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Facebook Product Designer - Spark AR in Menlo Park, California

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 magic of augmented reality is not in the novelty of the technology, but in the experiences it enables us to have. Our mission - to discover and fill meaningful human needs with AR - will be fulfilled by developing new and existing use cases across the Spark platform.

Spark AR enables a global community of creators and developers to imagine, create and share augmented reality experiences that reach the billions of people using the Facebook family of apps and devices. Spark AR includes Spark AR Studio, our flagship creation software suite that makes building AR experiences more intuitive and customizable. And Spark AR Hub, a powerful tool for publishing, managing and tracking the performance of AR experiences across platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Messenger.

We are looking for an experienced and talented AR/VR Product Designer to conceptualize, illustrate, build and deliver innovative interaction paradigms. You will be expected to independently sketch, design, previz, animate, prototype, script and execute. A self-motivated problem solver with impeccable communication skills, you are known as a positive contributor with a collaborative attitude.

You will be involved in every aspect of the product development process, from conceptualizing the next generation of our AR platform to designing incremental features. Working with Product Management and Engineering teams, you’ll tackle hard questions relating to core interactions, platform design and user interface patterns for AR today and for the future. You will be expected to use your full range of product design, interaction design, and visual design skills to create richer, deeper, and more valuable experiences for hundreds of millions of people using our platform every month.

The ideal candidate should also have a strong ability to take ambiguous problems and create clear and articulate frameworks for how to tackle them.

This position is full-time and based in Menlo Park.

Required Skills:

  1. Conceptualize and iterate on high-quality designs, build end-to-end flows and visuals and individually contribute to the product/feature set and to help communicate ideas

  2. Give and solicit real-time feedback from other designers to continually raise the quality and craftsmanship of the product

  3. Partner with PMs, engineers, researchers, content strategist & QA, overseeing the user experience from product conception to launch - as well as post-launch design support

  4. Document processes and methodology to help establish preliminary processes to align cross-functional teams

  5. Contribute to high-level strategic decisions with the rest of the product and executive teams

  6. Contribute to defining interaction patterns for the MobileAR product space

  7. Quickly solve issues with your cross-functional leads

  8. Clearly articulate design decisions to a vast set of internal stakeholders

  9. Help establish preliminary processes to align cross-functional teams

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree in Design related field or experience

  2. Experience communicating ideas and designs to multiple stakeholders

  3. Experience in problem solving within the product space

  4. Experience crafting 3D and 2D interactive design prototypes

  5. Experience using 3D and 2D art creation software like Cinema4D, Maya, Photoshop, Sketch and Illustrator

  6. Communication experience

  7. A portfolio featuring both visual and interaction works

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  2. Bachelor's degree in Architecture, interior design or industrial design, interactive design, game design

  3. 5+ years experience shipping immersive and compelling experiences

  4. 1+ years mobile AR or contextual camera experience

  5. Experience designing for diverse groups of people (international audiences, multi-language localization, accessibility for people with disabilities, etc.)

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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