UI/UX Design Engineer

Location

San Francisco

Company

Founded by legendary filmmaker George Lucas in 1983, THX sets performance standards for world-class studios and cinemas, and provides premium audio and video solutions for mobile devices, PCs, home, and automotive. THX develops technologies, products and specifications that perfect the consumer entertainment experience, and enable the artist to deliver their true vision.

Relationship

Reports to VP, Engineering

Specific Responsibilities

The UI/UX Design Engineer will create and assist in the implementation of unique application user interfaces for desktop, handheld and browser-based applications, supporting immersive audio processing and spatialization software offerings across multiple platforms.

This position is both creative and technical.

  • Create, test and present platform-appropriate application UIs for evaluation by product and engineering stakeholders
  • Assist in the preparation of mobile, on-device and cloud-based unit and integration test frameworks, to ensure consistent behavior across all supported platforms
  • Partner with platform and audio DSP engineers to refine existing product offerings, to develop new cutting-edge implementations in support of vendor, customer and end-user requirements
  • Review existing development workflows to better iterate and improve time-to-release, as well as to ensure compliance with platform-centric best practices, while encouraging framework reuse, support for device-independent resolutions, and detailed user acceptance and testing
  • Advocate, prove out, and deliver new implementations for user experience, including UI framework testing, user studies and localization / internationalization
  • Refine existing and develop new internal testing and instrumentation application user interfaces, for external (partner) use when applicable
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • 3+ years of experience as a UI/UX designer, delivering public-facing applications or products
  • UI/UX development experience across desktop, mobile handheld and web targets
  • Familiarity with continuous integration and deployment (CICD) across multiple platforms, both for local testing as well as cloud-based build environments, is a plus
  • Experience with application test and submission requirements specific to the individual Windows, Android and iOS / macOS app stores, with a comprehensive understanding of common requirements and their effect upon development and deployment timelines
  • Familiarity with platform-centric media playback implementations is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including graphical presentation and user acceptance documentation, in service of product development and customer support requirements

Education

BA/BS degree or certification in User Experience, Interaction or Visual Design disciplines or equivalent work experience.

A design portfolio, or equivalent visualization of prior work, is recommended.

Personal Characteristics

Preferred Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to all types of inquiries. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Written and spoken proficiency in US English required; additional language proficiencies, including Mandarin, Cantonese or other CJVK languages are a plus.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Engineering mathematics proficiency is recommended, specifically discrete math and geometry, but is not required.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in unusual situations. Ability to use effective deductive reasoning is essential.

Ability to weigh risks, commercial and/or technical uncertainties, trade offs, and incomplete or changing information to inform team priorities.


Computer Skills

This position is both creative and technical.

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have experience with UI/UX prototyping applications (Adobe Creative Cloud, InVision, Sketch, Figma, Balsamiq), as well as shared documents (Google Docs / Adobe Acrobat / Microsoft 365), direct messaging for team communication (Slack / Microsoft Teams), and issue tracking applications (Atlassian JIRA).

Technical familiarity with integrated development and source-control environments (Visual Studio Code, Android Studio, Xcode, GitHub / Atlassian Bitbucket) is a plus.

Certificates & Licenses

No certificates or licenses are required.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Characteristics

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.

This position requires a high level of visual acuity and may require vision correction if necessary to perform the essential duties and responsibilities noted above.

Travel Requirements

No travel requirements.

 

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THX Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veterans status, or disabilities. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

THX Ltd. does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters, including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services and recruiting agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of THX Ltd. will be considered unsolicited and deemed gratuitous without having a written vendor agreement in place and only to the extent such agreement covers a specified position. THX Ltd. will not pay a placement fee. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of THX Ltd. staff will not be binding. It is the responsibility of all third-party recruiting/supplemental staffing agencies to know this policy.

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