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Sr. UX Designer

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The Senior UX Designer is an innovative, multi-tasking digital designer who can blend complex business goals and design challenges to create engaging and easy-to-use user experiences. Whether immersive or task-driven, these experiences will exceed our user’s expectations and our business goals.

You will have a deep knowledge of user experience best practices, design tools and audience trends across devices and operating systems.

Collaboration and flexibility are key as you work closely with other UX team members, business owners, developers, marketing and data analysts, researchers, and project management. Ideal candidates will also have a healthy sense of humor, a passion for detail-oriented design, and be able to take constructive criticism with a positive attitude.

Position Responsibilities:
• Translate strategy, business requirements, research findings and usability best practices into high-quality, customer-centric and customer-validated designs that support and reinforce product vision, brand, and business objectives
• Balance user experience, business needs, technical feasibility and time-to-market to determine best product designs
• Create high-fidelity and annotated wireframes and mockups, establishing and producing visual hierarchies and assets
• Work closely with user research team members to prototype and observe usability studies
• Develop and maintain design documentation, processes and standards
• Champion customer-centric, responsive design methodologies

Essential skills:
• Understanding of dynamic, data-driven experiences, associated technologies and appropriate software tools across multiple devices and operating systems
• 8+ years experience in digital design for consumer web, tablet and mobile applications and optimized sites including 2+ years leading a team and advising others
• Advanced knowledge of Adobe CS Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks) and Axure Pro (or other high-fidelity, rapid prototyping tool)
• Working knowledge of technologies such as HTML5, JavaScript, CSS and JQuery
• Strong communication skills with business owners (clients) as well as developers
• A passion for clean and elegant design built in a flexible grid layout using flexible images and media queries
• A portfolio or sample work that clearly demonstrates these requirements

Desirable skills:
• Online automotive industry experience
• Experience working in agile development environment

Corporate Responsibility
Deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, supports company values, and conveys good news and bad. Establishes open, candid, trusting relationships. Treats all individuals fairly and with respect.

Decision Making/Judgment
Recognizes problems and responds, systematically gathers information, sorts through complex issues, seeks input from others, addresses root cause of issues, makes timely decisions, can make difficult decisions, uses consensus when possible, and communicates decisions to others.

Meets commitments, works independently, accepts accountability, handles change, sets personal standards, stays focused under pressure, and meets attendance/punctuality requirements.

Tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development.

Interpersonal Skills
Has good listening skills, builds strong relationships, is flexible/open-minded, negotiates effectively, solicits performance feedback and handles constructive criticism.

Job Knowledge
Understands duties and responsibilities, has necessary job knowledge, has necessary technical skills, understands company mission/values, keeps job knowledge current, is in command of critical issues.

Manages a fair workload, volunteers for additional work, prioritizes tasks, develops good work procedures, manages time well, and handles information flow.

Is attentive to detail and accuracy, is committed to excellence, looks for improvements continuously, monitors quality levels, finds root cause of quality problems, owns/acts on quality problems.

Self Development
Seeks out and accepts feedback, is a proactive learner, takes on tough assignments to improve skills, keeps knowledge and skills up-to-date, turns mistakes into learning opportunities.

Sense of Urgency
Prioritizes well, shows energy, reacts to opportunities, instills urgency in others, and meets deadlines.

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