Designer, Digital Software and Video Games

lciminera
2010
Designer, Digital Software and Video Games
April 27, 2010 - 6:08pm
Seattle, WA
United States
Employer: 
Amazon.com
From a recruiter: 
Direct employer
Term: 
Full time
How to apply: 
#112936 - apply directly, Amazon.com/careers
Description: 

Role Summary

Amazon.com is developing an exciting new customer experience in video games.  Amazon’s experience in retail, technology,  and digital content provides a strong foundation for future development in this arena, and we’re moving aggressively to help our customers in new and innovative ways.

We’re looking for a talented, passionate user experience designer to play a vital role in shaping the products and services for this initiative.  Our ideal candidate will exhibit an uncanny sense for creating elegant user-centered designs, demonstrated ability to balance high-level, holistic reasoning with detail-oriented feature design, and facility designing for both the online and mobile channels.  An unfailing passion and capacity for advocating on behalf of our customers is also an absolute must, because this role will directly impact the shopping experience of millions of Amazon.com customers.

 

Role Responsibilities:

  • Create world-class, user-centered designs through consideration of market research, business requirements, customer feedback, and usability study findings
  • Translate business requirements into use cases and high-level customer experience requirements
  • Design the UI architecture, interface, and interaction flow of new web and mobile applications
  • Direct the visual design of the web and mobile applications
  • Develop conceptual diagrams, wireframes, visual mockups, and prototypes
  • Develop and maintain detailed user-interface specifications
  • Present design work to the user experience team, product team, Amazon.com executives, and external partners for review and feedback
  • Work with our usability and data mining teams to assess and optimize new and existing features and page frameworks

 

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience as a user experience designer, interaction designer, or information architect
  • Bachelor's degree in design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or equivalent experience
  • An available portfolio or samples of work demonstrating great user-centered design solutions

 

Required Skills:

  • Fluency in best practices for web-based information architecture and design
  • Strong knowledge of usability principles and techniques
  • Demonstrated visual design expertise; capacity for creating fun, highly usable designs and layouts, and a propensity towards simplification
  • The ability to create world-class mockups and style guides
  • Nimbleness; the ability to turn around rigorous wireframes and mockups in an iterative environment
  • The ability to provide detailed specifications and optimized HTML and CSS prototypes for our development team
  • A general understanding of how design impacts development; a knack for constructing dynamic, interactive designs that are technically feasible and prudent
  • Proficiency in a variety of design tools including Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Visio, and Dreamweaver
  • The ability to scope design initiatives accurately and prioritize work items appropriately
  • Experience working in a collaborative team environment
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

 

Desired Skills:

  • Retail and eCommerce design experience
  • Experience designing user experiences for wireless phones and connected devices
  • The ability to prototype in HTML/CSS, JavaScript, and Flash or Flex
  • Proficiency with web standards and accessibility compliance

 

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