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Principal UX Designer - Research & Prototyping

New York, NY - US

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Job ID 725742BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted Jan. 31, 2020

Job Summary:

The Walt Disney Company has launched ESPN+ in 2018 and has amassed 2 million+ subscribers in a record time. In 2019, we launch Disney+, a streaming service featuring an incomparable collection of content from the Disney brands and franchises recognized and respected all over the world. The direct-to-consumer (DTC) service will serve as the exclusive home for viewing original movies, series, short-form, and more; all spanning from classic Disney Animation to the most recent movie releases.

Disney Streaming Advanced Research (DSAR) is part of Disney Streaming Services, the division responsible for the complete technical platform for the Disney DTC offerings. The DSAR team pioneers advanced application features to be enjoyed and loved by millions of viewers.

Disney Streaming Services is looking for an experienced Principal UX Designer within Advanced Research (DSAR). The team works on consumer facing features for Disney+ and ESPN+. Reporting to the Product & Research Director within DSAR, the UX Architect will focus on designing prototype experiences that leverage voice interaction, augmented reality, synchronous viewing, and machine learning.


At any one time there are several projects in development by the team and some in pre-development. In the pre-development state, ideation and design thinking are the key skills. In development, executing wireframe features and screens that can be used by developers, and maintaining quality control on the demo implementation will fill your day. You will manage and create the user experience for all ongoing projects and prototypes.

The team works across web, tablet, mobile & connected devices (TV) - providing high fidelity interactive prototypes for proof of concepts, executive demos for presentations and live events.

The work we do can influence the future entertainment experiences all around the world. We are looking for someone that has always been forward thinking and discovering new technologies and possibilities is a second nature to them. Join Disney Streaming Advanced Research and be part of the story.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of design experience including: Product Design, User Experience, UI, and Visual Design
  • Experience providing direction for team & ability to collaborate across multiple projects
  • Strong understanding of complex UX/UI behaviors and interactions on many different platforms.
  • Comfortable preparing graphics for prototypes and presentations.
  • Experience communicating concepts and findings to internal teams and external stakeholders
  • Self-starter who does not have to be supervised in order to produce results.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and intermittent requirement changes
  • Experience on working hands-on with engineers to create the best results as a team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Front End Design and Development with React & Javascript & CSS
  • Passion to work with teams to bring product experiences to ‘life’!
  • Experience with video editing: from storyboarding and motion design

About Disney Streaming Services:

Disney Streaming Services is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic and BAMTECH Media, a global leader in direct-to-consumer video streaming products and solutions. Our core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location. We serve consumers by bringing the world’s most beloved characters, timeless stories, legendary athletes, and epic sporting events to global audiences through best-in-class direct-to-consumer video services. We strive daily to imaginatively challenge convention with innovative technology that gives consumers the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Streaming Services.

Disney Streaming Technology LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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