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Director of User Experience

at Skyfire in Mountain View, CA   —   Jul 01, 2014   |  
Skyfire is changing the way people use their mobile phones. For the first time on the phone, you can experience Web browsing exactly like PC browsing. We’re the only mobile browser to support all major Web 2.0 standards – Ajax, Javascript, Flash 10, Silverlight – it just works.
We completed our successful beta with over 1M activations, and our installed base is rapidly growing in numbers and engagement. Skyfire runs on Windows Mobile and Nokia phones, and BlackBerry and other platforms are in the works.
Skyfire has been met with accolades in the media: USA Today calls Skyfire an “iPhone worthy browser.” The New York Times hails Skyfire App of the Week for playing Flash video, something no other mobile browser can do. And, TechCrunch claims our 1.0 release is “quite near perfect.”
The smartphone industry is growing and mobile browsing is exploding – check out how Skyfire is changing the game. Click here to see a demo, or visit to read more. Better yet, download Skyfire.
We are backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Matrix Partners and Trinity Ventures and located in downtown Mountain View, walking distance from restaurants, bars, and train station.

We are looking for our first Director of User Experience. This is a great opportunity for someone who is skilled at creating intuitive and engaging mobile and web applications. We are looking for someone ready to take on the challenge of extending our unique ability to deliver the PC web across multiple smartphone platforms, vertical applications and partner requirements. The UX Director position requires a deep understanding of strategy, usability, interaction and visual design.
Define strategies aligned with business goals and market environment to create compelling, innovate user experiences
Discover the needs of Skyfire users and find ways to enhance their experience.
Author the creation of personas, workflows, sitemaps, and wireframes to solidify directions, plans and visual design.
Create new user scenarios while maintaining consistency of UI framework and design patterns.
Create, prototype, design and measure the user experience for customer acquisition to retention.
Provide a compelling brand experience with a strong sense of aesthetics.
Work collaboratively across company functions including product management, business development and engineering.
5+ years experience in web or mobile user experience design and information architecture with large- scale, high-volume consumer offerings.
Degree in information science, information design, human-computer interaction, cognitive psychology, human factors, or related such as studio design.
Strategic thinker with extensive experience in simplifying complex workflows for mobile client applications and web applications
Deep understanding of user objectives, user scenarios, key product strategy, point of differentiation, usability principles, web applications framework, and the development of a product road map
Understand the complexity of designing user experiences for small screen devices, multiple phone operating systems, form factors, geographies and partners to create a comprehensive model.
Expert understanding of methods for designing easy-to-use interfaces, including user and task analysis, information architecture, interface design, heuristic evaluation, and usability testing
Expertise in interaction design, visual design and understanding of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, Flash, Photoshop and Illustrator
Ability to create interaction prototypes
Strong communication, analytical, and interpersonal skills working within cross-functional teams
Proven ability to balance multiple projects while meeting tight deadlines
Strong passion for creating world-class mobile experiences
The Director will have the proven ability to create supremely usable applications
incorporate great visual design and user experience
Strong knowledge with mobile and Web 2.0 technologies.
Bachelor's or equivalent experience
DOE + Stock
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