UX Designer at Blue Nile

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Description

 

Blue Nile is the largest online retailer of certified diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry. Our standards are amongst the highest of all jewelers.  We provide a superior customer experience, extraordinary value and industry leading product quality and style.  We obsess about our customers and are passionate about providing each customer with an amazing experience. 

Blue Nile embraces a culture of adaptability. Our team is nimble, innovative and resourceful and makes an impact on both the business and each individual customer’s personal experience. We value hard-work, flexibility and curiosity and collaborate to creatively solve problems, constantly improve and implement meaningful changes. Our team celebrates achievements and is inspired by success.

Blue Nile is a successful and growing company, started in 1999 and now the largest online retailer of certified diamonds, engagement rings and fine jewelry. Our corporate offices are located in Seattle’s vibrant Pioneer Square district, home to the latest wave of internet startups and packed with restaurants and entertainment including CenturyLink and Safeco fields. We are close to transportation, the waterfront, and parks.  Our dress code favors jeans and our facilities include bike racks and showers.

Blue Nile is currently seeking a UX Designer to join our ever-evolving user experience effort. We are looking for someone with strong UX skills that is able to do the process from end-to-end. This person will help us create a best-in-class experience that will delight our customers. You can be at the center of our collaborative team, building new and exciting functionality and features.

You will be sharing your vision and experience design approach with a small team of passionate designers who are responsible for the execution of strong interaction design solutions for complex online products.

As a user experience designer, you will be the subject matter expert in the full spectrum of user interactions (user interface designs, interaction models, prototypes, wireframes, research, etc) in a fast-paced startup-like environment. You will help evaluate the current UX and will work with our UX design team, product owners, executives and engineers to develop improvements that can be measured.

This position will work closely with the Technology, Analytics, Merchandising, and Site Development teams. The ideal candidate will thrive in an environment of continuous innovation, must be able to present complex wireframes, prototypes or visual solutions to internal stakeholders and communicate research, methodology and technology behind the proposed ideas and executions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Take the lead on user interface design and prototyping through the full design and development cycle (including concepts, information architecture, visual design and interaction design)
  • Create functional prototypes that display highly innovative, engaging, and user centered designs
  • Help guide the UX team in creation of modern user interfaces with a focus on usability and simple and intuitive, efficient user interaction
  • Deliver results in agile development environment

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience in interactive or UX design, information architecture or visual design
  • Ability to do the full UX process, looking for a UX generalist.
  • Demonstrated expertise in creating high quality user experiences; must have an online portfolio of mobile and web samples, including examples of site mapping and wireframing for feature projects.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, verbal and written communication skills, networking and presentation skills.
  • Proven experience with user interface design and guidelines. Involvement in usability studies/testing a plus. Experience with Agile workflows strongly preferred.
  • High enthusiasm, creativity, initiative, and innovation
  • Must be highly proficient with current versions of software such as: Sketch, Framer, Axure or Omnigraffle and familiar with a wide range of other design, web and multimedia software

What we offer:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Healthcare Coverage
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Paid Vacation
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Transportation Allowance
  • Employee Discount
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Fitness Center Discount
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • OracleDatabases
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We are located in Seattle’s vibrant Pioneer Square district. We are close to transportation, restaurants, coffee shops and parks.

What are Blue Nile Perks + Benefits

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Set aside up to $2,650/year pre-tax to pay for eligible health expenses- including many over-the-counter products.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Blue Nile pays 100% of the employee premium and a portion of the dependent premium for full time employees on our Health Plans.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $130 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Blue Nile pays 100% of the employee premium and a portion of the dependent premium for full time employees on our Health Plans.
Life Insurance
Employer paid life/AD&D insurance with a $50,000 benefit for each. Supplemental life/AD&D available for employees, spouses, and children
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
All full-time regular employees receive $100.00 per month to aid with transportation costs. Pre-tax savings are available on bus and ferry passes as well as parking expenses.
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month by our Brewnile Club!
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Blue Nile offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

Benefits are effective the first of the month following your date of hire.

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