Sr. User Experience Designer - AWS UX Design

US-CA-Palo Alto
6 months ago
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Amazon Web Services, Inc.
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Job Description

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is changing the way we interact with the Internet. The tools and services AWS provides enable everyone from Netflix to your next-door-neighbor to take advantage of massively scalable computing power. We’re looking for a talented and passionate Sr. User Experience Designer to help design these services. Our team is a growing band of innovators, disruptors, and problem solvers. If you want to work on some of the world’s biggest design challenges, and make tools that builders will use to create the great products of tomorrow, join our team.

You will work collaboratively with a cross-functional team of UX designers, researchers, product managers, and developers to explore, create, and refine ways in which our customers can run their ETL/data preparation and data warehousing jobs quickly and efficiently at any scale.

The ideal candidate has experience in digital enterprise products or software as a service, with strong blue sky/ideation skills, robust holistic systems thinking, deep attention to detail, and passion for making difficult tasks into simple and delightful experiences for customers.

Collaboration and product ownership is essential, requiring you to be a great communicator, and successfully present and align with the service and user experience team. Additionally, you must be able to work with ambiguity and deliver designs that elevate the AWS customer experience as a whole.

Basic Qualifications

  • At least five (5) years of experience as a user experience designer, interaction designer, information architect, or similar UX-related role
  • An online portfolio or samples of work demonstrating relevant experience
  • Fluency in best practices for information architecture and interaction design, user-centered design process, as well as strong knowledge of user experience principles and techniques
  • At least four (4) years of experience creating prototypes or highly detailed wire-frames for complex web applications
  • Familiarity with user interface patterns for web
  • At least two (2) years of experience working in a collaborative team and directly with developers for implementation of designs

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with or background in visual design
  • Experience with ux design for complex workflows and/or for technical end users
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to be self-directed when needed
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present a strong rationale for design decisions
  • A bachelor's degree in interaction design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or related UX degree is ideal
  • Demonstrated history of acquiring user data (e.g., conducting usability studies, performing user research) is a big plus
  • Ability to prototype in HTML, JavaScript, & CSS is a plus
  • Computer science background is also a plus
Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation.
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