JOB: Interaction Designers needed for Platform Design Team at Yahoo! - Sunnyvale CA

8 Jun 2007 - 3:54pm
7 years ago
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erin malone
2004

Hi all -

my team keeps growing and I keep getting new headcount to fill (which is not a bad problem to have) =. I am doubling the size of my team and need to find qualified, talented interaction and visual designers who really jazz on developing platforms, system wide designs and solutions that will be used all over Yahoo! products and by 3rd party developers all over the internet.

I have written briefs for each role I am looking to fill. In most of the cases there is a specific URL to click to apply for the position. The last two are not posted yet so if you are interested ping me with a resume and pointers to sample work.

All these positions are for my team and represent various levels of experience needed, including entry level.

Erin Malone
Sr. Director, Platform Design, Platform and Infrastructure Division
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Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Yahoo!
Fulltime Regular Employment

The Internet is a big, busy place, and we at Yahoo! are proud to stand out in the crowd. As the world's number one Internet brand, servicing over a half billion people, we're determined to maintain our commitment to delivering news, entertainment, information and fun... each and every day.

In order to maintain our position as one of the world's most trafficked Internet destinations, we're always on the lookout for people with big ideas and big talent to help us provide our visitors with the innovative products and services they've come to expect from Yahoo!. We're looking for people like you.

How Big Can You Think?

ABOUT THE TEAM - PLATFORM DESIGN
Platform Design at Yahoo! supports the Platform Products Group and is responsible for the development of NETWORK design language, the PATTERN Libraries, solutions and components for the YUI WIDGET Library, for the PERSONALIZATION platform, for intertwining COMMUNITY across the network, VERTICAL SEARCH on and off network and for MEMBERSHIP touch points across the network and the internet. Our team consists of Interaction Designers, Visual Designers, User Researchers, Prototypers and Developers. Team members work closely with other cross-functional people from Product Management, Marketing, Engineering, QA, and others across the company.

1. CREATE BEST of BREED EXPERIENCES FOR YAHOO! MEMBERS WORLDWIDE
The Yahoo! Membership team is looking for a talented entry level interaction designer who can champion and design user experience efforts on user signup, sign in, account management, recovery, protection and open ID and other on and off network projects. Yahoo! has the largest user base of any online service, and we're looking for a brilliant, creative, and resourceful collaborator to simplify, expedite, and ease the process of all membership activities for our massive (and ever-growing) user base. You will work closely and hands-on with a core team while collaborating with teams from our increasing number of non-browser-based products and off network partners. This is a great opportunity to start your career as an interaction designer working on some of the most interesting and complex problems out there.

To apply for the Interaction Designer, Membership role, please visit the following link: http://careerportal.resumix.com/pljb/yahoo/yahoo_jobs/applicant/jobClick.jsp?count=1& id=9939

2. ARE YOU AN INTERACTION DESIGNER AND A VISUAL DESIGNER WHO LOVES WORKING WITH DEVELOPERS?
The Platform Products UED group is looking for a user experience designer (master of both ID and Visde) to create beautiful interfaces for our publicly facing YUI Library components and to help visualize interaction concepts with the interaction designers on the team. Additionally you will stretch your interaction design chops by creating easy to use interfaces on a variety of developer tools like Bugzilla and other internal applications. This is a unique opportunity to impact the design of components and applications used by developers from all over the world.
To apply for the Experience Designer, YUI/Developer Tools role, please visit the following link: http://careerportal.resumix.com/pljb/yahoo/yahoo_jobs/applicant/jobClick.jsp?count=1&id=9370

3. ARE YOU A PEOPLE PERSON? DO YOU LIVE IN SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKS?
Then this is the job for you. The Platform UED team is looking to add to its Community design team with an interaction designer. This opportunity will focus specifically on Community initiatives including developing methods and best practices for expressing online identity, strengthening and leveraging existing relationships between people, and aiding in the discovery and creation of new bonds between people on and off the Yahoo! network, on the web and on mobile devices. You are a master at documenting interactions and best practices for development and work well with product managers and other design team members.

To apply for the Interaction Designer, Community role, please visit the following link: http://careerportal.resumix.com/pljb/yahoo/yahoo_jobs/applicant/jobClick.jsp?count=1&id=9938

4. POWER TO THE PEOPLE! OR AT LEAST TO MANAGE YOUR OWN SOCIAL COMMUNICATIONS.
The Platform UED team is seeking a senior interaction designer for the Communications platform team. This opportunity will focus specifically on Communications initiatives including developing the methods and best practices for enabling social address books, and developing solutions for communications between people that don’t expose private information -- both on and off the Yahoo! network, on the web and on mobile devices.

To apply for the Interaction Designer, Communications role, please visit the following link: http://careerportal.resumix.com/pljb/yahoo/yahoo_jobs/applicant/jobClick.jsp?count=1&id=9796

5. EVER WONDERED WHAT MAKES PEOPLE TICK? HAVE GREAT IDEAS AROUND PERSONALIZED CONTENT?
The Platform UED team is seeking a senior interaction designer for the Personalization platform. This opportunity will focus specifically on Personalization initiatives including developing the methods, the interfaces and best practices for components and experiences that reflect an individual’s specific interests and behavior through passive and active interactions. This role will have the opportunity to think about adaptive interfaces and how the offerings of Yahoo! can be expressed and monetized through better understanding of what users are doing.

To apply for the Interaction Designer, Personalization role, please email and reference this role specifically.

6. LOVE SEARCH? REALLY LOVE SEARCH WHEN THERE IS A CONTEXT BEYOND “THE WEB” THERE?
Are you a visual designer who adores information design and thrives on the nuances of hierarchy? This opportunity will focus specifically on Vertical Search design including owning the look and feel of standard contextual search results templates, associated widgets to refine and customize results, and tools to “Build your own” Vertical Search on and off the Yahoo! network.

To apply for the Visual Designer, Vertical Search role, please please email and reference this role specifically.

Yahoo! Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. For more information or to search all of our openings,

please visit http://careers.yahoo.com

Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.

Erin Malone
photographer | designer
www.erinmalone.com

Comments

14 Jun 2007 - 1:46pm
Christian Crumlish
2006

I am biased, but I'd like to say that Platform Design is an awesome
team to be part of here at Yahoo. The opportunity to make a difference
across such a broad domain is thrilling, and the people are great.

-xian-

On 6/8/07, erin malone <erinmalone at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi all -
>
> my team keeps growing and I keep getting new headcount to fill (which is not a bad problem to have) =. I am doubling the size of my team and need to find qualified, talented interaction and visual designers who really jazz on developing platforms, system wide designs and solutions that will be used all over Yahoo! products and by 3rd party developers all over the internet.
>
> I have written briefs for each role I am looking to fill. In most of the cases there is a specific URL to click to apply for the position. The last two are not posted yet so if you are interested ping me with a resume and pointers to sample work.

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