UX|UI Designer at NBC

NBC.COM is looking for a smart, energetic and talented UX|UI Designer to join its award winning Design|UX Team. This role is a contract position that will be instrumental in shaping NBC.com Digital Experiences across multiple platforms and devices. The UX|UI Designer will work closely with both the Design and Product Teams to create digital product experiences that enhance peoples’ lives.

NBC.COM is seeking a User Experience Designer who will be responsible for creating engaging experiences across NBC.COM’s family of products and services. You will work collaboratively with fellow members of the Design|UX and Product Team to conceptualize, wireframe and design ideas into usable experiences. You will inspire members of Design|UX, Product Management, Engineering and Quality Assurance to develop consistent and award-winning products and interfaces.

Responsibilities
As a User Experience team member, you will:

  • Represent the User Experience by translating customer requirements and usability study results into defined specifications that inspire the development the right product.
  • Own the design of the most impactful user interface for our core products.
  • Participate in the product definition process with the Product Team, Design|UX Team, Engineering and User Research.
  • Influence product strategy and direction by incorporating key strategic goals.
  • Work Directors of Product & Design|UX to translate business and marketing goals into the best customer solutions for our business.
  • Develop and maintain design mockups, usage scenarios, user flows, specifications, prototypes, navigation maps and other documents.
  • Work with feature development teams to make sure that the workflow reflects the customer’s needs and ensure consistency among features.
  • Develop expert-level knowledge of competitive and complementary products and bring new ideas to the team.
  • Define innovative user interfaces and interaction styles that result in improved user productivity and engagement.

Knowledge & Skills
The ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:

  • A High degree of creativity, interaction design and problem solving abilities.
  • Strong design communication skills (ability to communicate ideas through design).
  • Uncanny drive to design the best user experience and customer interactions.
  • Proven track record and passion for designing compelling, award-winning user interfaces.
  • Excellent presentation skills with a fierce attention to details.
  • Experience working in a fast paced environment with multiple teams & stakeholders.
  • Team player who can work easily with Design, Product and Engineering.
  • Ability to create detailed wireframes, user flows and specifications is required.
  • Education in Interaction Design, Human Computer Interaction or Product Design is required.
  • Expertise in visual design tools like Photoshop and Illustrator is required.
  • HTML & Prototyping skills are a definite plus.
  • A Great portfolio showcasing range and samples of interaction design is a MUST.
  • Entertainment and/or Lifestyle Brand Experience is a Plus.

Experience

  • 3+ years of experience for the User Experience Designer position.
  • 2 – 5 years experience in developing cross-platform product interfaces.
  • Experience in iOS and Android Platforms required.
  • BA Degree in User Centric Design, HCI or cognitive psychology OR combined work experience and human factors training.
  • Hands on experience with a variety of user research techniques including user testing, personas, and scenarios, internal and external user interviews.
  • Must be comfortable working on complex mobile and web applications along with consumer focused content websites.
  • Experience with touch enabled devices and systems and Consumer Entertainment Experiences also a huge plus.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA
  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
  • Willingness to work long hours with short notice
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
  • Must be at least 18 years old or greater

Online Portfolio is required for all submissions.

Interested candidates should email their cover letter and resume to NBC.ContractRecruitment@nbcuni.com with “Contract UX|UI Designer” in the subject line.

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