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Facebook Product Designer - WhatsApp in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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:

WhatsApp is a fast, simple and reliable way to talk to anyone in the world. More than 2 billion people in over 180 countries use WhatsApp to stay in touch with friends and family, anytime and anywhere. WhatsApp is not only free but also available on multiple mobile devices and in low connectivity areas — making it accessible and reliable wherever you are. It's a simple and secure way to share your favorite moments, send important information or catch up with a friend. WhatsApp helps people connect and share no matter where they are in the world.As a Product Designer, you will ensure our products and features are valuable for people, easy to use, and of the highest level of craft and execution. You will be expected to utilize your full range of product design, interaction design, and visual design skills.

Required Skills:

  1. Lead and oversee the user experience of a product from conception to launch in partnership with product managers, engineers, UX researchers and content strategists

  2. Take broad, conceptual ideas and turn them into useful and valuable products for our 2-plus billion users

  3. Contribute to strategic decisions around the future direction of WhatsApp products

  4. Design end-to-end flows and experiences that are simple and elegant for our supported platforms

  5. Define, craft and evolve designs within visual systems and/or standards

  6. Proactively solicit and provide feedback from designers and a broader product team in order to continually raise our bar for quality, while also taking on mentorship

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. 4+ years of experience building and shipping applications or software at the level of whole features/products that encompass an end-to-end experience across a variety of platforms

  2. Interaction Designs skills defining how an experience should behave based on understanding people's needs, plus consideration of how this innovation will scale. Experience using prototyping skills to demonstrate how a particular flow or interaction will work

  3. Visual Design skills with proficiency in typography, desktop/mobile UI, color, layout, iconography and aesthetic sense and how these elements impact product function

  4. Experience leading product direction and strategic thinking while developing product goals, identifying opportunities, and making decisions based on the impact to people and the company

  5. Experience representing work to a broader product team and other leaders, clearly and succinctly articulating the goals and concepts

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience showcasing your end-to-end design process across multiple projects, that include interaction and visual design artifacts, multiple iterations, and high-fidelity prototypes

  2. Experience connecting your work with other cross-product initiatives within the company to drive collaboration

  3. Examples of leadership in non-product dimensions that have made a team stronger and positively impacted the work environment

  4. Familiarity with WhatsApp product, knowledge of the messaging space and designing for global audiences

  5. Experience adapting your designs across platforms and form factors, with an understanding of the opportunities and limitations involved

  6. Experience in motion design

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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