UX/Product Designer

US - CA - Carlsbad Ref #3920 20-Aug-2019

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 are looking for an experienced designer to be the design owner and strategic partner with the IT technology and product teams on our key initiatives. Someone who is passionate about developing user experience strategies based off of insights of real people, has the mastery of their craft to turn these insights into beautifully designed products (both interactions and visuals) and inspires the organization by showing/prototyping what is possible before it is built.

Responsibilities:

Collaborate with IT, engineering, and product and business teams to design innovative solutions and execute across the full product service lifecycle.
Ensure the design 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 challenges. 
Possess a solid understanding of the agile software lifecycle and ability to communicate and engage with teams to iterate and achieve the best solutions.
Create high-quality user-centered design concepts for mobile, tablet, desktop, or web.
Lead and deliver with minimal direction from leadership: Information Architecture (IA), user flows, wireframes, interaction design, rapid prototypes, high-fidelity visual designs, redlines, and assets for business and consumer facing solutions.
Conduct, improve designs, and balance team recommendations with research, analytics, usability testing, customer insights and other quantitative/qualitative insights such as design standards, technology trends, and competitor evaluations.
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.
Establish and promote design guidelines for interaction, UX/UI and motion design patterns, best practices and standards for mobile and web-based applications.


Requirements

5+ years of related experience designing at consumer-focused tech or media companies.
Experience defining and developing user experience epics, stories, and use cases.
Portfolio showcasing design for digital products.

Preferences
Bachelor’s Degree in digital media, design, visual communication, fine arts, HCI, Cognitive Science or related work experience.
Experience with HTML, CSS, or Javascript.
Experience with the following tools: Invision, Axure, Sketch, Photoshop, After Effects, Framer, JIRA and/or other user experience tools.


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Additional requirements

Minimum education:

BA/BS or equivalent experience

Years of experience:

5-8 years

Travel:

Up to 10%

Citizenship:

US Citizenship Required

Clearance:

None

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