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Sr. Interaction Designer

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Senior Interaction Designer needed for contract in San Francisco!

Our global professional services client is looking for a creative, dynamic, analytical User Experience Architect to join their fast-paced and growing UX practice.

The Sr. Interaction Designer will work with key clients directly in providing broad user experience strategy and designing innovative, engaging and effective designs that help users easily solve complex problems. The ideal candidate should possess the ability to think strategically, experience managing a team of designers, deep knowledge of visual and interaction design principles, and can coach stakeholders in user-centered design best practices, process, and vision.

Key Responsibilities:
Work with clients at strategic and tactical levels to design the user experience for various initiatives across multiple channels like Web, mobile and tablet. Responsibilities include understanding client needs, setting up UX roadmaps and planning, UX design (from user research, information architecture, interaction design, usability testing) and managing cross-functional teams of UX Architects, Visual Designers and Front-end Developers.

· Provide thought leadership in user experience; contribute ideas, knowledge and insights on emerging trends in user experience design.
· Contribute across the User Experience Design Arc:
· User Research (personas, Contextual Inquiry etc.)
· Information architecture (Site Structure, Navigation Design)
· Interaction Design (Interaction Models, wireframe development, clickable prototypes using Axure and other such tools)
· Usability Testing (Test Planning, Test Script development, Conducting Remote and lab-based usability tests)
· Set overall UX strategy and guide UX architects
· Collaborate with and guide Visual Designers, provide design critiques.
· Partner with our development team to ensure technical feasibility and flawless implementation
· User Experience Solutioning, UX project Management, Project estimation etc.
· Communicate and demonstrate the value and rationale of design decisions to business and technology partners

Qualifications, experience and skills:

· 8-10 years’ experience as an information architect, interaction designer, experience designer or similar
· Degree in a related field, such as Interactive Design, Architecture, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, or Human Factors
· Deep knowledge of the User Experience Design process
· Experience designing highly transactional websites or web-based applications
· Experience designing for mobile devices (smartphones, tablets)
· Experience using web analytics, user insights to inform design decisions
· Hands-on design skills in wireframes, persona development
· a Solid understanding of user research and user centered design
· Experience with both traditional solution delivery methodologies, and with rapid, iterative solution delivery methods, such as Agile
· Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a team, as well as work effectively and collaboratively with cross-functional teams
· Proven success in creative direction, leading internal and external design teams
· Ability to work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative, decentralized environment
· Ability to successfully juggle multiple projects in a compressed timeline, with competing priorities
· Good command over wireframing tools like Axure, Visio and design tools like Adobe Creative Suite
· Knowledge of Visual Design a Plus.

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