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Senior Interaction Designer

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Are you hoping to bring your well-developed, seasoned interaction design skills to work within a robust, world class environment? If so, our client's search for a Senior Interaction Designer could be fulfilled now!

Senior Interaction Designer

As part of the Global User Experience team based in Cambridge, MA, Senior Interaction Designers are responsible for leading their projects by creating engaging, meaningful and social interactive experiences for our global user base on our client's sites. You will work closely with Interaction Designers, Visual Designers, UX Researchers, Copywriters, Product Managers, SEO specialists, and Engineers who are all committed to developing innovative, easy-to-use, best-of-breed new products and overhauling existing ones in accordance with our client's new brand guidelines.

You will engage with various business partners to develop beautiful, professionally annotated wireframes, participate in UX research and persona development, sketching, develop product concepts, interactive models, and functional prototypes.

This position is based in Cambridge, MA and reports to the Manager of Interaction Design, Global User Experience. This role will work closely with teams globally, including Boston-area teams, Prague, Malaysia, and other offices located throughout the world. Designing experiences that work for multiple cultures in varying markets globally is a daily part of the experience.



Our client is looking for someone who can take complex information and concepts and distill them into a great user experience that is easily understood by the target audience. If you are a self-starter who is comfortable with a fast-moving, team-oriented design process, this is an excellent opportunity for you.​ You must be a team player and enthusiastic about helping provide job seekers and employers around the world with the best experience on the web.​

Job Requirements :
Bring strong creative, conceptual and problem-solving skills to translate conceptual ideas (business needs and user goals) into interaction design solutions.

Assess data from multiple sources (product requirements, tech constraints, UX research, web analytics, industry trends…) and synthesize it in order to develop efficient user scenarios, taxonomies, classification schemes, navigation systems, design patterns, etc.

Create and effectively present UX deliverables (wireframes, workflows, prototypes, etc.) to explain and negotiate design solutions to key stakeholders.

Pro-actively check in with the engineering team to review the work and ensure that the design implemented matches your designs very closely. (Our client uses a ticketing system for tracking defects, which everyone is responsible for using to report, track, and close out defects.)

Develop competitive assessments and perform site heuristic reviews.

Help define, request and incorporate relevant and recent UX research and data from customer feedback to appropriately inform design decisions.

Upholding UX guiding principles and style in project execution.

Create, maintain and share project documentation and UX guidelines after project execution.

Disseminate best practices across the UX organization.

Educate fellow Interaction Designers on industry experiences as well as help guide and mentor mid-level Interaction Designers


Responsibilities
5-8 years experience in comparable roles

Bachelor’s degree or proven professional experience required in design-related discipline: Interaction, Graphic or Interface design

Understanding of W3C Accessibility standards and web-compliant development, enough to understand how to effectively design for all users and work with the software engineering team to implement an accessible site

Proven track record delivering high quality work while hitting commitments and timeframes based on product and business requirements

Ability to successfully execute on, and load balance across, multiple projects and tasks simultaneously

Collaborative approach that brings good resolution decisions to tough design questions and issues

Strategic thinking while executing with great attention to detail

Thorough understanding of overall web site design, including basic usability, industry standards, web analytics and brand

Proficient to expert in Omnigraffle and Photoshop

Knowledge of cross-platform browser compatibility restrictions and requirements

Excellent communication skills, written and verbal

A solid portfolio proving a variety of work

Desired

Master’s degree in design-related discipline: Interaction, Graphic or Interface design

Experience designing for the social web, design patterns, rich internet applications and delivery methodologies

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