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Senior Manager, Product Design

Product | Redwood City, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Manage, develop and oversee a team of user experience designers charged with building virtual worlds across various platforms and products. Oversee the development and timely flow of project deliverables, ensuring that the product will meet its intended goals while driving each product to its completion, utilizing wireframe software (Miro), mock up software (Figma, Sketch), prototyping software (Principle), visual effect software (After Effects), graphic editing software (Photoshop), NLE software (Premiere, Final Cut Pro) and 3D engine (Unity, Godot, Northstar), design compelling user experiences across many products. Oversee the development of prototypes, storyboards, screen-flow diagrams, wireframes, mock-ups and written text to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas. Lead user research and usability testing efforts. Deliver and drive best practices with an eye toward repeatable design patterns, localizations, scalability and ease of maintenance. Conduct constructive design reviews, measure the success of our user experience, revise and update designs based on user testing and customer feedback. Create user interface (UI) specification documentation as necessary. Manage multiple internal and external groups executing user interface requirements. Identify, hire and manage external software design contractors. Work closely with agile engineering and product management teams to ensure execution of design requirements. Mentor and motivate team members, clarifying difficult issues and orchestrating efforts.


QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in entertainment technology, visual design, computer science or a related field.   

Five years of experience in job offered, or as a UX designer, interaction designer or a related occupational title

Applicant must meet the following skills and experience through work experience or education, with no specified time as demonstration of proficiency.  

Demonstrated experience with 3D software or game engines including Maya, Blender, Unity or Unreal. 

Demonstrated knowledge of UX design principles and processes. 

Demonstrated experience working with usability, typography, layout and UI designs.  

Demonstrated experience in building scalable design systems.

Demonstrated experience working with modern UI design and prototyping software including Figma and Principle. 

Experience working with Adobe Creative Cloud and sketch. 

Experience designing tools for 3D user generated content. 

Experience overseeing product design projects within interdisciplinary project teams.


ABOUT US

IMVU, the #1 avatar-based social network welcomes users to join a never-ending world where anything is possible, including connecting with people from all over the world. It's here that the fun is infinite and reality is limitless. The IMVU Virtual Shop is the largest of its kind, with an inventory of more than 20 million user-generated, VR-ready goods and growing everyday. From collections that include the hottest trends and throwback sneakers to fairy wings and couture gowns, the marketplace allows our users to personalize, customize and stylize their 3D avatars and environments to their hearts' content. With over Five million unique users every month, our platform is poised for future growth and available on desktop, tablet and mobile devices.

Founded in 2004 and based in the heart of Silicon Valley, IMVU is led by a team that's dedicated to pioneering the virtual reality industry. IMVU is backed by venture investors Menlo Ventures, Allegis Capital, Bridgescale Partners and Best Buy Capital.

IMVU has been recognized frequently as Best Place to Work in the Silicon Valley. 

 


HOW TO APPLY

  • Please try out our core product before you apply. We’d like you to understand our products and have some understanding of our customers.

  • Please include a cover letter. Make sure to discuss why you are interested in learning more about IMVU. Job applications without cover letters will not be considered.

IMVU is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.