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UX Specialist
Ref No.: 17-04487
Location: Waukegan, Illinois
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 05/02/2017
 User Experience (UX) Specialist – Job Description
 
 
Primary Job Function
Our client is looking for an experienced user experience specialist to provide a user-centered design approach to the design and development of internal web-based solutions to help create intuitive, cohesive, end-to-end user experiences. This role will work as part of a cross-functional team, working collaboratively with Business and IT to understand business requirements, user needs and technical constraints.
 
Core Responsibilities
  • Translate requirements into simple, intuitive user interfaces across platforms (desktop, tablet, mobile)
  • Design interfaces for simple websites to complex transactional applications
  • Create wireframes , navigation flows, user scenarios and personas
  • Execute rapid prototyping, low- to high-fidelity
  • Write scripts and conduct user research and usability testing; analyze results and provide recommendations
  • Write content for sites and apps, instructional text, labels and messaging
  • Create presentations to communicate proposed solutions
 
Qualifications
  • Passion for simple, engaging, intuitive user interfaces
  • Deep knowledge of UX best practices
  • 5+ years UX/UI experience
  • Bachelor's degree in design, communications, information science or related field
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills; ability to articulate concepts
  • Visual design skills a plus
  • Ability to easily adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
 
Skills
  • Wireframing/prototyping tools such as  Axure, Visio, iRise, Balsamiq
  • MS Office Suite
  • Understanding of HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, content management systems
  • Writing for the web
 
Must have a UX portfolio to be considered for this role.