Amazon's Device and Services Design Group (DDG) is looking for a UX/Visual Design Manager to drive visual design across Fire TV, Tablet and Echo experiences. As a leader within the DDG organization, you will manage design across multiple design studios in Seattle and Sunnyvale, CA.As a Design Leader in DDG, you will define and build future applications for products at Amazon. You will be responsible for developing best-in-class consumer experiences (user interface designs, interaction models, prototypes, etc.), in a fast-paced, agile, startup-like environment. You will work closely with engineering, product management, industrial design, marketing, and company leaders to successfully go from early stage product concepts to launch. You are a pragmatic visionary that can translate business needs into a fantastic customer-focused solution. You must be responsive, flexible, and able to succeed within an open and collaborative peer environment.We are looking for a design leader who can: Create the vision for developing, communicating, and implementing the user experience and associated UI framework and assets on a range of products; follow through with the processes and tactics to implement the vision. Build and manage an effective team of visual and motion designers Build respect and credibility with stakeholders, management peers, direct reports, and executives Effectively manage and assign priorities and workloads Create world-class, beautiful UI's, visuals and layouts that support and reinforce our product vision, brand, and business objectives Introduce, develop, and ensure best design practices, processes and communicate quality expectations organizationally Understand how to advocate for customers and integrate user research in the design process Illustrate a command of design methods, tools, communication, and presentation skills Use humor, creativity, and energy to maintain personal and team momentumBasic qualifications 8+ years of experience in application design for digital products 4+ years successfully managing design teams Superior planning skills to stay one step ahead of the work you can model needs against high level roadmaps to make fact-based recommendations to management about staffing levels. Demonstrated ability leading persuasive presentations to senior management Proven experience with rapid, iterative design and development processes Knowledge of all creative tools used by UX designers and when to use them appropriately Track record of building-out successful design teams Bachelor s degree in Design, HCI, or related field or equivalent professional experience.Preferred qualification Experience designing voice forward experiences Master s degree in Design, HCI, or related field or equivalent professional experience.
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