Interaction Designer

Google - Pittsburgh, PA4.3

Full-time
Note: By applying to this position your application is automatically submitted to the following locations: Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York, NY, USA
Design and user experience (UX) are at the forefront of everything we do. The job of an Interaction Designer is to envision how people experience our products and bring that vision to life in a way that feels inspired, refined and even magical. In an Interaction Designer role, you’ll take on complex tasks and transform them into intuitive, accessible and easy-to-use designs for billions of people around the world—from the first-time user to the sophisticated expert. Achieving this goal requires collaboration with teams of Designers, Researchers, Engineers and Product Managers throughout the design process—from creating user flows and wireframes to building user interface mockups and prototypes. At each stage, you will anticipate what our users need, advocate for them and ensure that the final product surprises and delights them.

Google Cloud helps millions of employees and organizations empower their employees, serve their customers, and build what’s next for their business — all with technology built in the cloud. Our products are engineered for security, reliability and scalability, running the full stack from infrastructure to applications to devices and hardware. And our teams are dedicated to helping our customers — developers, small and large businesses, educational institutions and government agencies — see the benefits of our technology come to life.

Responsibilities
Define the user experience for new and existing Stackdriver capabilities.
Collaborate with researchers, other designers, product managers and software engineers.
Balance product, development, and user-centered goals to help shape overall product strategy.
Develop storyboards, mockups, and prototypes to communicate interaction and design ideas.
Assist with assessing the usability of Stackdriver workloads and make constructive suggestions for improvements in lockstep with UX researchers.
Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
4 years of experience at a creative interactive agency or in-house interactive team.
Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Sketch or other web design tools.
Experience (including supporting examples) with conveying concepts through wireframes, flows and mockups.

Preferred qualifications:
Experience with conveying concepts through wireframes, flows and mockups.
Experience in creating quick and dirty prototypes for web and/or mobile app experiences.
Experience with generating graphic representations, on-screen graphic design, and illustration and data visualization.
Experience with distilling complex processes into simple and clear user interactions.
Familiarity with enterprise scale products.
Excellent attention to detail, with a commitment to putting the user first.
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