Job Description :
ROLE NAME: UX DESIGNER
LOCATION: GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Duration: Through 2019
Start Date: ASAP
Mode of Interview: Phone followed by Skype/In person Interview

DESCRIPTION:
The UX Designer will design the overall functionality of client’s Digital Products and iterate upon it using Agile processes to ensure a user experience that is exceptional. This role will be self-directed and collaborative, utilizing design experience, work flow analysis and understanding of users to create a compelling user experience.

This individual should be familiar with Agile, and will be accountable for the following deliverables, tasks, and capabilities:
Ability to define and drive UX strategy in alignment with industry best practices
Act as an advocate for the user when balancing against business needs
Understand the product vision through user-centered research and Product Owner collaboration
Ability to quickly translate research and business asks into wireframes, user flows, user stories, task flows, pixel-perfect hi-fi comps, lightning-fast prototypes, and any additional materials necessary for human-centered digital experiences
Identify design or experiential shortcomings and quickly evaluate and recommend opportunities for enhancement
Understanding of user and usability testing, and capability to assist in conducting focused sessions
Ability to communicate critical feedback to business partners or development teams while understanding stakeholder goals and needs
Design and communicate technical flows from a user’s perspective
Ability to prioritize and define the success criteria around an acceptable first version of an experience, as well as recommending an iteration/enhancement path forward
Ability to evaluate requests and communicate level of effort to manage timing expectations and drive prioritization
Work within an Agile workflow to deliver high-quality results

Skills
Required:
Fluency with Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, and InVision. Familiarity with Abstract and Airtable a plus.
Strong written and verbal communication, as well as presentation skills
Familiarity with iOS Human Interface Guidelines and Android material design
Experience with responsive, mobile-first design
Self-motivated and driven with a strong work ethic and full accountability to deliverables and timelines
Team-oriented — communicate regularly, support and highlight each others’ achievements, and evangelize the discipline
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience and technical training required
3+ years of UX design experience
Preferred:
Familiarity with accessibility and ADA compliance standards
Experience communicating with web, iOS, an Android developers
Ability to follow, evaluate, and recommend improvements to processes and tools that help the team operate efficiently and deliver high value to the company
Knowledge of SAFe Agile processes a plus
SKILL MATRIX
Total Experience:
Experience as UX Designer:
Experience with Sketch:
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite:
Experience with InVision:
Familiarity with iOS Human Interface Guidelines:
Familiarity with Android material design:
Experience with responsive, mobile-first design:
Experience working in Agile Environment:
Experience working with Web and Mobile Application Development teams, if any:
Experience with SAFe Agile processes, if any:
Familiarity with Abstract and Airtable, if any:
Experience working in Retail / eCommerce Domain, if any:
Highest Education:
Certifications, if any: