Job Description :
Job Title: Sr. UX Interaction Designer
Job Location: WeWork Buckhead @ 3340 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326 (preferred) or 500 W Monroe St, Chicago IL
Job Duration: 6+ Months Contract to Hire
Requisition Number: 8151-1, 8150-1 & 8154-1

Job Description:
As a Sr. UX Interaction Designer, you will lead interface design for a major Industrial Internet web product. In this role, you will create useful and desirable software products and service experiences for the industrial internet of things. As a Sr UX Interaction Designer you will lead UI design and validation as an individual to contributor on a single, large-scale, multimillion dollar enterprise product. You will be partnered with an Sr UX Design Researcher, working as a team throughout the design and development lifecycle.

Essential Responsibilities: In this role, you will:
Plan and lead UI and visual design, as well as iterative validation efforts, for a large enterprise Industrial Internet web application
Assist UX Design Researcher with discovery, analysis, and synthesis of user research
Work with the UX Design Researcher to transform research into clickable prototypes
Follow, contribute to, and extend corporate design system
Lead and influence business-wide discussions relative to current user experience projects and the future direction of design and user experience
Guide effective documentation and communication of design - via wireframes, mockups, prototypes and user stories
Work with engineering teams to ensure understanding of designs and prototypes
Leads research and evaluation of emerging design, technology, industry, and market trends
Demonstrate a strong understanding of Agile / Lean UX methodologies

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Interaction, Graphic, or Industrial Design preferred or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
A minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in product or service design, with at lest one year in enterprise UI design

Desired Characteristics:
Technical Expertise:
Participates in user research to understand user needs, mental models and working contexts
Use storyboards/narrative/wireframes/prototypes of varying fidelity to express how a product or service should behave to deliver capabilities in a way that supports user needs, goals, and workflows.
Conduct design validation sessions with users and stakeholders to reveal deep insights about user/business needs and technical constraints to determine how a design should be evolved and refined
Leverages typography, color, layout, composition and materiality to create visual interface designs that clearly and effectively express product capabilities and behaviors, as well as business and product brand values.
Explains and defends design decisions to stakeholders and other members of the project team including developers, product managers, marketers and other designers.
Constructively participates in critiques of own design ideas and those of others.
Develops visual language studies that explore multiple approaches to the overall aesthetic of a product, with regards to brand and experience values and underlying product capability and behavior.
Designs new components to contribute to design systems, documents intended usage.
Creates visual design specifications and documentation that provide detailed instructions for developers regarding typography, spacing, color and other aspects of a product’s user interface.
Creates annotated prototypes or wireframes of user interface designs that visually and textually communicate the behavior of a software application.
Synthesizes output of stakeholder research & creates visualizations that effectively summarize key insights related to user and customer needs and behaviors, product definition.
Skilled in standard design & wireframing tools (Adobe CC, Sketch), hand drawing and visual communication, interactive prototyping tools (Invision

Business Acumen:
Develops knowledge of industrial business domains, products, key processes, suppliers, customers and market/competitors.
Understands and stays up to date on the industry’s technology landscape; brings new ideas to the team. Maps industry technology trends to internal vision.
Understands principles of design thinking, what it is and why it is important. Explores all ideas, regardless of their source.
Works to create an understanding of how individual people and things fit within larger structures (like systems or organizations), as well as the relationships between parts of a system and the system as a whole.

Understands the value of a rigorous, collaborative and transparent decision-making process.
Demonstrates sensitivity to key cultural issues.
Uses generative techniques (sketching, brainstorming, etc to establish a variety of possible design decisions and decision scenarios.
Expresses UX and design concepts to collaborators on cross functional teams. Goes beyond merely presenting designs, explains the story of the rationale and benefit of design ideas.