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Mobile UX Designer

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Our client is looking for a Mobile UX Designer that will be part of a team that is responsible for extending and 
evolving the functionality of customer and employee 
applications. They are looking for a Designer that is forward-thinking and willing 
to challenge and provoke new ways to connect with our customers. This 
position requires strong organization and communication skills, and the 
ability to work across teams. Because of their connection to the user 
experience community, the Designer will want to quickly communicate 
customer and device implications as new technologies become available. 
They’ll also want to be deeply passionate about getting to know our 
customers, and creating great product experiences for them while balancing 
the goals and requirements of the business. 

The Designer will work closely with a team of Visual Designers, Product 
Managers, Development and QA professionals in a highly collaborative 
environment. Strong communication and collaboration skills are required. 

Responsibilities 
• Design people-centric experiences for the Alaska Air suite of airport 
customer and employee applications 
• Assist the creative brainstorming process in ideation exercises to push 
our boundaries of mobile interactions 
• Present ideas in the form of wireframes, prototypes, sketches, storyboards, site maps, rough mockups, flow diagrams, or comps to clearly communicate interaction concepts 
• Develop and conduct user research both online and in person 
• Be comfortable with observing customer behavior, gathering data, and 
making recommendations 
• Stay on top of the latest industry trends and mobile OS releases 
• Assist in the creation of design specifications (i.e., redlines and 
style guides) 
• Evaluate prototypes with stakeholders to see how they map to various 
business and customer needs 
• Be a customer advocate, driving user needs and goals into both creative 
and pragmatic design solutions 
• Work directly with the visual designers to maintain UX integrity and 
extend the brand experience 
• Evangelize the best approaches to touch and other interactions for 
future products and feature updates 

Qualifications 
• A BA/BS or higher degree in Interaction Design, Graphic Design, 
Industrial Design, User Experience, Information Design, or related degree 
and/or equivalent work experience 
• 5+ years of relevant work experience 
• Deep knowledge and application of user-centered design approaches and interaction design best practices 
• Deep understanding of user interface patterns for native mobile interactions, including iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 
• Ability to scope and estimate resources and time needed to complete a project 
• Experience with agile methodologies (i.e. agile, scrum, sprint) 
• 2 - 3 years designing user interfaces, preferably in a professional business environment preferred 
• Experience with Adobe Creative Suite preferred 
• Experience creating interaction prototypes using a range of prototyping 
and development methods (paper, Illustrator, PowerPoint, InVision, Balsamiq, Mockflow, etc.) 
• Experience leading usability studies and synthesizing data into actionable design directions 
• Demonstrated ability for strategic problem solving across a wide range 
of areas and device types 
• Team player with a healthy sense of humor 
• Exceptional communication skills - the ability to make complex concepts understandable, demonstrate passion and leadership, and posses strong presentation skills 
• Self-motivated and self-directed working style, able to drive a project 
to the given delivery date 
• A strong interest in design and technology trends 
• Have a passion for quality, innovation, and have a clear intention to 
create world-class solutions 
• An ability to work through ambiguity and multiple priorities 
• A portfolio that clearly demonstrates design innovation and expertise, including the thought process it took to get to the desired outcome 

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