[JOB] Senior Interaction Designer / Information Architect / UX - 2595, Los Gatos- CA, NETFLIX, Full Time

27 Jan 2009 - 8:14pm
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Staffing Ops
2009

Hello,

Please post the following position on your site. Please do not have the
candidates reply to this email. If they would like to apply please have
them use the link provided in the job description.

Thanks,

Netflix Staffing Operations Team

THE OPPORTUNITY:

Netflix is seeking a skilled Sr. Interaction Designer / Information
Architect to collaborate with team members to conceptualize and
construct cohesive and aesthetically pleasing user interface solutions.
Our senior interaction designer will be responsible for working closely
with product managers, visual designers, and engineers to design the
information flow for the user experience. The ideal candidate will
possess a high level of creativity, a strong understanding or background
in interface design, and will work proactively to stay knowledgeable of
current implementation technologies and best practice solutions.

We offer an opportunity to innovate and create design impact on a large
scale.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Conceptualize and design cross-platform interfaces that simplify and
refine the user experience
* Organize site content and increase functionality of user tasks and
processes through the creation of site patterns, wireframes, interaction
models, and diagrams
* Prepare graphic and written presentations to share with
multidisciplinary teams
* Draft design specification documents within platform limitations
* Collaborate with designers to ensure a consistent look and feel to the
design system
* Innovate new solutions, and present multiple design ideas
* Work with the design team to identify and implement process
improvements that make the group more efficient and effective
* Actively contribute to the culture of communication, collaboration and
creativity

REQUIRED SKILLS:
* Excellent design skills and an outstanding portfolio of interactive
projects
* 4+ years experience in Web-based information architecture or
interaction design
* Participation in the complete product lifecycle of launched websites,
software applications or games (TV interface experience a plus)
* Knowledge of Internet usability and user interface best practices
* Strong communication skills with the ability to listen, articulate
your design and advocate best practice solutions
* Work collaboratively with other designers, product managers and
engineers
* Be pro-active and organized, act effectively under deadlines, and
manage multiple concurrent projects
* Ability to take direction to meet creative and business needs
* Strong understanding of implementation technologies, and how to design
with limitations
* Consumer Internet experience preferred

For consideration please open the link below:

http://jobs.netflix.com/applyFlix.asp?flix?flix2595?khandy?7

Comments

28 Jan 2009 - 3:10am
Andrew Boyd
2008

Dear Netflix Staffing Operations Team,

I can see that you are in need of a good interaction designer/IA - there
seems to be a disconnect between the corporate understanding of "site" and
"mailing list", although granted there is no doubt an archive site where
this message will eventually reside. Either that, or you are using the same
email template for job site owners and announcement lists. This is a pity,
as it makes you seem less capable than the job description itself would
indicate.

I wish you every success in your search for a good person - I know that
there are not as many multi-talented folks (capable of performing both the
IxD and IA roles) but those that can do both are real gems, and while some
of my peers may disagree, I think it is a good move combining the two. I
would enjoin you to add a strong user research component to the role, as I
believe that finding out exactly what your customer expectations are then
exceeding them is the key to survival in these unsure economic times.

Personally, as a customer of QuickFlix here in Australia (an analogue
service), I know the value that such an organisation can offer - and
truthfully, if the role was in a part of the world where I held work rights,
I would probably think about applying myself.

Best regards, Andrew

On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 12:14 PM, Staffing Ops <staffingops at netflix.com>wrote:

> Hello,
>
>
>
> Please post the following position on your site. Please do not have the
> candidates reply to this email. If they would like to apply please have
> them use the link provided in the job description.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
>
>
> Netflix Staffing Operations Team
>
>
>
>
>
> THE OPPORTUNITY:
>
> Netflix is seeking a skilled Sr. Interaction Designer / Information
> Architect to collaborate with team members to conceptualize and
> construct cohesive and aesthetically pleasing user interface solutions.
> Our senior interaction designer will be responsible for working closely
> with product managers, visual designers, and engineers to design the
> information flow for the user experience. The ideal candidate will
> possess a high level of creativity, a strong understanding or background
> in interface design, and will work proactively to stay knowledgeable of
> current implementation technologies and best practice solutions.
>
> We offer an opportunity to innovate and create design impact on a large
> scale.
>
> RESPONSIBILITIES:
> * Conceptualize and design cross-platform interfaces that simplify and
> refine the user experience
> * Organize site content and increase functionality of user tasks and
> processes through the creation of site patterns, wireframes, interaction
> models, and diagrams
> * Prepare graphic and written presentations to share with
> multidisciplinary teams
> * Draft design specification documents within platform limitations
> * Collaborate with designers to ensure a consistent look and feel to the
> design system
> * Innovate new solutions, and present multiple design ideas
> * Work with the design team to identify and implement process
> improvements that make the group more efficient and effective
> * Actively contribute to the culture of communication, collaboration and
> creativity
>
> REQUIRED SKILLS:
> * Excellent design skills and an outstanding portfolio of interactive
> projects
> * 4+ years experience in Web-based information architecture or
> interaction design
> * Participation in the complete product lifecycle of launched websites,
> software applications or games (TV interface experience a plus)
> * Knowledge of Internet usability and user interface best practices
> * Strong communication skills with the ability to listen, articulate
> your design and advocate best practice solutions
> * Work collaboratively with other designers, product managers and
> engineers
> * Be pro-active and organized, act effectively under deadlines, and
> manage multiple concurrent projects
> * Ability to take direction to meet creative and business needs
> * Strong understanding of implementation technologies, and how to design
> with limitations
> * Consumer Internet experience preferred
>
>
>
> For consideration please open the link below:
>
> http://jobs.netflix.com/applyFlix.asp?flix?flix2595?khandy?7
>
>
>
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