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User Experience Engineer

Dec 6, 2021

The Role:

We are looking for a User Experience Engineer to join our growing UX team! As a UX Engineer, you will weave together strong design aesthetics with technical knowledge to create engaging mobile and desktop experiences that drive consumer decisions. You have a mobile-first mindset and a passion for designing effective digital experiences that are informed by user research, testing, data, and industry best practices. You use your keen sense of empathy, curiosity, and critical thinking in all aspects of your work. Your portfolio demonstrates your creativity, strong technical skills in the core areas of Digital Design and contains links to your most recent projects that prove your skills and experience. Your portfolio will be assessed on creative excellence, problem-solving and technical mastery.

Candidates should be proficient at solving problems at different steps of the project lifecycle. You need to be able to locate bugs or design flaws and implement solutions, translate project requirements into functional wireframes, build prototypes, and write the necessary code to build accessible, performant, pixel-perfect mobile and desktop layouts for production. Candidates should also have a proven track record of teamwork and collaboration.

Responsibilities:

  • Focus primarily on making sure a product or system is user-friendly, fully functional, and provides the required experience for the user
  • Collaborate on all phases of the design process from data analysis, brainstorming, and wireframing concepts to mockups
  • Translate wireframes and high-quality user interface designs into functional Digital Designs and websites using industry best practices
  • Deliver pixel-perfect implementation of design comps across multiple breakpoints to ensure the best UX across various browsers and devices
  • Apply design and development best practices including naming conventions, code styling, etc.
  • Proactively identify and suggest solutions to resolve user experience problems and friction points
  • Work closely with stakeholder teams during design and development phases to ensure project UI goals and deadlines are met
  • Collaborate with other UX team members and participate in review sessions
  • Evaluate designs and provide actionable feedback to other designers
  • Capable of handling multiple projects at any given time

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • 3+ years of prior professional experience with design, various scripts,
    frameworks, and coding programs

Requirements:

  • 3+ years of professional work experience as a Web-focused User Experience Designer/Developer with strong visual design and technical skills demonstrated in your portfolio
  • Experience developing user flows, process flows, wireframes, storyboards, and prototypes
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud (Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Expert in coding HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, and scalable frameworks like, Bootstrap or Flex
  • Excellent visual design skills with sensitivity to user-system interaction
  • Excellent command of user experience, design principles, problem-framing skills, and high-quality visual design skills
  • Ability to locate problems and implement solutions creatively and effectively
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently but also collaboratively and driven by group critique
  • Up-to-date with the latest web trends, techniques, and technologies
  • Experience or sensitivity to user-system interaction with regard to accessibility for all users
  • Fluency in best practices for web-based information architecture and design, as well as strong knowledge of usability principles and techniques

Desired Attributes

  • Ability to adapt and change course easily

  • Flexibility to balance business and technical needs

  • General understanding of back-end technologies that are required to build out experiences

  • Highly organized, with meticulous attention to details and deadlines

  • Strong communication skills

  • Experience in Agile methodologies

  • Experience with A/B testing and reporting

Tools We Use (Nice to Have)

  • Programming Languages: JavaScript

  • Markup & Frameworks: HTML, React, Bootstrap

  • CSS Frameworks: SASS, SCSS

  • CMS: WordPress (both theme design and site development)

  • Interface Design & Wireframes: Figma, Adobe XD

  • UI Testing: BrowserStack

  • Adobe Creative Cloud

  • Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, HeatMap/User-Tracking tools (Crazy
    Egg/similar)

What If Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide employees with a competitive salary and bonus plan, as well as generous medical, dental, vision, & 401k plans. If you would like to learn more about this exciting position, please contact [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!