Senior UX Designer - TenMarks Education

Amazon.com, Inc. Burlingame, CA

Amazon is changing the way educators consume and share teaching and learning resources. We're looking for a strong individual contributor that can provide leadership in UX and can help foster a strong sense of team with fellow designers and the broader Amazon design community. The scope of your projects will be broad and deep, simplifying complex solutions that improve the way students learn.

As a fast-growing group within Amazon, we look for self-starters who thrive in a quick-paced environment – which means wearing many hats, being able to change direction quickly, and showing an eagerness to learn new things as the need arises are a must. If you have the energy to help solve big problems, the passion to help change the future of our country by improving education, and a can-do attitude then we would love to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities

* Lead the creation of the web and mobile experiences for the TenMarks product

* Create user flows, wireframes, prototypes, user interface specifications, and final graphics

* Identify key design issues and advocate for the best solutions for our users

* Leverage and establish best practices to deliver best-in-class customer experiences tailored for different devices

* Work alongside engineers, product managers, customer success and other UX designers throughout all stages of the product cycle

* Ensure and evolve a coherent customer experience for TenMarks across devices/platforms

This is a fulltime, onsite position in Burlingame, CA.

Amazon is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer - Female/Minority/Disability/Vet.

Basic Qualifications

* 7+ years of designing web and mobile applications, with experience working on a wide variety of platforms and devices

* The ability to move fluidly from rough sketches to high fidelity mocks that deliver on business goals

* The ability to communicate complex, interactive design concepts clearly and persuasively across different internal audiences

* Capacity to own and drive the design process by independently defining requirements, scoping projects and prioritizing tasks

* Proven ability to work cross-team and synthesize feedback and input from product management, engineering, and marketing

* A digital portfolio demonstrating user-centered design solutions for multiple interfaces and screen sizes, with context around role and contribution to the project, written goals, and process. This is a requirement for application.

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience in K-12 education technology

* A passion for making a difference in K-12 education in the US; this isn't just something we say, it's a big deal to us because it's a really big problem we're trying to solve

* An enthusiasm, that borders on obsession, for the details, nuances, and challenges of designing intuitive and thoughtful experiences

* Understanding of how design and development impact each other, and enough familiarity with the underlying technology to make informed tradeoffs

* Excellent communication, presentation and persuasion skills; demonstrated success in building buy-in for an innovative, bold, strategic vision

* Experience creating style guides, pattern libraries, and other design solutions that drive design across different organizations

* Ability to work gracefully and have a bias for action in a fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous environment

* Unflappable good humor, courtesy, and ability to build rapport with stakeholders, designers, developers and leaders

* Talent for crafting imaginative and innovative design solutions while maintaining user expectations through pattern consistency and interaction harmony

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