Title: UX Designer – TTT
Company: Samsung Research America (SRA)
Lab: Think Tank Team (TTT)
Location: Mountain View, CA

Lab Summary

The Think Tank Team is an interdisciplinary collective of researchers, designers, scientists, and engineers located in Mountain View, CA. Our mandate is to explore what is next for Samsung through a unique mix of creativity, research, and early product development. We have a strong track record of driving concepts to production. Our team members represent a diverse skillset, including electrical engineering, computer engineering, signal processing, machine learning, computer vision, visual design, interaction design, industrial design, optics, physics, and more from top-notch institutions such as MIT, Stanford, Cambridge University, Berkeley, CMU and others. You can learn about some of our work at http://thinktankteam.info/

We strive to create products that will impact the lives of millions, and we believe that the first step on the path is to show actual prototypes. We work on various time scales, advancing science to working technology, developing new products, and creating new experiences. We believe that design and creativity are the core duties of every team member. We work on problems that are as diverse as they are challenging e.g., robotics, the development of novel sensors and appliances, virtual reality environments, and the development of techniques to allow us all to better interact with the world around us.

Position Overview

The UX Design will be responsible for understanding and creating convincible UX storytelling and making visual, video and graphics, for the story and scenarios across a wide array of devices and technologies. You will also be responsible to own the UX Design process (partially or fully) of the different projects you work on.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required; Master’s Degree preferred in related field
  • +3 years of experience designing user-friendly products
  • Document, visualize results of story, scenarios, and innovative ideas with high fidelity (Portfolio)
  • Ability to present and defend ideas to the internal team, and help critique and push the rest of the team to achieve better work
  • Excellent design skills, careful attention to detail
  • Clear, concise, and transparent communication style
  • Action-oriented, diligent, and flexible team player
  • A clear understanding of design-centered processes and proven methodologies for identifying and solving problems

Responsibilities

  • Conceptualize, document, visualize and develop ideas for experiences and products to take them from germinal to shippable
  • Work on storytelling, experience, products, and features in close collaboration with other stakeholders
  • Proactively envisioning future products that will be impactful
  • Design experience around products that haven’t been on the market
  • Lead and be responsible for design
  • Conducting effective market and user research
  • Align business strategy with human interaction and usability
  • Crafting stories, scenarios and visuals that optimally accomplish appropriately set goals
  • Define new approaches to complex design problems and provide solutions in the form of presentation, wireframes, click-through prototypes, and design specifications.

Additional Information

Work Hours

Incumbent must make themselves available during core business hours.

Physical Requirements

This position will be performed in an office setting. The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers, and reach with hands and arms.

EEO Statement

Samsung is committed to encouraging a diverse workplace and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As we highly value diversity in our current and future employees, we do not discriminate (including in our hiring and promotion practices) based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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