WhaleShark Media: UX Designer

Posted by | November 23, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

Location: Austin, Texas

URL: http://www.whalesharkmedia.com

UX Designer
About Us
Media was founded in 2007 and is the world’s leading marketplace for coupons and deals. The
company’s websites connect consumers seeking savings with discounts from more
than 100,000 top merchants, stores and retailers.  
If you have visited any of WhaleShark’s many
web properties, such as www.RetailMeNot.com, http://www.VoucherCodes.co.uk, www.Deals.com, www.Deals2Buy.com, www.CheapStingyBargains.com, www.CouponSeven.com and www.CouponShare.com,
you’ll be familiar with what we do. WhaleShark
Media’s mission is to help consumers save money and enjoy a hassle-free
discount shopping experience. Our motto is “Every Deal. Every Customer.
You will be joining a fast-growing start-up with more than 100 million
unique visitors who shop our deals sites every year. 
Our culture is
smart, collaborative and motivated. Our people are passionate about driving the
business from vision to implementation to delivery, with measureable results. WhaleShark
Media employees are energized by their ability to work in a highly flexible
environment where their decisions can have a visible and immediate impact on
the company’s bottom line! 
About the role:
WhaleShark Media is looking for a
passionate designer, who will play a pivotal role in defining our online user
The UX Designer will work with a cross-functional team including
Product, Visual Design and Engineering to create and evolve significant online
products and features for WhaleShark Media. The position requires a laser-like
customer focus, a data-driven approach, and nuanced understanding of the online
product development process.
The ideal candidate will possess:
Significant experience with user experience design, including
interaction design and usability research, with a consumer Internet company or
web design consulting firm/agency.
A tangible, well-grounded sense of interactive design with respect to
creating simple, elegant, aesthetically pleasing interfaces based on usability
principles while balancing these principles with a commercial orientation.
A comprehensive understanding of the current state of web technology and
best practices, with a critical awareness of implications on user-centered
design and functionality.
An ability to work effectively in a young organization with sometimes
conflicting priorities.
Work with a cross-functional team to design a world-class user
experience by translating product requirements into engaging concepts and
simple interaction models
Define user task flows and concept intuitive designs that promote
usability and optimize the user experience of our products and features
Develop high level and/or detailed personas, scenarios, site maps,
sketches, storyboards, mockups, wireframes and prototypes to effectively
communicate interaction and design ideas
Identify and cater to user behaviors and interaction preferences by
testing the usability of features, functionality and conceptual designs
Work with the cross-functional team to A/B test design variations to
optimize the KPIs important to the business
Initiate, drive and present usability study results and make actionable
research-based recommendations to inform future work

Relevant web design experience for a consumer Internet company or web
design consulting firm/agency in a team-based environment
Practical experience employing user-centered design methods
Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills; equally at ease
speaking with development teams or executives when articulating and advocating
design concepts and rationale
Proven ability to deliver high quality interaction designs to
customers/stakeholders in a collaborative environment
Willing to work extended hours to meet deadlines when required
Must be detail oriented
Must be able to work independently and build strong relationships with
functional team partners
Strong interest in user’s everyday needs and workflow
Knowledge of JavaScript and CSS for rapid prototyping purposes
Expert HTML/Photoshop skills; Ajax/Flash/Flex proficiency a plus
Bachelor’s degree in Interaction Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or
related field a plus
We offer competitive salaries, employee stock options and benefits and
an opportunity to be an integral part of a company that eagerly pursues
disruption in its space to continue to drive innovation and lead the

To apply: If you are interested in our UX Designer role, please visit us at www.WhaleSharkMedia.com or apply online at http://WhaleSharkMedia.com/careers.html

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