UI / UX Designer

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Paige Eddington

Job Description:

Required Qualifications: 
-More than five years of recent experience as a user experience/user interface designer, human factors engineer, animation, or comparable roles across a variety of solutions 
-Expert in user behavior analysis and usability design 
-Well-versed in user-centered methodologies and design thinking 
-Competent in information visualization 
-Working knowledge of information architecture 
-Experience with wireframe prototyping tools such as Axure, Sketchflow or Balsamiq, and equivalents 
-Ability to perform functional requirements analysis and business domain analysis 
-Knowledge of graphic design software and tools such as Adobe CS4/5, 3DStudio Max, Maya, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flex, Dreamweaver, HTML, DHTML, XHTML, CSS, Javascript, and equivalents 
-Able to coach peers on usability standards and best practices so as to improve organizational capability 
-Able to influence and champion usability in an organization (communicate value of usability to executive and project leadership) 
-Able to manage multiple projects and tasks at one time; flexible and adaptable when priorities shift due to changing situations 
-Able to multitask, meet deadlines, prioritize requests, and work independently while producing quality work. 
-Experience working in an agile development cycle 
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Able to communicate effectively with both business partners and other IT professionals at all levels of the organization 
-Highly motivated and a self-starter. Able to work independently as well as collaborate well with teams 

Preferred Qualifications: 
-CUA Certification is a plus 

-University degree in the fields related to human computer interaction, usability, human factors, industrial design, psychology, computer science, or related field 
-Evangelizing a human/user centric mindset and design philosophies including design thinking 
-Collaborate with business unit heads, service managers to understand demand for usability resources and assist in sourcing internally or externally as needed 
-Coordinate with business unit heads, service managers to understand business and functional requirements related to end-user experience 
-Create user-centered designs based on business and functional requirements, user research, market analysis, customer feedback, and usability findings 
-Develop conceptual diagrams, wireframes, visual mockups, usage scenarios, navigation maps, and prototypes
-Lead and/or participate in user research and usability testing to help improve the user experience 
-Review and analyze user research and usability reports, for use in determining best user interface design solutions 
-Interact with information architects to understand how information is stored, modeled, and tagged, and identify ways to visualize and present information in a user-friendly manner to end users 
-Communicate user experience designs to internal stakeholders to get buy-in, feedback, and negotiate trade-offs 
-Document and communicate user-interface design specifications to in-house or third-party software engineers for implementation/coding 
-Coordinate with cloud application vendors to negotiate the required customizations for enhanced end-user experience 
-Coach business analysts, designers and developers on usability standards and best practices 
-Contribute to the design standards and promotes user-centered design throughout the organization 
-Develop guidelines, standards, and user-centered design processes and ensure that they are fully integrated into the user-centered product development lifecycle 
-Strong communication and presentation skills including the ability to interface with other parts of the IT function and external parties 
-Lead and foster the Usability Communities of Practice.