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Sr. UX Designer

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Our Clients Content Technology and Operations team is seeking a talented Senior UX Designer to champion a variety of customer experience improvements. This is a great opportunity for a highly motivated person interested in taking a leadership role in setting the design direction for innovative and intuitive applications used globally in many languages. As a Senior UX Designer, you will have a significant impact on the user experience by optimizing their ability to create, edit and manage their own technology.

You will be responsible for developing best-in-class experiences (user interface designs, interaction models, prototypes, etc.) in a fast-paced, startup-like environment. You will work closely with product management, engineering and company leaders to successfully go from early stage product concepts to launch. You are a pragmatic visionary that can translate business needs into a fantastic customer-focused solution. You must be responsive, flexible, and able to succeed within an open and collaborative peer environment. The ideal candidate for this position will be at ease visualizing an experience in the abstract and then being able to drive that vision into solid design deliverables.

Specific responsibilities include:
· Work closely with cross-functional teams to help define business and feature requirements, user scenarios and use cases.
· Relentlessly simplify and distill complex business processes into intuitive and elegant UIs.
· Create process flows, conceptual diagrams, wireframes, and mockups to effectively communicate high-level design strategies and detailed interaction behaviors.
· Drive the development and communication of design guidelines and patterns, with focus on providing a consistent and intuitive experience across the product portfolio.
· Provide design leadership to technical teams by fostering a shared understanding of the customer-centric intersection between design, business and technology through on-going application reviews.



Basic Qualifications
- Minimum 7 years industry experience providing interaction design solutions for web and/or software applications.
- Bachelor's degree in design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or equivalent professional experience as an interactive/user experience designer.
- Proficiency in a variety of design tools such as Balsamiq, Omnigraffle, Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks and Dreamweaver


Preferred Qualifications
- A strong portfolio demonstrating past work experience creating great user-centered design solutions.
- Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and analytical skills including the ability to communicate complex, interactive design concepts clearly and persuasively across different audiences and varying levels of the organization.
- Experience working in a collaborative team and working directly with developers for implementation of designs.
- Comprehensive understanding of the current state of web technology and best practices.
- Strong practical knowledge of user-centered design methodologies, usability principles, web-based information architecture and design.
- Ability to define patterns and advocate for consistency, without repressing inspiration or inhibiting innovation.
- Ability to work gracefully and have a bias for action in a fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous environment.
- An unfailing passion and capacity to advocate on behalf of our users.
- Relentless desire for innovation, balanced with business needs, and customer expectations.
- Visual design expertise demonstrated through mockups and style guides.
- Experience defining and maintaining design patterns and UX standards.
- Demonstrated visual design expertise; capacity for creating fun, highly usable designs and layouts, and a propensity towards simplification
- Ability to create functional prototypes in HTML, JavaScript, CSS.
- Experience with agile/scrum.
- Familiarity with the technical considerations involved in designing for complex systems.
- Experience with Adobe tools is highly desirable
- Experience in Instructional Design is highly desirable

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