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User Experience Designer

Job Description

User Experience Designer

The UX Designer is a direct hire opportunity with one of our clients in Cary, NC. Target salary range is $55,000 - $65,000 with up to 7% bonus paid out quarterly. Target OTE is up to $80,000+. Local candidates strongly preferred. Expected travel is up to 10%. No sponsorship available.

As the UX Designer, you participate in the day-to-day user experience engagement activities with a focus on delivering market-differentiating, high quality, highly interactive, high performance applications that match or exceed customer expectations. You interpret customer needs, present design concepts, and effectively communicate with the internal and external stakeholders on an expected user experience and issues that support both the business and a strong user requirements. This position creates interaction work flows, wireframes, prototypes and interface requirements, plus develops visual style for the applications including layout, color, typography and iconography.

Responsibilities of the UX Designer:
  • Work closely with users to gather requirements from user research, stakeholder interviews, focus groups, surveys, and so on into positive user experiences.
  • Champion principles of usability and user-centered design across the organization
  • Work closely with product owners, business analysts, and product development to clarify and define business requirements as they apply to the user interface.
  • Develop logic flows, storyboards, personas, wireframes, low fidelity mock-ups, sitemaps, high fidelity prototypes, and UI specifications
  • Present design work to the user experience team, product team, and users for review and feedback.
  • Work with development team to determine tradeoffs based on business needs, user experience outcomes, and technology constraints
  • Revise and improve designs based on user feedback, research, technical constraints, and business decisions.
  • Craft UX engagements that exceed customer expectations by partnering with key product stakeholders to understand and support product business goals, advocating usercentered design (UCD) industry best practices.

Job Requirements

Experience of the UX Designer:
  • Strong understanding of combining user-centered design principles with user research
  • Expert experience with toolset (Microsoft suite, Adobe Creative Suite, Axure, and so on.)
  • Exceptional presentation abilities, both verbal and visual
  • Solid understanding of interactive experiences and technologies
  • Ability to drive the design review cycle and close on design requirements independently.
  • Proven knowledge of web-based application design trends, patterns, usability, technical considerations and best practices.
  • Ability to interact effectively with product teams of all levels and backgrounds, from CEOs to office staff, inside and outside of organization.
  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills who can keep the big picture in mind, work through details, and sell ideas.
  • Creative and strategic thinker able to develop innovative solutions to problems and leading-edge design.
  • Visual design expertise demonstrated through mockups and style guides.
  • Strong understanding of web interface programming, including HTML/XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript is a plus
  • Proven ability to manage long-term engagements with multiple project tracks and teams.
  • Ability to manage projects and resources.
  • Open to feedback and knows how and when to defend design choices.
  • Strong problem solving/decision making skills.
  • Well-developed analytical skills
  • Self-motivated and willing to "do what it takes" to get the job done.
  • The above statements are intended only to describe the general nature of the job, and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of position responsibilities.
  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, Human Computer Interaction, or similar fields.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of professional experience as a UX designer, information architect, visual designer, interaction designer, user interface designer, or similar role, and a strong portfolio of effective Experience Design work.
Apply for this position now through CareerBuilder, or by sending a Word resume to Amanda King at aking AT To help ensure a timely response, include the reference code CBAK-4643 in the subject heading of your email message.
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Job Snapshot

Contact Name Amanda King
Contact Phone (919)981-6200 x320
Post Date 8/15/2014
Location Cary, NC
Base Pay $55,000.00 - $65,000.00 /Year
Other Pay up to 7% bonus paid out quarterly
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Information Technology
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience At least 4 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Relocation No
Industry Computer Software
Required Travel Up to 25%
Job ID CBAK-4643
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