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Senior Product Designer

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Full-Time — Product Design / Seattle, WA, United States / Req ID: 511

Innovation in user experience. Shaping the human experience.

Our client’s customers—from the world’s largest companies to its newest startups—count on us to deliver the best-designed, most reliable, and highest-performance online video services in the industry. You will be joining a team of industry veterans whose collective experience includes designing best-of-breed user interfaces, launching the flash platform and growing successful, public companies.

Mission

We are seeking an exceptional Senior Product Designer to help concept and design innovative solutions for our client’s online video platform. Candidates must be able to think in terms of the end-to-end user experience and create designs that are visually appealing, easy to use, and emotionally engaging. This role requires skills in visual design, information architecture, interaction design, and a solid understanding of current web technologies.

At our client, product design starts before the requirements are written. Our Product Designers work in a uniquely enriching context: deeply embedded within an agile, cross-functional project team. As such, they are a key part of a small team of individuals who actively shape our client’s product vision.

The ideal candidate is committed to a philosophy of continuous improvement, lean UX, proactive communication and follow-through, and adherence to the lightest-weight processes that allow the organization to meet its objectives. You must have the ability to communicate your design vision effortlessly, and you must have a desire to shape the direction of our products. You must know how and when to leverage data to inform your design decisions. You must be comfortable sharing and championing your work, while advocating exceptional UX.

Responsibilities

Lead new user interface designs through the full design and development cycle (including concepts, information architecture, visual design and interaction design)
Work cross-functionally with engineering, QA, product management, and design
Perform user research and testing: lead usability studies, leverage the results
Establish, own, and maintain standards for consistent design across products
Lead cross-functional design reviews for design concepts, from initial sketches through project completion
Leverage rapid prototyping and frequent customer interaction to inform design decisions


Qualifications

5+ years experience designing interactive user experiences

You must provide a portfolio of your own work, demonstrating the following:
Expertise in data visualization and design for data analytics
A user-centric design sense, conveyed through elegant, optimized user flows
Excellent sense of typography, balance, and layout
Obsessive attention to detail
Fully developed Wireframes as well as Mockups or final Comps
Exploratory sketches that show your approach are a plus

You should possess:
A strong grasp of current best practices, design patterns, and standards
A solid understanding of HTML/CSS & AJAX
Strong communication skills
Strong organizational, prioritization, and multitasking skills
Efficient, effective design processes and a broad knowledge of design tools and techniques


Bonus points

Prior experience in designing Analytics and/or Reporting UIs
Hands-on experience with HTML/CSS/JavaScript
Experience with social media
Mobile design experience


All candidates must provide a portfolio.

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