Senior UX Designer, Amazon Student
Amazon Corporate LLC - Seattle, WA

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Are you interested in owning the user experience of one of Amazon’s significant and growing customer bases? Amazon Student ( www.amazon.com/student ) is a new program offering college students free two-day shipping and other benefits – significantly affecting the Amazon shopping and college experience of a large number of U.S. college students nationally.

We are seeking a talented, passionate Senior User Experience Designer to join our team. We're looking for a highly motivated person with proven user interface and visual design skills to create elegant, intuitive user interfaces that provide a seamless customer experience for some of Amazon’s most technology-savvy users. The ideal candidate will be passionate about the student customer base, familiar with agile development methodologies, and thrive on rapid design and development cycles.

Responsibilities
  • Analyze user interface problems and create on-brand design solutions that meet measurable business goals and requirements
  • Create user-centered designs by considering market analysis, customer feedback, and usability findings
  • Use business requirements and market research to assist in developing use cases, high-level requirements
  • Design the UI architecture, interface, and interaction flow of new web and on-device software applications
  • Quickly yet thoroughly create process flows, wireframes, and visual design mockups as needed to effectively conceptualize and communicate detailed interaction behaviors
  • Develop and maintain detailed user-interface specifications
  • Present design work to the user experience team, product team, and Amazon.com executives for review and feedback
  • Provide leadership in the area of ecommerce trends and user interface innovations

Basic Qualifications
  • At least 5 years of experience as a user experience designer, interaction designer, information architect, or similar role, with at least 2 years at a senior level
  • A portfolio or samples of work demonstrating experience creating great user-centered design solutions
  • Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and analytical skills including the ability to communicate complex, interactive design concepts clearly and persuasively across different audiences and varying levels of the organization
  • Experience working in a collaborative team and working directly with developers for implementation of designs
  • Fluency in best practices for web-based information architecture and design, as well as strong knowledge of usability principles and techniques
  • Familiarity with the technical considerations needed when designing for the web and web based devices
  • Bachelor's degree in design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or equivalent professional experience
  • Proficiency in a variety of design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Visio, and Dreamweaver
  • Ability to prototype in HTML, JavaScript, and CSS, or Flash
  • Visual design expertise demonstrated through mockups and style guides

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to prototype in HTML, JavaScript, and CSS, or Flash
  • Visual design expertise demonstrated through mockups and style guides
  • Experience working with agile development teams and to strict development schedules

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