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UX Designer

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 619816BR Location San Francisco, California, United States Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted May. 15, 2019

Job Summary:

The Walt Disney Company will launch a Disney-branded streaming service in 2019 featuring an incomparable collection of content from its 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, along with a vibrant catalogue that spans classic Disney Animation to the most recent movie releases.

We’re looking for a talented, and team-oriented Senior UX Designer to join our New York-based product design team. The ideal candidate has an entrepreneurial spirit and will thrive upon the legacy of our company while embracing unconventional thinking. Above all we are seeking an individual who is passionate about contributing to The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer experience through strategic hard-work and determination.

Responsibilities:

  • Define user interfaces for mobile, web, and tv-based media applications.
  • Follow a user experience design process from concept to execution; approach design from a user’s perspective, listening to users and balancing their needs alongside business goals and technical capabilities.
  • Collaborate with fellow designers (UX, motion/prototypers) to help evolve the design language of the applications.
  • Communicate with stakeholders (representing business, product, and engineering) to understand requirements and priorities.
  • Communicate design decisions and specifications in a scalable and reproducible form.
  • Participate in the development of the larger design team through dialogue, mentoring, and internal projects (for example, tool and process research, template and pattern creation).
  • You continually push to humanize our products
  • You seek out new ways to enhance the standing of the product and brand
  • You look across properties to find synergies and opportunities

Basic Qualifications:

  • An online portfolio featuring great work for mobile, tv, and web applications and brand/identity.
  • 2-3 years experience designing and shipping successful consumer products in a fast-paced technology environment.
    • Utilizing rapid prototyping and iterative design techniques.
    • Designing for multiple platforms and screens.
    • Defining and evolving design systems Leading project design efforts/teams.
    • Working closely with a cross-functional team of designers, software engineers, product managers, and business owners through all product development phases.
    • Delivering engineering-friendly design specifications and documentation.
    • Informing and evangelizing the design process.
  • Professional experience with digital media/entertainment and associated platforms (mobile, web, TV) is a significant advantage
  • You are skilled in the creation of detailed wireframes, app maps, user & feature flows, and information architecture deliverables.
  • Solid foundational design skills and sensibilities.
  • Professional experience with digital media/entertainment and associated platforms (mobile, web, TV) is a significant advantage
  • Experience in articulating conceptual and design decisions
  • A love of television, film, and entertainment.
  • Smart, conceptual, confident, competent, adaptable, proactive, and results-oriented.
  • Earnest, mature, and ego-free. You welcome candid feedback, and can constructively give it as well.
  • You have an innate passion for learning new software design technologies and trends.
  • You can’t stop yourself from sketching concepts, updating flows or polishing the designs that represent the big-thinking work.
  • You embrace change and ambiguity as an opportunity for design to lead product development with new features and user goals.

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; the upcoming Disney subscription video service; 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. 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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