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I've grown more here in one year than in longer times with other companies. It's fantastic.

Paula Barraza

User Experience Lead, Santa Clara

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UX/UI Designer

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The spirit of a start-up still thrives at NOOK. Yes, we’re an established industry leader, but we come to work each day to tackle the next challenge, to contribute more than was possible yesterday, and to ask “why not?” We are inspired by the opportunity to influence habits and captivate our customers. And while it may sound corny, we really enjoy working as a team.

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Location Santa Clara, CA


NOOK Media is an exciting global company whose mission is to change how people read and learn. NOOK Media is positioned to seize the incredible growth opportunity in the nascent digital content market. With its vast relationships with publishers, unique ability to reach readers and students and its award- winning devices, NOOK Media is well positioned to thrive as a leading digital content and technology company. It also has established partnerships with the leading technology company, Microsoft, and leading higher education publisher, Pearson.

Position Summary:

We’re a group of UX professionals passionate about reinventing media consumption. We’re fundamentally about ideas and creativity and we measure our success by the ability to ship beautiful, useful designs. That and making an impact in people’s everyday lives. We love great typography, paper craft, pixel perfection and precisely architected systems. We believe good design is all about making it look great and work well. We also believe in ice cream, beer, bikes and a culture of fun. Work with us and you’ll be a part of something unique each and every day. You’ll work with product teams to ensure we’re doing what’s right for our customers. You’ll engage with the entire development team, from platform engineers and application developers to service developers in the Cloud. Best of all, your designs will directly impact every Nook user.

Are you ready to do something different? Something special? Something BIG? Great. Read on and send us your portfolio today!


  • Lead the UI development from conception to execution
  • Ensure a shared UX vision with key cross-functional teams, including product management, hardware, and technology teams
  • Drive the process and prioritization from a strong user-focused perspective, working closely with the business owner, user research, software development, product and program management and QA teams


  • Online portfolio of inspired, innovative designs
  • Industry experience in mobile or consumer electronics and proven track record of creating user-focused solutions
  • Experience with touch user interface, Android or iOS highly preferred
  • Hands on experience creating customer flows, wireframes, information architecture and user interface
  • Knowledge and appreciation of user research and visual design applied to the overall user experience and interface
  • Knack for turning complex problems into simple and engaging customer experiences optimized for mobile and tablets
  • A fine-tuned intuition for designs that define great products
  • Ability to collaborate and work across multiple teams and disciplines
  • Bachelors or Masters degree in HCI, Interaction Design, Product Design, or related degree

Barnes & Noble is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

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This Position Resides Within the NOOK Consumer Organization

The NOOK Consumer team is responsible for developing and shipping award winning products to allow millions of consumers to discover, engage, and interact with digital content as a daily part of their lives. Our mission is to make reading fun, engaging, and accessible to everyone. We enable NOOK content - Books, Magazines, Newspapers, Catalogs, Applications, and Videos - to be discovered and consumed across the range of NOOK hardware, Web, and also popular mobile platforms such as Android, Apple iOS, and Microsoft Windows 8.

Disciplines include expertise in next generation fluid UX, visual design /animations , Web technologies (HTML, JS, Ruby on Rails), modern Application Development with emphasis on Mobile (Android, Win8, and iOS), OS development (Android Framework and Kernel), Quality Assurance, and Product and Program Management.

Where We Work: Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara, CA

The NOOK Santa Clara location resides in the heart of the technology capital of the world.

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