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Senior Interaction Designer

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Long term contract with Fortune 500 Tech company in Mountain View!

We need a creative problem solver and persuasive design expert with a passion for collaborating with partners to craft beautifully simple and effective design solutions that delight our customers. Join our team and revolutionize the way we connect potential customers with the right solutions. You will be an integral member of a tight-knit team partnering with marketing, product managers, researchers, writers, engineers, and customer-facing teams to get a concept right early, and then iterate toward solutions that get measurable business results.

Responsibilities:
• Apply strategic thinking to define a design vision delivered across multiple releases that enables third party application partners to deliver innovative end-to-end user experiences that optimize among user needs, business goals, and technological realities across web & mobile platforms
• Explore new domains (payments, payroll, tax laws) in global markets and quickly form a customer-backed design vision that enables customers to use the product effectively for key financial management tasks in their region.
• Take ideas and concepts, and visualize them in such that they are communicated effectively and compellingly for internal leaders, partners and customers.
• Turn visions into concepts and translate those concepts into designs that illustrate simplicity, despite complexity of the system.
• Directly responsible for delivering User Experience visions, UI specifications, wireframes and prototypes.
• Collaborate effectively with researchers, product management, development, marketing, and other team members.

Qualifications:
• Experience designing, building and launching web-based products in global markets.
• Experience working with remote development teams.
• Entrepreneurial spirit who is capable working with multiple disciplines in an highly ambiguous problem space.
• Four-year degree in Human Computer Interaction, graphic design, or other relevant field. Graduate degree a plus.
• 5+ years of interface design experience in delivering high-volume, high-profile or award-winning web sites or products; preferably experience with SaaS and mobile products
• Expert knowledge and experience with driving and applying user-centered design processes while working collaboratively with customers, along with cross-functional teams including engineering, product management, and user research. Seasoned in Agile development processes.
• Deep knowledge of user experience methods, innovation, ideation, storytelling, prototyping, design frameworks, concept visualization, problem-framing skills and design principles
• Proven track record in setting a vision for great customer experiences, inspiring others to get behind the vision, and ultimately delivering products and services that are known for their delightful experience and ease of use
• Exemplary ability to build positive, collaborative relationships across teams/groups/functions through facilitative leadership to deliver great results and to "raise the bar" continually as an effective leader of positive change
• Effective communicator, presenter, and negotiator
• Organized, self-directed, efficient and able to manage multiple and complex projects in a timely manner.
• Expertise with design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, but skilled in creating 'lo-fi' prototypes to share with users in a fast, iterative manner.
• Familiarity with web and mobile technologies and their impact on the feasibility of design solutions; hands-on expertise with HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery is a plus
• A passion for creating products that resonate on an emotional level
• Strong online portfolio available for viewing

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