Designer, Discovery & Connection

The Position

What is the Discovery and Connections team?

Twitter exists to serve the public conversation. The Discovery and Connection Team exists to craft a sense of belonging—helping folx connect with the people, interests and passions that matter to them the most. So whether you stand for BLΛƆKPIИK or you’re just metal head. Whether you obsess over #xerophiles or the right kind of drawing #pencil—or like many reading this, begrudgingly indulge in the drama of #DesignTwitter—it’s all happening here. And Discover and Connections is here to help you find the things that interest you the most—whether it’s through the Home Timeline, Explore or Search pages, Events and Trends or the Topics engine that makes it possible.

What you might bring to the team

As a senior or staff level designer you’ll spend as much time dreaming about the future with researchers as you do planning an experimentation roadmap with product managers and engineers. You’ll bring strong opinions about how design can lead a strategic vision and collaborate respectfully with cross-functional partners. You bias to action and build quickly and share often to include as many perspectives as possible in your work. 


Bring Twitter’s future into the present

  • Comfort in dealing with the challenge of creating what’s next.

  • Great balance of Visual and UI craft and foundational UX thinking.

  • Rapidly design, prototype, and develop elegant solutions focused on helping customers understand the value of Twitter.

  • Gather insights from data and qualitative research, develop hypotheses, sketch solutions with high-fidelity prototypes, and test ideas with our research team and in experiments.

  • Think about universal designs that can scale not just across platforms but also internationally and across user types.

  • Document detailed interaction models and UI specifications.

  • Collaborate with other designers to maintain design consistency and coherence across the features on Twitter’s app and website.

  • Evangelize best UI practices to other designers, engineers, and product managers.

  • Mentor other designers.

  • A believer in the idea of “Simple. Loveable. Complete.”

Qualifications

You have proven skills and impact 

  • 10+ years experience designing and building products for mobile and desktop experiences

  • Experience driving product strategy in collaboration with Product and Engineering leaders.

  • Experience designing for machine-learning, rich taxonomies, and / or interest graphs.

  • Experience iterating on design with experimentation (e.g. A/B testing)

  • Demonstrate ability to define strong hypotheses and incorporate data into your design process

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills

  • Passion for identifying and solving customer problems

  • Comfort in a fast-paced, highly-dynamic environment with multiple stakeholders

  • Comfortable designing and prototyping in high fidelity to help others visualize the future

Additional Information:

As part of the Design and Research organization at Twitter we do our work with a set of 8 principles in mind. It’s our mission to uphold these principles and have them reflected in the experiences we design and build.  

  • Stand for people: From helping people stay informed to engaging in the public conversation to growing their businesses, always advocate for what is best for the people we serve.

  • Live in culture: Be immersed in and inspired by culture and counterculture.

  • Set standards & break records: Strive for greatness. Don’t shortchange, shortcut, or settle.

  • Work out loud: Share your work and your POV. Create generously. Be transparent.

  • Real talk: Give direct, honest, timely feedback that meets people where they are—and helps them along their professional journey.

  • Always be learning: Run toward what you don't know.

  • Own it: Be responsible for your work, and accountable for the impact it has on other teams and those we serve. Bias toward action. Be decisive. Optimize to fail quickly, and iterate.

  • Soar:  Bias toward action. Be decisive. Optimize to fail quickly, and iterate.

Company Description

Design Twitter’s Topic experience

We organize all of Twitter to connect people to their interests and enable conversations. We are looking for a designer to help create experiences that help our customers discover new interests, and deepen interests into passions on the platform.

Additional Information

Here’s all the legal good stuff:

We are committed to an inclusive and diverse Twitter. Twitter is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran, genetic information, marital status or any other legally protected status.

San Francisco applicants: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Team

Design and Research

Location

New York City

 

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