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Sr. UX/Usability Analyst

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A large client of Aquent is looking for a UX Designer and Usability Analyst that has the experience to both create exceptional and usable UX designs, as well as coach others on best practices for user experience usability. The characteristics of the perfect fit for this position would be someone who is:
• Excited by the opportunity to drive organizational change
• Passionate about making a difference in how a customer perceives end user experience
• Well versed and experienced user research, usability testing, prototyping and design
• Able to coach peers in applying UX best practices for best usable results
• Able to give constructive feedback to peers
• a creative problem solver who is willing to research/dive deeper to solve a difficult problem
• Flexible and adaptable
• Adept at leading and collaborating in a team-centric environment
• Able to successfully juggle multiple projects simultaneously
• Able to handing uncertainty and shifting priorities

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
• Engaging with project teams to scope out the usability effort
• Overseeing the usability effort and providing recommendations to ensure a usable solution is delivered
• Coaching peers (Business Analysts, Designers, Developers) on applying best practices in user research, persona development, testing, wire framing, prototyping, design
• Leading and/or participating in user research and usability testing to help improve the user experience
• Communicating UX designs to internal stakeholders to get buy-in, feedback, and negotiate trade-offs
• Promoting user-centered design culture
• Contributing to the continuous improvement of our guidelines, standards, and user-centered design processes and ensuring that they are integrated into the product development lifecycle

Requirements
• 5+ years experience in application development and delivery; experience working in the energy sector is a plus
• 3+ years experience as a UX/UI designer, human factors engineer or comparable roles across a variety of technologies (custom as well as 3rd party software)
• Proficient in various research and design techniques such as qualitative research methods, personas, usability testing, wireframing, prototyping, design
• Competent in information visualization; working knowledge of information architecture
• Experience with wireframe prototyping tools such as Axure, Sketchflow or Balsamiq, or equivalents
• Demonstrated ability to drive organizational change
• Experience working in an agile development cycle
• Fluency in core business processes (e.g., HR, Finance, etc.)
• Excellent negotiation, influencing and communication skills
• Bachelor’s degree, in Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction, or related field preferred
• CUA certification preferred
• Show an online portfolio of recent UI and UX work

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