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Mobile Product Design Lead at a Silicon Valley Startup

Requirements: 
  • At least 4-5 years of UX and product design experience. Because success in this role depends a lot on dynamism, drive, and other such personality traits, we welcome conversations with people across a broad range of levels of experience.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and completing mobile apps for iOS and/or Android. This is a mandatory requirement, and it must be mobile apps and not just mobile sites or mobile-optimized web applications.
  • Proven ability to create engaging, useful, and elegantly designed app experiences for the consumer sensibility. In other words, your experience should demonstrate savviness in joining utility, usability, user-centricity, and desirability in app experience
  • Mastery of a broad range of techniques, tools, and practices from the UX toolkit.
  • Ability to excel and deliver in the face of change and the unknown in a fast-paced, agile, and highly collaborative environment.
Desirable Skills & Experience: 
  • Refined aesthetic sense and visual design skills that are applicable to product, brand, and marketing design.
  • Experience in startup environments and/or building products totally from scratch.
  • Well developed interpersonal, communication, and design communication skills and the ability to shift naturally between supportive, collaborative, and leadership roles.
  • ufficient technical knowledge to understand engineering issues and constraints, and proven deftness in closely collaborating with technical and engineering professionals.

Chief Designer for a Mobile Enterprise Product Startup (Funded)

Requirements: 
  • At least 4-5 years of UX, product, and marketing design experience. Because success in this role depends as much on dynamism, drive, and other such qualities of personality as it does on experience, the founders are interested in talking to people with br
  • Demonstrated experience designing, building, and shipping user-centric, beautifully designed product experiences.
  • Specialized expertise in building consumer-oriented products and tools for mobile devices.
  • Refined aesthetic sense and visual design skills that are applicable to product, brand, and marketing design.
  • Mastery of a broad range of techniques, tools, and practices from the UX toolkit.
  • Ability to excel and deliver in the face of change and the unknown in a fast-paced, agile, and highly collaborative environment.
  • Well developed interpersonal, communication, and design communication skills and the ability to shift naturally between supportive, collaborative, and leadership roles.

UX Lead for Strategic Concepts at a Major Tech-Driven Business

Requirements: 
  • Senior- or director-level experience as a user experience designer and researcher
  • Strong expertise in mobile-specific IA, usability, IxD, and visual design
  • Proven success in designing for large, and/or scalable, mobile or eCommerce consumer-facing experiences
  • Ability to create highly polished design prototypes, mockups, and other communication artifacts
  • Experience in presenting to, and persuading, executive and C-level stakeholders to gain buy-in
  • Familiarity with the technical capabilities and constraints of the leading mobile platforms, especially Android
  • Very refined visual design aesthetic and ability to produce high quality visual designs, graphic assets, and style guides
  • The ability to quickly turn around rigorous wireframes and mockups quickly in a fast-paced, iterative environment
  • The ability to scope and estimate efforts accurately, prioritize tasks and goals independently, and rapidly produce deliverables in a fast-paced, iterative environment
  • Proficiency in a variety of design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, and OmniGraffle
Desirable Skills & Experience: 
  • Ability to prototype in HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Experience designing user experiences for modern wireless phones and connected devices
  • Experience with Android UI design principles and patterns

In-House Senior UX Researcher for a Top-Rated SaaS Product Startup

Requirements: 
  • 3-5+ years in applied product and UX research and testing
  • Experience with a broad toolkit of qualitative and quantitative research techniques and methods
  • Ability to organize and facilitate various forms of contextual (in situ), remote, lab, and group inquiries
  • Skilled at translating research data into materials that are easy for design and product teams to consume, and a strong ability to communicate an understanding of research results to the rest of the team and company
  • Ability to collaborate closely with interdisciplinary teams and to inspire confidence in and support for user research practices
  • An up-to-date understanding of research techniques and methods, and an ongoing commitment to keep one's skills and knowledge fresh and leading-edge
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, agile environments, juggling multiple priorities and deliverables
  • Solid knowledge of HCI, experimental design, research planning, observational and field methods, and data analysis
Desirable Skills & Experience: 
  • Advanced degree in a directly related field of study such as experimental psychology, cognitive psychology, ethnography, human factors, HCI, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience using research as a driver of strategic value to a company and using it to build support among stakeholders and cross-disciplinary team members
  • Strong competency with layout and graphic design tools such as Adobe Illustrator to be able to create well-packaged, compelling deliverables based on research results
  • Prior experience working on products or for companies that focus on data security (e.g., banking) and/or key business processes
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