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Interaction Designer (IxD)

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Overview:
Ensure interactive and visual designs achieve the highest level of usability, desirability and customer satisfaction. Responsible for the interaction design for Web and Mobile interfaces. Working in a creative, fast-paced environment at a company committed to creating a diverse workforce and creating a positive, collaborative environment where everyone is valued and included.
The candidate must submit a portfolio sample or links to websites displaying his/her work.
Responsibilities
� Design Web-based interfaces that are attractive, intuitive, and easy-to-use
� Work closely with product managers and engineers thru all phases: conceptualization, design, documentation and implementation, testing and validation
� Conduct brainstorming and ideation sessions, usability and innovation reviews and other creative forums
� Create user task models, user experience architecture, wireframe level design through to prototypes
� Identifies user centered design patterns, establishes scenarios, places designs into user context and creates interactions that align to those requirements
� Keeps current with the latest in interactive and visual design technologies and investigates new technologies and methods to bring cutting edge functionality for future development
� Uses experience, innovation and judgment to make decisions that may be based on partial information.
� Must be able to work in a fast paced environment without lots of formal specifications
� Demonstrate self-initiative and seek assistance when required
� 3+ years of professional experience in Interaction design for Enterprise-class software products
� Proven track record and portfolio of work demonstrating strong knowledge of UX/IX design principles and techniques
� Experience translating complex product requirements and use case scenarios to workflows and interaction design
� Proficiency with wireframes, storyboards, low-fi and hi-fi prototypes and mockups
� Proficiency in visual design, including icons, graphics, mockups
� Familiarity with information architecture and cognitive psychology principles, usability heuristics and relevant HCI literature
� Proficiency with Photoshop, Illustrator or other professional design tools
� Critical thinking, organizational skills and creativity in solving highly complex problems.
� Excellent oral and written communication skills
� Experience working with product management and development engineers
� Experience mentoring junior colleagues and teaching/sharing best practices
� BA/MA in Interactive Media, Graphics Design, HCI or equivalent
Desirable: Experience with one or more of the following would be a plus
� Front-end developer skills: HTML, CSS, Javascript
� UI rapid prototyping experience (for visualization and testing)
� Designing for mobile devices (small screen, touch interface)

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