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    PayPal is actively hiring for various User Experience positions at our San Jose, CA office. You can find the job descriptions attached below. If you are
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 7, 2005
      PayPal is actively hiring for various User Experience positions at
      our San Jose, CA office. You can find the job descriptions attached
      below.

      If you are interested let me know, I will be more than happy to pass
      on your resume to the hiring managers.

      Available Openings:
      • User Interface Designer
      • Usability Engineer
      • UI Manager

      Satyam Kantamneni
      skantamneni@...

      PS: Relocation is available


      LOCATION: San Jose, CA

      POSITION TITLES: User Interface Designer

      DURATION: Full Time

      JOB DESCRIPTION:
      Do you have a creative eye for design? Do you often ponder what
      makes people do the things they do? If so, then we have a position
      for you! The design and research group here at PayPal is comprised
      of a multi-cultural, multi-talented team of individuals whose skills
      range from conceptual design to contextual inquiries. We are a
      passionate bunch of highly skilled user experience specialists – our
      focus is driving the goals of the business, by defining and
      creatively addressing the needs of our users. You could be one of
      us!

      The qualified design candidate will work both independently and
      alongside other design team members to shape the future of online
      payments. Excellent written and aural communication skills are a
      must, along with solid visual presentation skills. Compensation is
      commensurate with experience.

      RESPONSIBILITIES:
      * Working closely with a cross-functional team to assess product
      requirements, the designer will create UI models, user task and
      interaction flows, screen designs, user-interface interaction
      details that promote ease of use and optimize the user experience
      for various online payment products
      * The designer will organize these design details into a complete
      user interface design specification that will be used as a
      blueprint for development
      * This person will work closely with user research team members to
      better understand the user, test the usability of features and
      conceptual designs
      * Should have practical experience employing user centered design
      methods
      * The designer should be self-motivated and be able to make
      logical decisions to ensure the overall success of the project by
      creating designs that seamlessly address customer and business
      concerns and objectives
      * Keep abreast of current design tools, techniques and methodologies

      QUALIFICATIONS (Required):
      * At least 3 years of solid industry experience designing GUI's for
      websites and web applications
      * Advanced degree in Human Computer Interaction, Design, or other
      related discipline
      * Must possess a solid working experience with appropriate design
      tools including Photoshop, Illustrator, Visio, etc.
      * Should have experience with international and localization design
      considerations
      * Strong communication, analytical and interpersonal skills working
      within cross-functional teams a must
      * Portfolio required

      QUALIFICATIONS (Preferred):
      * Experience designing payment solutions for consumers and businesses
      * Working knowledge of visual design and typography principles
      * Ability to create personas, profiles, and usage scenarios based
      * Ability to rapidly prototype designs in hand-coded HTML

      ABOUT PayPal:
      PayPal has quickly become a global leader in online payment
      solutions with over 75 million account members worldwide. Available
      in over 45 countries around the world, buyers and sellers on eBay,
      online retailers, online businesses, as well as traditional offline
      businesses are transacting with PayPal.

      PayPal has received over 20 awards for technical excellence from the
      Internet industry and the business community at large - most
      recently the 2005 Webby People's Voice Award for Best Finance
      Services Site.

      PayPal lets any business or consumer with an email address securely,
      conveniently and cost-effectively send and receive payments online.
      The PayPal network builds on the existing financial infrastructure
      of bank accounts and credit cards to create a global, real-time
      payment solution

      ======================================================

      LOCATION: San Jose, CA

      POSITION TITLES: Usability Engineer

      DURATION: Full Time

      JOB DESCRIPTION:
      Do you have a creative eye for design? Do you often ponder what
      makes people do the things they do? If so, then we have a position
      for you! The design and research group here at PayPal is comprised
      of a multi-cultural, multi-talented team of individuals whose skills
      range from conceptual design to contextual inquiries. We are a
      passionate bunch of highly skilled user experience specialists – our
      focus is driving the goals of the business, by defining and
      creatively addressing the needs of our users. You could be one of
      us!

      The qualified candidate will be responsible for leading user
      research initiatives in support of product development. This person
      will work closely with marketing and product groups to define study
      requirements and plan and oversee specific research initiatives.
      The successful candidate should be able to handle multiple
      concurrent projects while still managing tight deadlines. Excellent
      communication skills are a must. Compensation is commensurate with
      experience.

      RESPONSIBILITIES:
      * Using appropriate user centered design methods, conduct research
      throughout the iterative design process
      * Plan, design and conduct usability evaluations including heuristic
      evaluations, card sorts, competitive analyses, cognitive
      walkthroughs, 1:1 discount usability sessions, field studies,
      focus
      groups, etc.
      * Analyze and interpret data, compile professional reports and
      present findings to cross functional teams
      * Create personas, profiles, and usage scenarios based on research
      results
      * Keep abreast of current usability developments and new
      methodologies
      * Must be able to manage vendor relationships (e.g., recruiters,
      outsourcing research to outside firms)

      QUALIFICATIONS (Required):
      * At least 3 years of solid industry experience conducting all forms
      of informal and formal usability research methodologies
      * Advanced degree in Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology,
      Human Factors, Human Computer Interaction, or other related
      discipline with a solid foundation in research-based design using
      both quantitative and qualitative methods
      * Solid, demonstrated experience conducting usability research for
      large scale websites or web-based applications
      * Experience writing appropriate discussion guides, screeners, test
      protocols, etc.
      * Must be able to work independently and drive towards deadlines

      QUALIFICATIONS (Preferred):
      * Experience with online/remote usability tools (Netraker, Vividence,
      etc.)
      * Experience with appropriate video capture and editing applications
      and running a research lab
      * Experience with usability of financial-based systems a plus
      * Experience performing research on large scale, international
      websites
      * Experience building recruiting databases a plus
      * Ability to rapidly prototype designs in HTML

      ABOUT PayPal:
      PayPal has quickly become a global leader in online payment
      solutions with over 75 million account members worldwide. Available
      in over 45 countries around the world, buyers and sellers on eBay,
      online retailers, online businesses, as well as traditional offline
      businesses are transacting with PayPal.

      PayPal has received over 20 awards for technical excellence from the
      Internet industry and the business community at large - most
      recently the 2005 Webby People's Voice Award for Best Finance
      Services Site.

      PayPal lets any business or consumer with an email address securely,
      conveniently and cost-effectively send and receive payments online.
      The PayPal network builds on the existing financial infrastructure
      of bank accounts and credit cards to create a global, real-time
      payment solution


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      LOCATION: San Jose, CA

      POSITION TITLES: UI Mgr

      DURATION: Full Time

      JOB DESCRIPTION:
      Do you have a creative eye for design? Do you often ponder what
      makes people do the things they do? If so, then we have a position
      for you! The design and research group here at PayPal is comprised
      of a multi-cultural, multi-talented team of individuals whose skills
      range from conceptual design to contextual inquiries. We are a
      passionate bunch of highly skilled user experience specialists – our
      focus is driving the goals of the business, by defining and
      creatively addressing the needs of our users. You could be one of
      us!

      The qualified design candidate will work both independently and
      alongside other design team members to shape the future of online
      payments. Excellent written and aural communication skills are a
      must, along with solid visual presentation skills. Compensation is
      commensurate with experience.

      RESPONSIBILITIES:
      * Working closely with a cross-functional team to assess product
      requirements, the designer will create UI models, user task and
      interaction flows, screen designs, user-interface interaction
      details that promote ease of use and optimize the user experience
      for various online payment products
      * The designer will organize these design details into a complete
      user interface design specification that will be used as a
      blueprint for development
      * This person will work closely with user research team members to
      better understand the user, test the usability of features and
      conceptual designs
      * Should have practical experience employing user centered design
      methods
      * The designer should be self-motivated and be able to make
      logical decisions to ensure the overall success of the project
      by creating designs that seamlessly address customer and business
      concerns and objectives
      * Keep abreast of current design tools, techniques and
      methodologies

      QUALIFICATIONS (Required):
      * At least 3 years of solid industry experience designing GUI's
      for websites and web applications
      * Advanced degree in Human Computer Interaction, Design, or other
      related discipline
      * Must possess a solid working experience with appropriate design
      tools including Photoshop, Illustrator, Visio, etc.
      * Should have experience with international and localization
      design considerations
      * Strong communication, analytical and interpersonal skills
      working within cross-functional teams a must
      * Portfolio required

      QUALIFICATIONS (Preferred):
      * Experience designing payment solutions for consumers and
      businesses
      * Working knowledge of visual design and typography principles
      * Ability to create personas, profiles, and usage scenarios based
      * Ability to rapidly prototype designs in hand-coded HTML

      ABOUT PayPal:
      PayPal has quickly become a global leader in online payment
      solutions with over 75 million account members worldwide. Available
      in over 45 countries around the world, buyers and sellers on eBay,
      online retailers, online businesses, as well as traditional offline
      businesses are transacting with PayPal.

      PayPal has received over 20 awards for technical excellence from the
      Internet industry and the business community at large - most
      recently the 2005 Webby People's Voice Award for Best Finance
      Services Site.

      PayPal lets any business or consumer with an email address securely,
      conveniently and cost-effectively send and receive payments online.
      The PayPal network builds on the existing financial infrastructure
      of bank accounts and credit cards to create a global, real-time
      payment solution
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