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Our client is looking for a senior user experience designer for Client’s User Experience team for a 6 month contract that could extend! The UX team creates user experience solutions for Client’s flagship site and brands as well as numerous extranets, deals management tools and customer care admin sites. The User Experience team resides within Client’s Product team. As a result, you will have early influence into projects and will work collaboratively with product managers and customer care to develop experiences that meet business objectives and the needs of the consumer. The right candidate is someone who is passionate about great design and its ability to influence how both businesses and consumers think about travel. You strive for design perfection, but also love to release and iterate. You develop big ideas, and execute flawlessly against them in a highly collaborative environment. Your designs are engaging, innovative, follow usability best practices and reinforce Client’s’s brand. Core Responsibilities:  Leverage Client’s business model and data into user experience solutions  Understand and advocate for the needs of online travel customers, particularly the Client’s mobile customer  Ability to think at a high level about UX and mobile strategy and vision  Translate broad concepts, consumer needs and business requirements into a coherent, useful and valuable design for site and mobile users  Apply user-centered design practices to create high quality consumer experiences  Facilitate usability research for new and existing projects, and accommodate findings into your designs  Create and revise information architecture and interaction design documents, including: Conceptual IA documentation, site maps, user scenarios, prototypes, wireframes, flows, site standards  Translate interaction wireframes into user interfaces and visual designs that are visually engaging, simple and intuitive  Play a lead role in the interaction and visual design of new features launching on the Client’s site and / or mobile channels  Convey visual design ideas in tangible forms like concepts, annotated comps and cut assets  Ensure the consistent visual presentation of Client’s products  Contribute to building an online UX style guide, pattern library, visual design guidelines and other design repositories  Work closely with product managers and engineers to define product direction and UX requirements  Present design methods, explorations, and tradeoff rationale along with a recommendation to team partners, business stakeholders and UX leadership  Identify and execute the latest techniques in interaction and visual design  Collaborate with our UX team and managers: Give and solicit feedback from other designers in order to continually raise our bar for quality; ensure brand and experience standards are upheld  Keep the team informed of industry trends, best practices, comparative & competitive reviews and evolving technologies.  Ensure that the product is delivered on time and with a consistent, user-driven design. Requirements:  Minimum of 5 years professional web design experience as a key member of a UX team participating in the complete lifecycle of several successfully delivered web, mobile and/or software applications  Strong communication skills  Knowledge of prototyping or wireframing tools for both site and mobile (i.e., Axure, Visio, Omnigraffle, Proto.io, etc.)  Supreme attention to detail; a demonstrated mastery of typography, color, and page layout and interaction models  Solid knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and at least working knowledge of Adobe Fireworks and Flash, HTML, Javascript and CSS, and mobile operating systems (iOs and Android)  Solid understanding of web and mobile graphics techniques and production practices  Experience designing for ecommerce sites and mobile interfaces; ability to design around dynamic content  Understanding of complex e-commerce businesses, preferably with travel industry experience  Demonstrated ability to define and lead strategic and complex transactional interfaces, especially as it relates to mobile  Demonstrated experience using analytics data to inform design decisions  Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and meet aggressive deadline  Strong creative skills; an ability to explain your thinking; strong interpersonal skills; an ability to work independently and with a group  Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in order to meet milestones and deadlines. The ability to self-start and self-manage is a must.  BS/BA in Design, HCI or related degree preferred  A portfolio is required.

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