Product Designer, Social VR
(London, United Kingdom)
Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.
Join a team of designers who are passionate about creating a cutting-edge VR experience and establishing Facebook Social VR as an industry leader. As a Product Designer, you will be involved in every aspect of the product development process, from conceptualizing the next generation of the Social VR platform (PC & Mobile) to designing incremental features. Working with Product Management and Engineering teams, you'll tackle critical questions around what social interactions look like from 2D to VR, today and for the future. You will be expected to use your full range of product design, interaction design, and visual design skills, and you will own a wide area of the Facebook Social VR experience.
Competitive Salary including the following benefits apply:
Posted: Thursday the 31st, May 2018
Closing date: Thursday the 28th, June 2018
This position is full-time and based in London, UK.
- You'll be responsible for designing, researching, prototyping, and implementing features for future iterations of our product set.. You'll work with and get feedback from the Design, Engineering and Product management teams at Facebook Social VR.
- Synthesize broad and ambiguous business requirements and accomplish them through design
- Help establish preliminary processes to align cross-functional teams
- Contribute to strategic decisions, working with the Design, Product and Executive teams
- Design end-to-end flows and visuals and individually contribute to the product and feature set
- Give and solicit real time feedback from other designers to continually raise the quality and craftsmanship of the product
- Partner with PMs, engineers, researchers, content strategist & QA, overseeing the implementation of the user experience from product conception to launch - as well as post-launch design support
- You must be able to:
- Quickly solve issues with your cross functional leads
- Clearly articulate design decisions to a set of internal stakeholders
- Step back and help build product strategy - thinking beyond just incremental features
- Advocate for product design within the Social VR organization and throughout Facebook
- Thrive in dynamic, fast-paced environments
- This position requires both design skills and the proven ability to manage and lead in cross-functional environments.
- 5+ years of experience in shipping software products or immersive game titles
- Expert on user interface design
- Experience developing system level components such as icon library, animation library etc.
- Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methods for user research, including A/B testing frameworks
- The ability to think at a high level about product strategy and vision (not just 'how it should look' but 'what we should build and why')
- A portfolio featuring examples of both visual and interaction work
- Experience communicating complex ideas and designs to multiple stakeholders
- Experience with emerging technologies such as VR / AR
- 3D experience
- Proven technical ability, including the ability to script interactive prototypes and define new workflows
- Motion design and animation skills
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