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User Experience Designer Lead
Richfield, Minnesota
Contract Position
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Applied on September 28, 2020
Job Id #43343 Posted September 16, 2020


Tell me about your department:

  • The Promotions team seeks a passionate, collaborative, and outgoing candidate to join our fast-paced group. 
  • The open position requires a strong attention to detail throughout the lifecycle of a project, this includes high level thinking, relationship building with other team members within and outside of the immediate team. 
  • Conduct quality assurance to ensure final product meets UX standards. You will be responsible for creating all UX deliverables for our employee-facing application. 
  • This will support an effort to re-platform an existing application.
  • Collaboration is at the center of how we develop experiences and you will be able to hold conversations with, and present to, business analysts, business stakeholders, project managers, UX peers, and developers. 
  • You should also be comfortable working across multiple projects in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to self-define tasks, deadlines, and next steps as needed.


Position Overview:

  • Responsibilities/Deliverables that the resource will be responsible for:
  • Produce a variety of UX deliverables for both information architecture and visual design.
  • Must understand mobile first and be proficient in designing for touch devices. 
  • Be responsible for creating flows and wireframes to depict interaction solutions that are inline with business and IT requirements.
  • Comfortable working with and managing designers within a framework of project requirements to completion of deliverables.
  • Ability to work with business product owners, IT developers, business analysts, and other project resources.
  • Ability to translate business requirements and strategy documents into simple, concise and compelling solutions. 
  • Ability to present UX work and findings to a variety of audiences, including business product owners, IT resources, and senior leaders in the enterprise. 
  • Perform UX quality assurance against developed applications and log defects with development teams. 
  • Seek and gain alignment across business and discipline groups.


Skills Overview:

  • What are the MUST have skills that you are looking for in a candidate:
  • Qualifications 
  • Portfolio required for submission (online or PDF is acceptable)
  • Portfolio must include user flows, wireframes and visual designs 
  • 10+ years’ experience delivering digital solutions to a variety of industries 
  • 3+ years experience in leadership role with other designers
  • Touch and mobile first experience required 
  • Experience working on website, tablet applications and other touch-based interfaces 
  • Strong ability to collaborate and assert a point of view positively 
  • Comfortable with ambiguity 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in user experience, graphic design, marketing, human factors or similar 
  • Axure prototyping skills 
  • Sketch and Figma App skills
  • Previous clients or similar corporate experience 
  • Understanding of HTML/CSS (position does not include front-end development)


What are the technologies and the depth of the technologies that a candidate must have in order to be successful in this role:

  • Sketch, Figma, Axure
  • Jira 
  • Miro


What are the soft skills that you feel candidates must-have in order to be successful in this role:

  • Comfortable representing their work to UX, business and IT partners
  • Ability to thrive with ambiguity and change
  • Self-driven and pro-active


Please provide three industries that would produce fitting candidates:

  • Corporate design experience very nice to have
  • Retail, ecommerce businesses
  • Web and/or native

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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