UX Strategist

Employer
Systems Alliance, Inc.
Location
Cockeysville, MD
Posted
Apr 17, 2018
Closes
Apr 18, 2018
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Excellent opportunity to work with SAIs highly skilled, award-winning Digital practice. We are currently seeking a User Experience (UX) Strategist to work with our design and development teams, and customers, defining the user experience for websites and web applications we create. The successful candidate will have a passion for emerging digital marketing trends and technologies as well as a desire to produce excellent work that meets and exceeds our clients expectations.You will work with a talented team of user experience and content strategists, designers and developers providing consulting services to optimize our clients digital communications. This role is client-facing.Essential Roles and Responsibilities Conduct user experience research activities such as stakeholder interviews, focus groups, usability tests, task analysis, surveys, web analytics reviews, and field research in order to understand the context in which target audiences interact with websites/web applications. Create user personas to identify the motivations and tasks of primary audiences. Develop information architecture plans, navigation models, task flows, wireframes and user interface prototypes. Propose and champion usability improvements based on research. Serve as an advocate for website and/or web application users and thoroughly understand user interactions and incorporate that knowledge to build the best possible user experience. Collaborate with senior UX, design and development teams on large-scale implementations. Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities An understanding of user-centered design methods and how to apply them. Passion for new technologies and emerging design patterns in the digital space. Experience architecting responsive interfaces is a plus. An interest in and competence for solving real-world business problems (with technology as an enabler). Ability to connect the dots between strategic business needs and UX design problems. Ability to communicate effectively. Comfortable presenting your ideas in various levels of details to team members and key stakeholders. Required Education and Experience Bachelors Degree and equivalent of 3-5 years of related web or web application UX experience, including fluency with a wide range of UX methodologies and usability principles. Hands on experience with storyboarding, UI design, wireframing, and prototyping. Experience working on website or web application architecture projects from conception to build. Experience with HTML, CSS, and basic JavaScript technologies is a plus. Experience with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0), or desire to learn, highly desired. Why Work With Us? . Its an exciting time at SAI. Were in growth mode. We have introduced a unique new product that will help revolutionize how companies conduct business. This will enable us to reach all new markets and engage in valuable, high-level business partnerships.. We work with some outstanding clients. Do you know who helps Walmart streamline their internal operations? Who partners with Johns Hopkins Medicine to communicate their world class brand? Who helps Stevenson University attract more and better students? We do. We're trusted by IT and business decision makers for our technical expertise, management skills, industry insights and partnerships.. Your voice will be heard. Were big enough to do great work, yet small enough that you can have a real impact. Opinions and ideas are encouraged and valued.. Youll grow professionally. We want our team members to continue to develop in their professions and stay on top of industry trends. Youll have the opportunity to share your expertise and raise your professional profile through our blog, webinars, conferences and team collaboration events.. Youll work with great people. SAI is known for hiring nice, smart people who balance hard work with fun. We strive to make our work environment pleasant and productive, without interoffice politics.. Location, location, location. Our location off I-83 next to Hunt Valley Towne Centre is very convenient, offering easy access to commuters coming from all directions. Our new offices offer on-site dining, a fitness center and nearby shopping and restaurants.. Competitive salary and benefits. Youll work hard, and youll be compensated accordingly.

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