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UX Designer (Outward, Inc.)

Date: Aug 10, 2019

Location: San Jose, CA, US

Company: Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Requisition Number: SS-16158
Area of Interest: Information Technology
Organization: Corporate
Brand/Division: Shared Services
Position Type: Full-time


Location: San Jose, CA

Outward, Inc. is based in San Jose, CA and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Williams Sonoma, Inc. (

At Outward Inc. our vision is to 'lower the friction' with regards to all aspects of the customer shopping journey for our retail customers globally. We do this by offering cutting edge technology solutions that enable new and intuitive experiences and top-notch product visualizations. We are continuously pushing the boundaries of how 3D, AR/ VR, and web technologies will drive the next generation shopping experience. Our mission is to deepen consumer connections with the products that matter and deliver best-in-class experiences.

Job Overview

We are seeking a mid-level UX Designer to join our fast-paced, growing User Experience team. You will be a vital part of transforming our innovative technologies into new product lines, redefining the online shopping experience for our customers, and building a design culture across our organization's functional teams.

As a Mid-level UX Designer, you will:

* Collaborate with product managers, engineers, creatives, and production artists on diverse projects to understand business requirements and generate the overall user experience solution.
* Author, document, and recommend UX process guidelines and workflows.

* Develop and execute new user research and testing strategy.
* Produce UX deliverables related to user research, market research, design, and usability testing.
* Support engineering and QA during development and launch.
* Advocate UX strategy to achieve product/organization objectives.
* Uphold the company mission, values, and standards of ethics and integrity.

As a Mid-level UX Designer, you should be able to:

* Identify and analyze design problems, make strategic design decisions, and generate elegant solutions under tight deadlines in a highly dynamic environment.

* Demonstrate deep understanding of UX methods, best practices, and industry trends.

* Translate abstract concepts into concrete sketches, user flows, wireframes, mockups, and prototypes, and customize deliverables to specific customer needs.

* Showcase high attention to detail across all work product.

* Leverage existing UX patterns and assets and create style guides.

* Document and communicate design processes, ideas, and solutions clearly and effectively to multidisciplinary teams through written, visual, and verbal means.

* Prioritize projects and work independently to meet​ deadlines, and balance trade-off decisions while maintaining design integrity.

* Collaborate with a diverse team of individuals and be open to feedback and constructive criticism.

* Take ownership of your work, ask smart questions, and champion new ideas.

* Be passionate about all things UX and other areas of design and tech innovation.


To be considered for this position, you should have:

* 2 - 3 years of professional UX design experience in complex software design projects and online tools.
* Bachelor's Degree in a discipline related to Visual Communications, Human-Computer Interaction
* A link to your impressive portfolio included on your resume/cv
* A cover letter with your application
* Experience with Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Design, Writing, or related field
* Strong design portfolio with thoughtful UX case studies, web, mobile, and application design.
* Expertise in standard UX software. Proficiency in Sketch and InVision is a must.
* Solid grasp of HTML5 and CSS3. JavaScript skills are a plus!
* Experience in eCommerce or related field or AR/VR is a plus!

As an Outward team member, you will have:

* Medical, Dental, Vision

* 401K

* Paid time off

* Company-sponsored team events such as regular staff parties

* Fantastic new headquarters

* Fully stocked kitchens with catered lunches twice a week

* On-site gym

* Office dogs! Bring your furry pal with you to work

* Friendly, caring co-workers and management

This position Will Not offer relocation, remote work, or Visa Sponsorship assistance.

Outward, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Outward, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the California Fair Employment Act (AB 1008), or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.


Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, or other applicable state or local laws and ordinances.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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