Sr. User Experience Strategist

Employer
Shanesha Taylor Consulting
Location
Baltimore, MD
Posted
Apr 20, 2017
Closes
Apr 21, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
The mission for this UX Team is to deliver easy, effective and enjoyable web experiences to the users of the products we build. The Senior UX Designer will support this mission in three ways. The first is advocating for the user by supplying the project team with user and stakeholder feedback throughout all stages of the project. The second is ensuring that all designs within the scope of an assigned project follow usability best practices. The third is promoting user centered design best practices throughout the organization. Knowledge and SkillsExperience conducting design workshops with users and stakeholdersExperience with information architecture, detailed design specifications and user testingExperience creating user flows, wireframes and mockupsMust be able to present multiple design options and quickly collect a variety of feedback from business stakeholders and usersAbility to present design ideas clearly and convincinglyStrong understanding and experience in practicing the user centered design process in an agile environmentExpert in common design tools (Sketch/Invision, Adobe Creative Suite)Experience working with agile development teams to implement designsExcellent verbal and written communication skillsAll candidates required to submit a portfolio of work samples and/or links to their workExpert in visual design best practices ResponsibilitiesGather input from stakeholders and leverage user experience design knowledge to shape project requirementsCreate flowcharts and presentations to help communicate design approach and to help gain alignment across project teamsDevelop annotated low-medium resolution wireframes, ensuring you offer multiple design options to help elicit meaningful feedback from business stakeholdersCreate interactive prototypes (using tools such as Invision) to flesh out user flows and refine interactionsRun user tests (when possible) throughout the course of projectsCreate detailed design specifications for implementation by development teams when it's deemed necessary by project leadersRevise and update design documentation based on results of user and business stakeholder feedback throughout project Work experienceBachelor's degree in design-related field or equivalent experience UX Strategy: 5 yearsBuilding wireframes and prototypes: 4 yearsWorked as the UX resource in an agile environmentExperience designing enterprise applications and/or large-scale web-based experiences This is a remote opportunity. Candidates must be located within of the Continental US. Company Description: Shanesha Taylor Consulting is a boutique recruiting firm dedicated to developing a broad understanding of, not only the technical skills required to be successful, but the industry knowledge essential for identifying appropriate candidates. Developing a consultative relationship with our clients is critical to our effectiveness. Our modus operandi is based on discreet, pro-active approaches to targeted individuals. Our client and candidate identities remain anonymous until the interview stage and outline profiles are used in their place. We take an active approach to recruiting and we especially value having exclusive and long-term relationships with candidates and clients.