Senior Interaction Designer (Mobile & Web Applications)

cbuduri
2010
Senior Interaction Designer (Mobile & Web Applications)
June 9, 2010 - 2:37am
SANTA CLARA, CA
United States
Employer: 
WEBEX/(Cisco Systems)
From a recruiter: 
Direct employer
Term: 
Full time
How to apply: 
apply along with portfolios to cbuduri@cisco.com
Description: 

Senior Interaction Designer (Mobile & Web Applications)

Cisco / WebEx is looking for a Senior User Interaction Designer to work with the WebEx User Experience Team to design next-generation, web, mobile and rich client applications and shape the future of collaboration for millions of users.

A candidate’s portfolio must demonstrate a broad depth of experience with emphasis on application and user-interaction design, while leveraging mobile, rich and web clients in innovative ways.

The ideal candidate needs to be part interaction designer, part information architect, part usability expert, part business analyst, and all about user experience.


Responsibilities

• Lead user interaction design from concept to implementation in coordination with other interaction designers, researchers, visual designers, prototypers, engineers and product managers

• Work with user experience, product management and engineering teams to translate business problems, and requirements into compelling, innovative design solutions that demonstrate the power and value of rich client and web based internet experiences.

• Apply web 2.o and social networking paradigms to software solutions

• Create innovative, highly usable interaction flows for a variety of applications.

• Lay the foundation for robust design documentation.

• Continually innovate, using the Cisco/WebEx suite of industry-leading tools.

• Promote a constructive environment for idea exploration and creativity.

• Work with a global design team across continents and time zones.

• Self-manage own tasks, and schedules.



Mobile-specific skills and experience:

• 2+ years experience designing mobile products for various platforms including iPhone, Blackberry, Symbian, and Windows Mobile OS.

• Ability to work on simultaneous mobile design platforms in parallel.

• Extensive knowledge of mobile device interaction considerations such as keyboard vs. touch, screen resolution and orientation, native phone UI integration and navigation etc.

• In-depth knowledge of the design constraints influenced by mobile form factors and limitations of the device hardware - and the ability to design around these constraints creatively and effectively.

• Familiarity with UI guidelines published by mainstream mobile device players such as Apple, RIM, etc.

• Familiarity with the current trends in mobile device development as they pertain to the design and interaction of the devices and applications.


Design skills and experience:
• 5 years experience designing and delivering products across industries and platforms.

• Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams to collaboratively produce the best possible product, while strongly advocating from the user experience perspective.

• Ability to track and communicate design issues as they arise in a project environment, and escalate as necessary.

• Extensive experience generating user scenarios, user task flows, screen wireframe designs, and detailed user interaction specifications.

• Sensitivity to aesthetics and branding and knowledge of integrating visual design elements into the final design.

• Expert knowledge of standard tools used to generate design documents and specifications (Adobe design tools, Visio, Omnigraffle, etc.)

• Master's in design, HCI or related fields; or equivalent experience

• Excellent communication skills & collaborative skills across cultures.

• Proficient in Visio, Omnigraffle, Fireworks

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