#152811

Interaction Designer

Location:
San Jose, CA
Job Terms:
Temporary
Salary:
competitive
Start date:
10/14/2019
Posted By:
Alicia Capobianco
Date:
10/07/2019

Job Description:

Our large fin-tech client located in San Jose is seeking an Interaction Designer for an interim position until the end of the year (maternity leave coverage). This position sits on the UX Design team and supports the client’s credit organization.

The ideal candidate is an all-around designer with both interaction and visual design skills. He/She will thrive in a fast paced work environment that requires strong problem solving skills and independent self-direction, coupled with an aptitude for team collaboration and open communication.

This individual should have a passion for empathizing with the needs and behaviors of people, the business, and how to solve for them through design.

 

Responsibilities

• Partners with design, engineering and product management team members in the execution and delivery of successful products and services, using a customer-focused, iterative design process.

• Contributes to planning and estimating work and participates in broader work stream coordination and expectation setting

• Creates high quality deliverables and executes based on UX goals and priorities without prescriptive guidance or direction, managing his/her own work to a larger schedule.

• Leverages, fosters and extends the use of established UX techniques, templates, presentations, and assets in the creation of UX analysis, solutions, and materials;

• Creates opportunities to foster collaborative cross-discipline dynamics.

May lead experience and design initiatives.

 

Typical Task Breakdown/Rhythm: (15-20%) This person will be attending team meetings that happen every other Mondays, on Wednesdays there is a 2 hour design review. For their project, they will meet multiple times a week with the cross functional team.

80-85% of the day will be spent doing the design work.

Interaction Level with Team: this is a very collaborative and interactive role. There is a possibility that there may be interaction with external stakeholders

This team releases quite regularly. They work in rapid short cycles. There is a very robust AB testing (put out multiple designs and can see what is working). This is very rich with user experience. This is a very relatable space that impact millions of people.

 

Requirements

• Has a thorough understanding of UX methodology and lifecycle across key channels and platforms.

• Customer-focused, with experience using design research methods to uncover customer insights

• Effectively operates within an iterative design team, managing UX responsibilities against defined milestones and plan with little day-to-day oversight.

• Knowledge of key channels and platforms, with experience in areas of mobile, portable, dedicated, web, or native mobile design.

• Experience with resources such as; pattern library, repositories, and internal communication tools.

• General awareness of technology mediums (Javascript, HTML/CSS, Obj-C, platform UIs, etc.) including differences between them.

• Solid expertise in design software applications including Adobe suite, Sketch, InVision and Zeplin

• Experience with Framer a plus

 

Years of Experience: 4+ years experience

Degrees or Certifications: Bachelors or Master’s Degree in the study of design including one of the following; Design, Information Architecture, Human Factors or equivalent project/portfolio experience.

Need to be strong enough to drive work on their own without others. Someone with strong collaboration skills to work with other designers.

Performance Indicators:

Quality and speed of their design work

Satisfaction from the product manager and developers they work with

Ability to collaborate, take input/feedback and iterate on the designs

Ability to conduct user testing and incorporate customer input into design decisions

Ability to articulate rationale behind design decisions

Meeting deadlines on time, delivering specs efficiently and meeting expectations of the team

 

• Top 3 must-have hard skills. Level of experience with each, Stack-ranked by importance

1 Quality interaction design

2 Quality visual design and ability to use design software to create design prototypes and specs documents

3 Meets commitments on time and flexible in collaborating and taking input to iterate toward the refined designs

Client Description:

Freelancing long-term with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:

- You're paid weekly

- Subsidized health and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)

- Access to Fidelity 401(k)

- Access to FSA Program (pre-tax payment toward bus or train passes, etc.)

- Direct deposit for your paycheck

- Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)

- Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/

- Aquent support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (we're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up)

Requirements:

Background Checks required