UX Designer (Contract)

Engineering - Durham Durham, North Carolina Req.Num.: 14230

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Duration: 6 months
Start: ASAP
Location: Durham

Job summary:

As part of the Global Design organization, the design team is seeking a strong designer for the SJC office. We are looking for someone who has rich design experience along with a passion for simplifying the complex. The ideal candidate will have some familiarity with the market space in which we compete.

The perfect candidate will:

●  Take ownership to lead design projects by collaborating with a broader team of designers, Product Managers, UI developers, back end engineers and other Engineering leaders globally
●  Define the direction of our flagship product’s design as a part of a multidisciplinary team
●  Work with UI development and backend engineering teams to ensure the effective execution of designs
●  Have a strong Design and UX portfolio in enterprise/ data visualization projects
●  Have an ability to challenge the status quo with attention to detail on UX and micro-interactions
●  Strong visual design skills.

Required skillset:

●  Able to work effectively in a fast-moving environment, juggle multiple projects, and prioritize work
●  Stay current on technology trends to inform and inspire modern design.
●  Have strong presentation and communication skills
●  Able to explain the rationale for design decisions within a larger context.  Regularly communicates project status and shares design iterations
●  Understands the mission and goals of design and is able to communicate this to product teams

Minimum requirements:

●  4+ years of user experience design experience for web applications with bachelor’s degree in design/ graphic design/ fine art/ computer science or related CS/design field
●  Passion for design, telling customer stories, and simplifying the complex problems
●  Strong working knowledge of latest wireframing/ design and prototyping tools
●  Familiar with usability testing (in person and remote), user research, contextual inquiry, interviews, qualitative design analysis, and design thinking
●  Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to communicate effectively and concisely
●  Experience working across multiple phases of design (interaction, visual design, and prototyping)

Preferred qualifications:

●  7-8 yrs of hands-on experience with advanced degrees (Masters, PhD, etc.)
●  Strong interest in data visualization and enterprise software
●  Have working knowledge of accessibility guidelines and best practices
●  HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3 knowledge, current on latest responsive design techniques

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