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Senior Human Interaction Designer

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Imagine working on site at one of the greatest, most innovative, world-changing companies ever created! Singlehandedly credited with creating some of the most impactful products of this generation, this leader in consumer electronics is looking for a Senior Human Interaction Designer for a 12-month contract position at their Santa Clara Valley location.

In this assignment you will be joining our client's internal tools team. The designer will be responsible for researching, designing, and prototyping new user experiences based on tools requirements for AMP internal tools. These tools are the platform that allow our Editors, Content Design, Editorial, Localization, Ops and other teams to deliver content, as well as, manage daily business activities and user workflows for our teams. Deliverables include wireframes, design mockups, and documentation required for proper implementation. Candidate must flourish in a fast paced, multi-project, deadline driven environment.

Key Qualifications
*Expertise using Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, Keynote, and other design related software required. Knowledge of HTML, Rich Internet Applications, and Flash
*Experience working in Apple iOS and Cocoa is highly desired.
*Willingness to collaborate users of the tools across multiple teams and functions
*Creating detailed interaction and pixel specifications; preparing assets for Engineering
*Ensuring up-to-date files with uniform naming conventions that are shared with the team
*Ensuring design consistency across tools by leveraging existing design pattern library
*Assuring design quality by auditing engineering implementation during development
*Creative problem solving and ability to own and design for complex experiences and workflows
*Detail oriented with an eye towards user experience

Description
The candidate must be a natural collaborator, able to develop and present design ideas in a team environment. Applicant will work closely with cross-functional teams such as Engineering, Production, Designers, Product Marketing, and Senior Management. Prior experience working within a technical environment is a plus.

Candidates should possess exceptional visual, user interface, and interaction design skills, as well as user-centered design principals. The applicant must have an affinity for consistency, color use, typography, and a keen eye for subtle details. While exercising a good eye for aesthetics, candidates must be able to grasp and distill highly complex workflows and user challenges into streamlined tools and systems. Strong communication skills and the ability to stay highly organized are critical. Success in designing experiences for Mac OS X and iPhone/iPad platforms. Interest in emerging technologies in web, mobile, and other devices a plus.

Candidate should be self-motivated, proactive, able to work independently and perform multiple tasks under minimal supervision.

Education
BFA or BA degree in design related studies is required with a portfolio demonstrating user experience and visual design work.

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