Information Architect/Interaction Designer (Verticals Team)

San Jose, CA

Company Description

eBay is a technology company driving the ‘future of commerce’!  We are enabling consumers to buy anything, anywhere, anyhow, thus unifying the online buying experience across the mobile, local, social and digital space. 


About Design at ebay

At ebay activating design thinking is a priority and it all starts with our designers.  We are taking steps to incorporate design thinking into all aspects of our company.  To start, we brought in John Maeda to help drive the design innovation and the commerce revolution.  We are looking for other top designers to help us complete our vision, are you ready to make your mark on our company?


Find out more by viewing the following sites:

  • eBay Design website: http://ebay.com/design/
  • eBay CEO John Donahoe on the Importance of Design : http://dthin.gs/1aUqzOo

Job Description

Do you enjoy streamlining complicated information? Want to work in a fun, flexible, startup environment but want a good work life balance?


We are looking for a Information Architect/Interaction Designer to leverage their retail standards and commerce experience to create new buying platforms and the new look and flow of our vertical sites.  If you are interested in creating streamlined solutions for complex problems then we’d love to talk with you!


Who are we?

We are the Verticals Team which is responsible for the partner, co-branded and off-platform experiences such as fashion, motors, live auctions, custom stores; basically everything that does not fit into the core ebay site.  We operate similar to a design agency/studio within our company meaning you will get to specialize in Visual or UX design (whichever your preference is) and create high fashion looking sites and creative assets.  We use the same box of legos as the core team, but often get to use them in new and innovative ways as we are building new experiences that are designed to support and enhance the core eBay experience.


What you will do:

  • Define, drive future vision and owns the evolution of the user experience for a wide range of complex products.
  • Champion and maintain eBay design standards and industry best practices across owned products.
  • Collaborate with and influence cross-functional teams to deliver a world-class customer experience.
  • Articulate design rationale as a means to balance business goals and user needs, and ensures stakeholder satisfaction with the results delivered by the User Experience Design team.
  • Ensure fellow team members consistently meet stakeholder goals and produce world-class deliverables.
  • Lead and mentor fellow designers at all levels.
  • Ensure that team members understand, leverage, influence and communicate new technologies and techniques that improve the user experience.


Must be eligible to work in the US, sorry no 3rd parties.

What we are looking for:

  • Portfolio exhibits solid system thinking in regards to the overall user experience, a solid grasp of information architecture, flow diagrams, taxonomy, wireframes, and web technologies.
  • 8+ years professional related work experience
  • Working knowledge of current user experience design principles, standards and trends.
  • Expert level ability in Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks. Solid understanding of HTML, CSS, Flash and other web technologies.
  • Ability to act independently as well as collaboratively within the context of a larger team.
  • Expert understanding of design issues for complex online experiences and products
  • Takes ownership of projects and products.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to present work and interface with all levels of management - negotiating and influencing to build consensus.
  • Constantly seeks out ways to innovate around inherent limitations and provides guidance for incorporating new and emerging techniques and technologies.
  • Pluses include ecommerce and large company experience