Reference # 43558

Location: Charlotte, NC

Job Title: UX Product Designer

Type of Opportunity: Freelance

UX Product Designer

We are looking for talented and passionate Product Designers to join our growing Charlotte, N.C. based UX Team! You will be responsible for applying user-centered design methods to frame and deliver the experience of the products we build to be useful, usable and enjoyable. Working in an Agile XP environment, you will collaborate with fellow designers, product managers, developers, end-users and stakeholders to define, design, ship and iterate products.

About You
• Ability to work well in a highly collaborative, team-based environment
• Ability to design and envision experiences iteratively in a lean environment
• Maintain a user-centred approach in design perspective and practice
• Guide product decisions through user research, customer development, and iterative feedback loops
• Ability to manage senior project stakeholders (internal & client) to help shape, define, and manage ongoing expectations throughout the project lifecycle
• Familiarity with UX trends, methodologies, and expert skill with UX tools
• Experience in developing rapid prototypes
• Have an entrepreneurial spirit and aren’t afraid to stand up for what you believe is the right product based on user feedback
• Open to feedback and engages in active listening
• Have an interest in innovation and an unquenchable thirst to continually learn new technologies and design skills/methods within the digital space

About the Role
• Work in pairs effectively with other product designers and/or other project team members that have complementary skills
• Immerse in the details of a project, working on one engagement at a time
• Manage the end-to-end user experience process on engagements
• Conduct appropriate user research and analysis methods to answer the research questions at hand
• Create high quality UX deliverables which deliver on product outcomes
• Create rapid iterations of design prototypes that can be frequently tested and validated with users
• Produce materials for clients and developers, including user flows, wireframes, mock-ups, live style guides, and assets
Contribute to and promote on-going enhancement of the UX design methodologies

Job Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in design, computer science, information sciences, psychology, human factors, and/or HCI preferred
• Proficiency in at least two of the following UX disciplines: User Research, Interaction Design/Information Architecture, Visual Design, or Front-end Development
• Have experience designing full-service consumer and business applications
• Solid understanding of the user-centred design process
• Have experience working independently with clients or stakeholders and demonstrable experience of building successful business relationships
• Strong communication skills (have the ability to present and explain design decisions to team, users, and stakeholders)

Desired Criteria
• Experience using Lean UX methodology is strongly desired
• Experience creating HTML, CSS, JavaScript, LESS, SASS, and/or Angular code is desired

Start: 8/28
End: 2/23/18- with possible extension

Interview Process
Phone and in person

Background Check
Background checks are required before starting – Drug and Criminal