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Senior UX Architect
Ref No.: 18-05099
Location: New York City, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 03/16/2018
Title: Senior UX Designer/Architect
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Type: Direct Hire
Start Date: ASAP

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Role Specific- Position Knowledge (90%)
Design Competency
  • Expert in the experience architect craft.
  • Proficient in conducting workshops and requirements gathering.
  • Expert in ecommerce systems, interaction models and user centered design.
  • Expert in content architecture, content strategy, marketing and brand building.
  • Able to lead design processes and speak to contemporary trends.
  • Able to interpret client needs and create successful design solutions.
  • Routinely delivers high-quality, high-production deliverables and meets deadlines.
  • Creates sketches or screen layouts to communicate direction for the interface design.
Design Software and Platforms
  • Expert in the latest wireframe/prototyping software (Sketch, Marvel).
  • Expert in the execution of usability research software and services.
  • Peripheral knowledge of (Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat).
  • Peripheral knowledge of contemporary web technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Responsive Frameworks, SVG, Web Accessibility.
  • Working knowledge of ecommerce design and platforms (preferably Commerce Cloud, Magento and Hybris)
Process & Documentation
  • Follows operating processes and procedures (time entry, expenses, etc.).Manages the definition, scheduling and communication for XD hours, timeline, deliverables, design reviews, etc. (both to client and team members).
  • Demonstrates sound decision making and efficient use of time.
  • Manages activities of multiple projects simultaneously; while assessing and managing risk.
  • Assumes responsibility for work produced and takes ownership for resolving related issues.
  • Effectively manages scope of project hours as well as implications on downstream development hours.
  • Effectively prioritizes and delegates work to junior team members (appropriately).
  • Willing to work extended hours to meet deadlines when required
Presentation Skills
  • Proficient presentation and communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Effectively prepares presentations for review.
  • Clearly articulates thoughts; strategies, decisions, trade-offs, and is able to effectively and persuasively present work.
  • Instills confidence, dependability and leadership (of yourself) among clients and team.
Team Management / Participation
  • Participates in the creation of estimates (proven to be sound, accurate and profitable).
  • Manages personal utilization (seeks out work and forecasts workload).
  • Leads by example; motivates team members and builds great team chemistry.
  • Develops subject matter expertise, process improvement and participates in training.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.
Marketing- Thought Leadership (5%)
  • Participates in xd group thought leadership and marketing.
Sales-Selling (5%)
  • Actively participates in new business pitches and demonstrates ability to win business.
  • Participates in the creation of estimates (proven to be sound, accurate and profitable).
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE
  • Four year design degree
  • 6+ years of experience as Experience Architect or similar role.
  • Portfolio Website, Resume and Professional References.
  • Proficient in professional services and client engagement
  • Proficient in online retail, B2B, B2C experiences
  • Proficient in contemporary web practices including mobile, responsive web design, social, content marketing and related technologies.
  • Customer facing
  • Travel 20% of the time
  • Tech must haves: Sketch, Marvel
    • Exposure to: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Responsive Frameworks, SVG, Web Accessibility, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat
    • Worked with: Commerce Cloud, Magento and Hybris