UX Designer

San Francisco
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Ryan Krivonick

Job Description:

Our Fortune 500 Fashion Retail Client is looking for a UX Designer for their iOS Shopping App!


TITLE: UX Designer

DURATION: 6 months+

LOCATION:  San Francisco (on-site with Client)

The UX Designer will work on the native iOS shopping applications. The product designer will have strong capabilities in interaction design, visual design and user research. The designer will be creating new UI designs, prototypes for testing and taking the prototypes into the field to test with real customers. Customer interviews typically happen weekly and involve visiting the local stores for participants. The designer will work with one other product designer, product manager and iOS developers. The designer will report into the Director of Interaction design and will be involved in other UX activities (project reviews, updates, etc). Additionally, this designer will be part of the team sharing new work with brand and business partners. iOS design experience is a must. 

• 3- 5 years of professional UX Design experience 
• Strong end to end UX skills including interaction design, visual design and research. 
• Expert in Sketch, Invision and prototyping tools such as, Axure, Flinto, or Principal 
• Strong understanding of designing for iOS 
• Experience with doing guerrilla style research and interviewing customers 
• E-commerce experience is a plus but not required. 
• Previous experience working side-by-side with developers to implement a digital product. Accountability to review and sign-off on the work implemented by the developer, ensuring it matches the designs created and/or managing the discussion with the team and UX Directors on deviations based on input during the development process. 

Bonus Skills: 
• Experience with research and testing of designs or prototypes to inform the direction of the solution to be implemented. Leveraging testing to validate assumptions. 
• Experience working with a Design System such as those created by Google, Walmart, Intuit, SalesForce, Ebay, Yahoo. 

• Should include examples of work plus communication describing the project goal as well as the processes involved in generating the solution. Any information regarding research, testing, and thought process is good to see but not required, I will be asking about that in the interview process so they will need to be able to speak to it. 

Difference between good and great candidate: 
• Capable of understanding the business need and the user need and translating both into an elegant solution that solves for both parties. And an understanding of how to learn the user need (rather than inferring or using personal bias). 
• Capable of both advocating for the user while understanding where to compromise to meet business goals. 
• Able to understand the short term and long term goals of a project and has patience to work with the cross functional team and a large set of stakeholders over a longer period of time (1yr + possibly) on short term wins to enable long term wins. 
• Possesses ability to articulate design solutions and intentions based on research, usability practices and business values. Able to persuade stakeholders of various groups in the company of the validity of an approach and facilitate discussions as a partner with a cross functional focus on meeting user and business goals. 
• Team player who is comfortable with daily standups and actively engaged in regular meetings to define the solution together. Not concerned with what the individual creates and delivers as much as what the outcome is of the team in which she or he works and if it met the goal. 
• Able to talk in terms of data and metrics. For instance, the design for this message bar helped increase revenue by 2% or generated $20 Million in revenue last quarter when we changed it from white to black. Other possible metrics: clicks per visit, average order size, monthly active users.



Client Description:

Our Client is an Fortune 500 Apparel Retailer that has grown from a single store to a global business throughout its 46 year run!

Talent placed here are given the autonomy to be hands-on decision makers from day one. The company's leadership assumes a supportive role and applies a collaborative management style, offering the guidance and insight to help transform your suggestions into strategies.

This is an environment where co-workers are constantly challenging each other to learn and grow in their roles every day, which energizes the office, and creates forward motion, both on a personal level, and as a company. They’re experimenting with their digital reach, using tech as a catalyst for industry change - both online and in stores. With such robust focus and investment on innovation, employees have the opportunity to directly contribute to the changing landscape of the retail world!

The company culture here is one of relaxed, inclusive community with an ever-present focus on learning and development - both for the individual team member as well as the projects and initiatives that are driving the company forward. And, with tons of cool volunteering opportunities and initiatives, employees have the chance to become influential community leaders as they work for positive change.