Senior Interaction Designer
We're looking for our next great Senior Designer to join us for a long-term assignment with a top Silicon Valley tech company.
EchoUser is a full-service research & design firm on a mission to create extraordinary experiences by understanding people at a deeper level, for any experience. We pride ourselves on researching and designing for a wide variety of complex products and domains. Whether it’s enterprise design (e.g., VMware; Varian Medical Systems; Cisco; etc.), massive user populations (large search engines; car drivers), multi-faceted systems (e.g., BART - Bay Area Rapid Transit), different experiences (e.g., Gooru, and the ‘learning experience’), or other real-life experiential challenges (e.g., bagels; coffee; living in deep space; etc.), we like all complexity (and crafting a path through it).
This role will be for a long-term assignment, primarily on-site with the client in Silicon Valley -- expect to average 3-4 days per week on site; remote is not an option. It will require 5+ years interaction design experience in complex environments, ideally enterprise. You will be working in a fast-paced, progressive, merit-based environment. Your ability to take initiative in collaborating and producing design deliverables will be key. Your attention to visual detail is a must, but graphic design is not a primary need.
This position is for a full-time member of EchoUser (contractors will be considered), welcome to all internal design & other team events, brown bags, etc, and working in our office in San Francisco, as it fits within the needs of the client project.
* 5+ years job experience in a related position working on complex environments, ideally enterprise.
* Demonstrable knowledge and skills in interaction and visual design at a senior level. Creating wireframes, visual design, design specifications, functional prototypes, concept designs, etc., should be a straightforward production ability. You should be able to show us work samples that demonstrate your passion for design and breadth of ability. You should be able to describe work situations where you helped lead other designers, developers, and product managers in design direction.
* Ideally you have ‘big company’ experience. Many of our clients require a certain level of ‘big company’ professionalism and design detail (in fact, many of them are actually big companies). Having said that, your ability to take all that you know and fit it to a super-charged fast-as-we-can early-stage start-up client is important as well. One size does not fit all.
* Technically adept with a variety of software products. We are constantly testing new software for clients, from top-end enterprise to mobile consumer products. We are also expected to deliver results across a variety of publishing formats; e.g., mocks, reports, web delivery, video, etc.
* Well-versed in "user research and usability". Given that we wear many hats, no one will be designing in a cave. User research and usability is a core business driver for us. You must be able to participate in these activities.
* Some more technical skills. What exactly? Who knows; you tell us. There's something you do, can build, or know about that is interesting to you and that we'd like to hear about.
* A degree in a design-oriented specialization is required. Other technical degrees with emphasis or specific experience in these areas are also welcome.
Along with your resume (LinkedIn preferred), please send a brief description of yourself and why you think you'd be a good fit for the role. Sharing an online viewable portofolio is required. It does not need to show all perfect work (in fact, showing some messy progress work is great for letting us know how you think), but we do need to see design examples.
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