JOB: Mobile Interaction Designer, Paris Area/Manchester Area (Bay Area possible), Contract or Perm negotiable

3 Apr 2009 - 7:08pm
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Billie Mandel
2005

Myriad is looking for a passionate and talented interaction designer
to work on the user experience for our mobile software product
portfolio. As a team member, you will work with product management
and engineering to define the next generation of products for Myriad.
The User Experience Designer’s role is to research user’s goals and
tasks, and then conceptualize and define a coherent mobile user
experience that is easy to use, compelling, cool and innovative.

Our ideal candidate has 4+ years of experience designing interactive
software products, and a portfolio that shows expertise and
innovation in designing for small screens. S/he will thrive in an
interdisciplinary environment, working with other designers and
product managers, and be particularly fired up at the prospect of
working closely with an awesome team of engineers (yes, you have to
actively like engineers to work here). Also, while our ideal
candidate doesn't believe that any one product or solution is the
Holy Grail, s/he understands and is excited about the cool things
that the current technologies enable a product development team to
do.

Responsibilities:
• Design user experiences for mobile application interfaces and other
interfaces that comprise the mobile ecosystem, in conjunction with a
cross-functional and global team of other designers, product managers
and software engineers.
• Design and create user experience architecture diagrams (site maps,
task flows) and wireframes
• Write user interface specifications detailing user interface
designs; style guides detailing visual design, etc
• Clearly present and communicate designs and user experience
strategy to senior management, team members and outside clients
• Conduct and coordinate user research and usability testing for
mobile applications
• Create low/high fidelity prototypes in Flash
• Work with engineering to define details of product implementation
and to solve any UI/usability issues that may arise
• Contribute ideas for improving processes and deliverables
• Knowledge and experience designing for a wide variety of interfaces
including mobile interfaces, web interfaces and client software
interfaces.
• Conceptualize and innovate while looking holistically at the entire
mobile ecosystem
• Ability to roll up your sleeves and dig into defining the specific
details of the mobile application interface on a day-to-day basis
• Focus on interaction design, but also be able to change hats
quickly and do user research, prototyping, etc
• Assess customer needs as well as end-user needs in producing design
solutions
• Help fuel the creative fire as a core member of the product
development team

Required Qualifications
• 4+ year college degree in Human-Computer Interaction or related
field (Cognitive Science, Psychology etc), or equivalent experience
• Solid interaction design skills. A portfolio demonstrating
experience in designing innovative, usable interfaces (this may be an
online or printed portfolio).
• Minimum of 4 years of experience in software/application
interaction design in a user-centred-design environment
• Minimum 1+ years designing interactive client applications for
mobile devices
• Superlative communication and cooperation skills, including solid
oral, written, presentation and organizational abilities
• Demonstrated ability to provide design leadership while working in
a collaborative environment with engineers, interaction designers and
product managers
• Must be a self-starter with strong problem solving skills and
ability to switch rapidly between various projects in a fast-paced
environment
• Working experience with design applications, including Visio,
Photoshop, Illustrator, or equivalent tools, as they relate to
producing design deliverables and specifications
• Experience in one or more relevant technology areas, including:
Mobile client development (J2ME, Symbian, Microsoft Smartphone),
Mobile content technologies (WAP/WML, WAP 2.0/XHTML, SMS, EMS, MMS)
• Prototyping skills in Flash, Flex or other technology a strong
plus, as are visual design or production skills.
• Nerdy passion for beautiful products that work well
• Working fluency in English is required; French or other language
skills a plus

Please send your resume, portfolio link and a brief but brilliant
cover letter to billie.mandel at myriadgroup dot com.

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