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UX Designer

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Aquent's Fortune500 client in Seattle, WA is looking for a UX Designer for a 6 month assignment (40hrs 5 days, on site) with potential to extend beyond. 

Overview: 

  • Responsible for working with project teams to design and deliver high quality client-centered, effective, consistent and usable interfaces. 

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human factors/usability or related discipline
  •  5-7 years related experience
  • Experience with both large and small scale online projects – full project lifecycle – Preferred
  • Experience with financial/investment/insurance applications – Preferred
  • Experience working within a large organization – Preferred

Skills and Competencies:

  • Proven understanding of user-centered design techniques & demonstrated ability to incorporate UCD principles into the architecture and design of user interfaces
  • Demonstrated ability in gathering and translating requirements from business sponsors, SMEs, users, and business analysts etc
  • Experience applying usability testing techniques and principles
  • Experience applying a web design standard
  • Knowledge of web client technologies (browsers, HTML,CSS)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to articulate ideas effectively
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop - Preferred
  • An understanding of accessibility design issues - Preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in project teams 
  • Strong ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Strong detail orientation, and a passion for consistency

Major Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with business analysts, business sponsors, project managers and IT teams to obtain and understand business requirements.
  • Creates the design of user interface specifications, by applying client research, design standards, industry best practices, taking into account strategic business objectives, user needs, systems constraints.
  • Participates in design review sessions with project teams, acquiring consensus and getting approvals on designs and documentation. 
  • Executes business acceptance test cases and testing 
  • Works with the project managers to ensure that usability deliverables accommodate project timelines, budgets, technical and scope constraints
  • Contributes to the development, maintenance, and continuous improvement of efficient and effective usability methodology/process, documentation, workflow, ROI, metrics and design standards.
  • Continuously develops self by staying current of industry trends and best practices. 
  • Acts as a user experience advocate regarding principles of user experience and user-centered design.

If interested in being considered for this position, please apply to this posting and qualified candidates will be contacted immediately regarding next steps. 

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