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Senior UX Designer – Retail New Initiatives

Reference ID: 379587
Full Time
Vancouver, BC     

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If you want to make a huge impact in the global Amazon Retail business by defining the strategy of a powerful platform that empowers brands to drive e-commerce and work with some of the best engineering teams in the world, this is the job for you. Amazon Vendor Central is an external facing interface where brands or their distributors sign up, add products, manage inventory and promotions leveraging applications that are built in-house. This is the most scalable and innovative extranet's for brands, but it is still Day 1 and there is so much to do. This position is part of Amazon's Retail Systems organization, which is responsible for building the technology that powers the multi-billion dollar Retail business.

This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated person interested in taking a leadership role in setting the design direction for innovative and intuitive web applications. As a Senior UX Designer, you will have a significant impact on the user experience of thousands of Amazon vendors by optimizing their ability to manage their ecommerce business.

In this highly visible role, you will collaborate with a number of different groups across the organization. You will work with product teams to identify design goals and requirements, work with web developers on implementation, and work with website leadership on design reviews. The ideal candidate for this position will be customer-obsessed, detail-oriented and comfortable working on highly technical teams as well as able to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

As a Senior UX Designer for Vendor Central your responsibilities will include:

    •Work closely with cross-functional teams to help define business and feature requirements, user scenarios and use cases.
    •Relentlessly simplify and distill complex business processes into intuitive and elegant UIs.
    •Create process flows, conceptual diagrams, wireframes, and mockups to effectively communicate high-level design strategies and detailed interaction behaviors.
    •Drive the development and communication of design guidelines and patterns, with focus on providing a consistent and intuitive experience across the Vendor Central product portfolio.
    •Provide design leadership to technical teams by fostering a shared understanding of the customer-centric intersection between design, business and technology through on-going application reviews.
    •Be resourceful and creative to overcome obstacles and turn challenges into opportunities.
    •Finally, you must have fun in the process.

To learn more about Vendor Systems & Experiences, visit our page at

Basic Qualifications

    •6+ years industry experience providing interaction design solutions for web and/or software applications.
    •Bachelor's degree in design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or equivalent professional experience as an interactive/user experience designer.
    •A strong portfolio demonstrating past work 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.
    •Comprehensive understanding of the current state of web technology and best practices.
    •Strong practical knowledge of user-centered design methodologies, usability principles, web-based information architecture and design.
    •Ability to define patterns and advocate for consistency, without repressing inspiration or inhibiting innovation.
    •Ability to work gracefully and have a bias for action in a fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous environment.
    •An unfailing passion and capacity to advocate on behalf of our users.
    •Relentless desire for innovation, balanced with business needs, and customer expectations.
    •Proficiency in a variety of design tools such as Balsamiq, Omnigraffle, Photoshop, Illustrator, Visio, and Dreamweaver.
    •Ability to create functional prototypes in HTML, JavaScript, CSS.

Preferred Qualifications

    •Experience designing customer facing retail products.
    •Familiarity with the technical considerations involved in designing for complex systems.
    •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, agile environment.
    •Ability to scope design initiatives accurately and prioritize work items appropriately.
    •Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
    •Familiarity with JavaScript.
    •Proficiency with web standards and accessibility compliance.
    •Experience defining and maintaining design patterns and UX standards.
    •Tenacity, diplomacy, and a sense of humor.

Posted: October 16, 2016
Closes:October 30, 2016
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