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Sr UI Designer


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Company AT&T

Job Title Sr UI Designer

Jobid att4-7010487

Location: El Segundo, CA, 90245, USA

Description The world loves TV! But the traditional world of video content distribution and consumption is changing dramatically. It’s no surprise the AT&T Entertainment Group (AEG) UX teams are leading the way, making us a top provider of digital television entertainment services, delivering a premium video experience through state-of-the-art technology, and unmatched programming to more than 37 million customers in the U.S. and Latin America.

To maintain our lead in a competitive, ever changing industry, AEG is looking for a talented Sr. UI & Brand Designer to join our team based to support current as well as the next generation design of our multi-platform entertainment experiences.

**Job description**

In this role you'll be a key member of a dynamic team, contributing to vital steps of the creative process as you build your skills that will help lay the foundation for your career.

**Job Duties & Responsibilities**

+ User Experience Design: You will work with UI and UX leads, UX and UI designers, business owners, product managers, and engineers (developers) to build high quality user-centered solutions.

+ Collaboration: You will be part of creative brainstorming, ideation, rapid-prototyping, and other problem-solving with user experience and visual designers, engineers and other stakeholders on multiple projects. This also includes strong collaboration and alignment with teams responsible for online and mobile experiences to ensure customers' needs are met across all media.

+ Execution: Using traditional visual design principles and tools (visual hierarchy, composition, brand/identity, typography, color theory, etc), you will design UI comps that are sound from both a UX and branding standpoint. To achieve this, you will work closely with UX designers. While a considerable portion of your deliverables will be UI comps/screens, you will always need to consider the larger system that you’re designing UI screens for, the user flows, etc.

+ Branding: Having a deep understanding of how product and brand intersect. Where the functionality (rational) overlaps with the soul and identity of a product (emotional). You will need to build a strong relationship with the various design teams in AT&T that deal with branding and marketing.

+ Research Participation: You will be working closely with our internal user researchers to support usability and focus group test plans as well as prototype support (paper or interactive prototypes, as appropriate).

+ Project Execution and Support: You will be the user advocate supporting features and products throughout the project lifecycle ensuring the best experience gets implemented. This includes software development support, reviews, presentations, and of course making sure your high-quality deliverables meet deadlines.

+ Team Culture: Help to foster a fun, collaborative and supportive culture in which we are able to make career-defining work.

**Desired Soft Skills & Talents**

+ Initiative: A dedication to driving projects, anticipating challenges, meeting deadlines, and managing time.

+ Inquisitive: Naturally curious about new technology and hardware, and its relevance and value to people.

+ Problem Solving: Develop an understanding of the unique needs of each market, digest the goals and challenges of each project, create implementable solution options, identify pros/cons and make recommendations.

+ Collaboration: Work effectively within and across teams with multiple personality types and cultural backgrounds. Contribute productively, constructively and respectfully to debates during solution development.

+ Communication: Crystal clarity in speech, writing, and presentations to a variety of audiences (ex: engineers, managers, executives).

+ Senior Level Skills: Displaying the ability to oversee and direct mid and associate level designers. This primarily involves oversight and direction from an execution standpoint, ensuring that the quality, accuracy, aesthetics of designers’ work is of the highest level.

+ Multi-tasking: Successfully juggling multiple projects while understanding prioritization and where/when to shift focus and attention.

+ Receptivity: Able to learn quickly and apply new knowledge adeptly.

+ Agility: Works comfortably in a fast-paced, evolving environment.

**Required Knowledge & Experience**

+ Degree in Graphic Design, Information Architecture, Interaction Design, UX or equivalent in design-related work experience.

+ Minimum 5+ years experience in digital/interactive design, user-centered design, user requirements analysis and usability testing/user research.

+ Proficient in industry-standard design processes.

+ Online portfolio required, demonstrating:

+ Exceptional digital, consumer electronics and/or similar entertainment product design that is well-thought out and of high quality

+ Examples of cross-platform design that demonstrates the ability to account for considerations across multiple devices or screens

+ Experience designing innovative solutions for the TV (10’ Design) a plus

+ Drawing & Sketching Skills:

+ Ability to clearly, quickly and fluidly sketch ideas (on paper, whiteboarding, etc)

+ Stronger drawing skills with ability to create storyboards is a plus.

+ Software proficiency

+ Adobe Design Suite

+ Primarily Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign. After Effects is a plus.

+ UX tools are a plus: Omnigraffle, Axure or equivalent

+ Sketch (primary tool for UI design)

+ 3D skills are a plus (Cinema 4D)

+ Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

+ A passion for TV and entertainment!

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