Product Designer

US - CA - Carlsbad, US - NY - Newark Ref #4644 08-Jan-2020

Job description

Bigger challenges. Bolder ideas. Global impact. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. We’re the company behind the world’s fastest satellite internet service, with technology that’s helping to bridge the digital divide and improve life for our customers around the globe. By providing powerful new ways for people to connect with one another, gain greater access to education, entertainment, medical research, commerce, and much more, our team is empowering millions of customers worldwide.  

We’re growing rapidly and looking for passionate, innovative professionals to join our team and connect the world to more. You’ll work in a collaborative and inclusive environment that values diverse perspectives and continuous learning, and provides industry-leading benefits with unmatched opportunities for career growth. Our team is fearless in the pursuit of new ideas and uncompromising in our quest to become the world’s first truly global Internet Service Provider. Interested in joining our mission? Take a look at career opportunities at Viasat today.

The UX / Product Designer, based in Carlsbad, California, is responsible for creating amazing product user experiences.  Working with the UX & Product Design, Product Management, and Marketing and engineering teams across a broad set of products and platforms. We’re looking for a passionate and innovative Designer to create a consistent user experience for all the Viasat products, from enterprise-grade applications to consumer-facing apps. Working across the whole design and user experience process from envisioning future concepts to defining user flows to detailed interaction designs and prototypes, user testing and assisting development teams with final implementation.


Collaborate with Sales & Marketing, Product Management, and Engineering teams to define and implement innovative solutions for the product direction, interaction, user stories, and flows and overall user experience.
Collaborate with the UX & Design team members to execute across a number of design stages from requirements definition, wireframes, user flows and storyboards to defining detailed interaction and iterating high fidelity prototypes and final visual design production while ensuring the integrity of experiences, branding, and design is maintained throughout all projects.
Ensure the design output - concept sketches, mock-ups, prototypes, layouts and user interface components - can be easily interpreted and implemented by experienced software development teams.
Conceptualize and iterate original ideas that bring simplicity and user-friendliness to complex design problems. Good understanding of the agile software lifecycle and ability to communicate and engage with frontend and backend engineering teams to iterate and achieve the best solutions.
Analyze, define and document strategies for multiple external and internal facing mobile platforms and web, from responsive web-based apps to hybrid and fully native applications. Understand mobile platform device requirements and articulate the different contexts of use.
Create deliverables including Information Architecture (IA), user flows, wireframes, interaction design, rapid prototypes, high-fidelity visual designs, redlines, and assets for business and consumer-facing web applications.
Conduct, improve designs, support and balance team recommendations with research, analytics, usability testing, customer insights and other quantitative/qualitative insights as appropriate to advance ideas.
Act as the user advocate during the product development process, present and defend designs and key milestone deliverables to the team and product stakeholders with an ability to see the big picture whilst maintaining careful attention to detail.
Research interaction, design standards, and technology trends.  Evaluate competitors and other related products to ensure that our products are applications adhere to best of breed usability and user experience standards in the market.
Establish and promote design guidelines for interaction, UX/UI and motion design patterns, best practices and standards for mobile and web-based applications.
Can lead the following activities with minimal-to-no guidance: Heuristic Evaluations, Storyboarding, Flow Diagramming, Information Architecture, Interaction design, and wireframing, high & low fidelity prototyping.
Consistently produces top-level work needing minimal direction from the leadership team.
Manages their own schedule prioritizing projects and can scope and plan UX/UI design activities and outputs within product teams.

  • 4 or more years of experience
  • Bachelors Degree in digital media, design, visual communication, fine arts, HCI, Cognitive Science or related work experience
  • Specific Technologies/Experience: Strong portfolio showcasing design for digital products
  • Experience designing complex workflows and visual interactions

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Additional requirements

Minimum education:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:

4-6 years


Up to 10%





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