UX Architect

Marketing Carmel, Indiana


Description

UX Architect 
This position is located in Carmel, Indiana.


JOB SUMMARY:

The UX Architect will be responsible for ensuring the success of BraunAbility’s websites & all digital properties (including web and mobile) to meet business goals by making them useful and usable. This position is an integral part of the UX design process of BraunAbility’s next gen digital products. The UX Architect will be creating innovative UX designs, doing in-lab and remote usability testing, A/B multi-variant testing to achieve the best possible user experience for every design / digital project.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Researching and articulating descriptions of users' tasks and work environments by selecting and applying the appropriate user research techniques. Develop personas, sitemaps & user journeys and innovative UX concepts during the discovery phase.
  • Developing workflows, wireframes and detailed page layouts that reflect a correct interpretation of those tasks, business goals and user/system requirements, throughout the requirements gathering and A&D phase. Should be able to build clickable prototypes from wireframes or visual comps in programs like Axure for usability testing.
  • Planning, conducting, and summarizing web and mobile usability studies during the design and post launch phase. Should have some exposure and experience with remote/in-lab and quantitative/qualitative studies.
  • Ability to make successful strategic and tactical design recommendations based on usability findings and standard design practices.
  • Identifying opportunities for innovations, and developing innovative solutions to evolving business problems taking into account competitive factors that can positively impact our business. Must be able to develop new approaches to complex design problems while meeting aggressive deadlines.
  • With some guidance should be able to work with external UX vendors and provide direction and guidance to produce useful and usable designs.
  • Optimization digital properties through the development and execution of A/B and multivariate tests.
  • Interpret analytical data, identify key findings, and make recommendations based on testing results.
  • Manage the end-to-end testing process including hypothesis setting, KPI selection and goals, requirements gathering, test execution, and measuring success
  • Make recommendations, through reviews of client and competitive websites, on new opportunities for testing.
  • Research and understand business and marketing goals, and creating design solutions to meet those goals.
  • Seek to improve job performance through self-assessment, skill development, training and goal setting.
  • Maintain a regular and reliable level of attendance and punctuality.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education

  • Bachelor's, BS/BA, (Masters preferred) in human factors engineering, human-computer interaction (HCI), cognitive psychology, industrial engineering, or design/creative field required.
  • If degree is not in UX field, substantial coursework or certification within HCI (Human Computer Interaction), UX, and/or Usability field is a must.
  • CUA/CXA certification from HFI (Human Factors International Inc.) will be considered a plus.

Experience

  • A minimum of five years of experience applying HCI methods to web-based systems and solid understanding of web and mobile related technologies and design patterns. Knowledge of and interest in progressive web concepts. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of contemporary UX examples without performing research
  • Three to five years of experience in interaction design is required. The ability to generate solid design ideas, and thorough understanding of user-centric design process is a must have. Should be able to demonstrate UX and interaction design skills through a portfolio/documented work examples.
  • Should have used following software's on daily basis:
    • For Interaction design – Visio, PowerPoint, Axure RP
    • For Usability Testing – Morae and some familiarity with remote testing methods/tools.
  • Experience in front end technologies (like HTML5, CSS3 etc), responsive design, tablet and mobile apps and web analytics is required.
  • Experience in building and executing A/B and multivariate tests
  • Experience with Adobe AEM, Abode Target (preferred)

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Self-starting, go-getting, positive attitude.
  • Must possess an outstanding work ethic.
  • Ability to quickly “read” a corporate culture, and adapt to it. Function in a diverse, friendly and highly technical environment. Juggle ambiguity without drowning in it.
  • A passion to push the boundaries of technology and an ability to be entrepreneurial and think strategically.
  • Salesmanship i.e. the ability to propose design ideas to a team including business sponsor, product manager, project manager, technical lead, and help the team negotiate the best decisions.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected with strong attention to detail and an eye for quality.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information. Complete knowledge and understanding of company’s principles, policies, procedures and standards.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment to make decisions toward the objective of satisfying all brands.

At BraunAbility, we have been providing independence for individuals with disabilities since 1972. Ralph Braun started this venture nearly four decades ago with a few dedicated and loyal employees. We have grown to be the world's leading mobility manufacturer with nearly 1700 employees globally. We have maintained an employee first mentality with an informal and family oriented atmosphere. You will enjoy all of the resources of a large, worldwide company while relishing a small company atmosphere with an open door policy and very easy access to management and ownership. In addition to competitive pay, benefits and opportunities for advancement, a career with BraunAbility also means knowing that you're making a difference.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Vision and Dental Coverage
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Performance bonus program
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation
  • Wellness Program
  • Access to a Health Coach
  • Onsite Medical Facility for Employee and Family
BraunAbility is an Equal Opportunity Employer.