User Experience Designer IV

Seattle, WA
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Melanie Fox

Job Description:

This American multinational consumer electronics retailer headquartered in Richfield, Minnesota is looking for a User Experience Designer IV to support their Seattle office location.

This person would be responsible for working with project teams to design and deliver high quality client-centered, effective, consistent and usable interfaces. 

• Bachelor’s degree in human factors/usability or related discipline. 
• 10+ years related experience 
• Experience with both large and small scale online projects – full project lifecycle – Preferred 
• Experience with financial/investment/insurance applications – Preferred 
• Experience working within a large organization – Preferred 

Skills and Competencies: 
• Proven understanding of user-centered design techniques & demonstrated ability to incorporate UCD principles into the architecture and design of user interfaces 
• Demonstrated ability in gathering and translating requirements from business sponsors, SMEs, users, and business analysts etc 
• Experience applying usability testing techniques and principles 
• Experience applying a web design standard 
• Knowledge of web client technologies (browsers, HTML,CSS) 
• Excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to articulate ideas effectively 
• Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop - Preferred 
• An understanding of accessibility design issues - Preferred 
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in project teams 
• Strong ability to multi-task and meet deadlines 
• Strong detail orientation, and a passion for consistency 

Major Job Duties and Responsibilities: 
• Works closely with business analysts, business sponsors, project managers and IT teams to obtain and understand business requirements. 
• Creates the design of user interface specifications, by applying client research, design standards, industry best practices, taking into account strategic business objectives, user needs, systems constraints. 
• Participates in design review sessions with project teams, acquiring consensus and getting approvals on designs and documentation. 
• Executes business acceptance test cases and testing 
• Works with the project managers to ensure that usability deliverables accommodate project timelines, budgets, technical and scope constraints 
• Contributes to the development, maintenance, and continuous improvement of efficient and effective usability methodology/process, documentation, workflow, ROI, metrics and design standards. 
• Continuously develops self by staying current of industry trends and best practices. 
• Acts as a user experience advocate regarding principles of user experience and user-centered design.