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UX Product Designer

Posted about 2 months ago

  • Function: UI / UX
  • Job Ref: 233797

Leverage the latest technology to solve business problems in a collaborative environment at this Fortune 500 transportation giant. Top technical resources are retained on long term contract engagements.

Position: UX Product Designer
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Term: 4 months


Principal duties and responsibilities


General

  • Work with a cross-functional team using agile methodology to define user stories and UX deliverables.
  • Influence design and product owner decisions based on UX best practices, design principles and research.
  • Collaborate with developers to find the most effective, expedient and efficient way to implement solutions.
  • Collect, analyze, present and action feedback and manage changes to deliverables.
  • Present work in a clear and compelling manner to stakeholders (be able to explain design recommendations by citing best practices, research data or business requirements).
Design
  • Design the visual style, interface and interaction flow of applications and experiences.
  • Develop conceptual diagrams, wireframes, visual mockups and prototypes.
  • Develop and maintain detailed specifications and design patterns.
Information Architecture
  • Gather and translate rules and assets into UX systems, programs and enterprise solutions.
  • Prepare, manage, update and distribute UX documentation (navigational flows, wire frames, mock-ups, use cases, task flows prototypes, content, system errors, etc.) .
  • Advocate for the user and collaborate with business owners to develop features and flows that align with the user’s needs.
UX Research
  • Create research strategies based on project KPIs and develop usability test plans, scripts and scenarios for prototypes.  Regularly formulate and test hypotheses during design iterations.
  • Use research techniques (heuristic reviews, user interviews, remote unmoderated and in-person testing) to determine ease-of-use and comprehension of designs and ideas.
  • Design, recruit / schedule and moderate usability studies and user interviews.
Project management
  • Provide timely status reporting (including work left to do, issues, risks) on all projects.
  • Manage all communications necessary to get the project done including negotiating with key stakeholders.
 
A qualified candidate should possess
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Computer Interaction, Human Factors Engineering, Computer Science, Visual Design, Library Sciences or other related discipline, or equivalent experience or training.
  • 3+ years of experience as a UX practitioner with a background in user experience design, interaction design or similar.
  • Strong skills in modern design and prototyping tools (Axure, Sketch, Zeplin, Flinto, Adobe CC, Figma).
  • Experience working closely with developers from inception through implementation in an agile environment.
  • Advanced analytical skills dealing with complex data problems and implementing sustainable solutions.
  • Proven ability to collaborate effectively across disciplines, product lines, roles, geographical and time zone boundaries.
  • Knowledge and proficiency using remote unmoderated testing tools and moderated testing devices and platforms.
  • In-depth understanding of both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Strong understanding of user-centered design principles and a solid grasp of trends in web and app design.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to label, classify and intelligently build flows and wireframes for complex computer applications are a plus.
  • Experience rapidly iterating designs to conduct user testing and to deliver to development teams.
  • Experience in responsive, adaptive and accessible designs.
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and communicate effectively with non-technical users.

A preferred candidate should posses
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Human Computer Interaction, Human Factors Engineering, Computer Science, Visual Design, Library Sciences or other related discipline, or equivalent experience or training.
  • 5+ years of experience as a UX practitioner with a background in user experience design, interaction design or similar.