User Experience Designer

About Oben:

Founded in 2014, ObEN is an artificial intelligence company based in one of the world’s most successful incubators: Idealab in Pasadena, CA. We have developed a sophisticated speech technology that allows any Internet of Things to speak in any voice and in any language.

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Your responsibilities:

We are looking for a user experience designer with strong interests and capabilities in the design and development of engaging user interfaces and experiences. The ideal candidate will thrive in a work environment that requires strong problem solving skills and independent self-direction, coupled with an aptitude for team collaboration and open communication. This individual excels at providing both highly analytical as well as highly creative ideas to a design engagement. The candidate will also have extensive experience in a fast-paced and innovative development environment. A thorough understanding of contemporary user-centered design methodologies is a must.

You will:

  • Executing interaction design and visual design as a part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Collaborating on user experience planning with a lead experience architect
  • Researching interaction design trends
  • Researching technology trends
  • Performing other duties as assigned

You must have:

  • Tangible user experience design experience for software, Web applications which leverage emergent technologies, consumer electronics and/or mobile devices
  • Strong conceptualization ability, strong visual communication ability, drawing skills and sketchbook technique
  • Exceptional design skills, production value and attention to detail
  • Ability to create wireframes as well as visual design comps on the fly
  • Strong working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks and associated design tools
  • Experience with user interface design patterns and standard UCD methodologies
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Great to have:

  • 3D modeling, VR/AR development, After Effects, rendering and animation
  • Strong working knowledge of HTML, CSS, Rails, JavaScript/JQuery, ObjectiveC (iOS), C++ (Android) a plus
  • Motion graphics design and production
  • Video and sound editing
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in interaction design, new media design or related design field
  • Portfolio to accompany resume
  • Background check and reference checks required upon hire
  • Location: Pasadena
  • Full-time / Part-time  / Internship

Application Requirements

Please send the following to careers@oben.me

  • Detailed resume and/or LinkedIn profile
  • Links to any research / papers you have been an instrumental part of and are proud of
  • Name of instructor / adviser, if any along with link to their profile
  • Cover Letter identifying your five favorite apps on your phone

Interview process:

STAGE 1: Phone Interview
STAGE 2: In-person Interview at Idealab (we cover travel expenses for the day)
STAGE 3: We require a sample project submission and a candidate proposal submission
(To know more about what an ObEN candidate proposal is, click here)
STAGE 4: Spend a day at our office and participate in all team activities.
STAGE 5: Offer Letter

 

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