#145640

Sr Product Designer

Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Job Terms:
Permanent
Salary:
DOE
Start date:
06/15/2019
Posted By:
Susan Reese
Date:
03/26/2019

Job Description:

Aquent's technology client is seeking a talented Product Designer for a direct hire opportunity.   Your number one job is to solve user problems. You will work closely with product managers, engineers, data scientists, and UX researchers to iterate and create a usable, useful and delightful experience that your team can launch. You’ll engage across all stages of a project, using your skills in concepting, prototyping, service design, information design, workshop facilitation, and user research. As a T-shaped designer, you have at least one area you’re expert in, but can handle a broad range of tasks from prepping assets for engineers to leading sprints.

Our client is a rapidly growing team of a dozen designers and researchers with a shared vision of infusing every experience with delight. Each designer and researcher is aligned with a team that serves so we get to own a design from beginning to end. We stand behind a healthy critique culture so we can cross-pollinate ideas, identify journeys, and collaborate on solutions. Each designer has the opportunity to mentor and be mentored, so individual growth is a cornerstone of our culture. 

What You'll Do 
Own design problems end to end, from initial concept through shipping and beyond 
Design systems to make simple, elegant experiences based on our complex logistics and machine learning technology 
Create wireframes, prototypes and visual designs based on our UI framework to solve difficult UX problems 
Obsess over the details of interaction, visual and motion design 
Work with product managers to define requirements, not just translate them to design 
Identify future opportunities, working as a key thought partner to your counterparts in product, engineering, and ops 
Partner with our UX research team to better understand the needs of our customers across 6 continents. There will be ample opportunities for domestic and international travel for research and inspiration 
Collaborate and iterate with your design colleagues to help raise the bar on the whole experience 
Partner closely with engineers to understand technology capabilities, build your amazing designs, and achieve high shipped product quality 
Ship, measure, and improve your designs based on quantitative and qualitative feedback 

What You'll Need 
Established experience as a product designer: we are hiring at all levels, from 2 years experience up to senior- and staff-level design leaders 
Ability to solve complex user and design problems 
A portfolio showing your high quality, thoughtful UI and UX work 
Effective prototyping skills 
Deep knowledge of building products for Android, iOS, and web, and ideally all three 
A track record of shipping great experiences: You've weathered release cycles and know what details matter at each stage 
Interest in qualitative and quantitative data. You care deeply about grounding your decisions in real data, marketplace needs & norms, and business OKRs. 
An owner’s attitude: You don’t hesitate to call up dispatchers or drivers for spontaneous research, motivate engineers to get the fit and finish right, translate insights from user studies into meaningful action, and what's most likely to go afoul at each stage 
Desire to advocate for your user. Help amplify your UX Research partner’s message about user needs and context to your peers and partners 
Demonstrated experience and desire to build for internal expert users, a consumer audience 
Ability to bring a consumer mindset to “enterprise” design 
Ability to work collaboratively with people from all disciplines and levels 
Eagerness to research and be with your users 
Fluency with the latest tools to create design and a strong desire to learn new ones 
Ability to improvise and find creative solutions 
Expertise at developing and conveying ideas clearly in written and visual format - making business concepts and data visually engaging 
Emotional intelligence. You authentically care about your teammates and nurture positive relationships even through difficult projects. 
Deadline-driven with the ability to prioritize projects concurrently — You have a demonstrated ability to take large complex projects and create a clear timeline of tasks and deliverables in a way that leverages teammates, tests, and iterates 
Comprehensive knowledge of mobile and web design patterns (and when to break them) 

Our client will provide a relocation package 

Client Description:

Our client's technology moves people and has transformed their industry. Put your creativity and ambition to work by joining their team of collaborative, passionate individuals!