JOB: Design Manager, Interaction Designer, Visual Designer, and Prototyper at Yahoo! Sunnyvale CA
22 Feb 2007 - 6:40pm
I currently have some key positions recently opened and am looking to flesh out my team with more interaction designers, visual designers, design managers and prototyping. The visual design and design manager postions are still being opened so I don't have actual links yet, but I wanted to cast the net anyway to see if folks might be interested. (There are actually four positions in the following descriptions)
Senior Director, Platform Products Group UED
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Fulltime Regular Employment
The Internet is a big, busy place, and we at Yahoo! are proud to stand out in the crowd. As the world's number one Internet brand, servicing over a half billion people, we're determined to maintain our commitment to delivering news, entertainment, information and fun... each and every day.
In order to maintain our position as one of the world's most trafficked Internet destinations, we're always on the lookout for people with big ideas and big talent to help us provide our visitors with the innovative products and services they've come to expect from Yahoo!. We're looking for people like you.
How Big Can You Think?
ABOUT THE TEAM - PLATFORM DESIGN
Platform Design at Yahoo! supports the Platform Products Group and is responsible for the development of NETWORK design language, the PATTERN Libraries, solutions and components for the UI WIDGET Library, for the PERSONALIZATION platform, for intertwining COMMUNITY across the network and for MEMBERSHIP touch points across the network and the internet. Our team consists of Interaction Designers, Visual Designers, User Researchers, Prototypers and Developers. Team members work closely with other cross functional people from Product Management, Marketing, Engineering, QA, and others across the company.
1. DRIVE THE USER EXPERIENCE OF OUR MEMBERSHIP OFFERINGS
The Yahoo! Membership team is looking for a talented Design Manager and a Lead interaction designer who can champion and lead user experience efforts on user signup, sign in, account management, recovery, protection and open identity and other on and off network projects. Yahoo! has the largest user base of any online service, and we're looking for a brilliant, creative, and resourceful collaborators to simplify, expedite, and ease the process of all membership activities for our massive (and ever-growing) user base. Both team members will work closely and hands-on with a core team while collaborating with teams from our increasing number of non-browser-based products and off network partners. The design manager will also be responsible for building out the team (IDs, Visdes, User Research) and for creating a strong collaborative environment to develop great user experiences.
2. CREATE INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES AND PROOF OF CONCEPT PROTOTYPES
3. SET THE VISUAL DIRECTION FOR THE YAHOO! DESIGN LANGUAGE
The Platform Products UED group is looking for Visual Designers to help define the Yahoo! Visual language, to create beautiful interfaces for platform components and YUI Library components and to help visualize interaction concepts with prototyping and interaction design team members. The visual design will provide visual design guidance for developers and for other UED teams through implementing and designing for cross-network interfaces and Platform best practices. You are an expert in web design, dream of what CSS can do for you, understand Brand and its implications and are quick on your feet, self directed, can write amazing, concise and thorough design specs and generally get stuff done.
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