Senior Product Designer

Employer
Cvent
Location
Mclean, VA
Posted
Oct 12, 2017
Closes
Oct 16, 2017
Hours
Full Time
Cvent, Inc. (www.cvent.com) is the world's leading provider of cloud-based software for meetings and event management. Founded in 1999, we have over 2,100 employees and are headquartered just outside of Washington, DC Additional US offices are located in Portland, Oregon; Austin, Texas; and Los Angeles, California. Internationally, we have offices in New Delhi, India; New Brunswick, Canada; and London, England. We are an exciting, fast-growing tech company that provides industry-leading software to event professionals around the world. Our suite of services - online event registration, venue selection, mobile apps, email marketing, web surveys, and targeted hotel advertising opportunities - have positioned us as a major player in the estimated $565 billion global meetings and events industry. About UX@Cvent UX@Cvent is passionate about creating the best experience for anyone who plans and attends meetings and events. We are the map makers, designers, builders, and champions for those who need to stay on top of thousand details and deadlines. Our aim is to empower people to connect, learn, and foster community. The Product Designers within the User Experience group design products to be simple, innovative, and accessible. You will partner with product managers, developers, researchers, UI-visual designers, and writers to design human-centered products that meet market needs. You will be involved in each phase of the project, from early discovery and concept work through development. What You Will Be Doing Sr. Product Designers are highly skilled user experience professionals. You will focus on information architecture, user flow design, interaction design, and user research on medium to large projects. You will independently manage your projects, but work closely with a design manager or principal designer. You will often be the resident expert on a specific product or area of a product. You will work with Agile sprint teams championing human-centered design, and help shape design practices that work best with Agile Methods. Solve complex problems and drive multiple medium-to-large scale efforts simultaneously. Approach each project with consideration for the larger Cvent platform and business model. Deeply understand multiple products beyond your own product area, and be mindful of touchpoints in the overall user journey across the platform. Create proposals for design and research plans with guidance from the leads. Author and maintain UX briefs and prioritize design activities. Design for broad user base with multiple personas and scenarios. Dive into existing user research, metrics and balance with intuition and sensibility. Conduct or participate in usability tests and apply learnings to enhance your designs. Be comfortable talking to customers for research purposes. Confidently present designs to peers, stakeholders and leadership, and articulate rationales behind design decisions. Lead and facilitate design collaboration sessions and reviews. Proactively seek feedback and input from those involved in the projects. Embrace and adopt our product design system - UX standards, best practices, styles, patterns and guidelines - as well as contribute to it by introducing emerging design techniques and their appropriate usage. Mentor and guide junior designers and their work within your projects. Visualize and communicate design solutions via workflow diagrams, storyboards, click-through wireframes, high-fidelity screens, and design documentations. What You Need For This Position Master's degree in HCI, Design or a related field with 1-2 years of work experience Bachelor's degree in HCI, Design, or a related field or equivalent work experience 5+ years of experience as a UX professional at a technology company or agency Expert in design, presentation, and prototyping tools (eg, Sketch and InVision) In-depth understanding of HTML, CSS and JavaScript An understanding of user research methodologies Deep understanding of responsive and adaptive design approaches for mobile Desirable Experience Experience conducting your own user research with prototypes Understanding of the front-end frameworks for different OS platforms (eg, React, Angular, Ember, iOS, Android) Knowledge of hospitality industry is a plus EEO[/AA]Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans Cvent maintains a drug-free workplace