Aquent's Fortune 25 client is looking for UX Designers to work a long-term assignment, on-location for 40 hours/week in Atlanta.
The Enterprise UX Team creates over 200 digital products. The team consists of over 40 UXers and project managers, working with a separate web development team. They support and create enterprise programs, 40+ desktop programs, 50+ mobile programs, supply chain, HR/finance, and home services. Research heavy, they value a qualitative and quantitative skill set, and strive for user centered, iterative experience validated by actual user. They want their team members to be fearless and collaborative. The ideal candidate is empathetic to the end-user, understands the value of clear, conversational experiences. Customer facing design quality is not critical.
The Enterprise User Experience Designer works hand in hand, often pairing, with other members of product teams to bring products to life. They are responsible for designing intuitive, quality products through collaboration with end users and modern software development teams. They work directly with end users to collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data through formal research. This information is used to inform product-related hypotheses, recommendations, and ultimately user stories in the product backlog.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
20%+ – Planning + Analysis:
- Communicates with key user and operational groups to understand business needs
- Elicits ideas and assists team members with gaining shared understanding, and aligns the product team and stakeholders
- Presents design concepts, user needs, and design rationale to multidisciplinary teams, as well as to key stakeholders and business partners
80% or less – Delivery + Execution:
- Analyzes user experience data and provides recommendations to address business needs
- Collaborates and pairs with other product team members (UX, engineering, and product management) to design solutions
- Creates designs such that information is easy to find, consume, and understand
- Communicates ideas and designs to end user and product team members
- Participates in and contributes to learning activities around modern software design and development core practices (communities of practice)
- 3-5 years of relevant work experience, or 5-7
- Experience in one or more of the following disciplines: user research, interaction design, information architecture, visual design; exposure to and interest in growing in the others
- Experience translating user needs into visual assets
- Familiarity with analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data and presenting findings and recommendations
- Familiarity with rapid prototyping and visualization
- Familiarity with research and usability strategy deliverables such as discovery findings, mental models, scenarios, user journey maps, personas, debrief documentation, screeners, testing plans, task lists, low and high fidelity prototypes, annotated wireframes, and/or clickable prototypes
- Familiarity with approaches to translating findings into tangible designs such as heuristic reviews, usability testing, competitive product analysis, web metrics data, field research, quantitative surveys, user interviews, and persona development
- Exposure to rapid prototyping and visualization tools such as Axure, iRise, Balsamiq, Omnigraffle, Visio, Adobe CC, and UXPin
- Exposure to visual software tools such as Adobe illustrator, Photoshop, and Fireworks
- Exposure to style guides, iconography, and/or typography.
- Interest in working as part of a collaborative, cross-functional, modern software design and development team
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
- Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
- Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
- Customer Focus: Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions
- Interpersonal Savvy: Relating openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people
- Self-Development: Actively seeking new ways to grow and be challenged using both formal and informal development channels