Sr. User Experience Strategist

Remote • Houston, TX
Job Terms:
$70-80/hr DOE
Start date:

Job Description:

Join a growing User Experience (UX) team and design the next generation of digital applications to enable our workforce. As we are scaling up our UX and Design Thinking practice we need someone to help us create and deliver UX solutions that can be implemented across a wide range of project domains and operational environments.

As a User Experience Designer – Design Thinking Focus, you will use human-centered design (also referred to as design research or design thinking) research methodology to probe, assess and evaluate behaviors of targeted groups of people and then translating that knowledge into meaningful information to inform and improve business applications and processes.
The ideal candidate has a passion for user-centered design and a wide breadth of experience across multiple projects using a variety of design and research methodologies.

• Design and facilitate workshops using design thinking methods to clarify problems and ideate solutions; coach others to conduct similar workshops
• Instruct training classes and develop training material to promote design thinking competency to a broad internal audience
• Consult with practitioners and coaches to advance design thinking best practices across the entire organization
• Identify gaps between the current and the ideal user experience to drive innovation focus and purpose.
• Plan and execute generative research to identify opportunities; synthesize research into insights, personas, journey maps and other outputs as appropriate
• Visualize solutions using professional design tools as well as sticky notes, sketch boards, whiteboard markers or whatever tools are necessary to rapidly work from concepts to prototypes. Rapidly and iteratively create low and high fidelity clickable and interactive prototypes
• Engage with stakeholders, product owners, developers and end-users to gain insights that inform your design decisions.
• Produce detailed user flows, wireframes, prototypes, and user interface specification based on project requirements and user stories.
• Engage with users on-site at operational locations (domestic and international) for ethnographic research and design validation.
• Plan and execute evaluative research to iteratively and rapidly get feedback on ideas and designs at various stages in design and development.
• Continuously challenge the effectiveness of design solutions, recommending changes, as appropriate.
• Serve as a subject matter expert on user-centered design, design thinking and our end-user’s needs.

• Bachelors or Masters in Human Factors, Interaction, Industrial or Product Design, Cognitive, Experimental or Behavioral Psychology, Anthropology, or related field (or equivalent professional experience)
• 5+ years working in user experience field.
• Experience conducting Design Thinking workshops or Design Sprints
• Experience with LUMA’s curated set of design thinking methods is a plus
• Ability and desire to coach non-design professionals in value and techniques of Design Thinking
• Understanding of user-centered design methods and best practices
• Understanding of design thinking methods, templates and mindset
• Understanding of user-centered design user research methodologies including quantitative and qualitative techniques for both evaluative and generative research
• Proficient in MS office products, working knowledge of the Adobe suite
• Experience working with cross functional, collaborative teams
• Extremely detail oriented, flexible to change, high tolerance for ambiguity and self-motivated
• Must be comfortable making decisions independently as well as within a team

Client Description:

Our client is a technology company that provides digital solutions and distributes ground-breaking technologies to enable performance (and sustainability) that are crucial for the global energy industry. With expertise in more than 120 countries, the company collaborates with suppliers, contractors, and business partners in surrounding communities to create life-changing technologies that unlock cleaner and safer access to energy for every community. Psst, this also includes the communities you and I work in! How cool!

Our client knows that their employees are the biggest asset of the entire company and believes that everyone should have the opportunity to reach their highest potential. They are ever-evolving and constantly innovating to provide every. single. person. the tools to achieve higher goals! The vast diversity (representing more than 160 nationalities) is what makes the company stronger, collaboration is what helps the company achieve more..together. They will continue to give talented people the platform to perform at their very best and offer career developmental skills to help do so.

With your creative ideas, design expertise, and attention to detail--you will help create the ultimate digital experience! The experience you will gain, skills you will sharpen, and people you will meet will transfer onto your resume setting you apart from the rest. If you haven't had experience in the energy industry yet, this is your chance to transition into a massive industry with incredible growth! Discover the impact you can make and apply today to see the many opportunities we have for you!

Working with AQUENT provides you access to some pretty awesome perks:

  • Subsidized (up to 85%!) Health, Vision and Dental Benefits, and Access to Fidelity 401(k) with Matching!
  • FSA Program
  • Weekly Direct Deposit
  • Resume / Portfolio Review + Interview Prep. You'll be set-up for success!
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The target hiring compensation range for this role is $70-80/hr. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location. Additional benefits offered may include; medical health insurance and dental insurance, life insurance, and eligibility to participate in 401k plan with company match (if applicable)