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Lead UX Designer

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Nov 28, 2017

New York,

Permanent

Job #: 125929

Salary: 120K

Job Description

We are currently seeking a senior-level User Experience Designer.

In this role, you will analyze end-user needs and translate the findings into usable design solutions. Your responsibilities will include: working with stakeholders to understand business requirements, and user needs; Establishing and aligning with development teams on design strategy through user flows and architecture; Developing draft-level, through spec-level design documentation; Ensuring that design work is adherent to brand standards; Experience should demonstrate creative solutions on a various range of platforms, leadership, your ability to handle complex UX problems, and drive excellent execution.

 

Responsibilities

  • Qualitative, contextual inquiry including designing a study, recruiting and facilitating research interviews;
  • Facilitating client requirement workshops with stakeholders of varying levels of client organizations;
  • Documenting client requirements as user requirements, and interaction design annotations on wireframes, prototypes, and other low-fidelity representations of the user experience;
  • Analysis of design research;
  • Creation of behavioral personas;
  • Development of user scenarios, mental models and user journey maps;
  • Extrapolating product vision as a synthesis of primary research and client vision;
  • High-level information architecture of a single, or multichannel, digital ecosystem, represented in a site map or application map;
  • Conceptualization and low-fidelity visualization of UI elements, either in wireframe, paper, or other experience prototyping techniques;
  • Detailed annotation of interaction design and interface behavior on wireframes and prototypes;
  • Analysis, synthesis, and documentation of usability issues in a test report;

 

Requirements

  • 5+ years of professional experience as an Information Architect, User Experience Architect, or Interaction Designer
  • 1-2 years designing multichannel experiences (desktop, mobile, tablet);
  • 2-3 years experience communicating with and presenting to clients experience;
  • Have prior familiarity with the skillsets and objectives of the current UX and Design Team;
  • 3-5 years of experience with UX/wireframing software including InDesign, Illustrator, Omnigraffle, Axure, InDesign, or other wireframing tools;
  • Strong ability to lead user research and testing activities and deliverables;
  • Excellent ability to explain complex design decisions to experts and laypeople;
  • Strong understanding of interaction design and usability best practices;
  • Understanding of responsive design;
  • Familiarity with technical issues around web development and ability to work constructively with
    development teams, including but not limited to understanding of HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery
  • Strong ability to lead UX activities within both agile and waterfall environments;
  • Ability to accurately estimate and delegate work so that it is delivered on time and on budget;
  • Strong understanding of relevant technologies for desktop and mobile;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in identified languages (above);
  • Excellent presentation skills;
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams;
  • High-level knowledge of visual design and front-end development.