Sr. User Experience Designer, Digital Video

Megan Varner
Sr. User Experience Designer, Digital Video
July 8, 2010 - 2:48pm
Seattle, WA
United States
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The Amazon Video On Demand team is seeking a talented, passionate senior user experience designer to work on Amazon's video on demand products. This designer will be responsible for designing the UI architecture, interaction flow, and aesthetics of our current and new web and on-device software applications.
We're looking for a designer to create elegant, intuitive user interfaces that meet business needs. This designer will have a significant impact on the creative direction of Amazon’s Video On Demand product line with particular focus on the challenges of designing for the 10-foot user interface.


    * Contribute to the design of useful, usable, and desirable digital video products in a team environment
    * Create user-centered designs by considering market analysis, customer feedback, and usability findings
    * Use business requirements and market research to assist in developing use cases, high-level requirements
    * Design the UI architecture, interface, and interaction flow of new web and on-device software applications
    * Art direct or design the visual design of the web and software 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, and executives for review and feedback
    * Contribute to the Digital User Experience group’s shared knowledge of user-centered design and research methodologies


    * At least 5 years of experience as a user experience designer, interaction designer, information architect, or similar role
    * A portfolio or samples of work demonstrating experience creating great user-centered design solutions
    * Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
    * Experience working in a collaborative team and working directly with developers for implementation of designs
    * Fluency in best practices for web-based information architecture and design, as well as strong knowledge of usability principles and techniques
    * Familiarity with the technical considerations needed when designing for the web and web based devices
    * 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

Preferred skills and experience

    * Experience designing 10-foot user interfaces and or hardware interfaces on portable devices
    * Ability to prototype in HTML, JavaScript, and CSS, or Flash
    * Visual design expertise demonstrated through mockups and style guides

Learn more about Amazon Video On Demand at

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