User Experience Designer

San Francisco
Oct 03, 2012
Nov 02, 2012
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Full Time
This is an opportunity to create the best digital music customer experience. We develop digital music software that is available on a number of websites and platforms worldwide. This is an opportunity to create the best digital music customer experience. We develop digital music software that is available on a number of websites and platforms worldwide. Our MP3 Store software is also available on the Android platform as well as other mobile platforms, and on phones from T-Mobile, Palm, Motorola, HTC, Samsung, etc. Our software is also accessible through our partners: YouTube, Pandora,, MySpace, etc.

We're looking for a talented, passionate senior user experience designer to play a vital role in shaping the products and services for this initiative. Our ideal candidate will exhibit an uncanny sense for creating elegant user-centered designs, demonstrated ability to balance high-level, holistic reasoning with detail-oriented feature design, and facility designing for both the online and mobile channels. An unfailing passion and capacity for advocating on behalf of our customers is also an absolute must, because this role will directly impact the shopping experience of millions of customers.

a2z Development Center Inc., part of the Amazon group of companies, is an equal opportunity employer.

- Create world-class, user-centered designs through consideration of market research, business requirements, customer feedback, and usability study findings
- Translate business requirements into use cases and high-level customer experience requirements
- Design the UI architecture, interface, and interaction flow of new web and mobile applications
- Direct the visual design of the web and mobile applications
- Develop conceptual diagrams, wireframes, visual mockups, and prototypes
- Develop and maintain detailed user-interface specifications
- Present design work to the user experience team, product team, engineering team, executives, and external partners for review and feedback
- Work with our usability and data mining teams to assess and optimize new and existing features and page frameworks

Basic Qualifications
- 5+ years experience as a user experience designer, interaction designer, or user interface designer
- Fluency in best practices for web-based information architecture and design
- Strong practical knowledge of user-centered design methodologies, usability principles and
- The ability to provide detailed specifications, mockups and style guides
- Proficiency in a variety of design tools including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
- An available portfolio or samples of work demonstrating great user-centered design solutions

Preferred Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or equivalent experience
- Demonstrated visual design expertise; capacity for creating fun, highly usable designs and layouts, and a propensity towards simplification
- Nimbleness; the ability to turn around rigorous wireframes and mockups quickly in an iterative environment
- A general understanding of how design impacts development; a knack for constructing dynamic, interactive designs that are technically feasible and prudent
- The ability to scope design initiatives accurately and prioritize work items appropriately
- Experience working in a collaborative team environment
- Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
- Retail and eCommerce design experience
- Experience designing user experiences for web, mobile, desktop or connected devices
- The ability to prototype in HTML/CSS, JavaScript, and Flash or Flex
- Proficiency with web and mobile standards

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