[JOB] Recruiter: Head of User Experience @ Social Media Start-up in SF (full-time)
13 Nov 2008 - 12:07pm
UxStation is recruiting for a Head of User Experience to help set the direction, tone, and strategy for our client's products. We are seeking someone who will contribute directly in their particular areas of expertise (web design, quantitative usability research, UI design, etc.) — but also someone who can help guide product development at all levels, not just at the level of interaction design or graphic design for the interface.
This is a premier bay area startup with a rockstar management team that includes experienced entrepreneurs, ex-Google engineers, and a philosophy professor working together in downtown San Francisco. They build products that enable users to tap into the wisdom of their real-world social network. Their first offering takes on the problem of "subjective search" — finding information that is customized and relevant to your personal tastes, needs, and context.
Design interactive mockups for a variety of media (web, IM, etc.)
Interact directly with users via interviews or usability tests
Assist in the development of effective and understandable messaging
Analyze user behavior data
Think creatively about product features and evolution
Proven experience designing new user interfaces, shipping consumer products we would recognize, and leading teams (in order of importance)
Formal background in HCI or closely related field
Broad exposure to usability and user experience design in general
Both academic and industry experience preferred
Affinity for rapid prototyping
Flexibility when faced with complex challenges
Experience with Social Media and/or Social Networking preferred