Vacancy Type:
31 (Unikrn)

About Us:

We’re Entain. Powered by our very own technology and building products that push boundaries, Entain is home to a global family of more than 25 well-known brands and over 25,000 people, but we all play for the same team. When we win, we win together. Our vision is to be the world leader in betting, gaming and interactive entertainment by bringing moments of excitement into people’s lives. We will achieve this through our focus on sustainability and growth, driving change in the fast-paced world of entertainment.

In 2021, Entain acquired unikrn to launch the company's esports practice. Unikrn is one of the world's preeminent esports betting platforms. Unikrn paved the wave in the sports betting industry by offering esports odds across 35 titles, as well as virtual esports and streamer betting. Unikrn also boasts a skill-based betting platform that allows players to wager on themselves in ranked matches in the world's most popular gaming titles.
Objective of the role:

We are looking for a Head of UX/UI for our team who will be responsible for hiring great designers at scale and providing them with mentorship and collaboration to help them succeed and grow. The ideal candidate will have extensive UX/UI design experience working within agile teams, and will be experienced with customer-oriented design best practices, customer interaction methods and design thinking. This person will also be responsible for upholding world-class design standards, maintaining a unified design language and vision, and encouraging customer-oriented design throughout Unikrn.

Role Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for leading the design team at Unikrn, ensuring that they are delivering high-quality work that meets business objectives. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Uphold exceptional design standards. Working with your team and key decision-makers, you will propel the design function forward, improving how we create, deploy, and launch exceptional experiences for our customers. You will be responsible for defining and implementing design processes and best practices, and for ensuring that your team is following them.

  • Maintain a unified design language and vision. Work with the brand and marketing teams to create consistent experiences by constructing our design systems. You will be responsible for defining and maintaining our design language and style guide, and for ensuring that your team is using it consistently across all of our products.

  • Encourage customer-oriented design throughout Unikrn. You will contribute to our strategy and vision, which are rooted in product and design. Collaborating with our product, marketing, and analytics teams, you will identify opportunities and areas for improvement. You will augment existing experiences and define major new strategic initiatives. You will be responsible for ensuring that your team is delivering designs that meet the needs of our customers, and that they are using data and research to inform their design decisions.

  • Lead by example and be hands-on when necessary. You will work closely with your team to deliver high-quality work, and you will be responsible for ensuring that your team is meeting deadlines and delivering on business objectives. You will be responsible for managing and mentoring your team, and for providing feedback and guidance to help them grow and develop their skills.

Key Skills Required

To be successful in this role, you should have:

  • 8+ years of experience leading a design team, with a proven track record of delivering results and building high-performing teams. You should have experience managing and mentoring designers, and you should be able to demonstrate your ability to develop and implement design processes and best practices.

  • Strong knowledge of UI/UX design principles and practices, including user-centred design, information architecture, and interaction design. You should have experience designing user interfaces for mobile and web applications, and you should be familiar with Figma.

  • Capable of providing clarity and insight to problems that are broad and ambiguous in scope, by integrating user, business, and technical constraints into a compelling narrative.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders. You should be able to communicate your design ideas and decisions clearly and persuasively, and you should be able to work collaboratively with product managers, engineers, and other stakeholders to create exceptional user experiences.

  • Experience working in an agile development environment. You should be familiar with agile development methodologies and be able to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

  • A passion for design and a deep understanding of how design can drive business success. You should be passionate about design and be able to articulate the value of design to the broader organisation.

Advantageous Requirements

  • Having prior knowledge of sports betting would be advantageous. 

  • An in-depth understanding of esports.

Why Unikrn?

We are a fast-growing company that is redefining the world of esports and gaming. We are committed to creating exceptional experiences for our customers, and we believe that design is a critical component of that mission. As the Head of UI/UX, you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on our business and to work with a talented team of designers, product managers, engineers, and other stakeholders. We offer competitive compensation, flexible work arrangements, and a fun, fast-paced work environment. If you are a strategic thinker with a passion for design, and you are excited about the opportunity to lead a team of talented designers at Unikrn, we encourage you to apply for this role.

If you have any questions concerning the role please contact -  [email protected]

About Entain

We may sit on the FTSE100, but for millions of customers worldwide, we’re the brands they hold in their hands – and heart. As the home of household names like Ladbrokes, Foxy and PartyPoker, to name just a few, we elevate lives with moments of excitement. And right now we’re elevating ourselves above the competition. We’re leading the industry in bold new directions - and it’s our diverse and talented team who are making this possible. Believe us, the best is yet to come. For our customers. For our future. For your career.

DEI and Wellbeing @ Entain

At Entain we do what’s right. It’s one of our core values. Which is why we’re taking the lead when it comes to creating a diverse, equal and inclusive future - for our people, our industry and our society. We’ve created a culture where everyone can feel psychologically safe, included and heard. Where being accepted for who you are is a given. Here, we celebrate our individual differences, and make sure everyone feels supported, respected, and empowered to thrive – and that starts from the moment you apply to join us. We want our employees to feel healthy and supported at home and at work. That’s why we have our Well-me programme, which provides information, tools and training to help our people look after their mental and physical wellbeing in ways that matter to them.

Life @ Entain

We’re a team who love to play, and win, together. We love building bonds between our people, and we love to build your career up too. Join us, and we won’t just be your employer, we’ll be your biggest cheerleader. We’ll give you the power to lead the conversation on your learning and career goals from day one, and then get behind you with all the support you need to take your career – and our business – to new heights.