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UX Designer

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Aquent's client, an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products, is seeking a UX Designer for a 6–month assignment.

 

Position overview
This Cloud UX team provides design and research to transform internal and external developer tools into a cutting-edge, unified, beautiful, and usable cloud platform so developers can create anything from simple websites to complex applications. They employ a user-centered design process to understand, test, foresee, and improve the user experience.

At the top of the list of their core principles is: “Focus on the user and all else will follow.” As a Cloud Platform Interaction Designer, you will pursue this principle and define the way the next generation of software development is done. Your efforts will result in useful, usable products that delight and empower a broad spectrum of users around the world.

Top 3 daily responsibilities
1. Help define the user experience for new and existing Cloud Platform services.
2. Collaborate with researchers, other designers, product managers and software engineers.
3. Balance product, development and user-centered goals to help shape overall product strategy.

Overall Responsibilities
Develop storyboards, mockups and prototypes to communicate interaction and design ideas.
Assess the usability of products and make constructive suggestions for improvement.

Required Skills
BA/BS in Graphic Design, Product Design, Human-Computer Interaction or similar field
4 years relevant work experience with Complex enterprise applications. (Hedgefund)
Work samples exhibiting complex problem-solving, user focus, and ability to launch products. (Be able to provide link on resume to portfolio)
Comprehensive understanding of interaction conventions and aesthetic principles.
Ability to produce low and high fidelity mockups using industry standard software.
Ability to prioritize and manage workload independently to meet project goals.
Strong understanding of web technologies and best practices for web design.
Excellent communication skills in expressing conceptual ideas and design rationale.

Nice to Have
Web standards development or prototyping skills (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript).
Experience building good, collaborative relationships across geographically distributed teams.
Familiarity with user research methods or experience working closely with researchers.
Familiarity with cloud computing or data center technologies.
Familiarity with software development.                                                                           

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