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Senior Product Designer 🔥


POSITION OVERVIEW


We are seeking a dynamic and talented Senior Digital Product Designer who can apply expertise in user experience design, visual design, and digital strategy to create and execute design solutions that meet the client’s business goals. Our ideal candidate understands how people think, operate, and interact with complex sets of data and is comfortable working with designers, developers, data analysts, and product managers to design the user experience for digital products. We are looking for someone who is competent in all aspects of the design process, bring Lean UX methods and strategic thinking into enterprise projects, and establish and grow relationships with clients.


RESPONSIBILITIES

Engagement Delivery and Management

  • Help lead participatory design activities, e.g., client workshops, card sorting, to understand vision, business model, and user needs and behaviors
  • Serve as the voice of their user while meeting the needs of the client
  • Combine UX thinking with design execution to produce usable and intuitive user interfaces
  • Illustrate user experience using storyboards, information architecture, process flows, user journeys/personas, and sitemaps
  • Use design to communicate complex concepts, whether conversations, frameworks, or ideas
  • Derive actionable insights by leading user research activities and translating insights into prototypes
  • Collaborate with architects, developers, and project teams to ensure design elements are incorporated into development sprints
  • Proactively do competitive research based on product roadmaps
  • Understand and incorporate Design Thinking, Agile Methodologies, Lean Principles, and Collective Intelligence into project strategy

Design Team Membership

  • Mentor and provide feedback to other designers, with a focus on delivering high quality solutions
  • Research ongoing user interaction, technology, and design trends
  • Help build out design processes, tools, and culture
  • Develop, refine, and adhere to design systems and style guides
  • Work independently to apply design concepts and contribute ideas to the internal design team

NECESSARY SKILLS

  • Strong understanding of foundational design principles including type, layout, use of color, etc.
  • Deep understanding of user experience best practices and the latest UI trends, techniques, and technologies
  • Understanding of desktop, mobile web, native iOS, and Android platforms, with an understanding of when it is best to follow platform-specific conventions
  • Ability to collaborative go from whiteboard, to sketch, to high fidelity prototype to live product
  • Ability to conduct and apply consumer research, including design thinking and rapid prototyping
  • Proven ability to translate requirements into design opportunities within constraints
  • Outstanding facilitation, brainstorming, and collaboration skills
  • Extensive experience with standard design tools, e.g., Axure, Sketch, Adobe XD, Figma, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.
  • Excellent visual design skills with sensitivity to user-system interaction
  • Strong sense of collaboration; able to thrive in an iterative, cross-disciplinary environment
  • Comfortable trying new things and failing quickly to get to optimal solution
  • Ability to drive consensus via facilitation, storytelling, and brainstorming
  • Open to feedback and willing to learn and improve
  • Passionate about creating easy, usable, and smart solutions for humans

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, web design, visual or interaction design, or relate discipline with a solid foundation in the principles of design
  • 5 – 8 years of experience in a Product Design, Digital Design, or UX/UI Design related role
  • Display a strong portfolio which demonstrates work across a range of clients
  • Authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with HTML and CSS
  • Experience with user research, usability testing, and generated test reports
  • Experience in the planning and facilitation of Design Thinking workshops
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process
  • Experience with accessibility and 508 requirements and leading practices in accessible user interface design

Optimity Advisors is an EEO/AA/Veteran/People with Disabilities employer.


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