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UX Designer
Ref No.: 18-01775
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey
Position Type:Contract to Hire
UX Designer
Looking for a UX Designer to join a global technology team with a mission to deliver a data-driven, software-defined, straight-through provisioned environment. Our products need to handle information at massive scale, integrate with many different vendor hardware and software, work with a mix of new technologies, and existing systems.
 
As a User Experience Designer, you will be developing the next generation solutions that change how GTI delivers its infrastructure services to our customers.  Looking for someone with methodologies to ensure the final application not only meets business requirements but reflects a best-in-class experience for your intended user.
 
What are the ingredients of a successful designer?
You combine exceptional craft in working through the details of a visual design with good problem-solving and communication skills.
You are a master with Sketch + InVision and you can draw quick wireframes to communicate ideas.
You are at your best when collaborating with other designers, researchers, product managers, and developers to create designs that marry the best of user, business + technology thinking.
You speak in HEX.
It physically pains you when you see JPEG compression on icons. You read Material and iOS style guides for fun.
You love obsessing over details. You advocate for the user.
 
What is your typical day?
  • You will be collaborating with your scrum teams.
  • You will be creating wireframes, designs, and prototypes using modern design tools
  • You will be sharing your designs with designers, developers, and owners across teams
  • You will be participating in project research
  • You will be learning about users and applying those findings to your designs
 
Responsibilities:
  • Creating wireframes, and detailed visual designs
  • Working with product management and researchers to understand our users
  • Working with business analysts + developers to define user stories and product backlogs
  • Participating in usability research to iterate and refine your designs
  • Presenting your ideas to stakeholders and advocating on behalf of the user
  • Working with developers to realize and polish user experiences
  • Actively contributing and using our common design language + design systems
 
Required Skills / Experiences
  • Have experience with and curiosity of agile and lean philosophies
  • 3+ years or equivalent compelling experiences as a designer for enterprise software, responsive web applications, mobile apps, and defining in-house style guides & documenting standards.
  • 3+ years of experience with modern design tools – Sketch, Invision, or equivalent (Adobe XD/Ai, UX Pin, Marvel, Figma, Proto.io, Framer, etc.)
  • A balance of creativity, productivity + a passion for elegant, simple, emotionally rich design
  • Excellent communication, listening, and negotiation skills with clients and senior executives- write, speak and present information effectively, persuasively and confidently in a variety of communication/corporate settings
  • Strong understanding and commitment to usability and user-centered design principles/methods; including experience in a variety of usability evaluation techniques such as usability testing, contextual interviews, and heuristic evaluations
  • Guide product decisions through user research, customer development, and iterative feedback loops
  • General understanding of the capabilities of modern web application technologies: HTML, CSS, Javascript, Angular, Bootstrap, LESS/Sass, React.
  • Be able to communicate with technical members of the team and not afraid of learning technology concepts
  • Have experience working independently with clients or stakeholders
 
Desired Skills / Experiences
  • Enjoy daily product decision making and real product delivery with product managers and developers
  • Enjoy collaborative teams, in and outside our teams
  • Like to work alongside and learn from lean and agile leaders
  • Open-minded, creative, and self-critical
  • Be committed to lifelong design learning
  • Practicing Agile mindset, do what works, try new things, stop doing things that don't work
  • Working Knowledge of modern web application technologies: HTML, CSS, Javascript, Angular, Bootstrap, LESS/Sass, React. Working knowledge is a plus.
  • Degree in Human Computer Interaction, Interaction/Interface Design, Graphic Design, Technology Communications or related discipline from a major accredited college or university