[JOB] Sr User Experience Designer / Seattle, WA / Amazon.com / Full Time

20 Apr 2009 - 4:56pm
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The Amazon.com Retail Customer Experience team is seeking an
innovative, self-motivated user experience designer to lead new design
initiatives and champion a variety of customer experience improvements on our
product detail pages. The ideal
candidate will exhibit an uncanny sense for providing elegant, mainstream
presentations of expansive content and assorted feature types. An unfailing passion and capacity to advocate
on behalf of our customers is an absolute must; this role will significantly
impact the buying experience of millions of end-users by optimizing their
ability to purchase online. Because the
scope of this position is likely to extend across a manifold of features and
product lines across our retail site, the ability to balance high-level,
holistic reasoning with detail-oriented feature design is imperative.Please direct replies to bnath at amazon.com.
Sending an up-to-date resume and a link to your portfolio (or specific
work samples) will help expedite things significantly. See below for more details; feel free to ping me with any
questions. Thanks!

Additional responsibilities

Working closely
with cross-functional teams to help define feature requirements via empirical
online data, usability findings, market research, and proven UCD principles. Providing
thought leadership in architecting a near and long term design vision for our
product detail pages.Developing
process flows, wireframes, and mockups to effectively conceptualize and
communicate high-level design strategies and detailed interaction behaviors.Working with our
Usability and Data Mining teams to assess and optimize the performance of new
and existing features and page frameworks. Responsibly and
effectively advocating for customers in a corporate climate; imparting
day-to-day strategic design leadership that fosters a shared understanding of
the customer-centric intersection between design, content, business and
marketing valuesDefining patterns and advocating for
consistency, without repressing inspiration or inhibiting innovation.Scoping design
initiatives and managing/prioritizing work items.


At least 5 years
of work experience in Interface Design, Interaction Design, or Information
ArchitectureA strong
portfolio demonstrating past work experience and relevant, user-centered design
solutionsAn innate
capacity for creating fun, highly usable designs and layouts Experience with
designing end-user, web-based applicationsFluency in best
practices for Information Architecture and Interaction DesignThe ability to
quickly turn around rigorous wireframes and mockups in an iterative environmentThe ability to
provide detailed specifications and/or optimized HTML and CSS prototypes for
our Developers and Engineers to work fromA general
understanding of how Design impacts Development (and vice versa), along with a
knack for constructing dynamic, interactive designs that are technically
feasible/prudentA strong
awareness of common Usability methods and principlesA lucid sense
for how individual components and features impact their larger applications,
and how to optimize accordingly Excellent
communication, presentation, interpersonal and analytical skills; the ability
to communicate complex, interactive design concepts clearly and persuasively
across different audiences and varying levels of the organization The ability to
manage ambiguity, work autonomously, and multi-task in an agile environmentEffectiveness in
working across organizational boundaries to manage and prioritize workA clean sense of
design aesthetics, and a natural propensity towards simplification over
complicationAn aptitude and
honed intuition for tasteful, visual design details An enduring
sense of humor

Retail/E-commerce design experience in a global context Proficiency with
web standards and accessibility complianceThe ability to
prototype in HTML/CSS, JavaScript, and/or Flash/FlexPrior experience
as a team lead or group manager

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