Senior UX Designer, Instant Video

Employer
Location
Seattle
Posted
Sep 06, 2012
Closes
Oct 06, 2012
Contact
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Duration
Full Time
Amazon Instant Video is changing the way people watch movies and TV shows, delivering more than 100,000 titles on-demand from the cloud to the Kindle Fire, PCs, Macs and hundreds of internet connected TVs, Blu-ray players, and set top boxes.

As Senior UX designer, you will define and design device interfaces across platforms. You will be responsible for developing best-in-class consumer experiences (user interface designs, interaction models, prototypes, etc.) in a fast-paced, startup-like environment. You will work closely with product management, engineering and company leaders to successfully go from early stage product concepts to launch. You are a pragmatic visionary that can translate business needs into a fantastic customer-focused solution. 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 then being able to drive that vision into solid design deliverables.

Responsibilities:
- Analyze user interface problems and create on-brand design solutions that meet measurable business goals and requirements
- Create user-centered designs by considering market analysis, customer feedback, technical constraints/opportunities and usability findings
- Work closely with the business team to develop use cases and high-level requirements
- Design the UI architecture, interface, and interaction flows for on-device software applications for a variety of screen sizes and interaction models
- Quickly yet thoroughly create process flows, wireframes, and visual design mockups as needed to effectively conceptualize and communicate detailed interaction behaviors
- Develop and maintain detailed user-interface specifications
- Present design work to the user experience team, product team, and Amazon.com executives for review and feedback
- Provide leadership in the area of mobile, tablet and 10 foot user interface innovations

Basic Qualifications:
- At least 5 years of experience as a user experience designer, interaction designer, information architect, or similar role, with at least 2 years performing at a senior level
- A portfolio or samples of work demonstrating experience creating great user-centered design solutions
- Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and analytical skills including the ability to communicate complex, interactive design concepts clearly and persuasively across different audiences and varying levels of the organization
- Relentless desire for innovation, balanced with business needs, and customer expectations
- Experience working in a collaborative team and working directly with developers for implementation of designs
- Fluency in best practices for device-based information architecture and design, as well as strong knowledge of usability principles and techniques
- Bachelor's degree in design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or equivalent professional experience
- Proficiency in a variety of design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Visio, and Dreamweaver
- Visual design expertise demonstrated through mockups and style guides

Preferred Qualifications:
- Ability to prototype in HTML, JavaScript, and CSS, or Flash
- Experience with 3D and motion graphics
- Familiarity with the technical considerations needed when designing for video consumption
- Experience designing on device applications for mobile and 10' experiences
- Experience designing customer facing retail products
- Experience mentoring/managing junior designers

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