UX Designer

Kansas City, MO, Seattle, WA
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GENERAL DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES 

As UX Designer, you will be responsible for conceiving a UX/UI vision for rapidly evolving, multi-platform digital products, systems, and services.  You will work closely with product managers, developers, and fellow designers to create an excellent user experience for our customers. From user research to wireframes to detailed design, you will drive the entire design process to ensure our customers realize the most value from their products.

Additionally, the UX Designer is adept at high-level product thinking, defining problems, and designing well-thought out solutions. You will own and drive high-profile projects to completion with little oversight, collaborating with project partners across the company to deliver innovative experiences.

You will need to effectively articulate even the most abstract ideas, and strive to keep the lines of communication open at every point throughout the process. Our ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment, is a strong advocate for the design process and has a good handle on working with agile development methods.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop detailed product deliverables that effectively communicate UX designs and product requirements
  • Create user personas, user flows/user stories, wireframes, high-fidelity mockups and style guides
  • Collaborate with product managers and developers to design new product features and optimize existing features
  • Lead user testing to gain customer insights and optimize the user experience
  • Effectively communicate research findings, designs and design rationale
  • Iterate your designs based on feedback from customers and teammates
  • Effectively communicate concepts with authority and conviction
  • Ensure all digital creative aligns to overall client's brand vision
  • Use visual design methodologies such as color theory, composition, typography, iconography, etc. to create high level visual explorations and visual design solutions

Desired skills and experience:

  • 5+ years designing and developing digital user experiences
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Solid understanding of core user interaction design principles
  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills
  • Efficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, prototyping tools, and diagramming tools
  • Solid understanding of technology platforms (Windows 8 and iOS), mobile and client

  ** Portfolio and cover letter required** 

VALOREM EXPECTATIONS

These are the traits that we hold in the same regard for all employees, also viewed as performance indicators.  Each employee should uphold these attributes as a part of their employment with Valorem.

 

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • All employees are expected to exhibit exemplary customer service skills, to all people, regardless of level inside or outside of the company 
  • Written and verbal communication skills should be professional, concise and effective

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Build alliances to solve problems and achieve objectives by sharing knowledge and information
  • Work cooperatively and respectively with co-workers
  • Strong collaboration skills, works well with ambiguity, works well across roles and groups
  • Openly and actively participates in the direction of our Company
  • Exercise confidentiality concerning the affairs of the business

Personal Ownership and Responsibility 

  • "Own” your work – take initiative, be proactive, anticipate and complete projects in a comprehensive manner while still remembering the details
  • Be here to enhance and promote Valorem  
  • Exhibit a willingness to learn, willingness to problem solve and willingness to step in to help others 
  • Creativity, capacity and a conviction to innovate and deliver best-in-class solutions

Customer Focus

  • Always put the clients’ needs first, thinking proactively from their vantage point, not your own
  • Follow through with all client expectations and accountabilities

Time Management and Productivity

  • Meet your timelines and goals 
  • When you say you are going to do something, it is your responsibility to perform within the time frame

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

While performing the duties of this position the employee is regularly required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and drive or ride in a motor vehicle.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.  Must have the ability to travel, sometimes with short notice.

 

Submit resume via email to CAREERS@VALOREM.COM

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Kansas City, MO, Seattle, WA

UX Designer