Staff Product Designer

VMware   •  

Palo Alto, CA

Industry: Technology

  •  

8 - 10 years

Posted 33 days ago

Responsibilities

  • Closely collaborate with the product management and engineering teams to identify product goals and vision.
  • Partner with user experience researchers to talk directly with customers to understand the user needs, goals and motivations.
  • Conceptualize and define a design strategy that supports customer needs and business goals. Provide detailed end-end workflows and user flows illustrating the solution.
  • Closely collaborate with a geographically spread design team to co-design while ensuring consistency across the suite of products and services.
  • Advocate user needs throughout the development lifecycle in an agile/iterative environment to ensure problem-solution fit.
  • Verify and improve on designs through reviews, validations and formal usability testing with end users.
  • Become a subject matter expert with the ability to understand the latest architecture, technology, solution, market trends, as well as competitive offerings related to cloud computing.

Skills

  • Expert skills defining and analyzing user flows and workflows.
  • Expert skills in interaction design with a grasp of UCD process.
  • Story telling - ability to tell simple user stories illustrating solutions.
  • Strong leader and proven team player in a high achievement-oriented environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation, and analytical skills.
  • Agile, adaptable, and capable of delivering new products and features.
  • Possess a very high level of comfort in working withdevelopers in the presentation layer (for example, HTML, CSS).
  • Experience in working with tools such as Sketch, OmniGraffle and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Experience with user research is a plus.
  • Good aesthetic sense will be helpful.
  • Strong prototyping skills desired.
  • Online portfolio.

Education

  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Design, HCI or related field from reputed design institutes.

Experience

  • 8+ years of experience in user experience and interaction design for complex web applications or services.
  • Strong background in user-centered design principles across desktop, mobile, and web platforms.
  • Proven track record for designing large-scale web-based applications. 
  • Experience with designing SaaS services is a plus.

Job ID R186446-1