Opening: Senior UI Designer, A9.com

8 Jun 2006 - 4:08am
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Hi all,

A friend of mine is looking for a Sr. UI Designer at A9.com. Please
respond to the indicated email careers at a9.com and not to me. The
description is below.

Thanks and good luck,
Lonny Chu
Principal, Furiant Consulting

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Senior UI Designer, A9.com
We’re looking for an innovative, talented UI designer to join the
A9.com team and help build the next generation of some cool new
services.

Located in downtown Palo Alto, A9.com builds innovative search
technologies and services. Case in point: A9.com’s search technology
powers the product search on Amazon.com. (Note: We’re a wholly owned
subsidiary of Amazon.com.)

Must be:
A passionate advocate for customers and their needs
Willing to work hard
Self-motivated leader who can drive a design initiative from end to end
Able to partner well with business and engineering leaders
An expert communicator – able to discuss the pros and cons of design
choices
Constantly learning new ways to innovate, up-to-date on the latest in
the industry

Must have:
Strong interaction design skills
Demonstrated ability to create breakthrough product designs
Compelling visual design and aesthetic sense
Ability to juggle many tasks at once – and to work on 2 projects at
the same time

Initial Work Focus:
A stealth project at A9.com plus our Local Search service, which
includes the A9 Yellow Pages at http://yp.a9.com

Responsibilities
Design, design, design
Develop a compelling overall vision for each product
Work with technical leaders and product managers to determine
requirements
Design interaction flows and individual features
Expand on the basic requirements to add innovative UI elements that
make for a breakthrough user experience
Create working prototypes of key UI elements
Directly design the final look and / or coordinate with a visual
designer to do so
Learn from customer feedback to improve future versions
Partner with software engineers to deliver a great finished product

Requirements:
Technical excellence in HTML and CSS
Online portfolio including examples of solving complex UI problems
5+ years of industry experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Interface, Design or related field
Graduate degree preferred
Interested candidates should submit resumes and online portfolios to
careers at a9.com.

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