Design Technologist in Austin, Texas is developing an exciting new customer experience in video games. Amazon’s experience in retail, technology, and digital content provides a strong foundation for future development in this arena, and we’re moving aggressively to help our customers in new and innovative ways. We’re looking for a talented, passionate user experience designer to play a vital role in shaping the products and services for this initiative. Our ideal candidate will exhibit an uncanny sense for creating elegant user-centered designs, demonstrated ability to balance high-level, holistic reasoning with detail-oriented feature design, and facility designing for both the online and mobile channels. An unfailing passion and capacity for advocating on behalf of our customers is also an absolute must, because this role will directly impact the shopping experience of millions of customers.

Role Responsibilities:

• Create world-class, user-centered designs through consideration of market research, business requirements, customer feedback, and usability study findings

• Translate business requirements into use cases and high-level customer experience requirements

• Design the UI architecture, interface, and interaction flow of new web and mobile applications

• Direct the visual design of the web and mobile applications

• Develop conceptual diagrams, wireframes, visual mockups, and prototypes

• Develop and maintain detailed user-interface specifications

• Present design work to the user experience team, product team, executives, and external partners for review and feedback

• Work with our usability and data mining teams to assess and optimize new and existing features and page frameworks

• 3+ years experience as a user experience designer, interaction designer, or information architect

• Bachelor's degree in design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or 4+ years of equivalent, relevant work experience

• An available portfolio or samples of work demonstrating user-centered design solutions

• Experience with a variety of design tools including Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Visio, and Dreamweaver

• Knowledge of usability principles and techniques

• Experience providing detailed specifications and optimized HTML and CSS prototypes for development team.

• Experience creating mockups and style guides

• Demonstrated visual design expertise; capacity for creating fun, highly usable designs and layouts, and a propensity towards simplification

• Ability to turn around rigorous wireframes and mockups in an iterative environment

• Ability to scope design initiatives accurately and prioritize work items appropriately

• Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

• Retail and eCommerce design experience

• Ability to prototype in HTML/CSS, JavaScript, and Flash or Flex

• Proficiency with web standards and accessibility compliance

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer - F/M/V/D

AMZR Req ID: 441166