Web Designer
Churchill Downs Technology - Mountain View, CA

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Churchill Downs Technology Initiatives Company is a growing, profitable entity that operates the Twinspires.com website and uses the most advanced technologies including real-time live video streaming, secure financial transactions and cloud based technology to deliver the next generation platform of online gaming. You will have continuous input into the growth and development of building winning interactive products in a consumer-facing environment. We are the Official online wagering site of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby. We also have a fresh, bottom-up approach to account wagering that combines the latest online technology with the best racing content. People are able to wager online for virtually every Thoroughbred, Harness and Quarter Horse race from venues across the globe.
Web Designer
Twinspires believes in a user-centered design approach and is looking for creative and flexible people. For now we are looking for an employee who is willing to join our team in Mountain View, CA.
Job Description
We are looking for someone with 2-5 years of experience in web design and production for interactive consumer web- and mobile sites. A creative person has a “can do” attitude and is willing to do everything from design to basic production tasks for online, mobile site properties, marketing banners and landing pages. This includes online as well as mobile websites and apps.
We are looking for someone with creative ideas who also knows how to communicate these ideas to users through good design.
AND a good sense of humor is a MUST!
Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the in-house Product Management, Marketing and Engineers to prototype new interactive elements, banners & site design including wireframes, etc.
  • Be the go-between between engineering and design for more complex systems to ensure smooth handoffs.
  • Ability to work from wireframes to generate mockups and final web- and mobile-ready assets.
  • Be the go-to person for creative assets and production needs to support content updates for the website.
  • Ensure that web pages are consistent with the style guide. Update and maintain our website design style guides
  • Provide support to numerous product launches and updates to current websites as well as creation of new features
  • Knowledge of layout principles and aesthetic design and concepts. Know how to engage users not only with good graphical design, but also with great user experience.
  • Skill set:

o Basic Web production skills – HTML, CSS, cross-platform.
o Adobe Creative Suite 5 – Web (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat)
o Experience with JavaScript, jQuery and jQuery Mobile is a plus
o Mobile web or app design principles for iOS and Android
o Adobe Creative Suite 5 – Web (Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat)
o Ability to pick up new tools for design & production quickly and start using them.
Requirements

  • Prefer 4 year degree or adequate experience level

Nice-to-Have

  • Familiarity with Web 2.0/Emerging Technologies especially HTML 5
  • Experience in online interactive /gaming design a plus.
  • B-to-C experience.

Call 408 747-0562 for a confidential conversation about this position. Local candidates only. No headhunters please.


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