HBO UX Designer
At HBO, we believe that digital technologies will bring forward a new era of entertainment products. We are pioneering new ways to deliver our premium content to customers while at the same time developing entirely new interactive storytelling experiences.
HBO's Digital Products division is responsible for the entire experience and technology stack that enables our customers to
access HBO's programming wherever they are—on whatever device is at hand. Exploring this nexus of product, technology,
and entertainment requires a staff of highly inventive and technically flexible software professionals across a variety of
disciplines: development, program management, test, and design. We especially prize people who are knowledgeable,
innovative, and motivated to create engaging and elegant digital entertainment experiences. We need expertise in platforms—
such as smart phones, tablets, game consoles, and web—as well as a thoughtful approach to features and user-centric design
philosophies. Above all, we need people who can take their expertise and accomplish things that have never been done before
- because that's what we're doing.
HBO is a progressive company with great benefits, a lean management structure, and growth opportunities for talented
individuals. Come help us make HBO the best online experience in the world.
What you'll do:
You will be an individual contributor working on product design and feature initiatives from concept to launch for our streaming
and interactive experiences. Working closely with a multidisciplinary design, engineering, content, and research team you'll
drive progress, uphold standards, and advocate for exceptional customer experiences. In this role, you will both manage and
execute typical design documents such as site maps, user flows, wireframes, visual designs, and redlines, while taking a
hands-on approach to implementation and collaboration with software development. You will also seek user and business
validation for your proposed solutions and be receptive to input and pivots, as you develop new experiences and translate
them to multiple design languages (e.g. Material, iOS, etc.).
What we're looking for:
We need designers who take into account business objectives, user needs, experience principles, and industry best practices
to inform decisions and will deftly balance tactical implementation with big-picture strategic thinking. We love people with a
deep understanding of software development processes, who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty with experience prototyping
and development. Above all, we value experienced, self-aware and self-directed individuals, capable of being amazing team
players, across design, engineering, and production.
A portfolio demonstrating process, user-centric design thinking, and execution, across multiple experience platforms (e.g.
Mobile, Connected TV, Web/Desktop, etc.) is required.
- A minimum of 10+ years' work experience in product development and/or consulting.
- Bachelor's degree in Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or closely related field.
- Expertise in modern UX design tools, including Omnigraffle, Sketch, Axure, etc.
- Deep understanding of UX design principles and methodologies as they relate to software development.
- Highly capable in core design abilities, including composition, typography, and color theory.
- Competency in existing and emerging interaction paradigms including touch, NUI, GUI, Virtual Reality, and the Internet of Things.
About Us It's HBOSM
America's most successful premium television company, Home Box Office delivers two 24-hour pay television services—HBO®and Cinemax®. HBO continues to take advantage of the latest technological innovations with advancements that include the availability of HBO programming online though HBO GOSM and MAX GOSM, as well as HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand® in HD. Just as HBO is a company noted for its commitment to excellence in the products and services it delivers to consumers, it makes the extra effort to create a work environment in which fairness, equity, trust, and individual responsibility are valued. HBO is committed to retaining and recruiting skilled and motivated employees, placing a priority on qualified team players who contribute to the diversity of their workforce. HBO offers competitive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, flexible spending, a commuter benefit program and tuition reimbursement.
HBO is an equal employment opportunity employer. HBO does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. HBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.
See Inside the Office of HBO
Launched in 1972, HBO has become a critically acclaimed innovator, ratings record-breaker and multiple Golden Globe winner in the cable television industry. The company offers 24-hour pay television services of its exclusive productions—including original movies, series, comedy, documentaries, family shows, and world-class sporting events—to its dedicated following of 46 million subscribers in the U.S. and in 50 countries around the globe.
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