SENIOR UX DESIGNER

Austin, TX, United States Posted 3 days ago

uShip is currently seeking Senior UX Designers to join the team! UX Designers work closely with dedicated product teams to provide needed support and guidance on interaction design. They also contribute to initiatives driven by the Experience team.



JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • Participate as a contributor to an interdisciplinary team that includes creative leadership, designers, scrum, product managers, software developers, and QA
  • Participate in product ideation and conceptual development using an iterative, user-centered design process
  • Participate in design research, including generative user research (observational studies, customer interviews) and usability/validation testing
  • Communicate research findings, conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale, both verbally and visually
  • Produce scenarios, hero flows, design prototypes, design specifications, motion graphics, and animation effects where necessary
  • Apply patterns from the uShip design language system in day-to-day design work. Maintain and extend the system as needed throughout this process.
  • Produce information architectures, wireframes, and design specifications
  • Work closely with development teams to ensure that design specifications are implemented as intended
  • Plan, prioritize, and coordinate design tasks and execution of design deliverables
  • Manage the design process, drive decisions, track issues, and assist in estimating resource needs and schedules
  • Effectively lead and facilitate brainstorming sessions and other creative workshops
  • Leading execution on holistic design systems and pattern definitions
  • Provide mentorship and design guidance to junior designers


SKILLS REQUIRED

  • At least five years of professional digital design experience that encompasses product design, e-commerce applications, and responsive web design
  • Bachelor's degree in Human Computer Interaction, Information Design, Graphic Design, or a related design or behavioral science discipline
  • Strong and flexible skills in interaction (UX) design and visual (UI) design
  • In-depth knowledge of user interface design processes and methodology, particularly as applied to Web- and mobile- based e-commerce applications
  • Up-to-date with current interaction and visual trends across touchpoints (web, mobile, etc.)
  • Proficient with current design and prototyping tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, Invision, After Effects, Keynote
  • Experience designing motion graphics with tools such as After Effects a plus
  • Familiarity with capabilities and limitations of current Web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Excellent communication, organization, and teamwork skills. Must be able to work both on a team and independently.
  • Strong project and people management skills. Must be able to function as a project leader as well as an individual contributor.
  • Articulate how a singular design solution fits into an overall narrative or meets an unmet user or business need
  • Flexible design skills that bridge disciplines (interaction to visual design and vice versa) and ability to provide cross-discipline design critique
  • Team leadership skills, including the ability to mentor and manage junior designers
  • Great attention to detail throughout the design process and into the QA process as designs make it through the development cycle
  • System design skills, demonstrating the ability to define, refine, apply, and extend a design system
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