#154432

Sr. / Lead Interaction Designer

Location:
Mountain View, CA
Job Terms:
Temporary
Salary:
DOE
Start date:
01/13/2019
Posted By:
Heather Farrin
Date:
11/18/2019

Job Description:

The Assistant Family team has a mission to empower families to communicate, coordinate, and play together! We’re in the midst of building a few key, delightful experiences for kids and families, and we’re looking for a senior/lead interaction designer to support and lead these initiatives.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create design deliverables, including storyboards, user flows, wireframes, mocks, prototypes, and specifications.
  • Communicate designs and strategy to both internal and external teams via compelling storytelling.
  • Clearly rationalize and justify design work and be a strong advocate for UX, families, and kids.
  • Collaborate effectively with our team and partner teams, and be creative in exploring all options.
  • Work closely with user researchers to establish research strategy and better inform designs through a users’ point of view.
  • Work closely with UX partners, Engineering, Product Management, and Senior Management, and throughout all stages of the product cycle, from inception through to delivery.
  • Understand business goals and seek to understand product market, competitors, opportunities and challenges.

Skill/Experience/Education:
Mandatory:

  • BA/BS degree in Design (e.g. interaction, graphic, visual communications, product, industrial), HCI, CS, or a related field (in lieu of degree, 5 years of relevant work experience required) 
  • Proven track record of designing and shipping successful consumer-facing experiences 
  • Strong core interaction design skills, knowledge of user-centered design methodologies, and a good understanding of usability 
  • Understanding of user research techniques and how they can be applied to problem solving 
  • Experience partnering with visual designers, illustrators, user researchers, content strategists, product managers, and engineers 
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills 
  • Excellent collaboration, communication and documentation skills 
  • Strong, clean visual design sense, and an obsessive attention to detail 
  • Expert proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch and other design tools 
  • A collaborative spirit and sense of humor

Client Description:

One thing we know is that this client, as big as it is, is still setting the standard for not only the product they’re turning out, but for the way they conduct business.

Our client is the global leader in technology, with offices in many major cities. As different as those cities are, you can expect that the personality of each office is the same. Commonalities include bringing people together in the physical work space, outlets for creativity (outside work-related exercises), and a setup for brainstorming on the fly, whenever the opportunity strikes.

What they see in your resume, if you’re selected, is your ability to be an autonomous thinker, and a team player; someone focused, and driven to push the envelope who can also let down their guard and have fun with the team while doing it; someone who has the intellectual capacity to challenge even the most innovative thinkers without the hubris that tends to accompany it. No egos here!

Here, everyone is considered a project owner, and expected to give 100%, even when the path forward isn’t necessarily clear.

Work here, and know you’re working with a Forbes #1 rated company.

Work here, and know you’re setting the pace for digital products globally.

Work here, and find the challenge of your career!

And in case you’re afraid you won’t have time for other things, you’ll be able to take advantage of:

  • Fitness center access

  • Discounts on things like dry cleaning and oil changes

  • Free lunches

  • Convenient commuter shuttles

Why work with AQUENT? Check out our awesome benefits: https://aquent.com/find-work/talent-benefits

Aquent is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.