JOB: User experience designer, mobile - San Jose, CA

26 Aug 2009 - 9:21am
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Harry Saddler

We are looking for a user experience designer with very strong skills
in information, visual, and interaction design with a primary focus
on consumer mobile applications.

The company:

Siri, Inc. is building a virtual personal assistant that will launch
later this summer. With deep experience in artificial intelligence
and mobile technologies, we're a top-notch team building a fun,
innovative product. Based in San Jose, Siri is well funded and
backed by SRI, Menlo Ventures and Morgenthaler Ventures. And although
we're still pre-beta, Siri is already making a splash: in the past
few months, Siri was chosen as one of the top emerging technologies
by the MIT Technology Review, was a premier demo at Walt Mossberg's
"All Things D" conference, and has been mentioned in the New York

The role:

We're looking to complement our small but very talented user
experience design team with a highly competent and original designer
who will help us define, design, and implement the appearance and
behavior of our innovative mobile product. The designer will help us
create an extensible visual design language that's adaptable to
multiple platforms, solve challenging information design problems,
and bring visual and interactive sophistication to all of our
products.The successful candidate will play a key role in an
exceptional and expanding design team.

You should be able to demonstrate experience and skill in the

• Visual interaction design: detailed UI element design, UI
component specification, look & feel / theme development

• Information design: ability to organize and present voluminous
information legibly on small form factor devices

• Ability to work at both conceptual and detailed aspects of user
experience design

• Prototyping: from storyboards, wireframes, and visual comps to
interactive, testable mockups

• Creating materials and guides for usability testing

• Graphic design, typography, and illustration for content

• Integrating branding and user interface

• Developing design standards and guidelines

• Competence in web/app standards such as HTML, XML, CSS, etc.

• Familiarity with web/app languages and frameworks such as
JavaScript, WebKit, JSON, etc.

• Demonstrable previous experience with consumer mobile applications,
preferably on a variety of platforms

• Ability to work closely and effectively with software developers

We're in downtown San Jose, a few blocks from the CalTrain/Amtrak
station (easy access from SF and the East Bay).

If you're interested, please email jobs at with a URL to a
portfolio & resume. We'll be in touch.

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