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Funding1M-5M USD
IndustryWeb 2.0, Consumer, Recommendations, Social Networking
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UX Design Lead

at Gild in San Francisco, CA   —   Apr 17, 2014   |  
Gild is seeking a passionate, inquisitive, creative, and thoughtful UX Designer to join our Product team. We are fundamentally changing the talent market by providing developers with the information and tools they need to stand out based on their merits. We want an individual who aspires to play a huge role in designing these new experiences. This is an opportunity to build a product used all over the world and actually improve peoples' lives.

There is a lot to accomplish and the perfect candidate is armed with a fluency in current UX best practices and an unbridled enthusiasm to work closely across disciplines to help achieve those goals. You’re flexible but push for what you believe in and can see all sides to an argument. You know how to look at a complex problem and efficiently break it down into manageable pieces. You constantly look for ways to improve everyday experiences. You obsess over the details and accept nothing less than thoughtful, elegant, simple interaction design. You understand our industry and our product and bring a vision of how we can make it better.

Our team of engineers and designers work as a tight cross-disciplinary team but a comfort level collaborating with all parts of the company is a must. Design is an iterative process, and we're looking for people who embrace this philosophy of creation as well.

This job will be based in our headquarters in SOMA near the ballpark in San Francisco. Along with your resumé, please submit a link to your portfolio that highlights UX design or any other relevant work.
Work collaboratively within the product team to map user flows, paper prototype interactions, and oversee the building process
Concept interactions across mediums: web, mobile and email
Rapid prototype development in Keynote, Fireworks, or tool of choice
Present at weekly team meetings
Storyboard/prototype UX experiences
Conduct usability and research studies
Create the right documentation for the task at hand, ranging from a sketch on a piece of paper or a whiteboard to an annotated wireframe that a developer can run with
Help establish and reinforce consistent interaction design patterns across platforms
Work closely with our product managers, designers and engineers to define the best way to approach a problem
5+ years designing experiences across multiple platforms
Excellent communication skills
Excellent information visualization skills
Ability to deliver solid interaction design on a tight deadline
Lo-fi & hi-fi prototyping skills
Working knowledge of Adobe CS
A strong portfolio of work that includes personal projects over which you had total control
Ability to empathize with a variety of different kinds of users
Passion and ideas about where the Gild product can go
Excellent collaborative skills
Self-motivated with the ability to work independently
We ofter Salary, stock, and health insurance.
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