Sr. User Experience Designer wanted for thriving retail/e-tail chain!
Greater Newark area (but NOT in Newark)
My client is a retail/e-tail giant with several well-known & much-loved brands under their expansive corporate umbrella. But all that glitters is not gold - especially if their website is looking old. So they've heavily invested in their e-commerce team and are planning to migrate over to a new platform which will ultimately help them add some much-needed razzle to make their products dazzle. Fortunately, they recognize that user experience is critical to their guests' overall shopping experience. Given this, they are adding a senior-level user experience designer to their team.
On a day-to-day basis, you will:
Collaborate with our product managers, developers and internal business partners to design great customer experiences across all digital channels and deliver great products to our customers
Work with a small team on a specific area of the site, where your core focus will be to work on one of those tracks. Within each of these tracks, there are any number of things happening in a modified agile environment. This is where teams break down the work, decide what to work on, create a plan & execute against it.
Represent the consumer: advocate for our customers at all times while leading the design of new features, site experiences from concept to launch
Partner with product team to identify current and future needs, and how to leverage emerging trends and technologies to optimize customer experiences
what’s now & what’s coming up in couple of years.
Act as a UX evangelist: help shape the UX practice by proactively identifying and suggesting best practices and methodologies
Do the usual UX stuff, such as: create flow diagrams, wireframes, prototypes/rapid iterations, detailed visual design, documentation, and presentations; conduct user research, usability testing and A/B tests, validate your work through analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, follow/maintain/update style guide and DSL as needed
5-7 years' front-end UX and visual design experience; min. 1-2+ years' experience working on responsive e-commerce sites
You're a user experience evangelist with a solid understanding of user design principles and design methodologies
You're a bit of a hybrid between a user experience designer and a designer. Perhaps you worked as a visual designer before switching over to UX design full time.
You're an entrepreneurial, innovative, and critical thinker, with a collaborative work style, but can also work on independently as needed
You've worked at UX-driven companies and have helped build a UX practice in the past
Your portfolio showcases your ability to distill complex problems into elegant solutions and displays a genuine love of storytelling and a solid understanding of a customer's digital journey
You have omni channel store and large site redesign/re-architecture experience
You rabidly follow and evaluate current trends in UX, design and e-commerce and enjoy sharing this information with less experienced colleagues
You have a clear understanding of the cross platform feature design and how to apply data to design decisions
You have solid proficiency in a variety of design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Omnigraffle, Axure and Sketch; and experience prototyping with tools such as InVision, Axure, Flinto, FramerJS
You have 1-2+ years' experience designing iOS and Android apps
3D modeling experience/exposure is a plus
Accessibility and/or WCAG 2.0/Section 508 experience
This position is full time, 100% on site.
No freelance, part time or remote talent.
Local candidates only: at this time, we cannot provide relocation or visa assistance
Please email resume and portfolio link/samples to: CarolTaylorRecruits(at)gmail(dot)com
No phone calls please.
If you know someone who would be great in this role, please feel free to make an introduction. If I successfully place your referred candidate in this full time position, you will receive a $weet referral bonus!