UX Designer

Sound United - Vista, CA4.0

30+ days ago
UX Designer, North America
Reporting to the Sr. Manager-User Experience, you will be responsible for gathering innovative ideas and product requirements at Sound United.

Key Responsibilities:
Collaborate closely with product team members to identify user needs and transform them into user stories, functional specifications, wireframes, UI prototypes and end user documentation.
Work closely with cross-functional teams throughout the entire product development process from crafting user flows and wireframes to building user interface mockups and detailed functional specifications
Design the overall functionality, user interfaces and specifications of the product and iterate upon it to ensure a great user experience
To be a forward thinker and anticipate customer needs, advocate for them and ensure that the final product surprises and delights them
Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in human-computer interaction, software systems engineering or related field; Education can substituted for experience
3+ years of experience as a user experience designer, interaction designer, information architect, or similar role.
Able to provide samples of work demonstrating experience creating user-centered design solutions and wireframes with proven track records of commercial product releases
Ability to translate wireframes and user stories into fully detailed UI specifications
A love of music and crafting user experiences that are engaging, delightful, and easy to use

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience designing for iOS and Android mobile applications for commercially available products
Experience with a variety of tools including Sketch, InVision, Visio and OmniGraffle
Experience creating and defining functional specifications for hardware and software based consumer electronics
Agile development experience with consumer electronics using Confluence and JIRA
Interaction design expertise demonstrated through mockups, wireframes, and final product implementations
Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills with the ability to work on geologically distributed team members
Experience working in a collaborative team and working directly with software developers, hardware developers, product owner or managers, and marketing teams globally
Fluency in best practices for software and mobile app design, as well as strong knowledge of usability principles and techniques to propose a solution that strikes the right balance of user needs, business objectives, and product development needs
Bring strong sense of visual design skills to build high fidelity, production ready designs
Committed to learning and expanding professional and technical knowledge personally and throughout the cross-functional team

About Sound United:
Sound United LLC, parent company to Polk Audio, Definitive Technology, and Polk BOOM, announced on February 28, 2017 that it has completed the acquisition of the D+M Group, owner of the Denon, HEOS by Denon, Marantz, and Boston Acoustics brands. The D+M Group is the largest supplier of audio/video receivers worldwide and a leader in wireless multi-room audio. Sound United is the largest supplier of loudspeakers in North America and a leading supplier of sound bars and wireless music systems. The combined company will be known as Sound United, which will own and operate some of the most prestigious brands in the consumer audio space, providing synergy opportunities for the existing core businesses, while also unlocking the potential to expand the product portfolio and market reach. The sale and subsequent integration process has created several new positions at the company’s headquarters in Vista, CA.

Why Sound United

Taking premium brands to new heights. With manufacturing, supply chains, distribution channels and employees in Japan, the United States, Europe and other parts of Asia, Sound United has a global face and a sales presence in over 70 countries.

High visibility, broad impact. This is a high growth, changing environment, and you will have the opportunity to really make an impact on our systems and processes and how we enhance them. In addition to being exposed to new projects and learning new skills, this role also positions you to interact with a variety of departments, teams and leadership groups on a global basis.

Great time to join. We are proud to provide premium audio/video experiences to both commercial and consumer markets and, we're experiencing healthy growth. When you've proved yourself a star and are ready for the next career step, the opportunities will be there.

Cultural experience. You will have regular exposure to many cultures. We're in over 70 countries, so you're not just focused on one culture, but will enjoy working with many.

Building on success. Our growing portfolio of premium audio and video products delivers the best in design, technology, innovation and performance to a variety of customers who seek to enrich the moment with pure sound and vision. Our well-respected products continuously win industry awards and accolades. Under new senior leadership we are investing in growth and expanding our product lines, distribution channels and markets, making this an exciting time to be part of the “new Sound United.”

Excellent compensation, benefits and work environment. In addition to a competitive salary, attractive incentive program and equity participation, we offer a collaborative and open work environment and professional development opportunities.

Join SOUND UNITED and let’s build an even greater company together!