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Apple Hiring Sr. Web UI Designer and Video Editor Product Designer

Apple is looking to hire a Senior Web User Interface Designer to help the company focus on further innovating its online store front, as well as a Video Editor Product Designer who can primarily focus on their pro apps.

The company has posted the available positions on numerous job boards such as 37 Signals’ and Smashing Magazine’s. Here are some specifics for both positions:

Sr. Web UI Engineer at Apple Inc.

Type: Full-time Job
Location: Cupertino, CA
Apple is seeking a Senior Web Front-End Engineer to help create and define the interactivity of Apple’s Online Store. This senior front end engineer will be responsible for architectural oversight of front-end technologies as well as collaborating on ideas with other Senior Engineers in other disciplines.

- Lead development efforts on large scale projects, ensuring robust & lasting solutions are implemented.
- Maintain JavaScript libraries: Adding and pruning them as necessary and providing documentation to be leveraged by other engineers.
- Mentor team members: Educate on software development best practices and new technologies.
- Innovate: Design things that people will blog and Twitter about.

Minimum of 7 years of professional software development experience with front end web development (JavaScript, HTML, CSS, AJAX)

- Comfortable with source version control software (CVS, SVN, Git)
- Well-versed in fundamental visual and interactive design discipline
- Strive to use web standards to build solutions using semantic markup and CSS.
- Understanding of all major browsers and the special coding required for all various quirks.
- Competent JavaScript programmer who doesn’t need to rely on libraries to accomplish innovative interactions.
- Aware of the interplay between JavaScript and HTML & CSS, and can dynamically create, modify, and style elements on a page with ease.
- Able to communicate front-end issues with back-end developers.

Video Editor Product Designer, Pro Apps

Apple’s Pro Apps Design Group is seeking a passionate video editor who understands the complexity of software product design. This person must possess a relentless attention to detail, a gifted eye for aesthetics and the ability to quickly grasp and distill highly complex matters.

The candidate will work closely with all designers, producers, engineers, and other editors to design the future of Pro Apps; high-visibility applications that are used daily by creative professionals working in post-production (examples include Final Cut Pro, Motion and Soundtrack Pro).

The designer will be responsible for researching, designing and prototyping new user experiences and features, creating design mockups, producing visual assets and writing behavioral documentation (required for proper design implementation).

The candidate must be a natural collaborator who prefers being creative in a team environment, a passionate customer advocate and be capable of crafting and designing simple solutions to complex design problems.

-Minimum 5 years of experience as a video editor, with sound design/production, motion graphics, photography, and videography skills.
-Experienced creating or designing innovative and visually stunning user experiences for software, games, DVDs, video, or the web.
-Degree in film production, interaction design, human factors and/or visual design (or equivalent).
-An outstanding body of work demonstrated as a reel (film, TV, web examples) or design portfolio demonstrating the successful delivery of innovative video, motion graphics, and/or design.
-Understanding of Apple’s human interface design language and the ability to translate it into future designs of Apple’s professional applications.
-Exceptional understanding of fundamental design disciplines (typography, composition, information architecture, color and animation) and principals (affordance, clustering, consistency, usability, etc.).
-The ideal candidate is not afraid of a blank white board or blank screen.

Software Skills:
-Expert-level knowledge of editing, motion graphics, and finishing suites like FCP, Avid, Smoke, Luster, etc.
-Highly versed in graphic design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Omnigraffle, etc.
-Complete mastery of the Mac OS X platform.
-Advanced knowledge of interaction prototyping tools such as Flash, Director and/or AfterEffects is a big plus.

Interestingly, in relation to the pro apps video editing position, we recently covered an interesting Apple patent (Apple Patent Shows Interest in Film Production, Script-Integrated Storyboards) that may possibly relates to this position.

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johnkenedy5 @ March 6th, 2009 at 7:26 pm
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