UX Designer

Infotech Sourcing - San Francisco, CA

Job Title: UX Designer

Location: San Francisco, CA

Duration: 6+ Months W2 contract (possible extension/ conversion)

The UX Designer will work on the native iOS in store applications. The product designer will have strong capabilities in interaction design, visual design and user research. The designer will be creating new UI designs, prototypes for testing and taking the prototypes into the field to test with real users. The main users of these apps are store associates and store managers – these apps are used to power our fleet of retail stores. The designer will work with in store UX team, product manager and iOS developers. The designer will report into the Director of Interaction design and will be involved in other UX activities (project reviews, updates, etc). Additionally, this designer will be part of the team sharing new work with brand and business partners. iOS design experience is a must.

Portfolio:

•Should include examples of work plus communication describing the project goal as well as the processes involved in generating the solution. Any information regarding research, testing, and thought process is good to see but not required, I will be asking about that in the interview process so they will need to be able to speak to it.

 

Requirements:

•3- 5 years of professional UX Design experience

•Strong end to end UX skills including interaction design, visual design and research.

•Expert in Sketch, Invision and prototyping tools such as, Axure, Flinto, or Principal

•Strong understanding of designing for iOS

•Experience with doing guerrilla style research and interviewing customers

•E-commerce experience is a plus but not required.

•Previous experience working side-by-side with developers to implement a digital product. Accountability to review and sign-off on the work implemented by the developer, ensuring it matches the designs created and/or managing the discussion with the team and UX Directors on deviations based on input during the development process.

Bonus Skills:

•Experience with research and testing of designs or prototypes to inform the direction of the solution to be implemented. Leveraging testing to validate assumptions.

•Experience working with a Design System such as those created by Google, Walmart, Intuit, SalesForce, Ebay, Yahoo.

Difference between good and great candidate:

•Capable of understanding the business need and the user need and translating both into an elegant solution that solves for both parties. And an understanding of how to learn the user need (rather than inferring or using personal bias).

•Capable of both advocating for the user while understanding where to compromise to meet business goals.

•Able to understand the short term and long term goals of a project and has patience to work with the cross functional team and a large set of stakeholders over a longer period of time (1yr + possibly) on short term wins to enable long term wins.

•Possesses ability to articulate design solutions and intentions based on research, usability practices and business values. Able to persuade stakeholders of various groups in the company of the validity of an approach and facilitate discussions as a partner with a cross functional focus on meeting user and business goals.

•Team player who is comfortable with daily standups and actively engaged in regular meetings to define the solution together. Not concerned with what the individual creates and delivers as much as what the outcome is of the team in which she or he works and if it met the goal.

•Able to talk in terms of data and metrics. These apps are designed to give our store employees super-powers and allow them to serve our customers more quickly and efficiently.

PROJECT/SKILLS

Describe the project they will be working on:

Native Mobile iOS Apps

Size of the Team: 4-5 in Mobile, 22 in UX functional group

This consultant will be required to work on-site full time in San Francisco with a dedicated team of 4 UX Designers and two tracks of work with cross-functional teams. There is flexibility to work remotely on Fridays.

What are the Top 3-5 Skills needed to perform this role/job?:

a.Expert in Interaction Design, Strong in Visual Design - able to apply elements from an existing Design System to ensure consistency with a broad suite of applications.

b.Proficient in prototyping tools such as Framer, Flinto, Axure or Principal

c.Familiarity with iOS enough to understand if what you are designing can be built. More experience hands-on with development is always a plus but not expected to code.

d.Knowledgeable in Service Design practices

e.Experience working with Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines and mobile design best practices

Top 3-5 Soft Skills for culture fit:

a.Experience gathering input from end-users and conducting or participating in usability testing and needs-finding research.

b.Excels at pairing side-by-side with Developers to ensure implementation meets the design intent.

c.Highly collaborative designer who can both take and give feedback

d.Capable of understanding and articulating the business need and the user need and translating both into an elegant solution that solves for both parties.

Additional Desired Skills:

a.Capable of both advocating for the user while understanding where to compromise to meet business goals.

b.Possesses ability to articulate design solutions and intentions based on research, usability practices and business values. Able to persuade stakeholders of various groups in the company of the validity of an approach and facilitate discussions as a partner with a cross functional focus on meeting user and business goals.

Type of background you are looking for (education, # yrs experience, etc.):

  • Minimum of 3 years of professional UX or Product Design experience

  • Experience designing and prototyping consumer iOS applications.

  • A portfolio of work is required upon application

Software skills required:

Expert in Sketch, Invision and prototyping tools such as, Axure, Flinto, or Principal

Any traits that would make a candidate NOT a good fit for the role/what you DON’T want to see on resume?:

Marketing or graphic designer. This is not for advertising. We need someone who has experience as creating smart mobile UI design and can demonstrate those skill in their portfolio.

What does a typical day look like for this contractor?:

  • Meet with team at standup, share progress over the last day.

  • Review work in development. Sit down and focus on design deliverables.

  • Prepare design files to walk through with the cross-functional team or UX directors for feedback or approval.



Posted On: Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Compensation: $200K-$230K PER ANNUM



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