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Senior Product Designer, Globalization

New York, New York, United States

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Job ID 776162BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted Mar. 31, 2021

Job Summary:

Disney Streaming Services is changing how people watch movies, shows, sports and live
events. Our mission is to create the best entertainment experience and push the envelope of
what’s possible. It’s an incredibly exciting time to work in streaming media as more content
creators seek how to engage their audience with compelling user experiences. The design team
has a pivotal role in giving form to those ideas and continually improving these apps that people
use every day.

The DSS design team is a growing practice of multi-disciplinary creators and storytellers. We
are passionate about building high-quality, innovative and authentic experiences that connect
people with the content they love. We work where art meets science, exploring ideas by using
the power of design to make the invisible visible. We believe in doing things that matter,
cultivating a culture of diverse perspectives and collaboration. We celebrate our wins, but never
settle.

Responsibilities:

We are looking for a Senior Product Designer, Globalization to join our expanding team. This is
an opportunity to collaborate with the very best in design, product and technology to help shape
industry-leading products used by millions across the world.

As the Senior Product Designer, Globalization, you will identify the needs of real users through
research, ideation, prototyping, testing, iterating and testing again until you arrive at a solution
that exceeds user expectations. Your influence will not only have a major impact on this team,
but collectively, your work will impact and inspire millions worldwide. This role calls for a
full-stack skillset, with expertise across multiple facets of product design, ranging from
interaction design to user research to interface design.

As a Senior Product Designer, Globalization you will:
● Follow a user-centered, data-driven design process to clearly understand the motivations
and behaviors of our international users, and design intuitive solutions that help them
meet their goals
● Partner closely with multi-disciplinary teams, including research, engineering, product
and business to find elegant and practical solutions
● Partner with researchers to validate solutions and practice evidence-based design
● Lead as a localization subject matter expert for the rest of the design team, providing
design guidance, documenting, and socializing best practices
● Provide thought leadership to develop the right design strategy, and use UX
methodologies to bring value to the user and the business
● Rapidly concept multiple solutions at varied levels of fidelity, from sketches to wireframes
to interactive prototypes, instinctively knowing the proper level of fidelity required to
communicate your point of view and elicit the right type of feedback for the project stage
● Adhere to our design system and brand guidelines, ensuring a high-level of quality,
establishing a consistent look and feel throughout the product, and only diverging when
the need is validated
● Work well autonomously, self-managing and taking full ownership of your work, from
discovery to production, but also able to take direction and work within parameters
● Actively participate in feedback loops from design crits to 1:1s
● Embrace change and ambiguity, viewing it as an opportunity not a blocker

Our Ideal Senior Product Designer, Globalization Is:
● Driven by the need to meet our users where they are in order to understand cultural
norms, behavior and motivations, acknowledging that context is fundamental in
designing the right solution that takes a product from desirable to meaningful
● Collaborative, working well within a team environment, while also able to function as
an individual contributor with self-direction and accountability
● Adaptable and receptive to design feedback
● Comfortable speaking with internal stakeholders, with strong interpersonal skills
● Deadline-oriented and efficient, possessing strong time management skills
● Organized and detail-oriented, carefully reviewing your work at all stages
● Proactive in communicating and documenting project progress, status, and workload
● Up-to-date with emerging design trends and technologies, eager to learn and share
with the design team

Basic Qualifications:

● 5+ years of experience designing at consumer-focused tech or media companies
● A portfolio showcasing your process for problem-solving and interaction design, with
particular attention to localization and accessibility best practices
● Experience designing global products, with knowledge of localization, regional and
cultural considerations
● Experience designing for multiple platforms, particularly connected devices
● Experience designing new features and enhancing existing features for products at a
large scale, utilizing rapid prototyping and iterative design techniques
● Expert skills in Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, InVision, Abstract, Zeplin, Figma
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills
● Strong conceptual and design sense, and able to execute across a range of digital
experiences

Preferred Qualifications:

● Proficiency with prototyping (Principle, Framer, Proto.io) and animation (After Effects)
software a plus
● Proficiency in HTML/CSS a plus
● Bonus: Experience designing for and/or fluency in Hebrew, Arabic, or CJK (Chinese,
Japanese, Korean)

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 Services LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Streaming Services.

Disney Streaming Services 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 or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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