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Interaction Designer
Meebo, Inc.
Mountain View, CA, USA

We love delighting users. We don't expect our average user to notice consistent button margins, a one-click buddy icon selection user flow, or a background image that updates depending upon the screen size. However, we attribute much of meebo's growth to our users discovering meebo, experiencing delight, and then having a deep desire to share that experience with their friends. To cultivate this process, we relentlessly strive to understand our users and are passionate about fostering a creative, open-minded atmosphere within meebo. We don't always get it right - however, with user feedback, we keep trying and trying and trying.

We're a small team. So small that you'll be the first Interaction Designer to join meebo. We're looking for someone logical with deep Windows/Linux/Mac OS UI expertise, who appreciates why web design is different than software design, who can take seemingly contradictory user feedback and pinpoint the real issue, and who asks enough questions to understand strategic objectives. Members of our team tend to be nice, humble, and genuine.

In this role, your responsibilities will include:

  • Designing complex web application interactions
  • Conducting informal and formal usability testing
  • Promoting consistency across meebo's products
  • Documenting design decisions and interaction guidelines
  • Driving mockups, sitemaps, and page flows
  • Keeping up-to-date with similar user interfaces and products
  • Working with a diverse team to cultivate ideas and positively influence design direction
  • Proactively suggest improvements for meebo's existing and future products
  • Maintaining perspective while balancing polish, edge cases, a strong core user experience, and project deadlines
  • Serving as an advocate for the end-user

To be most effective, you will:

  • Be familiar with HTML/CSS/JavaScript and have the drive to learn more depending upon the project
  • Have at least basic Photoshop, Illustrator, or Visio experience for prototyping and concept visualization
  • Be familiar with Mac and Windows Interface Design principles
  • Have a keen eye for typography, layout, and user interaction. Even after you've stared at an interface for hours, you can still spot inconsistencies and potential improvements.
  • Be comfortable with statistical analysis tools and data-mining packages and know how to use the data to influence design.
  • Have the communication and team skills to facilitate logical design discussions within meebo's engineering, design, and business teams
  • Promote a clean, intuitive experience that meebo's users will be excited to share with friends and family
  • Have a background in Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Science, or comparable degree/experience. However, we're more impressed by passion rather than GPAs, degree titles, or years of experience.

Please submit resumes and cover letters to jobs@meebo.com. Look forward to hearing from you!

Check out meebo careers at:
jobs.meebo.com

Received: 21-Mar-08

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