User Experience Designer

Santa Monica, CA, USA

Striving for excellence is in our DNA. Since 1993, we have been helping the world’s leading companies imagine, design, engineer, and deliver software and digital experiences that change the world. We are more than just specialists, we are experts.

DESCRIPTION


Currently we are looking for a User Experience Designer for our Santa Monica, CA office to make the team even stronger.

Our ideal candidate must have an exposure with all aspects of the user-centered design process, from user research through design implementation. This person will be involved in the design and analysis of user research activities in order to leverage the findings into cohesive site architectures, wireframes, and functional specification documentation for web sites and applications. The Senior User Experience Designer will collaborate closely with strategists, account managers, designers, and developers to create the best possible user interactions and task flows while being mindful of key branding and marketing concerns.

Responsibilities

  • Lead UX aspects of responsive design projects;
  • Lead the data analysis and development of mental models and customer-journey maps;
  • Serve as a UX Lead for new-business activities, presentations and estimates;
  • Lead user research and usability testing activities;
  • Present research findings and recommendations to internal and external teams;
  • Collaborate with content strategy leads on hierarchy and taxonomy;
  • Collaborate with creative leads on process, interaction design and flows;
  • Hands-on creation site maps, flows, navigation strategies and wireframe prototypes and annotations;
  • Present design work to internal team as well as clients;
  • Delegate work to more junior UX designers as needed/appropriate;
  • Mentor associate-level UX designers.

Requirements

  • 3-5 years of experience with UX/wireframing software including Visio, OmniGraffle, Axure, InDesign or other;
  • Strong ability to lead user research and testing activities and deliverables;
  • Excellent ability to explain complex design decisions to experts and laypeople;
  • Strong understanding of interaction design and usability best practices;
  • Understanding of responsive design;
  • Strong ability to lead UX activities within both Agile and Waterfall environments;
  • Ability to accurately estimate and delegate work so that it is delivered on time and on budget;
  • Strong understanding of relevant technologies for desktop and mobile;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent presentation skills;
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams;
  • High-level knowledge of visual design and front-end development;
  • Sound business acumen; strategic skills; common sense;
  • Willingness to travel (if needed).