Web UX/UI Designer

VRChat
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Posted
January 24, 2023
Full Time
Anywhere
Remote

Join the VRChat Team!

VRChat offers a first-of-its kind, game-changing platform that provides an endless collection of social VR experiences and gives the power of creation to its robust community. With over 250,000 worlds and growing, VRChat’s vision is to allow users to bring their imaginations to life and help shape the metaverse anywhere in the world on any device. 

 

Job Overview 

As a Web UX/UI Designer, you’ll be responsible for designing and maintaining the VRChat web platform that allows users and creators to manage their digital content. As part of that process, you’ll be creating and maintaining design materials while ensuring they are communicated effectively to those requiring them. You’ll be guiding the design of features from concept to release, and then iterating on them as the team and community provide feedback. You will lead major design efforts and align them with the company strategy. You’ll also be working with the Insights Team on adding and monitoring analytics for various deployed systems. Developing for a massive live community allows designers to quickly gauge whether or not a feature is performing as intended or needs immediate iteration. You’ll be working with the QA and Community Teams to address this input and decide what to act on as a priority. You should be able to navigate this live platform environment with a solid understanding of what design choices mean for the community and team. You should also be able to manage sometimes blunt feedback from the community with flexibility and grace. You will report to the Chief Creative Officer and work with other designers across VRChat’s various teams

 

Job & Team Impact

VRChat’s website acts as both a touchpoint for users to manage their VRChat experience outside of VR as well as an internal portal for VRChat team members to do their work more effectively. Your work on the VRChat website will improve the experience of the VRChat community, as well as the experiences of your teammates.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for working collaboratively with the team to design, release and iterate on major UI-related features of VRChat's web portal
  • Keep the team informed of the design of features as they evolve, release, and are iterated on
  • Stay up to date with community feedback on VRChat
  • Work to comprehensively understand how existing systems connect to and interoperate with upcoming features
  • Engage with VRChat’s related connected platforms like Discord, Twitch, Youtube, etc. to understand the environment well enough to be effective in the role
  • Share knowledge and experience to help level up more junior members of the design team

 

Experience, Skills & Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience as a Web UX/UI Designer, preferably on a live service or platform
  • Ability to stay focused and productive in a permanent work-from-home environment 
  • Portfolio of work that demonstrate experience and excellent design skills
  • Broad knowledge of common design concepts for User Experience, Interaction Design, Information Architecture, and Design Systems
  • Comprehensive understanding of a “design process” from concept to release
  • Strong work ethic and communication skills - you are a self-starter
  • Must excel in the construction of design documents, diagrams, and other materials
  • Must be able to communicate design concepts effectively to the team
  • The ability to work with ambiguous ideas and turn them into practical design concepts

 

Bonus Points

  • You enjoy working on side projects that are design-related
  • You spend time in VRChat or other Social VR platforms and understand the core concepts
  • You’ve built content in VRChat or other platforms
  • You have a degree in design, human interaction, or similar
  • You’ve led a team of designers

 

Benefits

  • Work from anywhere! VRChat is a 100% remote company
  • Health Benefits
  • 401K for US & RRSP for Canadian Employees
  • Stock Options
  • Generous paid holiday schedule
  • Unlimited/Flexible vacation time
  • Onboarding Hardware Stipend
  • Paid parental leave benefits

 

VRChat is an equal-opportunity employer, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. VRChat fosters a diverse, creative, and collaborative environment where anyone can contribute to any of the ongoing projects or direction of the roadmap at any time. If you’re a passionate team player who wants to have an impact on a dynamic team, we’d love to hear from you! 

 

Offers are subject to satisfactory background and reference checks.

About 
VRChat

We are one of the leading Virtual World platforms, hosting one of the largest active online communities of users and creators. Our community has created millions of pieces of content and spends many hours in-world in a given session. Countless friendships, groups and events have formed, and continue to grow daily.We have launched on Steam (Vive, Index, Mixed Reality) and Oculus Home (Rift and Quest), with plans for more platforms into the future. VRChat does not require VR for use, but many of our desktop users upgrade quickly after spending time on the platform.

We have secured key investment from major partners, allowing us to grow and develop VRChat for the foreseeable future. You only have to dive into VRChat for a few hours to see its potential. You can follow our blog and dev streams to see more shared details of our roadmap. You can also find more information on VRChat here on our site. If you want to take a look at what it’s like to develop content for VRChat, take a look at our developer documentation.

While we work hard to build the platform, it is our users that create all the content. Using the Unity game engine with our SDK, people create and upload their creations to share with their friends and the world. In addition to building content, users put on performances, play games, chat, make friends, roleplay, hold events and stream using services such as Twitch and Youtube. Additionally, we have one of the largest communities on Discord.

 

WHY WORK WITH US

Creating the Future

VRChat is still in an Early Release phase. That means much of the platform is still in development and under exploration. There’s plenty of room for people to join us and be instrumental in helping shape major pieces. We also work closely with our Community to gather feedback and grow together. Our goal is to spend the coming years building VRChat into one of the most successful community-driven social VR platforms in existence. To do that we will continually iterate and expand on the VRChat platform to allow more methods of creation and expression. We have plans to monetize eventually in ways we think will foster community creativity and fun. We will also continue to expand our team and business relationships with talented people who share our vision and passion.

 

Remote Work

The VRChat team all work remotely. We are distributed around the United States, Canada and Europe. We have semi-flexible working hours with some core hours in the Pacific (UTC -7/-8) time zone. It really doesn’t matter where you work from, as long as you have a great internet connection and the ability to connect to the VRChat platform. We’ve also recently launched on the Oculus Quest, which is a really handy travel-ready version of VRChat.

 

Culture

We are a passionate, dedicated team that understands the VRChat platform and works well together. We have grown very carefully, mostly hiring good folks from our Community and past people we’ve worked with. Since we are remote, we conduct part of the interview process where candidates meet the team in VR using VRChat. We look for people that share our vision, are self-starters and good communicators.Our team spends a significant amount of time in VRChat for fun as well as for work. Many of the team have other interests and talents that come from their love of development, VR, virtual worlds, or just being creative.VRChat fosters a diverse, creative, and collaborative environment where anyone can contribute to any of the ongoing projects or direction of the roadmap at any time. We also do our best to listen carefully to our Community, testing out features with them in small, large, and community-wide Open Beta tests to collect feedback. We are also friends with many people in our community, having met them through VRChat, IRL meetups, and conferences.

 

PERKS

  • Work Remotely. Work from anywhere! We use collaboration software to stay organized and VRChat for meetings and hanging out.
  • Health & Wellbeing. Medical, Dental and Vision plans for those in the United States, and extended health plans in British Columbia, Canada.
  • Fun. Monthly team dinners, get-togethers and once a year, we travel somewhere fun for a few days to hang out, catch up, brainstorm and have fun.
  • Tools. You’ll be provided a powerful PC, high-end VR hardware, and any software you need to make you effective in your role.
  • Vacations. Flexible vacation schedules that are encouraged. Most United States and Canadian holidays are observed by everyone on the team.
  • Swag. Great VRChat and Developer Team Swag such as hoodies, coffee mugs, t-shirts, sun glasses and even custom 3D printed goodies.

 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

VRChat is exploring the frontiers of Virtual Worlds and working as a fully remote team. These are some of the traits we look for in people wishing to join the team:

  • People with passion for VR, Social and Virtual Worlds.
  • Great communicators! This is key in any team, but we all work remotely. We’ve found that being an effective communicator is even more important when everyone’s remote.
  • People that not only meet the job requirements, but people that have shown an ability to excel in a role or demonstrate passion and accomplishment with their own projects-- especially ones that are social, remote and collaborative.
  • Ability to collaborate well. Everyone on the team is a contributor and we work together daily to pitch ideas and solve problems.
  • Self-starters. We don’t have a large hierarchy of management. We structure our roadmap and project teams with the expectation of those individuals and teams to work toward their goals every day without too much oversight.
  • Wearing multiple hats. VRChat is evolving and growing in an arena that is often defined by changes in hardware and software platforms or other industry trends. At times, we have to change directions quickly. This requires a degree of flexibility and everyone on the team pitches in to help with whatever they can when needed.

 

Additional experience and skills that are helpful:

  • You are a frequent VRChat user or creator. Knowing how things actually work within the platform or community will give you more context for contribution.
  • You are fluent in the Unity Game engine and editor
  • You’ve got some game or VR development experience
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