#154452

Senior Digital UX / UI Product Designer

Location:
Northern Virginia
Job Terms:
Temp-to-Perm
Salary:
TBD
Start date:
12/19/2019
Posted By:
Adam Gezelle
Date:
11/19/2019

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION/DELIVERABLES:

Our Higher Ed client seeks a Senior Digital Product UI/UX Designer for an immediate start. This Full-time talent will be responsible for a variety of deliverables for the Creative Team.

We are looking for a talented and passionate Sr. UX/UI Designer to take a lead role in creating innovative, delightful digital experiences for our customers. The right individual will be a relentless advocate for the best possible digital user experience, collaborating with a number of different groups, and working on a fast-paced and creative team of product managers, developers, and designers. You’ll work across platforms, channels and devices to help design an integrated experience that drives deep satisfaction while supporting business outcomes and we're looking for someone who wants to grow their own skills while mentoring others.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Lead design thinking and user experience for modern, accessible and responsive web experiences.
• Create digital experiences for enterprise scale, supporting complex omni-channel campaigns and multi-channel customer journeys.
• End-to-end creative concepting including mood boards, prototyping/wireframes, translation and build with development partners
• Leverage digital personas, user journeys, mental models, reports, and other strategic UX artifacts.
• Leverage extensive experience to serve as an internal UX/Creative SME with the ability to effectively communicate design and user experience principles across the organization
• Work with business partners and market researchers, designers, and program managers to solve complex UX design problems and deliver results
• Optimize information architecture, navigation systems, site templates, and design components through user research and advocation of UX best practices.
• Lead design thinking workshops with project teams, stakeholders, and users.
• Create low-fidelity wireframes, content models, prototypes or other artifacts to share your UX vision.
• Partner with designers and front-end developers to bring your ideas to life, going from design to code to testing
• Partner with SEO, analytics, and media teams to optimize the user experience across multiple digital touchpoints, driving conversion and delight across user journeys.
• Advocate UX throughout the design, content creation, and experience development process.
• Leverage quant and qual data to continuously improve the end-user experience.
• Foster agile processes and approaches that rapidly iterate on multiple strategies.
• Effectively conducts design review materials
• Contribute to process improvement initiatives across the creative team to better support cross-functional initiatives
• Conducts and facilitates design requirements, and implementation reviews.
• Ensure all versions of project UX/UI documents are complete, current, and stored/ archived appropriately
• Participates in and is an informal leader in key internal meetings including weekly status updates and planning sessions.
• Mentor and serve as an informal leader to other UX/UI team members

TOP 3 THINGS YOU WANT TO SEE ON A RESUME:

• 6-8+ years of experience as an interaction designer, user interface designer, or similar role.
• Ability to start from wire-frames and lead all the way to interactive prototypes for enabling A/B testing and UX research
• Can manage multiple complex projects simultaneously in an Agile development environment.
• Is able to collaborate effectively with engineers, product owners & other stake holders.
• Consistently meets deadlines or proactively identifies and escalates potential road block to stake holders utilizing proper channels of communication and protocols.

SOFT SKILLS

Great design samples—should be able to capture their spirit from their online samples/portfolio

Must be energetic with a collaborative spirit

Ability to work with multiple teams

Positive, energetic personality type

EXAMPLE OF A DELIVERABLE THEY'D BE WORKING ON:

Web pages, Microsites, Landing pages, and Web applications

TOOLS/MUST HAVES:

Job Skills:
• Ability to start from wire-frames and lead all the way to interactive prototypes for enabling A/B testing and UX research
• Can manage multiple complex projects simultaneously in an Agile development environment.
• Is able to collaborate effectively with engineers, product owners & other stake holders.
• Consistently meets deadlines or proactively identifies and escalates potential road block to stake holders utilizing proper channels of communication and protocols.
• Is willing to ask for help when needed, provide critical feedback to others, and champion the importance of design quality to developers and product managers.
• Advanced CSS and HTML skills. Solid knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, InVision and other tools required for digital design and information architecture
• Maintains composure and resilience in situations where “adaptability” is required.
• Exceptional attention to detail and QA. Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills and the ability to build good working relationships.
• Experience working with Adobe AEM a plus
• Acts with integrity

Work Experience:
• 6-8+ years of experience as an interaction designer, user interface designer, or similar role.

Education:
• From a regionally accredited institution; BA/BS in Graphic Design &/or Digital Marketing related field.