Girl Scouts of the USA

  • Senior Designer, User Interface / User Experience (UI/UX)

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/24/2018 5:57 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1274
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Information Technology
    Type
    Full-Time
  • About Us

    The Senior Designer, User Experience/User Interface (UX/UI) ensures that online service and product applications deliver a consistent experience across GSUSA platforms, resulting in growth, engagement and retention of girl and adult members. 

     

    The UX/UI Senior Designer, ensures the user interface & experience for girls, parents and volunteers meets and exceeds needs and expectations, informs technical development, and works cross-divisionally with the teams charged with creating program content on all new and existing Girl Scout products, and recommends modifications of products as necessary. 

    You Will

    • Collaborate with design teams, product management, program management and development to define and implement innovative solutions for online products and services that are mission critical to Girl Scouts. 
    • Participate in business & functional requirement definition – often times by leading with design to show the business and tech how needs could be delivered.
    • Conceptualize original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex design roadblocks.
    • Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas.
    • Present the rationale for design decisions and key milestone deliverables to peers and executive level stakeholders.
    • Create user testing assets or prototypes to validate design approaches with key audiences.
    • Evaluate user feedback and provide recommendations/alternative solutions.
    • Oversee all visual design stages from concept to final dev hand-off.
    • Partner with tech teams on agile development (stories, validation, UAT, go live).
    • Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards.

    You Need

    • A Bachelor’s degree in psychology, visual design, communications, computer science or related field and/or equivalent relevant experience; Certification or familiarity with coding languages and specialized software programs.
    • 6+ years’ experience designing UX/UI 2+ years working in Agile.
    • 4+ years’ experience collaborating in design and development of an online e-commerce product or service.
    • A strong UX/UI skillset using Sketch and it’s component library.
    • Experience using rapid prototyping tools such InVision to move ideas quickly.
    • The ability to articulate research based design decisions.
    • Ability to analyze user needs and lead design and execution of qualitative (and quantitative) user research on a product or experience.
    • Ability to shape strategic systems thinking, design products, and develop experiences based on research synthesis within parameters of business goals.
    • Knowledge of front- and back-end languages (PHP, Ruby, HTML, CSS, JavaScript) and databases.
    • Knowledge of user testing and analytics software (A/B testing, heat maps, etc.) as well as best practices in live user interviews/tests
    • Experience using design software (Photoshop, InDesign, Sketch, etc.).
    • Ability to understand and articulate the long-term ("big picture") and short-term perspectives of architecture outcomes/situations and make appropriate recommendations accordingly.
    • Be familiar with core technology trends, new and emerging technologies (e.g., digital solutions, eCommerce, portals, ECM, CRM, ERP, data warehouse, SOA, SSO, web services (SOAP/REST), cloud & integrations concepts).

    10% travel - occasional (conferences, council site visits and/or vendor sites).

     

     

    Girl Scouts of the USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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