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UX Designer

Charleston, SC – 05/28/2019

JOB SUMMARY

Ceterus is seeking an ambitious and dynamic individual to join our team as the User Experience Designer. The UX Designer will work closely with Product Managers, Business Process Analysts, Front End Developers, and Visual Designers to create engaging solutions on our Edge platform for our end users, while advocating for their needs during the production process. The UX Designer will help shape how accountants, business process analysts, and customers effectively use and interact with all of our Edge Products.

The successful candidate will work to understand the needs of internal stakeholders and assist them in achieving the requires business goals and the instructional goals of the users. This role will require a high degree of collaboration across all functions and will require the individual to be organized, detail-oriented, communicative, and accountable. In addition, the successful candidate will understand the relationship between user-friendly design and the science of human-computer interaction while successfully integrating them into our products.

What you'll do:

  • Collaborate with Senior Product Designer, Product Managers, and Business Process Analysts to define user personas and use cases and write user stories and epics.
  • Define the user experience for all Edge Products by creating storyboards and wireframes for regular usability tests in order to determine how the user is going to successfully interact with them.

  • Transform complex tasks into an intuitive, easy-to-use experience through thoughtful experience and interaction design. Anticipate what end users need and advocate for them, ensuring interactions are as simple and efficient as possible in order to accomplish user goals.

  • Collaborate with Senior Product Designer, Product Managers, and Business Process Analysts during all stages of user research and design prototyping to validate and test ideas, including observational studies, customer interviews, usability testing, and other forms of discovery.
  • Effectively communicate research findings, conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale both verbally and visually, including presenting to product managers, stakeholders, and cross-functional teams.
  • Collaborate with Senior Product Designer, Business Process Analysts, and Product Managers on creation of interactive POC prototypes.

  • Ensure that all Edge products have a cohesive and seamless flow so that the user can intuitively navigate the whole experience.

  • Explore and promote ways to streamline digital product development processes
  • Work with the Senior Product Designer to implement best practices towards excellent design and brand experiences
  • Collaborates with team leaders and managers to meet project milestones and deadlines

  • Create user experience and functional specification documentation to provide guidance to production, software development and QA teams, overseeing and ensuring that design and functionality are successfully implemented.

REQUIREMENTS

What we're looking for:

  • 5 years of professional experience in interaction design or user experience design.
  • Experience with JavaScript
  • Understanding of current front-end web technologies, native interface guidelines, web services, and APIs.
  • Experience with design principles such as responsive design, mobile first design, and data driven design.
  • High proficiency in a Macintosh-based design environment using Adobe Creative Cloud applications, Sketch, and any relevant prototyping tools.
  • Experience in a collaborative working environment.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage project deliverable to schedule and budget.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and problem solving.
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment.
  • High attention to detail, strong project management skills, and ability to multi-task across competing projects and deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong organization, multi-tasking and time management skills.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field, or equivalent experience, with an emphasis on Visual Design, User Experience Design, Human-Computer Interaction or Computer Science
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and JIRA preferred
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