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Hybrid UX Designer / Front End Developer

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AQUENT is currently searching for a Senior level UX Designer / Developer hybrid to join an internal UX focused product team and internal UX consultancy in Westlake, TX (North Dallas).

This is a hybrid role, spanning the bridge between design and development. You’ll be comfortable using UX research and business requirements to design interfaces and then building that design using modern HTML/CSS/JavaScript. You’ll have experience in all areas of UX, but with a depth of experience on interaction design and visual design. You’ll also have years of experience with developing interfaces for the web and no problem with turning yours or other designs into production level code that works across browsers and devices.

As a Senior level associate, you’ll have the opportunity to make recommendations and decisions that will affect the direction of our products and sites. You’ll also be comfortable providing subject matter expertise, guidance and leadership to junior associates. You’ll need to be self-motivated and able to operate independently when needed. You’ll have the opportunity and need to learn new design techniques and technology platforms.

Our team is a full-stack UX and development team. We provide UX and development consulting services to other business groups as well as design and build our own portfolio of products. You’ll be primarily focused on advancing our team’s product portfolio, adding capabilities and maintaining our focus on user experience. You’ll be joining a small and focused product team with experts in ux research, content strategy, design, and development.

We use modern standards and techniques, and work on a variety of technology stacks. We understand the importance of user research and testing and have unprecedented access to our users. We use this understanding to make a real impact to the user experience, creating websites, software and apps that people use every day to do their jobs. We have built our reputation and brand on user experience and quality work while maintaining a healthy work/life balance.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Analyze research and requirements to create processes flows 
  • Create both low and high-fidelity prototypes of interfaces based on research and validate those with users through usability testing 
  • Create visual mockups of interfaces for development using our design system 
  • Using your own or other designs, create production HTML/CSS/JavaScript to implement the designs 
  • Lead UX and UI Development efforts and epics 
  • Provide guidance and feedback to the rest of the product team 
  • Lead junior developers and designers 
  • Use and contribute to a growing internal design system 
  • Participate in usability testing in various forms to test design ideas 
  • Function as part of an Agile product team 
  • Learn new techniques and technologies as needed to enhance our products 

Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS preferred 
  • 2+ Years experience as a Senior Designer or Developer 
  • Minimum 5 years hands on experience as a Designer or Developer 
  • Experience with building web based products and applications 
  • Experience with blending UX with Agile development preferred 

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Some experience with all aspects of User Experience 
  • Expertise in Interface Design and Interaction Design 
  • Expertise in UI Development using HTML/CSS/JavaScript 
  • Strong knowledge of the UX design process 
  • Strong experience with Sketch and the Adobe Creative suite 
  • Hands on experience with Javascript, AngularJS and Angular preferred 
  • Knowledge of cross browser, responsive design techniques 
  • Experience with RESTful APIs a plus 
  • Experience with Drupal and PHP a plus 
  • Ability to both operate independently as well as part of a larger team 
  • Experience working with geographically distributed teams will be helpful 

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