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UX Designer
Mounds View, Minnesota
Contract Position
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Applied on April 7, 2020
Job Id #39192 Posted November 8, 2019



The User Experience Designer will work with end users, stakeholders and development teams to design user experiences and user interfaces. This individual will work on complex, transactional, responsive web-based system in Information Technology. This global application has a high profile within the company.

The User Experience Designer will be responsible for guiding user experience design activities on multiple projects, and will:
?    Apply UX and design best practices and approaches to user interfaces using Sketch, InVision and Axure
?    Translate business requirements, user needs and technology constraints into visual design concepts based on a design system
?    Create interface designs to demonstrate development needs
?    Articulate designs to product owners and developers
?    Facilitate design feedback and revision process with project managers, developers and product owners
?    Collaborate with developers on technical implementation of screen designs 
o    REACT familiarity is a plus
?    QA developed screens
?    Assist in the creation and implementation of a scalable design system in Sketch

The UX Designer (IA) will be expected to:
?    Work effectively with distributed teams, on- and off-shore team members, and third-party partners
?    Document the final user interface design 
?    Work effectively under the guidance of a UX lead, or work independently, depending on the project
?    Operate comfortably in Agile and waterfall methodologies
?    Collaborate effectively with developers and product owners 
?    Provide UX consultation and guidance to project sponsors and implementation teams
?    Understand usability heuristics and crafting of effective usability requirements
?    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 and design reviews 
?    Possess strong knowledge of web-based applications, design systems, and responsive and adaptive methods.

MUST HAVE (Minimum Qualifications)
?    Bachelor’s degree
?    4+ years of relevant experience with a bachelor’s degree or 2+ years of relevant experience with an advanced degree

The right candidate will have experience with the following:
?    User-centered design techniques
?    Sketch (and productivity improvement plug-ins)
?    Zeplin
?    InVision
?    Axure RP
?    Using and/or creating design style guides or design systems
?    Working collaboratively with development teams.
?    Interaction design using wireframes and prototyping tools, both low and high-fidelity
?    Design of highly transactional websites or web-based applications. Design of native mobile applications is a plus.
?    Site mapping and user flows.
?    Global teams and systems, including non-English user interfaces
?    Visio or other flow mapping tools
?    Business tools, including Word, Excel, Outlook

NICE TO HAVE
•    IT Experience 
•    A desire for continuous learning
•    Willingness to experiment and iterate
•    Experience conducting usability tests
•    Ability to facilitate 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 
•    Broad knowledge of mobile and web application development technologies
•    Excellent communication skills (oral, business writing, and listening)
•    Strong organization and leadership skills

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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