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UX Designer

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This contractor will support the ‘In store experience for POS’: This role will be employee facing, and will help in design for the experience for desktop view. Ultimately, this will be translated to tablet and mobile devices.
Responsible for working with project teams to design and deliver high quality client-centered, effective, consistent and usable interfaces.

The ideal candidate would have 3-5 years of experience designing interfaces for mobile products and/or services and feel comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

Position Overview:
Responsibilities/Deliverables that the resource will be responsible for:
Major Job Duties and Responsibilities:
● Create high fidelity, designed wireframes
● Develop conceptual UI models
● Define user tasks and interaction flows
● Create screen-level interaction designs
● Write user interface specifications that capture proposed designs in detail
● Work with a multi-disciplinary team to evaluate the feasibility of proposed solutions
● Provide feedback to development team on execution of HTML and functionality of your designs
● Participate in brainstorming and driving new features for mobile website enhancements

• 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.

What would a normal day for this position look like??
Will depend on phase the project is in
- User stories, communicating with development team, delivery

Skills Overview:
What are the MUST have skills that you are looking for in a candidate?
● 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
1-3 years experience working in eCommerce environment
● 1-3 years experience designing (visual and/or wireframes) mobile applications and/or mobile website
•Information Architecture Experience – 4+ years
● -ex. Wireframes, user flows, site maps
• 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
Advocate for the user and user experience practices
● Strong visual design skills
● Ability to translate business requirements into usable, beautiful designs
● Ability to follow and translate brand standards into effective design solutions
● Ability to create low fidelity wireframes and high fidelity designs
● Ability to produce and deliver work on a weekly basis, in an agile work environment

What are the technologies and the depth of the technologies that a candidate must have in order to be successful in this role?
1. Axure
3. Photoshop
4. CSS
5. Adobe

What are the soft skills that you feel candidates must-have in order to be successful in this role?
1. Good sense of Humor
2. Communication
3. Presentation skills
4. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
5. Attention to Detail

Please provide three industries that would produce fitting candidates:
1. Mobile

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