Senior Interaction Designer
Location:
Palo Alto , California
Posted:
October 21, 2017
Reference:
1072353
Office Product Group Research and Design has an immediate opening for a Senior Interaction Designer on the Skype Consumer team in our Redmond studio. Skype keeps the world talking. It is for doing things together, whenever you’re apart. Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are. We are obsessive about design, design-driven product development, and rapid-cycle innovation. If you enjoy a variety of ambitious and original challenges, Skype is for you. Bring an awesome portfolio with you to inspire us. We will inspire and drive your career growth as well!

Primary responsibilities include:
• Knowing our customer
• Having a growth mindset, in your work and interactions with colleagues
• Be inherently inclusive in your design processes and interactions with colleagues
• Communicate, defend, and build consensus around experience architecture and interaction designs
• Create scenarios, process flows, information architecture diagrams, wireframes, prototypes and other artifacts required to develop and evolve user experience designs
• Facilitate design brainstorming and work sessions
• Work with user researchers to coordinate testing efforts, interpret test results, and incorporate results into design efforts
• Develop and refine UI pattern libraries and interaction guidelines
• Effectively communicate with stakeholders, including your management team, through implementation phase to design intent
• Demonstrate your design concepts through collaboration and prototyping
• Follow-through: keep watch of shipped product and iterate for improvements and customer delight

Basic Qualifications:
• 5+ years of product design experience
• 2+ years of experience in information architecture, interaction design, user research, or usability testing
• Command of the latest tools for the craft - expertise in Sketch is a must (our needs with Adobe suite are reduced); experience with other tools ranging from HTML/CSS to Proto.IO/Framer, Invision boards and other tool that communicates your ideas well, and provides required assets to your workgroup colleagues.
• Strong collaboration, communication and presentation skills
• Strong organizational skills, including being detail oriented
• Passion about the craft of product design
• Ability to think conceptually about design and information architecture
• Strong skills for creating a variety of interaction documents including user scenarios, task flows, conceptual models, annotated wireframes, creative briefs, competitor analysis, and heuristic analysis
• Experience creating and managing UI pattern libraries and interaction guidelines
• Experience in utilizing a variety of both qualitative and quantitative research including ethnographic research, contextual inquiries, guided explorations, and usability testing
• Exposure and understanding of variety of design, project management, and development processes and methodologies
• Experience shipping innovative and complex mobile, web or software products within milestone deadlines
• Experience partnering with multi-discipline design teams in shipping compelling user experiences
• A product design related BA/BS degree is strongly preferred
• Portfolio review is required.

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