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UX Designer

6 days ago
RemoteAquent

Job Description:

We are looking for a mid-level UX Designer with roughly 3 years of experience with IOS/Android and Sketch. Must have 3 plus years of solid work history and not including internships. This is a 6 month contract, fully remote (ideally based in Chicago) opportunity but must work CST Hours 

This is a User Experience Designer will play a key part in defining and shaping digital solutions by delivering user-centered designs in support of web, mobile web and mobile application experiences. To achieve these experiences this individual will collaborate with a cross-functional team, including creative design team, business stakeholders, development teams, consumer research and others.This role may also review work, coach and mentor other UXA resources. 

CORE JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Represents the voice of the customer, based on customer research, analytic data, user experience best practices, and eCommerce industry expertise.

• Captures and translates business requirements and user needs into innovative user experiences.

• Conducts brainstorm sessions and workshops for gathering UX insights and direction.

• Identifies project research needs and works with customer research team to prepare and execute research; or executes needed research for projects on their own.

• Analyzes research findings and refines design approaches based on research results.

• Conducts, analyses and clearly documents competitive analyses and heuristic evaluations.

• Gauges the usability of new and existing features, and make suggestions for change.

• Strategizes and collaborates with UX team, creative team, business stakeholders, and development teams to form user experience solutions.

• Has a deep knowledge on web and app user experience best practices and can clearly communicate and apply those practices to project work.

• Creates presentations, user flows, wireframe specifications, prototypes and other necessary documentation to communicate the recommended user experience to stakeholders and development teams. 

• Participates in regular reviews with work partners (creative team, business stakeholders, and development teams) to share design direction and gather feedback. 

• Demonstrated ability to interact comfortably with executives at highest levels of the company.

• Effectively resolves problems and roadblocks as they occur with little oversight.

• Effectively manages multiple projects varying in size and complexity.

• Prioritize time and tasks as needed to meet deadlines .

• Ability to lead projects without significant manager oversight.

• Review work, coach and mentor other UXA resources. (both full-time and contractor) 

REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION 

• 3+ years experience in user interface design, information architecture, interaction design, human factors, and other related UX disciplines. 

• BS/BA degree in design, technology, psychology, human factors or HCI is preferred.

• Experience creating user experiences for e-commerce businesses.

• Retail industry experience is preferred.

• Experience with native mobile apps (iOS and Android)

• MUST have a strong portfolio demonstrating past work experience and deliverables (e.g. wireframes, user flows, site maps, research, etc.).

• Experience creating wireframes and prototypes in Axure or similar tool. 

• Experience with all stages of the software development lifecycle in both traditional, waterfall and agile.

• Demonstrated ability to interact comfortably with executives at highest levels of the company.

• Proven ability to diplomatically advocate for the user, communicate informed design rational and value.

• Ability to maintain rapport and effectively collaborate with key cross-functional partners, including product owners, creative designers, developers and business stakeholders.

• Outstanding communication, organization, time management, and interpersonal skills. 

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