UX Designer

Los Angeles, California | Freelance | Job ID #59268 |
Posted Earlier this month
 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Our client a financial company located in Los Angeles is looking to hire a UX Designer for a long term assignment. This person will be responsible for working with an Agile team designing web applications. They will perform all UX tasks including initial research and analysis, wireframes and prototypes, usability testing, and UX QA of builds.

RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Analyze and interpret business requirements that often include complex workflows and financial data
  • Lead UX discovery, including incisive questions that make the most of limited time with stakeholders and Subject Matter Experts
  • Create artifacts that help clarify business and user needs as well as current and future user flows (e.g., personas, scenarios, flow diagrams, sitemaps)
  • Develop and document information architecture, screen concepts, functionality, and interaction design using Axure
  • Research and apply best practices, reuse existing patterns, and work within a visual style guide – except when it’s not the best way to meet the current business and user needs. In that case, create smart, new solutions and patterns
  • Professionally present UX concepts and deliverables, advocate for the optimal user experience, and facilitate feedback sessions
  • Plan, moderate, and report on usability tests
  • Collaborate with Business Systems Analysts, who create detailed technical specifications, and with developers, who advise on technical feasibility and options
  • Support development and QA teammates during grooming, build, and testing, to answer questions, ensure the vision stays intact, and perform UX QA
  • Help your project team deliver solutions that give the business and end users as much value as possible, within technical, timeline, and regulatory constraints
  • Provide design critiques and guidance for more junior UXDs
  • Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and self-motivation
  • Ability to work effectively both individually and as part of cross-functional teams
  • Effective at juggling multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Expert understanding of UX methodologies, and ability to select the right “tool” at the right time from a well-stocked “UX toolbox”
  • Great design sensibility, with great attention to detail
  • Ability to accept and resolve critique gracefully
  • Familiarity with current design trends and web development technologies
  • Professional portfolio demonstrating problem-solving abilities and outlining level of participation for each project
  • Comfortable in a corporate environment
  • 3+ years working on information architecture and interaction design of websites
  • 3+ years leading user experience design on projects, including client/stakeholder interaction
  • 1+ years using tools for interactive prototyping like Axure RP (true interactivity, not just linking “hot spots” to a different page/design like InVision’s normal function)

Nice-to-have:

  • Experience with Axure RP – our primary tool for wireframing and prototyping
  • Experience in digital agency, financial services, cloud apps, enterprise apps, or large ecommerce sites
  • Visual design skills and/or understanding
  • Ability to advise on nomenclature, and draft clear and concise interface text

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.
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