Job: Interaction Designer, Cisco/Flip Video Group, San Francisco, Full Time

24 Jun 2009 - 5:13pm
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Brent Rogers

Interaction Designer needed for Flip Video group - this position will open in the near future - contact Brent at breroger at if interested.

San Francisco, CA

Job Description
This position is in Cisco’s Consumer Business Group (CBG), formerly
known as Linksys. It's an exciting time to work at Cisco. Every day
we connect people to the network and make it come to life. The Cisco
Consumer Business Group sells home networking and networked
entertainment products and services under the Cisco, Linksys, Linksys
by Cisco, Flip Video and Network Magic family names. Cisco products
enable people to live a connected life that is more personal, more
social, and more visual.

Flip Video exemplifies Cisco’s passion for video. The best-selling
brand makes video simple, accessible and fun, allowing users to
easily capture and edit videos and then share them instantly with
friends, family and on popular video-sharing Web sites.

CBG, makers of the Flip Video line of easy-to-use video camcorders
(, is seeking an Interaction Designer to join us
working on our software, hardware, websites, and other materials. We
want someone with the talent to create elegant designs which appeal
to a wide range of customers, the skills to support the product
definition process, and the passion to help us create the best
possible experience for our users. This is a full-time, on-site
position reporting directly to our Interface Design Manager.

The central project for this role will be the Windows, Mac, and Web
applications which our users employ to work with the videos they
capture with our cameras. We need someone who can contribute to the
design from the early conception of tools’ functionality through to
the final behavior specification, giving our products an elegant
design which supports our brand: accessible, simple, and effective.
The position will also involve various other design projects,
including some collaboration with visual design in defining the
presentation of the interface.

Responsibilities for this position include:

• Defining the behaviors of hardware and software in our future
product line
• Progressively refining designs in collaboration with our design /
product / development team
• Producing and delivering wireframes, walkthroughs, and behavior
• Coordinating deliverables with internal and external design
Candidates for this position must:

• Understand software interaction idioms and basic information design
• Have fundamental skills with design authoring tools (Fireworks /
Photoshop / Illustrator / Visio / etc)
• Have professional experience in interaction design
• Effectively balance multiple projects and reliably meet deadlines
• Understand the design implications of fundamental Web technologies
(HTML / Ajax / etc)
• Work well in a collaborative environment
• Communicate well visually, verbally, interpersonally, and in
The ideal candidate will also:

• Have portfolio examples of consumer-facing work
• Have skills in user research
• Have experience within a software development process
• Have some interest and background in visual design
• Have some Web authoring skills

Based in San Francisco, the revolutionary Flip Video family of
camcorders ignited a new category of video cameras that puts the
power to shoot and share video into the pockets of everyday
consumers. Flip Video camcorders are the world's first with on-board
software to enable editing, organizing, and seamless video uploading
to YouTube, MySpace, AOL Video and other video sharing sites.

As part of its Flip Video Spotlight Program, the company pledged to
deliver 1 million camcorders to help non-profits use the power of
video to change the world. Flip Video camcorders are available in
over 10,000 retail locations including Amazon, Best Buy, Circuit
City, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, Sears, Kmart, and

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