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Web Information Architect at a Major Tech Powerhouse

Requirements: 
  • At least four years (preferably more) of specialized IA experience
  • Expertise across a broader range of UX strategies, tactics, practices, and tools
  • Experience in content strategy at both planning and implementation levels
  • Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate complex and abstract concepts clearly and persuasively to both designers and non-designers
  • A strong sense of ownership and ability to keep the big picture in mind to achieve the optimal user-centric intersection between design, technology, business, and content

Mobile Product Design Lead at a Silicon Valley Startup

Requirements: 
  • At least 4-5 years of UX and product design experience. Because success in this role depends a lot on dynamism, drive, and other such personality traits, we welcome conversations with people across a broad range of levels of experience.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and completing mobile apps for iOS and/or Android. This is a mandatory requirement, and it must be mobile apps and not just mobile sites or mobile-optimized web applications.
  • Proven ability to create engaging, useful, and elegantly designed app experiences for the consumer sensibility. In other words, your experience should demonstrate savviness in joining utility, usability, user-centricity, and desirability in app experience
  • Mastery of a broad range of techniques, tools, and practices from the UX toolkit.
  • Ability to excel and deliver in the face of change and the unknown in a fast-paced, agile, and highly collaborative environment.
Desirable Skills & Experience: 
  • Refined aesthetic sense and visual design skills that are applicable to product, brand, and marketing design.
  • Experience in startup environments and/or building products totally from scratch.
  • Well developed interpersonal, communication, and design communication skills and the ability to shift naturally between supportive, collaborative, and leadership roles.
  • ufficient technical knowledge to understand engineering issues and constraints, and proven deftness in closely collaborating with technical and engineering professionals.

Chief Designer for a Mobile Enterprise Product Startup (Funded)

Requirements: 
  • At least 4-5 years of UX, product, and marketing design experience. Because success in this role depends as much on dynamism, drive, and other such qualities of personality as it does on experience, the founders are interested in talking to people with br
  • Demonstrated experience designing, building, and shipping user-centric, beautifully designed product experiences.
  • Specialized expertise in building consumer-oriented products and tools for mobile devices.
  • Refined aesthetic sense and visual design skills that are applicable to product, brand, and marketing design.
  • Mastery of a broad range of techniques, tools, and practices from the UX toolkit.
  • Ability to excel and deliver in the face of change and the unknown in a fast-paced, agile, and highly collaborative environment.
  • Well developed interpersonal, communication, and design communication skills and the ability to shift naturally between supportive, collaborative, and leadership roles.

UX Lead for Strategic Concepts at a Major Tech-Driven Business

Requirements: 
  • Senior- or director-level experience as a user experience designer and researcher
  • Strong expertise in mobile-specific IA, usability, IxD, and visual design
  • Proven success in designing for large, and/or scalable, mobile or eCommerce consumer-facing experiences
  • Ability to create highly polished design prototypes, mockups, and other communication artifacts
  • Experience in presenting to, and persuading, executive and C-level stakeholders to gain buy-in
  • Familiarity with the technical capabilities and constraints of the leading mobile platforms, especially Android
  • Very refined visual design aesthetic and ability to produce high quality visual designs, graphic assets, and style guides
  • The ability to quickly turn around rigorous wireframes and mockups quickly in a fast-paced, iterative environment
  • The ability to scope and estimate efforts accurately, prioritize tasks and goals independently, and rapidly produce deliverables in a fast-paced, iterative environment
  • Proficiency in a variety of design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, and OmniGraffle
Desirable Skills & Experience: 
  • Ability to prototype in HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Experience designing user experiences for modern wireless phones and connected devices
  • Experience with Android UI design principles and patterns

Senior Web Designer/Developer for a Large Travel Site

Requirements: 
  • Minimum of 5 years UX design and development skills
  • Mastery of front-end technologies, including HTML5 and CSS
  • Experience working with templating systems
Desirable Skills & Experience: 
  • Experience working in a large e-commerce environment
  • Strong skills with JavaScript and other web front-end technologies
  • Experience doing analytics-driven design and multivariate testing

Visual Designer for a Top-Rated Saas Product Company

Requirements: 
  • Prior visual design experience working on web applications, software or digital products
  • 4+ years in visual design
  • Experience working on consumer-oriented products
  • Strong ability to produce compelling layouts, color palettes, and overall visual design
  • Strong collaborative nature, appreciation for brainstorming and team member feedback
  • Playful approach to visual design

UX & Interaction Designer at a Major Technology Powerhouse

Requirements: 
  • Fluency in best practices for user-centered interface and interaction design
  • A strong portfolio or work samples showcasing UX prowess, creativity, and depth of thought
  • A clean design aesthetic, and a natural propensity towards simplification over complication
  • Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate complex, often abstract, design concepts clearly and persuasively to both designers and non-designers
  • Strong conceptual skills and attention to detail
  • Knack for interpreting loosely structured ideas and synthesizing/evolving them into a clean, cohesive, and captivating UX vision
  • Keen acumen for user experience design and how visual design influences UI & interaction design (and vice versa)
  • A strong sense of product ownership and ability to think beyond the design itself to ensure the most optimal user-centric intersection between design, technology, business, and content
  • General knowledge of how design impacts engineering and vice versa, along with a knack for constructing dynamic, interactive designs that are technically feasible/prudent
Key Functions & Deliverables: 
  • Help define the user model and user interface for new and existing products and features
  • Develop high level and/or detailed flows, mockups, and prototypes to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
  • Gauge the usability of new and existing products, and making constructive suggestions for change

In-House Senior UX Researcher for a Top-Rated SaaS Product Startup

Requirements: 
  • 3-5+ years in applied product and UX research and testing
  • Experience with a broad toolkit of qualitative and quantitative research techniques and methods
  • Ability to organize and facilitate various forms of contextual (in situ), remote, lab, and group inquiries
  • Skilled at translating research data into materials that are easy for design and product teams to consume, and a strong ability to communicate an understanding of research results to the rest of the team and company
  • Ability to collaborate closely with interdisciplinary teams and to inspire confidence in and support for user research practices
  • An up-to-date understanding of research techniques and methods, and an ongoing commitment to keep one's skills and knowledge fresh and leading-edge
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, agile environments, juggling multiple priorities and deliverables
  • Solid knowledge of HCI, experimental design, research planning, observational and field methods, and data analysis
Desirable Skills & Experience: 
  • Advanced degree in a directly related field of study such as experimental psychology, cognitive psychology, ethnography, human factors, HCI, etc.
  • Demonstrated experience using research as a driver of strategic value to a company and using it to build support among stakeholders and cross-disciplinary team members
  • Strong competency with layout and graphic design tools such as Adobe Illustrator to be able to create well-packaged, compelling deliverables based on research results
  • Prior experience working on products or for companies that focus on data security (e.g., banking) and/or key business processes

In-House Mobile User Experience Lead for a Top-Rated SaaS Product Startup

Requirements: 
  • True UX expert, able to go beyond visual design to lead product experience
  • Extensive experience designing complex mobile experiences in a consumer-facing product environment
  • Experience leading projects with multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience and interest in performing user research and using the results to engender empathy for users in the rest of the team
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams from ideation to design to execution
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills with fluency in UX, business, and technology, and an ability to present complex ideas in understandable ways
  • UX is a true passion, not just a job
Desirable Skills & Experience: 
  • Define goals and requirements in collaboration with product managers and stakeholders
  • Perform user research and investigate analytics data to develop and understanding of user needs and contexts
  • Create, evaluate, and refine ideas and concepts in a collaborative setting
  • Design experiences that are both functional and elegant
  • Build consensus around decisions and designs using wireframes, prototypes, and other UX artifacts
  • Work in tandem with engineers and visual designers in the context of agile iterative processes
  • Ensure the highest quality output through testing and continuous collaboration
  • Help the UX team define best practices for processes, deliverables, etc.

Hybrid Web Designer/Developer for a Large Travel Site

Requirements: 
  • Minimum of 2 years UX design and development skills
  • Mastery of front-end technologies, including HTML5 and CSS
  • Experience working with templating systems
Desirable Skills & Experience: 
  • Experience working in a large e-commerce environment
  • Strong skills with JavaScript and other web front-end technologies
  • Experience doing analytics-driven design and multivariate testing

In-House Senior Interaction Designer for a Top-Rated SaaS Product Startup

Requirements: 
  • Prior experience working on products, preferably ones with mobile apps or products with mobile components
  • 4+ years in interaction design and UX
  • Experience working on consumer-oriented products
  • Strong ability to produce compelling wireframes, prototypes, user stories, and sketches

User Experience Designer for a UX-Driven Software Services Agency

Requirements: 
  • A thorough understanding of contemporary user-centered design methodologies
  • Two or more years of user experience design experience for software, Web applicationss which leverage emergent technologies, consumer electronics and/or mobile devices
  • Strong conceptualization ability and strong visual communication ability, drawing skills and sketchbook technique
  • Exceptional design skills, production value and attention to detail
  • Ability to create wireframes as well as visual design comps
  • Strong working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks and associated design tools
  • Experience with user interface design patterns and standard UCD methodologies
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of common software project management practices
  • Understanding of common software development practices
Key Functions & Deliverables: 
  • Interaction design and visual design as a part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Collaborating on user experience planning with a lead experience architect
  • Consulting with clientele and lead experience architect
  • Researching interaction design trends
  • Researching technology trends
Desirable Skills & Experience: 
  • 3D modeling, Flash, rendering and animation
  • Strong working knowledge of ActionScript 3, XAML/C#, MXML, JavaFX or other authoring technologies
  • Motion graphics design and production
  • Video and sound editing
  • Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in interaction design, new media design or related design field

Lead Experience Architect for a UX-Driven Software Services Agency (Denver)

Requirements: 
  • Five or more years of user experience design experience for software, Web applications, consumer electronics and/or mobile devices
  • Strong conceptualization ability and strong visual communication ability
  • Exceptional design skills, production value and attention to detail
  • Strong working knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks and associated design tools
  • Extensive experience with user interface design patterns and standard UCD methodologies across multiple platforms
  • Clear leadership skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong client-facing presentation and communication skills
  • Strong understanding of common software project management practices
  • Strong understanding of common software development practices
  • Bachelor's and/or Master's degree in interaction design, new media design, industrial design, HCI, human factors/ergonomics or related field
Key Functions & Deliverables: 
  • Leading and collaborating with a multi-disciplinary design team for user experience planning and development
  • Responsible for the execution of strong interaction design and visual design principles
  • Facilitating dialog around end-user requirements and business requirements
  • Guiding clients through key design engagements
  • Performing user research
  • Driving innovative solutions within platform constraints and technical limitations
  • Developing interaction models and conceptual frameworks of experience
  • Researching interaction design trends
  • Researching technology trends
Desirable Skills & Experience: 
  • Previous digital agency experience
  • Strong familiarity with new technologies and nascent interface design approaches
  • 3D modeling, Flash, rendering and animation
  • Motion graphics design and production
  • Video and sound editing

In-House Web & E-Commerce User Experience Lead for a Top-Rated SaaS Product Startup

Requirements: 
  • True UX expert, able to go beyond visual design to lead product experience
  • Experience and interest in performing user research and using the results to engender empathy for users in the rest of the team
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams from ideation to design to execution
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills with fluency in UX, business, and technology, and an ability to present complex ideas in understandable ways
  • UX is a true passion, not just a job
Key Functions & Deliverables: 
  • Define goals and requirements in collaboration with product managers and stakeholders
  • Perform user research and investigate analytics data to develop and understanding of user needs and contexts
  • Create, evaluate, and refine ideas and concepts in a collaborative setting
  • Design experiences that are both functional and elegant
  • Build consensus around decisions and designs using wireframes, prototypes, and other UX artifacts
  • Work in tandem with engineers and visual designers in the context of agile iterative processes
  • Ensure the highest quality output through testing and continuous collaboration
  • Help the UX team define best practices for processes, deliverables, etc.

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