Sr. Design Technologist, Envision Engineering

US, NY, Virtual Location - New York

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Job summary
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is looking for builders with a passion for designing solutions that accelerate our customers' ability to innovate on our platform. You will be part of a tight knit team of innovative practitioners who are obsessed with understanding the needs of our customers and have the skills to partner with them in experimenting with new ideas that can open up new markets or radically change how they deliver existing products/services. Our goal is to double our customers’ inventiveness by doubling the number of experiments they can run (Jeff Bezos).

In this role you will use your UI/UX expertise to show customers the art of the possible in developing prototypes using machine learning, deep learning, IoT and serverless architectures. You will apply design and user experience best practices that ensures the prototypes provide a foundation to production solutions. We will provide a creative environment where high judgement failure is embraced so you can move fast without compromising on research time that is required to experiment with new ideas.

Here are some other qualities we’re looking for:

Be great fun to work with. At AWS, we have a credo of “Work hard. Have fun. Make history”. In this role, you will love what you do, and instinctively know how to make work fun. You will be dynamic and creative, and willing to take on any challenge and be eager to make a big impact.

You are intellectually curious and enjoy keeping your existing UI/UX skills honed while developing new ones, so you can make strong contributions to deep architecture discussions. You will regularly take part in deep-dive education and design exercises to create world-class solutions built on AWS.

Expert confidence in applying UX best practices to design problems - Keeping the customer and end user in focus without sacrificing velocity. You’re comfortable with committing to design decisions through peer review and rapid testing methodologies.

Comfort with code. You take ownership of your design output and see it through into the functional prototype. An ideal candidate will understand the technical investments or limitations and use that to inform their design decisions. This also means you aren’t afraid to pitch in on light front-end development or ‘design in code’ on occasion.

You are intellectually curious and enjoy keeping your existing UI/UX skills honed while developing new ones, so that you can make strong contributions to deep architecture discussions.

Key job responsibilities
  • Research and employ up-to-date technological developments to customer engagements
  • Apply design best practices and processes to develop artifacts from discovery to deployment
  • Rapidly build and iterate on high-fidelity prototypes that express design intent, using the most appropriate tools and techniques for the task.
  • Position requires travel -- generally, between 0 - 25%

Basic Qualifications

  • An online portfolio or samples of work demonstrating relevant experience
  • Fluency in best practices for user experience and user interface design
  • 5+ years experience working in a collaborative team and directly with developers for implementation of designs
  • 3+ years of experience building functional prototypes in HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (“STEM” majors) or equivalent experience
  • Strong time-management skills and the ability to be self-directed when needed
  • Owning the full design process from design to deployment
  • Experience with UI design for complex workflows and/or for end users
  • Generalist expertise in design for both consumer and enterprise audiences with an emphasis on data visualization
  • Deep understanding of human motivations, capabilities, and limitations as applied to the design of interactive systems.
  • Passion for understanding the latest learnings and innovations in behavioral science, research methods, and UX design and applying these to your work.
  • Familiarity with: modern CSS frameworks, tools and workflows; JS frameworks such as Angular, React, Vue.

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Tags: AWS Data visualization Deep Learning Engineering JavaScript Machine Learning Research Testing UX

Regions: Remote/Anywhere North America
Country: United States
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