UX Designer

UX Designer
US - NC - Durham

Overview:
  • UX Designer in Durham, NC
  • 6 month contract
Responsibilities:
  • Shape the next generation of educational software products for the medical community
  • Make a real-world impact by making doctors better health providers 
  • Design new features for our existing products
  • Perform user testing and develop action plans based on your findings
  • Continually refine existing products based on user-centric metrics
  • Translate complex ideas and requirements into elegant user experiences
  • Create wireframes, mock-ups, and prototypes for various platforms and devices
  • Help to establish a scalable design system that is easy for others to implement
  • Work in concert with our product management, development and content/educational teams to build experiences that align with our brand, provide real customer value and grow our engaged audience.
  • Spend 10% of your time working on new projects with various teams within the organization 
Requirements:
Required Skills
  • 3+ years of user experience and user interface design that has yielded published, production-quality results on the web or in software
  • Demonstrated proficiency in industry tools like Sketch, Invision and Adobe Creative Cloud (and open to learning new ones)
  • A portfolio of user experience and visual design work that showcases your problem-solving ability
  • Be proficient at solving business problems by facilitating a user-centric design process.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience across a range of design approaches and lo-fi & high-fi prototyping skills
  • Working knowledge of web technologies and frameworks (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React)
  • Strong communication and presentational skills – you can effectively communicate your solutions to other designers, product stakeholders, management and executives as well as those outside the organization
  • Knowledge of accessibility and web performance best practices
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under tight deadlines
  • Tangible experience working as part of a team 
Desired (not required) Skills:
  • Experienced with agile software development
  • Able to communicate raw ideas through a variety of mediums, including sketches and wireframes
  • Fired up about design standards, typography, grid systems, color theory, and the latest in UX best practices to the point of researching these topics during personal time
  • Able to design across screen sizes and devices to ensure the integrity of the experience in all contexts
  • Willing to take the initiative to identify and act on opportunities to improve the product offering – not afraid to challenge the status quo!
  • Rock-solid under pressure and able to manage shifts in requirements in stride
  • Savvy in front-end development best practices, and able to liaise successfully between the design and development groups to ensure collective success
  • Experienced in working on software applications with heavy traffic and growing user bases from the ground up.
  • Experienced in designing for healthcare, education or games 
Education/Certifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in visual design, interaction design, human-computer interaction, or equivalent professional experience

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