UI Design Technologist

SeaTac, WA
Job Terms:
Depending on Experience
posted by:
Laura Toller

Job Description:

Our client is seeking a Sr UI Design Technologist to work a one year contract with a strong likelihood of extension in SeaTac, WA. The UI Design Technologist will help drive the future design of our $3 billion, multi-channel e-commerce business. You’ll work across several product teams, partnering with UX researchers, product designers, product managers, content strategists and other functions in the design and delivery of high-performing user experiences for the company homepage, our mobile apps and kiosks. 

You’re the right person for the role if you have a passion for pixels and interactivity, are driven to create engaging experiences in a multi-device world, and are fearless in the face of constraints. You bring relentless attention to detail in translating complex experiences into high-quality visual and interactive elements that embody the brand. If someone asks “Are you a Designer or a Developer?” And you have a hard time answering, we want to talk with you!

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Building out pieces, helping connect with designer and developers, rapid prototyping
  • Work as an advocate for the design team while interacting with designers during the design process. 
  • Put forth a clear vision for future design and apply a forward-thinking, stratigic mindset in collaborating with fellow product and UI designers and engineers to go from where we are today to the vision state. 
  • Collaborate with fellow UI designers to inform the design language for the company’s digital solutions. 
  • Work with UX research and analytics to evaluate designs and incorporate findings – applying a test and learn approach. 
  • Collaborate with marketing colleagues to align designs with the brand. 
  • Communicate effectively to diverse audiences including e-commerce team members and executives. 
  • Provide clear direction for engineering teams to properly implement designs. 
  • Meet a high bar, efficiently delivering quality designs. 
  • Apply user-centered design best practices, from interaction, usability and visual design fundamentals to accessibility standards, balancing user needs with business goals and technology capabilities. 
  • Participate in ideation sessions and desigh reviews to push the boundaries of our work. 
  • Inspire a design-driven culture. 

Other Requirements: 

  • Bachelors’ degree in user experience, interaction design, graphic design or other related field preferred. 
  • 5+ years in related field required. 
  • E-commerce experience preferred. 
  • Product design agency experience preferred. 
  • Experience with Lean UX and agile product development. 
  • Expert understanding of typography, color, grid and composition. 
  • Working knowledge of the old favorites (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite) and latest design and prototyping tools. 
  • Knowledge of digital platforms and design guidelines, cross-browser compaitiliby, accessibility standards, various web-related optimization techniques, etc. 
  • Passion for mobile-first experiences and a deep familiarity with responsive design techniques. 
  • Working knowledge of web- and mobile-based technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc. preferred. 
  • Strong conceptual and visual thinker – with a broad toolset for communicating complex ideas. 
  • Hands-on skills designing for gesture and touch interfaces including related motion, animation and micro-interactions. 
  • Passion for keeping up with current design trends and best practices and technology innovation. 
  • Demonstrated experience in elevating a brand’s visual language into digital experiences. 
  • Strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. 
  • Must have portfolio demonstrating skills along with thought process.