JOB: Senior Visual UE Designers at eBay, Full time/Contract

17 Oct 2006 - 6:45pm
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Gonzalez Monter...

eBay's User Experience and Design department is looking for seasoned Senior Visual Designers to work on the next generation of eBay products. The ideal candidates must have ample expertise creating consistent and flexible visual systems based on UE methodologies and techniques.

If you are interested in the job, or know someone that may be please feel free to contact me directly at agonzalez at

The job description:


The Senior Designer is in charge of exploring and creating visual systems for eBay's main site and its related brands and sub-brands while maintaining the highest levels of quality, efficiency, consistency, and innovation. S/he gathers project requirements and explores strategic design solutions that clearly fit business goals and user goals under the company's brand framework. The Senior Creative Designer provides detailed design specifications for their design solutions and contributes to the creation of global style guidelines in order to maximize efficiency and flexibility of the products over time.

The successful candidate contributes to the identification of unmet Platform-wide needs by suggesting design patterns and will contribute to strategic solutions that will be utilized by worldwide eBay Creative teams.

The Senior Creative Designer works closely with Creative Design Leads and Design Principals under the vision of the Creative Director. A deep knowledge in building scaleable visual design systems and Creative exploration techniques like mood board development, and competitive audits is imperative. The ideal candidate must be adept in trends related to eCommerce and user centered design methodologies.


Candidates must have a thorough knowledge of computers and the Internet. They must be high level thinkers that can dive deep into a specific design challenge and come up with solutions that can be consistently utilized site-wide globally. They must have experience working successfully within interdisciplinary project teams and collaborating with business units, product managers, interaction designers, user researchers, content managers and prototypers.

They must prove mastery of visual design principles as they apply to the creation of global/large scale web user interfaces, and practical knowledge of user centered design methodologies. Candidates must have working knowledge of internationalization processes, information architecture, and interaction design principles.

The Senior Designer must be a clear and effective presenter in order to influence important decision makers across the company and maintain credibility for the User Experience and Design group. He/She will influence others to effectively utilize interpersonal skills by setting the example. S/he must be an outside the box thinker in order to turn new ideas into practical solutions and influence others into thinking creatively.

Candidates must work well in a fast-paced team environment. They must be organized, have excellent time management skills and be highly detail oriented. They must be able to manage their own time in an efficient manner while receiving strategic and tactical direction from Principals and Design Leads.

Candidates should exhibit a strong understanding of the eBay's business model and how creative solutions contribute to eBay's success over time.


Minimum 6+ years designing for large scale web interfaces. Online portfolio is required.

Education: BA/BS or MA/MS in Graphic Design from a 4-year University or art school (or equivalent formal training).

Armando González
Senior Manager, Creative Design
User Experience & Design
eBay Inc.

(408) 376-6754

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