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User Experience Designer

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Our leading financial services client is looking for a visually talented User Experience Designer to join a team of 34 user experience analysts in an internal consultancy, working on highly interactive customer facing applications. This is a long-term contract opportunity.

Role Description

The User Experience Designer will research, plan, design and document user interfaces for web-based, hand-held, and desktop applications.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Is detail-oriented

  • Has excellent communication, presentation, and client management skills

  • Is comfortable with the User Centered Design process and looks for ways to improve it

  • Understands and has opinions about current industry best practices

  • Is experienced with designing transactional user interfaces

  • Balances an academic interest in best practices with tactical solutions

  • Desires to define innovative solutions and publish in industry forums

  • Wants to develop a design pattern library

  • Manages client expectations and own time efficiently

  • Enjoys collaborating with product owners and business analysts to design solutions

  • User research

  • Personas

  • Feature maps & prioritization

  • Sitemaps

  • Wireframes

  • Functional specifications (or annotated wireframes)

  • User testing

  • Required Qualities

  • Minimum 5 years of experience working as an user experience professional

  • Knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Fireworks, and Visio

  • Desired Qualities

  • Experience with Web application design (AJAX / FLEX technologies)

  • Experience with interactive agency

  • Good writing skills

  • Financial Services industry experience

  • A portfolio and sample work must be reviewed before an interview will be scheduled

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