#126972

UX Designer - Android and iOS apps

Location:
Redmond, WA
Job Terms:
Temporary
Salary:
DOE
Start date:
01/08/2018
posted by:
Suzy Thompson
Date:
01/03/2018

Job Description:

If you thrive in understanding complex scenarios in order to build creative and relevant information architecture and interaction patterns and you are interested in defining the next generation of mobile app creation experiences for businesses, this job could be your next challenge! 

Our client is looking for an experienced UX designer who is passionate about user-centered design approaches, interaction design excellence, and transforming customer data into elegant and usable solutions. In this role, you’ll work closely with researchers, developers, program managers, and other designers to create a modern content consumption, authoring, and creation experiences for the SharePoint Android and iOS apps. 

You’ll have the opportunity to make product decisions, construct UX solutions, and define the vision of the end-to-end user experience. The ideal candidate will be an end-user advocate, driving user needs and goals into both creative and pragmatic design solutions. They will be experienced in the application of user-centered philosophies and interaction design best practices. They will have thorough working knowledge of mobile UX patterns and conventions (bonus points for experience with multiple platforms) and take pride in sweating the details to deliver highly polished user experiences. 

We're a fast-paced development team, and excellent communication skills are a must. You should have the ability to effectively present ideas and influence key stakeholders across different disciplines. Qualified candidates must demonstrate the ability to execute design work with a high standard for quality within time and technical constraints amid competing priorities and ambiguous situations. 

Top 3 Must Haves: 
• Experience designing mobile apps; iOS and/or Android 
• Proficiency with design tools – 1 or more – Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, Xd, InVision 
• Ability to document user experience and interactivity through wireframes, flowcharts, screenshots, design specifications/redlines 

Requirements: 
• A degree in Interaction Design or related discipline (Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Visual Design) preferred 
• 5-7 years of professional experience in interactive product design, including 2 years mobile experience 
• Strong visual design/layout/typography skillset 
• Mastery of Photoshop, Illustrator and other relevant ideation and prototyping tools for mobile (e.g. Xd, Sketch, InVision, etc.) 
• Ability to rapidly iterate and prototype UX, on mobile form factors 
• High level of comfort with mobile and web-based technologies, CSS, HTML, etc. 
• Ability to document user experience and interactivity through wireframes, flowcharts, screenshots, design specifications/redlines, and prototype demos 
• Strong problem solving, creative, communication, and negotiation skills 
• Experience working with other User Experience disciplines (User Research, Visual Design, and User Assistance), Technical disciplines (PM, Dev, Test), as well as Business and Marketing. 
• Ability to utilize creativity 
• Ability to deal with ambiguity 
• Ability to effectively and efficiently communicate with the team 
• Ability to identify and resolve problems/issues 
• Meeting deadlines 
• Quality of work

Client Description:

Working thru AQUENT:

Benefits overview:

  • Our PTO plan allots up to 15 days per year of paid time off. Aquent provides a PTO plan for all Talent working on contracts for Microsoft. For every milestone of 675 hours worked, you will be allotted 5 paid days off. These can be used for Microsoft holidays, other holidays you celebrate, sick days, or scheduled time off.
  • Our medical insurance is through Cigna. You are eligible the first of the month following four consecutive weeks of submitting a timecard with an average of 20 hours per week. We have three options for you to choose from. Our most popular plan is the InNetwork/Carelink (HMO) plan. It is very affordable and provides access to a massive list of doctors, is extremely comprehensive, has low co-pays, and $200.00 deductibles. It is subsidized on an hourly basis by Aquent which means the premium cost if you work a 40 hour week would be $21.75 per week. Vision insurance is included with our health insurance plan so there are no additional premiums associated with the plan.
  • Our dental insurance is through Cigna. You are eligible the first of the month following four consecutive weeks of submitting a timecard with an average of 20 hours per week. There is a $50 deductible. The premium is subsidized on an hourly basis by Aquent which means the premium cost if you work a 40 hour week would be $4.40 per week.
  • Our 401k plan is through Fidelity. You will be eligible the first of the month following your date of hire.
  • Our flexible spending account allows you to save on taxes for qualified dependent care, health care, and transportation expenses by contributing pretax dollars for reimbursement.
  • Our Voluntary Insurance can help pay for expenses not covered by your medical plan—such as lost wages, deductibles, travel expenses, or any other personal expenses—due to critical illness, hospitalization, or injury sustained in a covered accident. These three benefits are paid 100% by the employee on a post-tax basis so that the benefit can be paid out tax-free.

    Our referral program!
    If you know anyone looking for work in design, development, writing, marketing, project management, program management, or editing, please send them my way! We have an excellent referral program and you do not need to be an employee to take advantage of it.

    For every referral we place:

  • The first week your friend gets paid, you'll receive $100 from Aquent/Vitamin T.
  • You'll also earn one point for every hour they work for the first 6 months, with automatic cash out every 200 points! Referrers will be eligible for a cash payout of $200 for every 200 points accumulated.
  • If they're hired permanently, you'll earn another $200!

Requirements:

Must have: 
• Native App design experience MUST be on shipped software products 
• Samples must have end-to-end process documentation 
• Ability to articulate a user-centered approach, comfort with complexity, and interest in the Enterprise space. 
• Senior talent, business maturity, strong verbal and written communication skills. 
• HUGE plus: Experience working with SharePoint.