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Senior Design Manager, Rhapsody October 22

RhapsodyWho: Rhapsody
Position: Senior Design Manager
Where: Seattle
What: Would you like to promote a music app that millions of people use every day? Imagine a company dedicated to bringing music to the people, whenever they want it, wherever they are, on any device. Come work for us and make it happen. Rhapsody is experiencing significant growth in subscribers, expanding internationally, and is always looking to bring in top talent. We have start-up feel with the security of a strong revenue stream. With more than 3 million paying subscribers and over 32 million songs, Rhapsody is leading the global streaming music revolution. We make it possible for fans to listen to any song, anytime and anywhere.


  • Be the hands-on, working team leader of in-house and contract designers and take broad, conceptual ideas and develop and feature concepts for an all-new product
  • Be the “voice of design” in high-level strategic decisions and collaborations with product managers, engineers, researchers/testers and content stakeholders to cultivate and refine the user experience across products
  • Design new interaction flows and experiences for both mobile and desktop users that are exceptionally simple and elegant
  • Incorporate learning’s from weekly live user testing and propose follow up questions to make sure we’re building a new product people want and can use.
  • Represent user interaction models and product information architecture through detailed experience wireframes, user flows, design specifications and coded prototypes
  • Present design concepts, user needs, and design rationale to multidisciplinary teams, as well as internal stakeholders.
  • Work with agile development teams and visual designers to implement and iterate interaction designs
  • Recognize trends in the digital-music and social spaces and interpret how they relate to our current and future product offerings
  • Lead and develop a team of visual designers and UX/UI pros capable of delivering a product that EVERYONE will be talking about, and have a good time doing it.


  • Bachelor’s or Masters in Interaction Design, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Human-Centered Design, Human Factors, HCI or related discipline or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years’ experience as product designer, interaction designer, information architect or similar role
  • 2+ years as a project lead, supervisor or manager with direct leadership oversight of other team members
  • Strong portfolio of successful interaction-design projects preferably including end consumer, mobile, social media and music products, with an emphasis on UX/UI design expertise
  • In-house, interactive agency, or combined experience in solving complex user problems with intelligent experience design
  • Excellent written, verbal, and visual communication skills – an ability to clearly articulate your design ideas
  • Mastery of interaction design and information architecture techniques
  • Visual design expertise demonstrated through UI mockups and ability to critique the quality of visual designs
  • Proficiency with design and prototyping tools such CS3 Suite, OmniGraffle, Flash, or basic HTML/CSS
  • Familiarity with different mobile platform UI frameworks (Android, iPhone) preferred
  • Knowledge of capabilities and limitations of Web technologies: (x)HTML(5), JavaScript, Flash, and CSS
  • Familiarity with trends and established standards in user-centered design – ability to understand and distill the inherent needs of target users and advocate for the end user’s needs while balancing the goals and constraints of business
  • Experience with Agile Development/Scrum processes preferred

How: Apply Here