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Sr. User Experience Designer
San Jose, CA, USA
Full-time, permanent position.
Move Inc. (operator of realtor.com) is seeking a Senior User Experience Designer to join the user experience design team in San Jose, CA. This team is responsible for our flagship site, realtor.com, as well as a variety of forward thinking B2B and B2C sites. This Senior User Experience Design role will report to the Director of UED, and will drive the design for a variety of projects and initiatives including both websites and mobile applications. If you are looking to contribute to experiences and strategies breaking new ground and setting the bar for online real estate experiences, this might be the opportunity for you.
Duties and Responsibilities:
A Senior User Experience Designer has robust experience presenting and managing relationships with stakeholders on a variety of user experience issues that support both the business and a strong user experience. They manage the success of the user experience in cross-functional teams that include Product Managers, User Researchers, Business Unit representatives and Engineering teams. They follow and contribute to the development of best practices for realization of designs and proper delivery of collateral. They live in the world where business goals, research, and experiences overlap, and arm themselves with those understandings to drive towards standard-setting solutions. A Senior User Experience Designer values success, risk and failure equally.
Job duties of this role include:
Employs user-centered design methods to develop user interface specifications including site maps, flow diagrams, wireframes, high fidelity mockups and style guides.
Works closely with product management to clarify and define business requirements as they apply to the user interface.
Works closely with user experience research to translate findings from usability studies, surveys, etc. into improved user experiences. Makes design decisions driven by research when appropriate but also has a keen sense of what will work well.
Appreciates critical feedback (both giving and receiving) and seeks it out in reviews with peers, stakeholders and research. Really listens to the feedback and can balance multiple, sometimes conflicting, inputs when arriving at a final design.
Contributes to the creation, adoption and improvement of Move, Inc. design patterns and guidelines and their consistent deployment across various website properties.
Education, Skills and Experience:
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from a 4-year University or art school, degree in Human Computer Interaction (or equivalent experience).
4-8 years of experience designing successful interactive websites/applications as a key member of a user experience team.
Expert Illustrator/Photoshop/Fireworks knowledge, experience with Axure, OmniGraffle, or Visio a plus.
Expert knowledge of user-centered design principles, web design best practices, visual trends and emerging web technologies.
Excellent organization, communication, interpersonal, and time management skills. Strong attention to detail.
A sense of humor and passion for adventure is a plus.
Portfolio needs to show applied knowledge of usability, user-centered design, and content strategy.
Portfolio should show strong capacity for both logical and creative thinking displaying attention to detail in every aspect.
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