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Staff Interaction Designer

Company: Google Inc.
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Minimum qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree in Design or equivalent practical experience. * Experience collaborating with multidisciplinary teams of Designers, Researchers, Engineers, Content Strategists and Product Managers throughout the design process. * Experience designing across multiple platforms. * Portfolio highlighting multiple projects that demonstrates experiences crafting usable digital interfaces (see Google's portfolio tips).

Preferred qualifications:

* Master's degree in Design, Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, or a related field. * 15 years of relevant industry experience. * Excellent problem-solving skills and familiarity with technical constraints and limitations as they apply to designing for desktop and mobile platforms (e.g., Android and iOS). * Demonstrated strategic impact over large work groups, deep product design problems, or long time horizons. * Ability to partner with cross-functional peers, influence system/family level design language evolution to develop strategies that standardize and expedite implementation. * Ability to communicate complex concepts clearly across different audiences and varying levels of the organization to influence product design strategy.

About the job

At Google, we follow a simple but vital premise: "Focus on the user and all else will follow." Google's Interaction Designers take complex tasks and make them intuitive and easy-to-use for billions of people around the globe. Throughout the design process-from creating user flows and wireframes to building user interface mockups and prototypes-you'll envision how people will experience our products, and bring that vision to life in a way that feels inspired, refined, and even magical.

Google User Experience (UX) is made up of multi-disciplinary teams of UX Designers, Researchers, Writers, Content Strategists, Program Managers, and Engineers: we care deeply about the people who use our products. The UX team plays an integral part in gathering insights about the attitudes, emotions, and behaviors of people who use our products to inspire and inform design. We collaborate closely with each other and with engineering and product management to create industry-leading products that deliver value for the people who use them, and for Google's businesses.

As an Interaction Designer, you'll rely on user-centered design methods to craft industry-leading user experiences-from concept to execution. Like all of our UX jobs, you'll collaborate with your design partners to leverage and evolve the Google design language to build beautiful, innovative, inspired products that people love to use.

User experience is at the forefront of how we create intuitive, innovative, and beautiful products that people love. We strive to learn and understand our users' needs, behaviors, and emotions to gather insights that inform product strategy and design. Our UX teams include designers, researchers, content strategists, and engineers who are passionate about quality, usability, and simplicity. We work on collaborative teams to solve complex challenges and craft experiences that highlight our products' unique capabilities and personalities. Our work touches billions while exemplifying a key principle that is core to Google's philosophy: "Focus on the user and all else will follow."

Responsibilities

* Provide strategic leadership to solve large, highly complex, open-ended problems that improve a Google product ecosystem. * Drive product solutions for platform/products/devices or product strategy evolution that are user-centered and increase value and delight for Google's global users. * Influence product direction through effective storytelling that conveys a compelling UX vision to secure buy-in from cross-product stakeholders. * Contribute to Google's design community through mentorship and other initiatives that grow Google's UX community and culture.

Keywords: Google Inc., Palo Alto , Staff Interaction Designer, Other , Palo Alto, California

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