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Sr UX Information Architect
., Minnesota  |  Remote
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Applied on December 4, 2021
Job Id #51802 Posted November 3, 2021


*Completed 4 year degree (no exceptions)
*background/drug check required

The Senior User Experience Designer (IA) will work with end users, stakeholders and development teams to design user experiences and user interfaces for applications. This individual will work on complex, transactional, responsive web-based and mobile systems as part of a shared services organization in Information Technology. These applications often have a high profile within the company because they support all business units and geographies.

The Senior User Experience Designer (IA) will be responsible for guiding user experience design activities on multiple projects, and will:
- Translate business and user needs and technology constraints into solution concepts that are meaningful, easy to use, and engaging.
- Create storyboards, prototypes, and interface mockups to demonstrate product design ideas.
- Bring complex data products to life through maps, dashboards and infographics.
- Facilitate workshops to answer critical business questions through design thinking, rapid prototyping, and testing ideas with customers.
- Establish design patterns and apply UX best practices and approaches to products, services & user interfaces.
- Document product and service specifications.
- Help drive user research and assessments for the projects that fall into UX criteria
- Lead the efforts to develop measurable UX KPIs for key projects.

The Senior UX Designer (IA) will be expected to:

- Work effectively with distributed teams, on- and off-shore team members, and third-party partners
- Enable and facilitate remote collaboration sessions and workshops using video conferencing and virtual whiteboarding tools
- Document the final user interface design in a format that is useful to various members of the development team, and consistent with  internal project documentation standards
- Work effectively under the guidance of a UX lead, or work independently, depending on the project
- Operate comfortably in iterative and waterfall methodologies
- Provide UX consultation and guidance to project sponsors and implementation teams
- Understand usability heuristics and crafting of effective usability requirements, and evaluate and provide heuristic assessment of user interfaces
- Communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) with all levels and roles in the organization
- Understand and demonstrate the ability to work in a highly-regulated industry
- Effectively facilitate working sessions, design reviews and collaborative design meetings
- Possess strong knowledge of web-based application design, including responsive and adaptive methods and accessibility for people with disabilities.
- Conduct or assist with user research, including usability testing
- Remain current with internal quality training and regulatory requirements

Must Have: Minimum Requirements
•    Bachelor’s degree required
•    4+ years of relevant experience, or advanced degree with 2+ years relevant experience
•    Experience using Axure, Figma, Sketch, Adobe XD, Axure or other visual design and prototyping tools 

Nice to Have
•    Demonstrated experience designing consumer-level mobile and web applications
•    Have a clear understanding of all aspects of User Experience and User Interface Design
•    Experience with UX design of complex, enterprise software including responsive sites
•    Awareness of design patterns for responsive web and mobile, why they are important, and how and when to use them
•    Experience designing complex forms
•    Experience using Axure
•    Experience conducting user testing / user research
•    Experience creating experience frameworks to structure user research insights – e.g., user journeys, service blueprints, affinity diagrams, value proposition canvas
•    Experience designing to Section 508 / WCAG 2.0 accessibility guidelines
•    Experience designing for internationalization and supporting localization
•    Familiar with applying scalable UI design systems
•    Work effectively with all levels of the organization
•    Communicate clearly, in written, verbal and visual forms, being equally facile with technical and non-technical team members, ability to listen
•    Experience facilitating a collaborative design process, demonstrating developed interaction skills (facilitation, instruction, presentation, interviewing, meetings) 
•    Ability to create and manipulate graphic design elements for mobile and web-based applications
•    Experience participating on Agile (or other iterative methodologies)  development teams as the individual who is accountable for the user interface design 
•    Working knowledge of CSS/HTML/JavaScript/XML, mobile and web application development technologies
•    Ability to quickly understand and become proficient in domain knowledge
•    A desire for continuous learning
•    Willingness to experiment and iterate
•    Strong organization and leadership skills 
•    IT experience

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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