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Sr. Product Designer

Company: Samsung Electronics America Inc
Location: New York
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary

Role and Responsibilities

At Samsung NX (Next Xperience), we seek the next experience. We create new experiences for Samsung's consumer product lines, from core TV and mobile products to the future of digital lifestyle. Based in Silicon Valley, our team is positioned uniquely to provide a future-forward perspective within Samsung's global market. We tie product rationale to the most up-to-date industry trends and competitive landscape knowledge to bring differentiated value to our customers.

Our design team works closely with product managers, researchers, and engineers to conceptualize, design, and build high-quality services across various devices. We believe in constant improvement and validation by following best practices for product design. Our Concept-Build-Test process enables us to quickly and effectively refine new concepts through in-depth user studies. Using this process, we've contributed to successful products in the market, such as Samsung Gaming Hub, The Frame TV, Samsung Health, and TVPlus.

We're hiring a Sr. Product Designer with a strong visual design background to join our experienced cross-functional team.

Position Summary

This role is for a senior-level product designer with a visual design focus. This role is an opportunity to make a visible impact as a designer on the family of Samsung TV services globally. Reporting to the Design Direction, the designer will work directly with product managers, researchers, and engineers to translate business and user needs into real product solutions. This role requires utilizing design systems and understanding service brand architecture to drive UI/UX solutions ensuring coherent branded experiences across Samsung devices. With a holistic understanding of the product, you will own particular features and components within individual services. You are motivated to lead multiple projects through execution and can collaborate cross-functionally with Samsung teams in Northern America and globally.

Responsibility:

* Propose and own key features/components of the product experience for Samsung TV services


* Lead mid-scale projects from new concept development to product execution


* Communicate the user experience through all stages of the design process by creating wireframes, user flows, basic prototypes, presentations, and detailed design specifications


* Partner and coordinate with junior to senior level UX, motion, and visual designers as well as prototypers to conceptualize and build Samsung services


* Work with design lead and product managers to transform strategic direction and product requirements into high-quality design output from total systems to individual elements


* Work with UX researchers to design and observe user studies, then translate user needs and research findings into final design solutions
* Advocate for user-centered solutions using strong rationale based on data, market trends, and user research


* Contribute to high-level concepts and executive reviews but also pitch in on detail-level design work


* Mentor junior-level designers and contribute to team-building efforts

Qualifications:

* Master's or Bachelor's degree in Interaction Design with an emphasis in Visual Design or equivalent design experiences
* 10-12 years of experience as a Product Designer for consumer products with an expectational foundation in interaction design, visual design system, typography, and graphic design
* Solid design experience working across different screens and devices, preferably in the 10ft UI devices
* Have experience leading/contributing to multiple consumer products from concept to execution
* Have an incredible eye for detail and have high standards for creating exceptional work
* Highly proficient in all applicable design software (Sketch, Cinema 4D Adobe Creative Suite, After Effects, and Principle)
* Ability to manage and lead multiple projects, execute creatives on time and on task, and prioritize different tasks in a fast-paced environment
* Ability to use qualitative and quantitative data to drive design solutions
* Strong oral and written communication skills are a must.
* Has strong background in working with a design system for product implementation
* An exceptional design portfolio is required to be considered for this position. Candidate should showcase work demonstrating impactful consumer product design solutions. The portfolio should be well-versed and clearly articulate user problems, and the final design solution

Desired Characteristics:

The candidate should be a good cultural fit within the organization. The following characteristics define a candidate that will succeed in our culture and for this position.

* Curiosity: has a naturally curious mind, loves to explore and nurture intellect; knows how to observe and identify patterns and key insights; knows how to ask the right questions to uncover key information that can be made actionable; an avid observer and follower of popular culture and societal trends.
* Creativity: an innovative and resourceful person who thinks and acts "outside-of-the-box"; a left brain/right brain mindset; recreationally, they are likely to nurture their creative passions and hobbies across multiple categories, such as film, games, music, art, design, fashion, comics, literature, and news; pushes and challenges limitations


* Technology Forward: has a passion for technology, tinkering under the hood, and enjoys being a sought-after authority that others turn to for emerging media and technology concepts


* Communication: excellent oral and written communication skills; a great presenter, an active listener with consultative capabilities; skillful communicator in tough situations where striking a balance between being direct/forceful and diplomacy is necessary


* Open-Minded: approach to listening and problem-solving is inclusive and open-minded


* Action-Oriented: self-motivated; self-starter who can take limited direction and produce tangible results; capacity for learning on one's own


* Decision Making: makes good decisions promptly based on analysis, sound judgment, and experience


* Team Oriented: works well in a collaborative team environment and matrix reporting structures

Skills and Qualifications

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COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Samsung Electronics America requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption, or an exemption required under state/local law, is approved. Offers of employment are contingent upon proof that a candidate is fully vaccinated or qualifies for an exemption. More details on how to apply for an exemption are provided after the application process is complete.

Reasonable Accommodations for Qualified Individuals with Disabilities During the Application Process

Samsung Electronics America is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application process. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application process, please contact our Reasonable Accommodation Team (855-557-3247) or SEA_Accommodations_Ext@sea.samsung.com for assistance. This number is for accommodation requests only and is not intended for general employment inquiries.

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