The Hired Guns are seeking two Product Designers, Streaming Media App (one junior and one senior) to join the high-performance experience team at one of the biggest names in entertainment, helping to build an industry-leading streaming app. In short, your creative tool-kit and portfolio are about to get a big boost!
The Nitty Gritty
The backstory on the organization and why they need to hire you!
This multi-multi-multimedia company’s streaming video service is just the latest offering from a brand that took the lead on digital platforms for streaming viewing. The Product Designer will be coming into an organization where the design system is fairly established, in that MVP designs have been completed, and existing designers are already working with a digital agency to build out the app features. Which is a great chance to learn the ropes and get ready to work on future innovation of the product!
Your role, then, is at first transitional: working shoulder-to-shoulder with the outside agency on the hand-off process to bring follow-on app design and development in-house after a successful launch. You’ll familiarize yourself with the features and aesthetic of the app so that you can ideate and iterate new design concepts for the future. Integrating your production ideas with the established creative vision, you’ll act as a do-it-all designer working with multiple stakeholders on everything from prototyping to visual UI decisions.
What success looks like in your first year…
- Work with the partner agency to find out “where the bodies are buried” so there are no surprises in functionality or aesthetic a year from now.
- Post-launch, work with product team to drive innovation, building on what the partner agency has established.
- Use your understanding of existing creative direction to ideate on new iterations and be able to defend those decisions in creative strategy sessions.
How you’ll know if you’re a fit…
You’re a highly capable, versatile designer of desktop, mobile, and TV user experiences. You’re going to want to tout your experience with consumer-focused, content-driven products as well as any relevant work on streaming, gaming, or other multimedia platforms. They’ll love it if you have startup experience!
Tell Me About a Time When …
The interview questions you need to rock to score a “swipe right”…
- Describe a scenario in which the user surprised you. How did you respond?
- What is your favorite digital product? What do you like about it?
The Inside Skinny
Why you should quit your job right now and join this organization!
If you’re already a senior designer, this could be a pathway to your next step up as a creative visionary. And either way, you’ll have a big feather in your uh, portfolio. If you’re more junior, this is a great opportunity to learn from a well-established design team, on a product you can see through to launch and multiple iterations.
The Hired Guns does not and will not discriminate in considering and referring candidates for employment, or in its treatment or advancement of its employees, and will not tolerate harassment, on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.