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UX Senior Designer

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Our client, a fast growing, technology startup company, is seeking a skilled User Experience (UX) Designer to create innovative designs for web and mobile software initiatives.

Leveraging a cloud-based SaaS approach, our client is able to significantly maximize the value of digital content for marketers. They have an entrepreneurial culture and a cutting edge development environment that effectively serves their impressive list of well branded, Fortune 500 clients.

Required Qualification and Skills:
 6+ year’s work experience with an online UX design focus.
 Solid design foundation from an accredited design program and portfolio with evidence of modern web and interaction design projects
 Experience working in Agile, a highly collaborative environment where all team members are invited to provide input to major decisions
 Ability to effectively and efficiently set priorities and handle multiple assignments in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
 Demonstrated ability to work well independently or on a team
 Proven skills completing successful work in a dynamic, high-stress environment
 Capable of rapidly prototyping designs at varying levels of precision - ranging from sketches to high fidelity mockups
 Demonstrated ability to execute designs based on existing standards and style guides
 Fluent in all things web-design, including Adobe Suite, HTML5, CSS3, accessibility, and cross-browser compatibility best practices
 Strong familiarity with current techniques and practices of software requirements definition, user-centered design, and usability analysis
 Actionable knowledge of the digital media landscape including current industry and user trends, emerging technologies, and standards
 Strong oral and written communication skills, to communicate with technical and non-technical audiences and at all levels of the organization (including senior management)

Duties:
 Define and execute best practices for user-centered design throughout the project lifecycle, incorporating user observation & usability testing, web metrics data, market research, and other qualitative and quantitative information.
 Understanding of the creative process in a collaborative environment; ability to incorporate both client/user feedback and design critiques
 Work closely with technical team members to evaluate feasibility and maintainability of designs.
 Work with the project team throughout the project lifecycle to ensure proper interpretation and implementation of identified requirements
 Employ industry-standard technologies to produce work; responsible for maintaining professional skill level, including knowledge of industry trends
 Understanding of the creative process in a collaborative environment; ability to incorporate both client/user feedback and design critiques
 Perform other duties or special projects as assigned including, participating in concept development, prototyping, design or graphic productions for other Interactive projects.

Desired Qualification and Skills
 Past experience in designing social media solutions or ecommerce
 Experience conducting heuristic evaluations, usability testing, A/B testing, surveys and calculating SUS scores
 Ability to develop HTML prototypes
 General knowledge of SEO best practices
 Past experience in designing solutions based on JavaScript delivery models

ADDITIONAL INFO
• This is initially a 3 month, full-time, W-2 contract position located onsite in Austin, TX. (potential to extend beyond initial 3 months depending on workload and performance)
• 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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