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Senior User Experience Designer at Equinix

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Sunnyvale, California

Job Description:

Senior User Experience Designer

Equinix is one of the fastest growing data center companies, growing connectivity between clients worldwide. That’s why we're always looking for creative and forward thinking people who can help us achieve our goal of global interconnection. With 200 data centers in over 24 countries spanning across 5 continents, we are home to the Cloud, supporting over 1000 Cloud and IT services companies that are directly engaged in technological innovation and development. We are passionate about further evolving the specific areas of software development, software and network architecture, network operations and complex cloud and application solutions. 

At Equinix, we make the internet work faster, better, and more reliably. We hire talented people who thrive on solving hard problems and give them opportunities to hone new skills, try new approaches, and grow in new directions. Our culture is at the heart of our success and it’s our authentic, humble, gritty people who build The Magic of Equinix. We share a real passion for winning and put the customer at the center of everything we do.

Job Summary: Senior User Experience Designers are responsible for the creation and delivery of visual and interaction design across a particular functional domain, site, or application. They may generally employ skills across multiple disciplines including visual design, interaction design, user research, prototyping, and content strategy. They may manage other FTE or contract UX resources in this effort.


  • Researches, designs, and proposes user research plans across a particular functional domain of responsibility

  • Determines user research methodologies to optimize data collection

  • Interacts with stakeholders to determine requirements and set expectations

  • Creates user scenarios and stories to coordinate with other teams

  • Leads user research sessions

  • Analyzes research results to inform design and development

  • Presents results to stakeholders 

  • Designs organization and categorization of schemas within an information system

  • Develops navigation structures to support proper wayfinding

  • Ensures navigational consistency across multiple complementary sites and/or applications

  • Structures and classifies sites and applications to help people find and manage information

  • Designs an information space to facilitate task completion and intuitive access to content 

  • Develops a range of UX deliverables, including task flows, information architecture (IA) diagrams, design studies, wireframes, and high-fidelity interface mockups.

  • Provides line-level creative direction for a particular functional domain of responsibility.

  • Leads, presents, defends and articulates design work in design reviews with colleagues and stakeholders

  • Executes interaction design as a part of a multi-disciplinary team

  • Researches interaction design trends 

  • Leads concepting and development of design systems

  • Oversees development of style guides, and ensures ongoing completeness and relevance

  • Socializes design specifications and style guides with stakeholders to ensure understanding and adoption 

  • Applies critical thinking to a variety of complex user problems, taking into account user needs, business objectives and technical constraints

  • Can act as an internal UX SME for other internal or third-party projects, to ensure design consistency and sharing of best practices 

  • Creates and proposes prototyping standards and toolsets

  • Determines need for prototyping efforts, based on functional complexity and requirement specifics

  • Socializes prototypes via design reviews or 1:1 usability sessions

Qualifications ·

  • 7+ years experience preferred

  • Bachelor's degree preferred


Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.