Atlassian: Senior UX Designer

Posted by | July 12, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

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Location: Sydney

URL: http://www.atlassian.com/about/careers/listing.jsp?jobID=64#sydney_jobs

  • Lead and build a User Experience practice for a thriving collaboration & communication product
  • Design elegant interfaces for our globally acclaimed collaboration and development tools
  • Join an agile design practice where you’ll have a high level of ownership
  • Teach, learn, and give back to the community in an open, unique Australian company
You’re a designer and a thinker.  You inhale complex UI requirements
and exhale beautiful visualisations of how applications look and
behave. You think and communicate visually using sketches,
wire-framing, Photoshop mockups, and interactive prototypes to model
your solutions to the tough problems of UI design. You’ve honed your
craft over the years and can visualise, iterate, execute, and validate
designs at lightning speed. Agile schmagile. Your designs grace
products used by thousands or hundreds of thousands. You’re a
consummate communicator and collaborator, and you’re picky about who
you work with.
Position Summary
This is the lead position for user experience strategy for our WIKI
product, and will be responsible for building a user experience team
as we grow. As part of the Design team at Atlassian, you’ll be located
in a central team of UX professionals, and you’ll work closely with the
product manager and development teams of one of our key products. 
You’ll have ongoing responsibility for improving the quality and
innovation of the user interface of one of our core products. 
 
What You’ll Do
  • Be the primary advocate for user goals and needs 
  • Drive constant improvements in user experience quality and innovation
  • Produce user, task, and product models in a variety of visual and interactive formats 
  • Create production-quality visual assets and icons for the development teams 
  • Manage cross-product UI improvements, balancing consistency with ingenuity
  • Share your knowledge and skills
  • Lead the user experience strategy for this product
Key Skills
  • UI wireframing in Visio, Balsamiq, OmniGraffle, or Illustrator
  • Extensive experience in Adobe Photoshop producing pixel-perfect screen designs 
  • Strong grasp of underlying web application technologies: HTML, CSS, DOM, and various JavaScript libraries (aka “ajax”) 
  • Ability to distill complex relationships and concepts into understandable user models
  • Team-building, team leadership
  • Experience interacting directly with users and managing long-term customer relationships
  • Experience in Information Architecture, Information Design, Screen Layout and Interaction Design
  • Strong negotiation skills 
  • Outcome-driven work style 
  • Otherworldly personal time management skills
Work Samples
Please submit work samples or URLs for portfolio websites to be considered for this role. It’s very helpful if you identify your exact role and responsibility for each example presented.
 

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