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Sr. UX Designer

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An innovative company is looking for a Sr. UX designer to join the Products team, working onsite in San Jose for a contract to hire opportunity.

This company was ranked by the McKinsey Global Institute as the #2 in their list of top disruptive technologies that will transform life, business, and the global economy.

This role offers the opportunity to work on a variety of design challenges (desktop, cloud, and mobile), and shape the future of the entire product line

You are an ideal candidate if:
- You thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment that requires strong problem solving skills, an aptitude for team collaboration and open communication
- You can dream up visions of the user experience; collaborate on direction; evaluate merits of good design solutions that focus on the user and their needs; and, of course, deliver specs at the highest level of quality and attention to detail
- You understand widely used patterns and why they are widely used
- You understand product. You get business, brand and aesthetic sense

Responsibilities:
- Execute Interaction design as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Products include rich desktop applications coupled with web design for cloud based components and mobile apps
- Able to write and proof UI text
- Own and maintain the corporate-wide style guide
- Conduct style-guide classes to within-company groups
- Relentless attention to detail and consistency
- Partner with the UX Designers, Product Managers, and Engineering to conceive, plan, and deliver effective UX solutions within a given area of the logged-in web application
- Participate as an influential player to guide the UX vision, maintain consistency and help build our design culture
- Be awesome, professional and a joy to work with.

Qualifications
- 4 - 8 years experience as a key member of a User Experience Design team participating in the complete product development lifecycle of several successfully launched web and/or software applications
- Diverse industry experience (corporate, software, web, agency) appreciated
- Experience working with cross-functional teams including user research, visual design, product management, and engineering
- Experience with application design and keen grasp of web design principles
- Ability to present cohesive design approaches to a non-design audience including business, product and technology teams
- Ability to prioritize and manage work to adhere to critical project timelines in a fast-paced environment
- Solid understanding of user-centered design principles, careful attention to detail, as well as ability to grasp multiple product requirements
- Ability to create information architecture diagrams, wire frames, prototypes and screen flows
- Degree in Graphic Design, Human-Computer Interaction or related field

Additional:
- Skills in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks), Axure, Sketch 3, InVision, or similar tools
- Good understanding of current web technologies such as html, css, javascript
- Portfolio to accompany resume

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