• User Experience Designer (Mandarin) - 6 months contract

    Job Location(s) US-San Mateo
    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/6/2018 10:25 AM)
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    Contract (Full-Time)
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  • Overview

    Title: User Experience Designer, or User Experience Researcher (Junior to Mid-level)

    Location: San Mateo, CA

    Position Type: On-site, short-term Contract (6 months or more)


    The team

    We are a rapidly-growing, fast-moving, highly-capable UX team under the Alibaba Group Int. UED (User Experience Design) department. Int. UED is a diverse and collaborative group of designers, content strategists and user researchers dedicated to designing e-commerce platforms for global consumers and SMEs. Our team supports Alibaba Group’s North America businesses, collaborating with researchers, designers, project managers, product managers, marketing managers, and engineers to deliver solutions and improve user experiences for our e-commerce platforms.




    This role will participate in user research and design activities to create the user experience for web-based applications and mobile devices. You will be working closely with a lead researcher, lead designer, product manager, and project manager.


    User Research Activity

    • Assist in research activities, such as research scheduling, participant recruitment, equipment setup, etc.
    • Observe or moderate research sessions (e.g., interviews, usability testing), take notes, and document findings
    • Join team discussions to brainstorm design solutions or product strategies


    Design Activity

    • Perform competitive analysis
    • Create mockups, wireframes, porotypes, and other design documents to illustrate solutions, strategies or user experiences
    • Effectively document and communicate design concepts and specifications
    • Help the teams to imagine new interactive techniques and technologies



    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in design, computer science, interaction design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or equivalent professional experience required
    • 0-2 years of experience as a UX Designer, or UX Researcher
    • Experience in a variety of design tools, such as Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, and more
    • Experience designing for web and mobile

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with moderating user interviews or user testing
    • Knowledge of information architecture, usability, UI and UX Design
    • Familiarity with the technical considerations needed when designing for web or mobile experiences
    • Experience with e-commerce businesses
    • Fluent in English, and Chinese (Mandarin) will be highly desirable



    Please include with application an online/digital portfolio or design samples demonstrating design or research skills, and experience relevant to the role.



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