Advanced Product Designer - HBO Max



Position Type

Full Time


Product Management


United States - New York - New York

Posted Date

May. 18, 2020

Req Number


Opportunity Overview

HBO Max is the future of entertainment and storytelling. WarnerMedia’s new streaming entertainment offering, HBO Max is the culmination of some of the most innovative new technology and greatest creative talent in the industry. Anchored by the entire HBO service, arguably the greatest brand in television, HBO Max also features fan favorites from the WarnerMedia library including Warner Bros., New Line, DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes, and more. HBO Max will also be home to key third-party library acquisitions, such as Friends, South Park and Doctor Who, and more than 50 exclusive Originals in its first year, from the likes of groundbreaking creative talent such as J.J. Abrams, Ridley Scott, Jordan Peele, Steven Soderbergh, Michael Mann, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, Anna Kendrick, Greg Berlanti, Melissa McCarthy, Robert Zemeckis, Ellen DeGeneres, and other visionaries. HBO Max launches in May 2020.

The Job

As an Advanced Product Designer, you focus on creating compelling digital experiences that not only meet business & marketing needs but also push the product into innovative territory above and beyond the competition. You are motivated to create engaging and elegant digital entertainment experiences and have the expertise in platforms such as smartphones, tablets, game consoles, and web as well as a thoughtful approach to features and user-centric design philosophies. As the Advanced Product Designer, you will be lead of strategic complex projects, execute and iterate on interactions, visual design patterns, and animations for our new digital ecosystem. You are an innovator in solutions that will bring products and the brand forward to our competitive marketplace.

The Daily
  • Lead on strategic complex projects.
  • Work closely with a cross-functional team (design, engineering, and research) to drive progress, uphold standards and advocate for exceptional customer experiences.
  • Partner with product leadership to help support, execute and iterate on interactions, visual design patterns, and animations for our new digital ecosystem.
  • Collaborate on strategic design initiatives that uphold the highest standards of design and collaboration.
  • Innovate and prototype solutions that bring the product and brand forward in the marketplace.
  • Seek user and business validation for your proposed solutions and be receptive to input and pivots as you develop new experiences.
  • Drive and execute typical design documents such as site maps, user flows, wireframes, visual designs, and redlines.
  • Take a hands-on approach to implementation and collaboration with software development from early ideation through final launched product.
The Essentials
  • A minimum of 5-6 years of designing digital products and services and/or interactive.
  • 2-3 years as a lead on high profile or complex initiatives.
  • Bachelor's degree in Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or a closely related field.
  • A portfolio demonstrating user-centered design thinking, process and execution across multiple experience platforms (e.g. mobile app, connected TV, web, etc.).
  • Robust understanding of UX design principles and methodologies.
  • Knowledge of modern product design best practices, such as agile development and lean UX.
  • Experience that shows being a strong problem-solver, storyteller and design facilitator.
  • Strong systems thinker, with the ability to connect individual features to the all-up product experience.
  • Expertise in modern UX design tools, including Sketch, Photoshop, Figma, etc.
  • Proficiency in core design skills, including composition, typography, and color theory.
  • The effective visual communicator in all types of design artifacts, from feature documentation to visual specs.
  • Passion for staying abreast of the latest interaction design trends.
  • Strong collaboration skills working with cross-functional stakeholders and team members such as product managers, researchers, engineers, writers, and other designers.
  • Strong listening, analytical and organizational skills with the ability to communicate and present ideas clearly.
  • Not hesitant to escalate issues where necessary to upper management.
  • An energetic, positive and roll up your sleeve's collaborator is a must.
  • Ability to effectively influence and communicate cross-functionally with all levels; exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • A love of television and social media, as well as a passion for staying on top of industry trends.
  • The ability to synthesize a lot of information to distill root causes and make informed decisions to mitigate risk.
The Perks
  • Exclusive WarnerMedia events and advance screenings
  • Paid time off every year to volunteer
  • Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
  • Access to in-house learning and development resources
  • Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands
WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Now, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.