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Product Designer - Design Associate Program

Company: Yahoo!
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

Yahoo is a global media and tech company that connects people to their passions. We reach nearly 900M people around the world, bringing them closer to what they love-from finance and sports, to shopping, gaming and news-with the trusted products, content and tech that fuel their day. For partners, we provide a full-stack platform for businesses to amplify growth and drive more meaningful connections across advertising, search and media.The Yahoo Design Associates Program helps early-career designers develop professional skills in their first 2 years through outstanding resources, coaching and mentorship.As a full-time product designer, an associate will work with two different teams on challenging projects (for example, working on a consumer-facing app the first year and then rotating to a business-to-business platform in the second year). You'll work among a positive, encouraging and nurturing team of folks who want to see you grow and succeed.Throughout the program, you'll connect with industry-leading designers at companies and agencies around the world. If circumstances permit, you'll meet in-person, visit our global offices, explore local design communities, and learn new points of view. At the end of two years you'll be leading projects for some of the biggest products in the company.ResponsibilitiesProduct designers at Yahoo collaborate with partners to define the vision for new features, while owning and driving the craftsmanship for every interaction and visual design detail. Day-to-day, you will:

  • Turn broad, ambiguous user and business challenges into clear, valuable and delightful solutions;
  • Connect user research and data insights to design decisions at every stage of development;
  • Incorporate best practices across multiple platforms and devices;
  • Contribute to a design system that supports design and engineering processes; and
  • Mentor and give feedback with humor, grace and empathy to teammates and cross-functional partners.About youYou're a phenomenal candidate for the DAP, if you are someone who:
    • Draws on all aspects of product design-information architecture, multi-step flows, motion-to create holistic experiences;
    • Delivers consistent, polished and balanced layouts, through typography, color and visual hierarchy;
    • Uses prototypes as a foundational piece of your design process both to identify appropriate solutions and influence stakeholders;
    • Solves user problems in creative ways that go beyond obvious, expected solutions;
    • Demonstrates high emotional intelligence when interacting with teammates and other co-workers;
    • Presents designs clearly and confidently to facilitate useful feedback while shifting approach based on the audience and desired outcome;
    • Takes initiative and accountability for timelines, deliverables and outcomes;
    • Contributes to the design community both inside your company and beyond; and
    • Desires and takes action to grow professional skills.Qualifications
      • 1-2 years working in digital product design, have equivalent experience, or be currently enrolled in a bachelor's or master's degree program (in design, human-computer interaction or related field) with a graduation date in 2022 or 2023.
      • Portfolio that demonstrates abilities in visual design, interaction design, prototyping and product thinking.
      • Proven history of working within a user-centered design process.
      • Proficiency in software to create design concepts, prototypes, assets and specifications.
      • Skills such as illustration, photography, animation, data visualization, conducting user interviews, front-end programming or data science are a plus!Yahoo is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category. Yahoo is dedicated to providing an accessible environment for all candidates during the application process and for employees during their employment. If you need accessibility assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via the Accommodation Request Form ( or call 408-336-1409. Requests and calls received for non-disability related issues, such as following up on an application, will not receive a response.At Yahoo, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion ( page to learn more.US Only: Please be aware that Yahoo requires all employees entering a U.S. Yahoo office and/or attending a company event (including client events) are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19. This position will require the successful candidate to obtain and show proof of a vaccination to enter a U.S. Yahoo office and/or attending a company event (including client events). Yahoo is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.The compensation for this position ranges from $79,500.00 - $168,125.00/yr and will vary depending on factors such as your location, skills and experience. The compensation package may also include incentive compensation opportunities in the form of discretionary annual bonus or commissions, in addition to equity incentives. Yahoo provides industry-leading benefits including healthcare, 401K savings plan, company holidays, vacation, sick time, parental leave and an employee assistance program.Currently work for Yahoo? Please apply on our internal career site.

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