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MOBILE DESIGNER

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POSITION: Mobile Designer

In the role, you’ll work closely with the Mobile Product team to design the next generation of mobile websites and apps across multiple platforms: iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7, and Mobile Web.

Here’s what you’ll do:
• Develop intuitive, usable, and engaging interactions and visual designs
• Initiate and respond to ideas for innovation/improvements based on research, analysis, and competitive reviews
• Provide strategic thinking and leadership
• Conceive, manage, and lead project design from start to finish
• Identify user needs and business requirements
• Substantiate design approach with analysis & projections for improvements in key metrics
• Create design deliverables such as specifications, process flows, wireframes, and mock-ups
• Work closely with user experience researchers to develop user research and usability tests
• Collaborate with cross-functional teams as well as the greater UX team throughout the design process
• Collaborate harmoniously with multiple stakeholders to synthesize and incorporate feedback appropriately with equanimity and a user-centered focus
• Procure buy-in with stakeholders early and often
• During implementation phase respond to day-to-day questions from developers, product managers & project managers. Also work with QA to identify, document, and verify bug fixes

Basic Qualifications:

• Experience in agile methodology and working closely with the immediate scrum team on a day-to-day basis
• Well-rounded understanding of online and mobile usability best practices
• Be comfortable sketching or quickly mocking up and communicating design ideas
• Expert level skills in Photoshop, Fireworks and other associated design tools
• Rock solid skills in graphic design, with an eye for typography, palette development, intuitive layout, and a pixel-level attention to detail
• Experience with Native app design for both iPhone and Android
• Knowledge of Javascript capabilities (i.e., what can be done on mobile with AJAX and emerging mobile JS libraries)
• Experience with HTML 5 and CSS3
• Experience with international audiences a plus
• At least 4 years experience as an interaction designer (Masters degree counts as 1 year)
• Bachelor's or higher degree in Interaction Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Science or related field. Masters degree preferred
• Excellent understanding of user experience design for mobile and the web, technology trends, demonstrable design skills, and ability to show relevant work
• Ability to coordinate, prioritize, and accomplish multiple tasks in a fast-paced atmosphere with minimal supervision
• Excellent interpersonal skills and presentation skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in small and large groups and to senior executives
• Must be a self starter that can create schedules and define scope of work even when there are no clear requirements and direction
• Proven ability delivering high quality designs to customers
• Strong ability to communicate your design vision and defend your design decisions
• E-Commerce experience
• Solid grasp of web design principles and a good understanding of front-end web technologies
• A team player who can easily adapt in a rapidly changing environment

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