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Interaction Design Lead, Android

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Computer Interaction, Design, UX, a related discipline, or equivalent practical experience.
  • Experience working with Product Management and Engineering teams, and working across time zones.
  • A design portfolio demonstrating design principles for web and/or mobile platforms.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in building an excellent product narrative that leverages data.
  • Experience making abstract ideas and requirements into tangible artifacts that enable a cross-functional team to align on a goal.
  • Ability to communicate complex interaction concepts clearly and persuasively to different audiences.

About the job

At Google, we follow a simple but vital premise: “Focus on the user and all else will follow.” Google’s Interaction Designers take complex tasks and make them intuitive and easy-to-use for billions of people around the globe. Throughout the design process—from creating user flows and wireframes to building user interface mockups and prototypes—you’ll envision how people will experience our products, and bring that vision to life in a way that feels inspired, refined, and even magical.

Google User Experience (UX) is made up of multi-disciplinary teams of UX Designers, Researchers, Writers, Content Strategists, Program Managers, and Engineers: we care deeply about the people who use our products. The UX team plays an integral part in gathering insights about the attitudes, emotions, and behaviors of people who use our products to inspire and inform design. We collaborate closely with each other and with engineering and product management to create industry-leading products that deliver value for the people who use them, and for Google’s businesses.

As an Interaction Designer, you’ll rely on user-centered design methods to craft industry-leading user experiences—from concept to execution. Like all of our UX jobs, you’ll collaborate with your design partners to leverage and evolve the Google design language to build beautiful, innovative, inspired products that people love to use.

As a UX Designer, you will help grow the Platforms and Ecosystems Engineering, Product, and Design team. In this role, you will build Android and Google Play products and collaborate with Search, Assistant, YouTube, and Payment teams.

Android is Google’s open-source mobile operating system powering more than 3 billion devices worldwide. Android is about bringing computing to everyone in the world. We believe computing is a super power for good, enabling access to information, economic opportunity, productivity, connectivity between friends and family and more. We think everyone in the world should have access to the best computing has to offer. We provide the platform for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and developers to build compelling computing devices (smartphones, tablets, TVs, wearables, etc) that run the best apps/services for everyone in the world.

Responsibilities

  • Build compelling user-centric visions, including organizing people and process for alignment (i.e. design thinking methods), and scope UX visions into implementable roadmaps.
  • Scope projects and assess feasibility by working with cross-functional partners to discuss project specifications/approach and provide work/deliverable estimates. Select, engage, and manage vendors.
  • Leverage user research to influence stakeholders and improve product designs and strategy.
  • Translate complex concepts and interactions into simple, elegant, and coherent design and define user journeys.
  • Propose and practice strategic processes and programs to reduce friction and improve UX team efficacy.

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