Senior UI Designer
Zynga - San Francisco, CA

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Zyngais a pioneering game company whose mission is to bring cutting edge, innovative gaming to the social network party.
To help us stay there we need you! We are currently looking for aSr.User Interface/User Experience designer with a passion for UI/UX, a strong vision, and the leadership skills to deliver that vision.

Work closely with the Art Director or General Manager to lead the strategic vision the game

Challenge and motivate the UI team to lead the studio in innovation and evolution of our UI/UX

Leading and collaborating with a multi-disciplinary design team for user experience planning and development

Generate crisp, innovative, and elegant design solutions for complex online social products

Responsible for execution of strong interaction design and visual design principles

Lead rapid iterations and testing on a variety of ideas using wireframes and sketches to fully designed comps

Enthusiastically partner with user research specialists to understand the goals of multiple user types and create designs that uphold their needs

Partner with engineers to collaborate and iterate in fast-paced design-build cycles

Facilitate dialog around end-user requirements and business requirements

Help build a dynamic, creative environment in which you can design while also motivating and mentoring other team members

Work with a program manager to coordinate project scheduling and resource allocation and ensure solutions are delivered on time and exceed expectations

Researching interaction design trends

Make a point to understand how Zynga’s audience interacts with its games/services, and make use of this knowledge in the development of the best possible user experiences

Required Skills:
5 + years of professional design/user experience for software, web applications which leverage emergent technologies, consumer electronics and/or mobile devices

Degree in Interaction Design, New Media Design, Industrial Design, HCI, Human Factors/Ergonomics or related field

Technical competency. The ability to understand and articulate file architecture for swfs using Flash 5 and AS3

Thorough understanding, and passion for user experience design for social applications or rich Internet experiences

Excellent leadership skills. The ability to communicate effectively, while motivating and inspiring a team.

Proven ability to work with cross-functional teams and successfully launch new products

Strong working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and associated design tools

Extensive experience with user interface design patterns and standard UCD methodologies across multiple platforms

Knowledge of, but not a deal breaker- Flashscripting and animation

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