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Senior UX Designer

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Mar 13, 2019

Washington, DC

Permanent

Job #: 145160

Salary: DOE

Job Description

Our client, a consulting firm, is looking for a full-time Senior UX Designer to join their team on a permanent basis!

Start Date: as soon as the right fit is found

Duration: full-time / permanent position

Hours: 9am - 5pm 

Location: Washington, DC

Client Description:

Responsibilities:  

We are seeking a highly motivated, strategic, and creative Senior User Experience Designer to build and drive best-in-class user experiences. You understand how people think, operate and interact with complex sets of data and are comfortable working with designers, developers, data/analytics and product managers to determine the framework for the overall user experience of digital products. 

You will help build and lead a team of UX designers to support product initiatives, communicate and present across all levels of the organization, and work with multiple cross-functional teams. You will work closely with our clients on large digital engagements, helping to envision creative, innovation solutions to complex business problems. This candidate will be the voice of the user, expected to properly convey what the user wants, needs, and expects from the products that we are creating.

To be considered for this position, you must include a link to your portfolio of work.

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Work with the UX Lead to establish the overall direction and vision for UX team (establish approach, tools and process)
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to define product experience
  • Serve as the voice of the user while meeting the needs of the customer
  • Conceptualize, execute and refine design specifications and design standards in the form of interaction models, process flows, information architecture, wireframes, prototypes and functional design specs
  • Understand complex qualitative and quantitative research data, business goals and requirements, and translate them into functional designs
  • Drive and document design standards and patterns across products
  • Create customer-centric designs that address business, brand and user requirements
  • Manage, mentor, and provide feedback to UX designers, with a focus on delivering high quality UX solutions to our clients
  • Lead participatory design activities (e.g. client workshops, card sorting) to understand vision, business model and knowledge about user needs and behaviors.
  • Conduct, design and analyze user experience and usability testing, incorporating testing best practices
  • Create user-centered designs by considering market analysis, customer feedback, and usability findings

Required Skills & Experience:

  • A minimum of 6-8 years of experience in information architecture and UX design for user-centered projects such as: responsive websites, web and mobile applications and other interactive touch points -- agency experience is a MUST!
  • Experience in Human Computer Interaction, Digital Media Design, Fine Arts or related field is desired
  • Demonstrate a portfolio of work with a proven track record for solving complex UX design problems
  • In-depth knowledge of iOS and Android platforms
  • Experience managing and mentoring a team
  • Experience building low and high fidelity prototypes of digital products to illustrate future concepts and functionality to clients
  • Outstanding facilitation, brainstorming and collaboration skills
  • Proven experience conducting user research and translating user research into design decisions
  • Experience building design systems that integrate with complex data
  • Strong background in usability testing, and building rapid prototypes
  • Experience working with an Agile development team
  • Experience closely collaborating with technical teams
  • Expert knowledge of tools like Sketch, Craft, Adobe Creative Cloud, Invision and Principle
  • Familiarity with current web development technologies, standards and best practices, including: HTML5, CSS, JavaScript

Minimum Degree Required:

Bachelor’s degree in Visual/Graphic Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Industrial Design, or other related field.

Additional Requirements:

  • US Citizenship required
  • This position requires successful completion of a background check and employment verification.
  • The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

Disclaimer:

We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions will be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.