#131159

Senior UX Designer

Location:
Somerville, MA
Job Terms:
Permanent
Salary:
DOE
Start date:
April 2018
posted by:
Susan Reese
Date:
04/04/2018

Job Description:

Aquent's client is seeking a Senior Level UX Designer  with experience helping clients present their content in a way that makes intuitive sense to their users on large multi-platform websites. The right candidate will need a clear understanding of both user and business goals, adept at creating solutions that achieve both.

Our client is an established mid-sized agency with a top tier portfolio of clients, ranging from the world’s largest non-profits to Fortune 500 brands.  They pride themselves on their people-first culture and a low-ego workplace that embraces experimentation, collaboration and continuous improvement.  

Responsibilities

  • Design information architectures, taxonomies, and component and page layout wireframes that turn messy, disorganized and often very complex websites into clear, navigable, and valuable resources for users.
  • Own a variety of activities throughout a project life-cycle, including content audits, heuristic reviews, competitive analyses and user research via interviews, surveys, and user tests.
  • Participate in the facilitation of design thinking internal and client workshops. Work collaboratively with our clients, our Digital Strategists, Digital Analysts, Visual Designers, Business Systems Analysts and Front-End Developers.

Skills, Qualifications & Education 

  • 4-6 years of direct experience creating user experience deliverables (user flows, wireframes, information architectures, taxonomies) for the web
  • A strong portfolio of sample client work or case studies from past agency, internal design or freelance work
  • Experience collaborating with Visual Designers, Digital Strategists and Technologists
  • Experience being part of, and leading, agile projects of significant size and scope
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. visual design, human interface design, sociology, psychology, etc.) a plus
  • Previous agency experience a plus
     

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • An understanding of front-end development — what’s possible within the development frameworks we work with (HTML/CSS; JavaScript and beyond)
  • An understanding of and experience working with template and component-based design that is supported by CMS platforms such as Sitecore, Drupal, Adobe Experience Manager
  • Experience running or interpreting user tests
  • Experience leading client workshops employing design thinking or other generative facilitation techniques
  • Excellent communication skills appropriate for both internal and client teams
  • Collaborative, supportive, respectful personality
  • Strong time-management skills, independent drive and the ability to work on multiple projects under deadline
  • Ability to respond professionally and positively to critical feedback but also to raise hand openly for support and help when needed
  • Desire to be an engaged contributor to a growing, collaborative, no-ego team whose primary focus is designing the best experiences for clients we really care about
  • Business development / pitch / proposal experience

Physical Requirements

  • Frequent sitting at a desk performing work on a computer.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Travel up to 20% (pitches, client on-sites, conferences, etc.)