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User Experience Designer 3

Company: Leadstack Inc
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: November 17, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Project Details:
Perform user experience design activities in support of the creation of the account profile application for a leading university's alumni association web properties. This application will be used by alumni to centrally manage their personal data, contact details, relationships, professional information, education and student activities, privacy controls, donor information, password, and email configuration, across multiple web properties.
Job Description
SWS is seeking a Senior UX/UI Designer to take a leading role in defining the user experience, information architecture, and visual design requirements on a wide variety of projects. In this role, you will:
Lead design on client-funded projects by collaborating with diverse team members to establish a user research strategy, develop a deep understanding of needs, and create thoughtful, accessible, and creative solutions.
Prioritize, organize, and produce UX/UI assets, including user journeys, wireframes, mockups, and prototypes, and partner closely with developers to deliver creative solutions that are aligned with our technical architecture.
Continually improve products by advocating for the user and integrating client and user feedback into project cycles.
Grow our team's UX and design practices by leading design reviews, establishing standards and processes, and encouraging peer feedback.
Job purpose
Lead or supervise the definition, design, testing and delivery of applications with user interfaces; ensure designs are aligned with user needs, accessibility standards and underlying technology. Create information architecture and user interface designs for given systems. Ensure designs follow Stanford's online accessibility policies through implementing alternative technologies. Contribute to creating a shared vision and strategy for user experience in alignment with department and university goals.

Core duties
Lead and conduct user research, create personas, identify required tasks and information flows for given systems.
Create design artifacts, including information architecture, requirements, wireframes, data flows, graphic design assets, and related documentation.
Make designs compliant with Stanford's online accessibility policies through implementing alternative technologies.
Create application code to manifest the designs, or work with software engineers to develop them.
Define usability testing on applications during the development lifecycle.
Maintain an understanding of evolving industry standards and trends. Find opportunities to refine existing capabilities and demonstrate new ones.
Analyze metrics and user feedback for issues and opportunities for improvement; collaborate closely with others to identify defects in application functionality or design and create strategies for mitigation.
Collaborate with partners to develop and maintain consistent standards for the end-to-end user experience.
May supervise others.
Other duties may also be assigned.

Minimum requirements
Bachelor's degree and five years of experience or combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to define UX vision and inspire others to execute against it.
Advantaged knowledge of computer systems, business processes and workflow.
Demonstrated experience in designing web applications
Experience with designing and front-end development of websites built with Drupal and WordPress.
Experience in current web technologies, such as JavaScript, AJAX and HTML5, CSS, SASS.
Experience in responsive design, and application of HCI to mobile application development.
Experience in designing for accessibility, ensuring adequate access to information through assistive technologies.
Defining and leading user research, user testing, usability testing and analysis.
Skill in developing specifications and mockups using UI design tools and/or programming in web application languages.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to bridge functional and technical resources by communicating effectively with individuals of varying systems expertise.
Ability to design and document sophisticated business systems.
Proven problem solving and analytical thinking and ability to approach problems logically and systematically.
Demonstrated ability to lead projects and multidisciplinary teams.

Certificates and Licenses Required

Physical requirements
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
Frequently sitting.
Occasionally stand/walk, use a telephone.
Rarely writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Strong visual acuity.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Work standards
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Potential to extend up to 1 year max. This is NOT a temp to perm position.
Candidate can be 100% remote.
5+ years experience
Manager will be looking for candidates with UX/UI experience with web applications and dashboards.
Make sure to submit candidate portfolio links and/or relevant samples. Please provide passwords for any protected sites.
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Keywords: Leadstack Inc, Redwood City , User Experience Designer 3, Other , Redwood City, California

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