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Senior User Experience Designer

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TITLE: Senior User Experience Designer
START: 5.27.15
END: 12.26.2015
DURATION: 7 months
LOCATION: Seattle

DESCRIPTION:
UX Designer - Digital Software and Video Games
Are you a great designer? Do you get a sense of satisfaction when your design helps people to get what they want? Do you think working in the business of digital media is where it’s at? Want to be part of an awesome team? Have I got a story to tell you…

Our client's Digital Software and Video Games team is in the business of connecting consumers of digital content with the producers of that content. We build services that help shoppers from small businesses to gamers and everywhere in between seamlessly find the right products; and publishers find the audience to buy their content. Our digital presence is felt in the US and abroad, on their retail website and embedded into the digital content itself. We power downloads, free-to-play, subscriptions, collection management, and whatever new host of crazy ideas we can come up with next. We’re looking for a new designer to help us create our next round of services and perfect the ones we already have.

In digital software and video games, design is an integral part of product creation. We need a team member who is self-motivated, brimming with ideas, and tenacious about delivering the best possible customer experience. As one of the designers on the team, you’ll work shoulder-to-shoulder with our business and product management team to identify opportunities, and with our engineering teams to bring new products to fruition. Every step of the way, you will be a driving force in deciding what gets built, how it gets built, and just where this rapidly expanding business will go next.

Job Responsibilities
Specific responsibilities include the following:
Drive the design schedule for the team, coordinating deliverables across multiple projects and communicating project status and priorities both up and down the organization
Lead consumer research and usability testing as needed
Provide design leadership throughout product construction and after launch
Work with engineering to develop working UI for all products on the roadmap
Coordinate with the broader design community at our client to incorporate appropriate uniformity and best design practices, and to improve the state of design at the company generally
Create user workflows, wireframes and mockups, and contribute to fast prototyping
Work with product managers and others to define feature requirements and user scenarios, always focusing on customers

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree or comparable professional experience
Three-to-five years of experience in visual design, UX design, information architecture, or allied creative discipline
Basic understanding of Agile development methodology
Advanced understanding of one or more design tools, such as Creative Suite
Proficient in crafting deliverables in html, css, Axure or equivalent

Preferred Qualifications
Creative, outspoken, and opinionated
Experience in the game industry or software-as-a-service, with lots of consumer insight
Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment while prioritizing and managing multiple responsibilities
Experience with multiple product launches
Experience launching products in multiple countries
Experience with mobile design
Training or experience in HCI

Additional and Helpful Information about the role:

*What should the candidates expect during your interview process (phone screens, loops, etc.)?
**One phone screen, in-person portfolio review and 2 interviews

*What will the work schedule be for this position (ex: 8-5)?
**9-6

*Please list your top required (must-have) skills for this position:
**UX, UI, visual design, ecommerce experience

*What will be the day-to-day activities for this role?
**High-fidelity mockups, wireframes, redlines, flows

*Is there any potential for extension and/or conversion to FTE (please clarify which applies)
**Conversion to FTE

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