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Facebook Product Design Prototyper, Avatars in Juneau, Alaska

Intro:

Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.

Summary:

The Avatars team is looking for a Product Design Prototyper to create interactive prototypes across VR, AR and mobile. These prototypes will be used to answer important questions, provoke and resolve debates, and gather important feedback. As a Product Design Prototyper, you will help build the Avatars system, the virtual identities that represent people across our family of apps. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your design and technical skills, work closely with talented cross-functional teams, create interactive AR/VR experiences, and build the future of online social interaction. You’ll be responsible for researching, designing and prototyping interactions. This is an exciting opportunity for a designer to focus on craft, cross-team collaboration, and both 3D and mobile design skills. You’ll work closely with Product Design, Art, Content Design, User Research and other cross functional partners to make your work come to life across platforms.

Required Skills:

  1. Define and synthesize user requirements

  2. Help establish design processes to align cross-functional teams

  3. Contribute to strategic decisions, working with engineering and research teams

  4. Design and create user experience prototypes and individually contribute to the feature set

  5. Work with user research to user test and iterate on prototypes

  6. Give and solicit feedback from others to raise the quality and craftsmanship of products

  7. Partner with PMs, engineers, researchers and content designers, overseeing the implementation of the user experience

  8. Quickly solve issues with cross-functional leads

  9. Clearly communicate design decisions to a vast set of internal stakeholders

  10. Help build product strategy

  11. Advocate for product design within Facebook

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Design skills and the proven experience to lead in cross-functional environments

  2. 5+ years of experience in shipping software products

  3. Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methods for user research

  4. Experience to think at a high level about product strategy and vision

  5. Portfolio featuring examples of interaction and visual work

  6. Experience building prototypes and scripting with a 3D engine such as Unity, Unreal, or equivalent

  7. Experience with C#

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience working with SDKs and APIs

  2. Experience with 3D Animation and rigging

Industry: Internet

Equal Opportunity: Facebook is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law. Facebook is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at accommodations-ext@fb.com.

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