Sr. UX Designer

Job Description

IMDb is the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV, and celebrity content, reaching an audience of more than 250 million unique visitors per month. IMDb Professional services, including IMDbPro and Withoutabox, help entertainment industry professionals manage their professional presence online, find the information they need to excel at their jobs, discover talented independent filmmakers, and distribute and promote their films to a worldwide audience.

We are seeking an experienced UX Designer to help us hone the IMDbPro and Withoutabox user experiences.

As our UX Designer, you will report directly to the Head of User Experience in our Santa Monica office. You will own the full design process for your assigned projects, working with the Product Manager to shape the concept, executing iterative designs from wireframes and flows to refined detailed specifications, and collaborating with Software Development Engineers to see your design solutions through to launch. You must have a deep understanding of usability and interaction design best practices, an unrelenting passion for understanding our users, and the ability to effectively tailor your communication style to designers, technical colleagues, business stakeholders, and leadership.

Responsibilities include:
· Create iterative design documentation including user journey flows, system maps, wireframes, visual designs, and detailed specifications of behaviors and design implementation
· Work both independently and with UX Researcher to execute exploratory needs analyses (e.g. user interviews) and evaluative usability studies
· Create prototypes and testing materials of various levels of fidelity
· Triangulate qualitative (e.g. usability studies) and quantitative (e.g. usage metrics) data to support design choices
· Create visual designs that match existing patterns and brand guidelines, plus extend styles to create new patterns as needed
· Present work to design, product, and technical team members to solicit and respond to feedback
· Communicate design problems, best practices, and recommended solutions in ways that are easy for other team members to comprehend
· Work with technical team members to identify and creatively solve for difficult technical challenges
· Perform user acceptance testing to ensure design implementations adhere to specifications
· Proactively assess and recommend improvements to the user experience
· Advocate for usability, design, and innovation within the organization
· Stay abreast of UX design trends and tools, and share knowledge with the design team

Basic Qualifications

· 7+ years leading user experience design projects
· Portfolio demonstrating past work experience and deliverables
· Fluency in usability best practices
· Experience designing for desktop and mobile web and applications
· Experience with user-centric design processes
· Experience designing complex workflows
· Ability to synthesize feedback from multiple stakeholders and explain and defend design choices
· Proficiency in interaction design tools such as Sketch, Omnigraffle, Axure, or similar
· Degree or comparable work experience in human computer interaction, interactive design, cognitive psychology, or similar discipline

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience designing for UI frameworks such as Bootstrap
· Usability testing experience
· Experience creating functional prototypes
· Understanding of web technologies and front end development
· Excellent communication skills, including the ability to present complex concepts clearly and persuasively across diverse audiences at various levels of an organization
· Track record of good time management, prioritizing projects and estimating work.
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