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Sr. UX Designer (4215384)

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We are looking for a a Sr. UX Designer for our e-commerce client in the Merchandising dept. Our client is an international travel site that helps customers find the best deals on airfare, hotels, car rentals and more. Our client is in the process of building out a new Product Merchandising team. This will be a cross functional team of designers and developers that work with marketing to create deliverables for SEO, SEM, Landing pages, and travel deals. You'll be working with a highly motivated team whose main stakeholders are the CEO, VP of Product, and Sr. Marketing Directors. We’re looking for people who create awesomeness. And we're hoping that's… You! You'll be a Sr. UX designer, inspiring your team for high value designs that push the envelop, both from a visual and interaction design perspective. This role is special – you’ll be forging new ground in developing a whole new experience for our customers by designing new ways to work with our content strategy and brand.
Core Responsibilities: •Understand and advocate for the needs of our customers both domestically and globally. • Ability to wear numerous hats – both as strategic partner, visual designer, interaction designer and trailblazer! •Building a world class experience from both a re-branding and responsive perspective. • Ability to think at a high level about UX, mobile strategy and vision. •Ability to design for dynamic content and work with Drupal, our CMS. •Ability to design within a responsive grid system, and be able to produce responsive wireframes. • Translate broad concepts, consumer needs and business requirements into a coherent, useful and valuable design. •Play a lead role in the interaction and visual design of new features launching on the site •Work closely with product managers and engineers to define product direction and UX requirements. •Present design methods, explorations, and tradeoff rationale along with a recommendation to team partners, business stakeholders and UX leadership. • Ensure that the product is delivered on time and with a consistent, user-driven design. Requirements: •Minimum of 5 years professional web design experience as a key member of a UX team participating in the complete lifecycle of several successfully delivered web, mobile and/or software applications. • Strong communication skills. •Supreme attention to detail; a demonstrated mastery of typography, color, and page layout and interaction models. •Solid knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and at least working knowledge of Adobe Fireworks and Flash, HTML and CSS, and mobile operating systems (iOS and Android). • Experience designing for sites and mobile interfaces; ability to design around dynamic content. • Understanding of complex e-commerce businesses, preferably with the hotel industry experience. • Demonstrated experience using analytics data to inform design decisions. •Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and meet aggressive deadlines. •Strong creative skills; an ability to explain your thinking; strong interpersonal skills; an ability to work independently and with a group. •Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in order to meet milestones and deadlines. The ability to self-start and self-manage is a must. •BS/BA in Design, HCI or related degree preferred. • A portfolio is required. Contract to hire. Minimum 6 months, with possible extensions up to 18 months total.

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