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Principle UX Designer III - Digital Products

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Are you inspired by the prospect of developing cutting-edge technology with the potential to transform the future of reading? Our client is looking for a principal interaction designer to work on the #1 bestselling, most gifted and most wished for product on our client's website.

As Sr. Visual UX Designer in the Digital Products group, you will define and build products and applications. You will be responsible for developing best-in-class consumer experiences (user interface designs, interaction models, prototypes, etc.) in a fast-paced, agile, startup-like environment. You will work closely with engineering, product management, industrial design, marketing, and company leaders to successfully go from early stage product concepts to launch. You are a pragmatic visionary that can translate business needs into a fantastic customer-focused solution. You must be responsive, flexible, and able to succeed within an open and collaborative peer environment. The ideal candidate for this position will be at ease visualizing an experience in the abstract and then being able to drive that vision into solid design deliverables.

Key Responsibilities:
•Create the vision for developing, communicating, and implementing the user experience and associated UI framework and assets on a range of products; follow through with the processes and tactics to implement the vision
•Inspire and mentor others on the User Experience team
•Produce user flows, wireframes, prototypes, user interface specifications, and final graphic
•Initiate and manage user experience research and testing processes
•Drive the development and communication of design guidelines, patterns, and libraries
•Perform metrics analysis to inform design/UX optimization efforts
•Oversee close coordination with the product management team to develop a shared vision of a product and then lead a process to define the experience and design to deliver on the product’s objectives
•Partner with the technology team to ensure we leverage the scale offered by our platform without compromising on core experiential principles
•Work strategically with other executives and team members across the organization
•Partner with others in the broader design community to develop and extend the experience across the array of offerings


Basic Qualifications
•7+ years professional experience as an interactive designer / user experience designer; expertise in both information architecture and visual design
•Bachelor’s Degree required. Degree in design or a related field strongly preferred
•User experience skill set including strategy, information architecture, and design aesthetic
•A portfolio or samples of work demonstrating experience creating user-centered design solutions
•Experience guiding or managing user research and usability testing
•Experience working cross-team and synthesizing feedback and input from product management, engineering, and marketing
•Expert skill level in the standard tools of the design trade, e.g. Photoshop, Fireworks, Visio, Omnigraffle, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and HTML/CSS
•Experience presenting to and influencing senior management


Preferred Qualifications
•Ability to prototype in HTML, XHTML, JavaScript, and CSS, Flash or Flash Catalyst
•Experience with agile/scrum
•Experience designing mobile web, and/or on-device mobile applications
•Unwavering attention to detail with an acute awareness that everything counts
•Relentless desire for innovation, balanced with business needs, and customer expectations
•An informed set of core values regarding user experience, technology, and business communication and the ability to present them with eloquence and concision.
•Experience shipping innovative, successful consumer products
•Committed to learning and expanding professional and technical knowledge.
•4+ years professional experience with mass-market consumer electronics / web / mobile products. Experience with handheld consumer electronics products a plus
•1+ years experience as a Lead/Senior creative contributor

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