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Jr. User Experience Designer
Minneapolis, MN  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on September 29, 2022
Job Id #58820 Posted September 9, 2022

Job Description:
  • The Retail Experience Design team focuses on helping our field employees serve customers in safer, faster, and more engaging ways.
  • We look at every aspect of the customer-to-employee engagement.
  • We focus on multiple perspectives of the customer's experience: discovering, shopping, buying, and ultimately enjoying products.
  • We believe in working ‘with’ our field employees to design a world class retail experience.
  • And now, we're looking to bring on designers to help us continue shaping the future of shopping at Client. 
Project Description:
  • Looking for understanding of information architecture and comprehensive experience in Experience Design.
  • Must be able to work in low-fidelity, then high-level wires to gain alignment which will then be “Designed.”
  • Will be responsible for enhancing the functionality delivered to internal users across roles, devices.
  • Will be pulled into other projects as needs arise. 
Position Summary/Job Description:
Responsibilities
  • Work with experience designers, product managers, engineering leads, and business stakeholders to gain alignment on solutions and align customer and business needs.
  • Leverage customer research, site metrics, and usability findings to back up assertions, make recommendations, and drive strategy.
  • Use creative facilitation techniques and take the lead with your partners to understand the problem space and foster a shared vision of the future.
  • Foster and participate in a culture of collaboration, feedback, and continuous improvement.
  • Partner with customer research, analytics, consumer insights and A/B testing teams on methodology and approach for the vetting and testing of UX strategies.
  • Collaborate with UX leadership on the evolution and continual maturation of our experience design practice and brand expression.
Skills:
  • Current online portfolio that demonstrates advanced knowledge and skill in experience design.
  • At least 2 years of experience as an Experience Designer or 6 or more years in a Design related role (e.g., Product Designer, Information Architect, Visual Designer, Interaction Designer, Copywriter, etc.).
  • Advanced knowledge of Experience Design principles and deliverables (i.g., designs, wireframes, prototypes, etc.).
  • Advanced to expert skills with tools such as Sketch, InVision, Axure, Mural, Photoshop, Illustrator, Visio, Balsamiq, OmniGraffle, etc.
  • Photoshop, Illustrator, Visio, Balsamiq, OmniGraffle, etc.
  • Extensive history demonstrating human centered design, interaction design, information architecture, visual/graphic design, usability standards and best practices.
  • Experience developing prototypes and leading workshops and jam sessions
  • Ability to present designs, drive consensus and negotiate trade-offs effectively
  • History of creative problem-solving and issue resolution
  • Ability to work through complex design solutions and understand the technology behind those solutions
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects 
  • History of proactive communication, storytelling and interpersonal skills
  • History of balancing the agile work environment and iterative product development with maintaining a cohesive and holistic view of the overall customer journey
What are the top five skills and number of years of experience required to perform this job?
  • Figma (ideal), Sketch
  • Jira
  • Miro (for facilitation and collaboration purposes)
  • Must be able to present their ideas, tell the stories, and communicate proposed ideas
  • Ability to thrive with ambiguity and change self-driven and pro-active
What are some preferred/nice to have skills the manager is looking for?
  • Corporate design experience very nice to have
  • Retail, ecommerce businesses

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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.

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