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User Experience Designer - Intermediate
Title:User Experience Designer - Intermediate
Department:Information Technology
Location:Oakland, CA
Must be local to Oakland, but some opportunity to work from home after training.
Contract to hire - 
 Only candidates who can convert to FTE - position may extend/convert based on business needs/budget.

The User Experience Designer will be responsible for information architecture, wireframe design, applying patterns to new features and involvement in user research efforts. 
Team is small. Ideal candidate can wear multiple hats.
50% UX designer
50% Visual design

Education/Experience :
Bachelors degree required
3-5 years relevant experience required.
Portfolio - required. Must have both content development and user interaction experience - required.

Top 3-5 Required Skills:
1. Ability to work with vendor products to influence UX and align as much as possible, but realize we DO NOT have ability to completely redesign 
2. Understand what is realistic for the vendor/product or work within constraints, work with vendors to know what is possible.
3. Documentation – Ability to document and present ideas and reasoning for design. Produce prototypes in Axure, Sketch or other tools. Present findings from user testing.
4. Ability to wear multiple hats preferred: interaction / UX, visual design, research to test with users 
5. Ability to be the lone UX person on a small team vs working with a team of UX designers 
6. Agile, experience with Jira or other tool (Jira preferred), prototype, experience with Axure (preferred)

Desired Skills:
1. Proactive – suggest ideas for improvement.
2. User research. Experience with UserZoom preferred.
3. Experience with intranets, HR, and highly personalized user experiences 

Soft Skills:
1. Good communicator, able to document and present ideas for decision making. Able to communicate with people not as versed in the digital world.
2. Ability to work alone and with minimal structured input – presented with ideas and concepts can rif on design ideas (this isn’t a job where you will get a well defined marketing brief or work with clients with strong digital/marketing experience who know what they want)
3. Flexible and able to work within UX realities of intranet without getting frustrating (it’s about compromise not blue sky design in many cases).

Job Description:
Develop effective interactive design solutions that meet business, project, and design goals, based on standards and guidelines. Collaborate with colleagues in other functional groups (e.g., Creative, Technology, Product Management, Marketing and Production) to deliver on website and feature development and ongoing enhancements. Create IA and user experience documentation and contribute to the development of processes and best practices.

Top 3-5 Daily Responsibilities:
1. Maintain Layout catalog and style guide 
2. Provide red lines for development
3. Work with development team to do visual QA for new designs and adherence to style guide 
4. User interaction design (micro interactions not full apps or site experiences) including best practice research (if research exists that proves an interaction is best, e.g., know about resources like Nielsen). Potentially identify options for decision making. Have potential to work on larger site redesign later, but not immediately. 
5. Create / design icons 
6. Create / design infographics 
7. Select images 
8. Test designs 
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