Sr. UX Designer, Kindle

Jun 21, 2013
Jul 21, 2013
Full Time
Amazon Kindle is the #1 bestselling, most gifted and most wished for product on The Kindle Design team is seeking a talented Sr. UX Designer with a passion for e-commerce and an obsession for improving the shopping experience for millions of Kindle customers on The ideal candidate will be a proven creative leader with a track record as a champion of customer centered innovation.

As a creative leader on the Kindle Design team, you will have the unique opportunity to impact Kindle's global design initiatives and lead the design of the shopping user experience design for Kindle devices and accessories on You will drive large-scale design initiatives, with a direct and visible impact on Kindle's global business and brand.

  • Create a world-class customer experience and beautiful visuals that support and reinforce Kindle's product vision, brand, and business objectives
  • Drive creative development and be the primary point of contact with key stakeholders on retail UX design initiatives, strategy and implementation
  • Partner closely with cross-functional teams to define feature requirements via empirical online data, usability findings, market research, and proven UCD principles
  • Provide thought leadership in architecting a near and long term design vision for customer discovery, consideration and purchase of Kindle products
  • Provide creative direction to other designers on the team and external creative partners
  • Understand and respond to performance data, steering the strategy of future creative directions
  • Define patterns and advocate for consistency, while fostering inspiration innovation

  • An online portfolio that demonstrates your ability to turn ideas into a strong and unique creative vision. Please add your online portfolio link at the top of your resume when you apply.
  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience as a creative lead on UX Design projects
  • Ability to successfully present designs to senior business leaders
  • Ability to manage and refine the workflow, design and approval processes
  • Ability to work cross-team and synthesize feedback and input from merchandising, marketing, product management and development
  • Experience managing multiple projects at one time to make aggressive deadlines
  • Fluency in English required
  • Expertise in current and emerging front-end technologies, UX trends, and best practices
  • Photoshop, Fireworks, Flash, Freehand or Illustrator, Dreamweaver, HTML and CSS coding

  • Team player with refined and assertive leadership skills - ability to positively influence change through inspirational design, solid rationale, supporting data and diplomacy
  • Relentless desire for innovation balanced with business needs and customer expectations
  • Knowledge of information architecture, usability, and e-commerce design best practices
  • Expertise in using data to driven design improvements (usability testing, A/B testing, and site-metrics)
  • Unwavering attention to detail with an acute awareness that everything counts
  • Illustration, prototyping and/or multimedia skills preferred
  • Desire and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Solid written/verbal communication and collaborative skills

If interested, please apply online at