai Namco, content platforms, leading mobile entertainment and advertising platforms including Ad Colony/Opera MediaWorks and others create highly immersive brand experiences that both delight consumers and improve profitability.


We’ve only just begun to tap into the possibilities offered by touch feedback. Today, our team is working on solutions for new technologies like wearables and virtual reality systems. We’re helping content developers harness the power of touch in mobile video, gaming devices, expanding the experience for mobile advertising and video content creation.


Now, more than ever before, haptics is at the forefront of emerging technologies poised to transform the world. Come help us lead the haptics revolution.


What we’re looking for:


We’re seeking a Senior UX Engineer, with the technical skills to rapidly prototype interactive software with varying levels of fidelity, and the design know-how to make compelling experiences with rough requirements.


Reporting to the UX Design Director, you’ll be responsible for participating in our innovation and product prototyping initiatives, taking UX concepts and ideas and making them experiential and suitable for user testing. You are extremely passionate and creative, and love the challenge of working with emerging technology.


To show us you’re ready, you’ll be expected to demonstrate your prototyping ability during the interview process.


What you’ll do:


  • Create exciting, new interactions that focus on the sense of touch.

  • Develop rapid software prototypes using Android, Unity, Java, and other environments.

  • Deliver interactive mockups using a variety of tools.

  • Make great things with imprecise requirements and rough tools used to implement designs with emerging technologies.

  • Work both independently and in collaboration with our UX design and analysis staff.

  • Assist with usability testing of the prototypes you create.


About you:


  • BS/BA degree in software development or related field and 8+ years experience in software development or interaction design, or Master’s degree in design field and 6+ years experience in software development or interaction design
  • Front-end mobile development experience, Android preferred
  • Experienced with building web and native or hybrid mobile apps
  • Experienced with mobile web development, familiar with HTML5, CSS, Javascript, JQuery, and REST-based APIs
  • Basic knowledge and appreciation of typography, color, iconography, and layout for digital media
  • Understanding of user-centered design principles, current design, and interaction trends
  • A passion and excitement for new virtual and augmented reality experiences
  • Inspiring design portfolio, including creative prototypes for mobile platforms
  • Excellent listening, oral, and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal and persuasion skills


To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter. In addition, include a link to your portfolio, LinkedIn profile, and provide work samples where possible. Please also indicate your role and contribution for each project submitted. 


For extra credit, show us a sample* of something that’s good, and send us a sample of something that’s great. 


*Not something you created, and no explanation needed.



Immersion - An Equal Opportunity Employer 


Immersion's policy is to comply with all applicable laws and to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees without regard to non-job-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or sexual orientation. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, and social and recreational programs.

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