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Sr. Interaction Designer, Mobile

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Our clients, a major consumer electronics company in Seattle, is looking for a Senior Interaction Designer with experience in Mobile technology to join their team on a long-term contract.

This Seattle-based team focuses on delivering media, content and service experiences which resonate with the Company’s users. Specifically, this role will be working on Lifestyle topics such as Cooking, Fitness and Fashion. The Company has a risk-taking corporate culture, and his person will need to be able to thrive in a fast-paced, results-driven environment.

If you are interested in seeing how content can help unlock great user experiences, this may be the right opportunity for you!

Common Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Analyze and expand interaction language based on product parameters, design requirements and technical constraints.
• Provide simple, scalable interaction models and navigation system solutions; create activity flows, user task analysis, personas, wireframes and interactive prototypes.
• Visually communicate and test design assumptions efficiently following efficient methods.
• Deliver UX solutions within an Agile development process. Document UI specifications that effectively communicate the interaction and behavior of the design system.
• Collaborate closely with research, visual design, content strategy, front-end development to conceptualize, design and prototype innovative, highly usable application, UI design patterns.
• Work with design management establishing UX best practices to increase communication among teams.
• Provide elegant solutions under tight deadlines, balancing business objectives and customer benefit.
• Presenting designs to cross-functional teams and negotiate trade-offs.
• Manage all aspect of project cycle, ensure milestones are met and track issues and recommend solutions.
• Contribute to the design standards and promoting user-centered design throughout the organization. Develop guidelines, standards, user-centered design processes.
• Gauging the usability of new and existing products, and making constructive suggestions for change.
• Candidate must have examples they can show that demonstrate strategic creative thinking and be able to articulate why they made specific decisions to meet strategic objectives.

Skills:
• Have a “list maker” as opposed to “list taker” mindset. Need to be able to assess the project needs and figure out what needs to be done from a UX perspective.
• Process driven, demonstrate strong interaction design skills, careful attention to details and have a solid understanding of user centered design principles, agile design and development process.
• Knowledgeable of best practices of all major best of breed mobile interfaces.
• Inspired by the challenge of quickly distilling complex problems into clean, simple design solutions.
• Experienced creating production quality design assets and UI specific documentations.
• Excellent leadership, communication and teamwork skills.
• Must work well under pressure and be able to meet aggressive deadlines.
• Proficiency with major design and prototyping tools; and trending UI design methods.

Experience:
• 6+ Solid experience in working through the entire software product life cycle, and familiar with user-centered design methods.
• 4+ years of designing UI solutions for multiple mobile devices (iPad, iPhone, Android phones, etc).

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