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UI Designer II

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As UX Designer, 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 for both mobile and web interfaces. You will work closely with engineering, product/program management, marketing and site merchandising, and company leaders to successfully go from early-stage product concepts to launch. 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 driving 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
- Produce user flows, wireframes, prototypes, user interface specifications, and final graphics with a strong visual design element
- Partner with the marketing team to create relevant assets for site merchandising, banner ads, email campaigns, etc.
- Collaborate with the product management team to design a mobile experience for the platform
- Partner with the technology team to ensure we leverage the scale offered by our platform without compromising on core experiential principles

What you bring:
• Strong visual design and user experience skill set including strategy, information architecture, and design aesthetic
• Capacity for creating fun, highly usable designs and layouts, and a propensity towards simplification
• Obsession with foreseeing and advocating customer needs
• An informed set of core values regarding user experience, technology, and business communication and the ability to present them with eloquence and concision.
• Proven ability to work cross-team, lead the design process and synthesize feedback and input from product management, engineering, and marketing
• Unwavering attention to detail with an acute awareness that everything counts
• Relentless desire for innovation, balanced with business needs, and customer expectations
• Ability to quickly turn around detailed wireframes, mockups, or visual comps in an iterative environment.
• Ability to work directly with highly technical teams and handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

Basic Qualifications
• 4+ 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
• An online portfolio or samples of work demonstrating experience creating great user-centered design solutions is a requirement for application
• Experience designing mobile web, and/or on-device mobile applications
• Experience shipping innovative, successful consumer products
• Proficient skill level in the standard tools of the design trade, e.g. Photoshop, Fireworks, Visio, Omnigraffle, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and HTML/CSS
• Fluent in English with a proven track record of presenting to and influencing senior management
• Fluency in best practices for web-based information architecture and design, as well as strong knowledge of usability principles and techniques

Preferred Qualifications
• Ability to prototype in HTML, XHTML, JavaScript, and CSS, Flash or Flash Catalyst
• Experience with Agile/Scrum
• Proficiency with web and accessibility standards
• E-commerce experience and background in designing authoring tools preferred

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