UX Lead

Employer
Interfolio
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Oct 13, 2017
Closes
Oct 16, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Interfolio is on a mission to build smart, inspired and useful products for faculty and academic communities. By building an engine for faculty activity, decisions, and data, Interfolio has become the first mover in defining and leading the category of faculty-focused technology that cultivates ambitious collaboration around academic decision-making. Whats even better than that? Weve crafted a fun, collegial, dynamic culture that celebrates team and individual success almost daily. Weve got a lean team of super-smart, super-hard working, local and remote colleagues who collaborate closely to produce a valuable service for an industry were passionate about. And, we genuinely like working with each other and with our clients. Like what youve heard so far? Then consider joining our Product team. The position of UX Lead will be located in our Washington, DC office. Interfolio is committed to diversity and the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national, social or ethnic origin, age, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, family or parental status, or any status protected by the laws or regulations in locations where we operate. Job Description Interfolio is seeking a proven UX leader that is passionate about building great SaaS products for Higher Education. Ideally, you can demonstrate sustained success designing and delivering a robust portfolio of products spanning enterprise and consumer applications. We seek an individual that can directly contribute as well as inspire others across the full spectrum of User Experience: research, strategy, and design.Responsibilities Be a thought partner to Product Management in defining product design across Interfolios suite of productsDesign and conduct user testing and research activities (formative, summative, virtual, in-person, heuristic, mental-model); synthesize results into appropriate artifacts and present to stakeholdersDefine, cultivate, and advance a portfolio wide Design language unique to InterfolioProduce development ready wireframes and engage the development team to ensure completion of stories in line with the intended designMentor colleagues on the UX team as well as across teams in UX best practices and methodologiesOwn user stories through execution, collaborating with engineering on implementation questions to arrive at optimal solutions.Collaborate with other team members and decision makers. Requirements 8 or more years of experience in User Experience DesignPrior experience delivering software products in a B2B setting required, B2C is nice to havePrior experience designing and running user researchDemonstrated ability to collaborate with product to understand define user needs and effectively prioritize those with the greatest user impactKnowledge of mobile-first and responsive design.A solid grasp of user-centered design and testing methodologies, and usability and accessibility concerns (WCAG 2.0).Ability to iterate your designs and solutions efficiently and intelligently.Ability to clearly and effectively communicate design processes, ideas, and solutions.Be willing to help colleagues, share knowledge and experience with them, and learn from them.Be passionate about all things UX and other areas of design and innovation. Research and showcase knowledge in the industrys latest trends and technologies.Fluency in the following tools: InVision, Balsamiq or equivalents. Basic HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript skills are a plus. In addition, you should have: Strong interest in higher education, startups, and/or SaaS technology.Be able to speak and write fluently in English (as a minimum requirement).Live within commutable distance of our office in Washington DC In addition to a competitive salary, Interfolio offers a robust benefits package that includes medical insurance, paid time off, a wellness benefit, and professional development opportunities. Our culture sets us apart we look forward to you learning more about us!