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UI/Interaction Designer

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Our client, a leading provider of enterprise management solutions, is looking for a UI/Interaction Designer to design consistent, intuitive, and easy to use enterprise web application user interfaces. In this role, you work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams of product managers, business analysts, software architects, developers, QA engineers, technical writers, and visual design and interaction design leads. You will interpret user stories and use cases and produce wireframes applying interaction design patterns and user interface standards and guidelines.

The IDEAL candidate will have the following experience:
- Responsible for the design of software applications (mobile, desktop & tablet) focused on creating a simple, intuitive & efficient user experience and interaction.
- Work within the requirements as outlined by the Project Managers and Business Analysts, and within the framework of the tools and technologies of the development teams.
- Responsible for wireframing and prototyping (mockups) of the user interfaces.
- Must have a good understanding of the technical functionality involved and balance this with current established UI patterns or industry best practices, in order to create systems that are not only operational but also usable and adaptable to changing user needs. (Client already has a strong/developed UI pattern library. This library must be reviewed, understood and followed by the UI Designer as they are expressed in the wireframes and prototypes. New patterns may be adopted for applications if there is a compelling reason to do so.)
- Participate in and support usability testing with core audiences, both internal and external.

Exp with Axure or Balsamiq for wireframing is strongly preferred. Visio, Photoshop, Illustrator or Fireworks may also be acceptable in some cases. You must provide portfolio samples, or you will need to complete a test to prove skill levels.
All prototyping is done using Axure Pro 6.0 -- HTML/CSS/jQuery is not used at all.

Requirements/MUST HAVE’s:
• Minimum 5 years’ experience as a user interface designer/developer of enterprise-class web applications (The work is focused on business applications that are complex and data intensive.)
• Background developing and applying UI design patterns, standards and guidelines
• A portfolio of wireframes/mockups demonstrating web application UI designs. Axure or Balsamiq for wireframing is strongly preferred! Visio, Photoshop, Illustrator or Fireworks may be acceptable in some cases. All prototyping is done using Axure Pro 6.0 (HTML/CSS/jQuery is not used at all).
• Experience working with cross-functional teams in a fast-paced development environment
• Ability to take direction from a design lead and work independently

Pluses/Nice to Have’s:
• Understanding of Sencha ExtJS 4.0 framework
• Experience generating static and interactive prototypes
• Understanding of HTML/CSS
• Experience conducting heuristic evaluations and expert walkthroughs
• User research and usability testing experience
• Knowledge of GUI accessibility standards (Section 508, WCAG)
• Experience with agile development projects
• ITIL knowledge/certification

Education/Training:
• Degree in UI Design, Psychology, Human Factors or related HCI discipline, or demonstrated experience and proficiency in interaction design and usability



Please note that candidates will be required to take a design test to help assess their practical knowledge and skills.


ADDITIONAL INFO
• This is a long-term, contract to hire position that can be located in any of the following locations: Tampa, FL | Austin, TX | Houston, TX | Dallas, TX | San Diego, CA | San Jose, CA
• This position is eligible for full benefits including a low premium, zero-deductible health care plan, 401(k) plan, 
dental and vision.

AQUENT is a firm that offers content design and development, marketing, and creative services solutions. For more than 20 years, we have helped provide outsourcing and staffing solutions to clients across the globe. We're a minority-owned business, committed to maintaining professional quality with a personal touch.

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