Senior UX Designer @ SmartThings! - "Internet of Things"

Company Summary

At SmartThings we’re a consumer experience design team solving challenging problems to empower users to create smart homes that provide convenience and peace of mind to their everyday life. SmartThings is looking for an outstanding designer to join our growing design team. We value thoughtful interactions, beautiful visuals and user research as equal factors for delivering the magic through our SmartThings products.

Senior UX Designer

The opportunity is unique and exciting

You’ll work on IoT (Internet of Things) experience for a variety of digital platforms such as phones, tablets, wearables, TVs, just to name a few. You’ll uncover endless possibilities to help users create smart home experience. Your designs are enablers to drive direct connection of hundreds of physical products into the digital world as one integrated system. You’ll work alongside some of the smartest and passionate people in the IoT space.

The strengths and qualities we are looking for in our ideal candidate:

User Advocate: Your design will be used by real users. You are empathetic, place yourself in the users’ shoes, and the evidence is in your designs.

Interaction Design: You don’t take shortcuts and you think through all the details no matter how big or small the problem is. You iterate and refine, turning a complicated problem into a design solution that feels simple and intuitive to our users.

Visual Design: You understand the power of beautiful design. You use visual elements and composition strategically to elevate the interaction and look and feel of our product. You know how to simplify, what to emphasize and when to deliver surprise and delight.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience as a UX Designer working on shippable products, including for iOS and Android platforms.
  • BFA, BA or BS degree in Design, Human-Computer Interaction or a related discipline
  • Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch and similar tools
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating your work and design skills

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working closely with development teams on consumer oriented projects
  • Ability to distill complex problems into simple, clear, user interactions
  • Detail oriented and have an excellent eye on visual standards
  • Ability to prototype to demonstrate and communicate the design intent
  • Have a strong design point of view 
  • Excellent visual, written, verbal communication and documentation skills  
  • Efficiency working with multiple projects to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment
  • Experience in animations a plus
  • Experience designing interactions for physical products a plus

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