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Senior User Experience Designer Job at Akamai Technologies in Cambridge, MA

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Location: Cambridge, MA, US Posted Date: 2016-06-01 00:00:00.0
Category: Engineering ID: 50487


About the Job
We are looking for a Senior Product UX Designer to help imagine, prototype, build and refine the next generation of Akamai's Enterprise products. The ideal candidate will thrive in a work environment that requires strong problem solving skills and independent self-direction, coupled with an aptitude for team collaboration and open communication. This individual will excel at providing both highly analytical as well as highly creative ideas to a design process. The candidate will also need to have extensive experience in a fast-paced and innovative product development environment. He or she will be an effective diplomat with strong communication and organizational skills who is looking to stand-out and shine within a company of talented individuals.

About the Team
You will be an integral part of a highly skilled team of engineers responsible for the design and development of Akamai's next-generation Enterprise product line. Share in the experience and breadth of knowledge that can only come from managing one the largest global deployment of servers in the industry. Akamai's team of engineers have time and again developed unique solutions to complex problems and routinely surpass fundamental limitations of traditional networking. Help Akamai continue changing the rules of the game and challeng the traditional thinking in a rapidly growing and very exciting market.


* Create Visual Designs with an attention to detail
* Collaborate with Product Managers and Product Architects to transform product concepts & visions into design prototypes & specifications
* Work with customers to identify and articulate their needs
* Design usable workflows and layouts to ensure a cohesive, logical and intuitive experience
* Research Interactive Design and Technology trends
* Conduct Usability Tests and User Research to iterate better designs back into the system


Required Qualifications

* Education BA/BS degree in Interaction Design, New Media Design or related Design field
* 5+ years experience with the Software Development Lifecycle
* 5+ years' experience with UI design tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks and other associated design tools
* 5+ years' experience with front end scripting technologies like CSS, AngularJS, HTML editors and HTML5

Desired Qualifications
* Demonstrable fluency design tools such as; Sketch, Axure, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks
Passion for identifying and solving real user problems
* Expertise in creating wireframes as well as visual design comps
* Comfort in a fast-paced, highly-dynamic environment with multiple stakeholders
* Must be self-motivated to prioritize and manage workload to have deliverables completed on schedule
* Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build good working relationships
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Other Information
* Is relocation available for this position: No
* Is US Citizenship required: No
* Is a Security Clearance Required: No
If yes, applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation & must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

About Akamai:

Akamai® is the leading content delivery network (CDN) providing cloud services that help deliver, optimize, and secure online content and business applications. At the foundation of Akamai solutions, the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ enables unmatched speed, reliability, and security–backed by expertise and relentless innovation–to improve reach and invisibility across the web. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to more securely leverage the cloud. To learn how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, visit www.akamai.com, and follow @Akamaijobs on Twitter.

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status. EEO is the Law.

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