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Senior UI/UX Designer

Company:
EBSCO Information Services
Location:
Ipswich, Massachusetts, 01938, United States
Posted:
April 18, 2019

Description:

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases — all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation’s largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.

Mission

EBSCO Information Technologies is looking for design talent. The Senior UI/UX Designer is an active leader on the User Experience team well-versed in the collaborative design process and capable of bringing innovative ideas from concept to code. You’ll be a key part of strategic initiatives and responsible for crafting best-in-class experiences and interfaces.

The Senior UI/UX Designer reports into the Director, User Experience Design. The ideal candidate will have a passion for exceptional design and a portfolio to match. We’re looking for a user-focused individual who can communicate ideas through sketches, design applications and code.

Your mission as the Senior UI/UX Designer will be to drive design quality on each and every project, while simultaneously advancing design standards for EBSCO’s products and platforms.

Primary Responsibilities

- Develop visual concepts (i.e. sketches, wireframes, user interface concepts, interactive prototypes and designs systems) to feed user research, long-range plans, capabilities and features to be executed by agile development teams.

- Ability to solve complex scenarios with elegant and compelling design patterns for both mobile and web. Experience communicating in different levels of fidelity, anywhere from sketching to HTML/CSS.

- Utilize storytelling in your design process to frame the problem space, justify design direction and establish measurement framework. Show strong ability to present to different audiences across the organization.

- Collaborate with internal stakeholders and UX team members to brainstorm new, forward-thinking, features and functionalities.

- Assist business stakeholders, and product management in planning design resources with a goal of providing consistent and reliable estimates for design tasks.

- Work closely with the development teams in setting font, color, and other interface standards that will eventually be used in defining CSS and component libraries. Ensure consistency and high-quality graphic design, interactions, layout, color, typography, and style.

- Champion a common design process and help maintain design standards in our centralized library of design elements and visual language (Design System).

- Encourage a common design process for original work (e.g. research, persona development, user-flows, sketching, wireframing, final visuals) while stressing collaboration, iteration and speed.

- Continue to build and advance EBSCO’s design system. Encourage reuse of templates, past sketch/ideas and common control design across various projects.

- Keep current in user-centered design principles, web design best practices, accessibility, visual trends and emerging web technologies.

- Goal is to stay on top of visual trends and emerging web technologies. Research new interactive solutions, graphics, color schemes, interface usability, and design ideas.

- Work closely with other designers in creating concept presentations of new interface design or graphics ideas.

- Continually question and suggest improvements to EBSCO’s design processes.

Required Qualifications

• A strong portfolio of graphical or interactive designs, design systems, web sites and/or web applications that can be evaluated as part of the interview process

• 7+ years in interactive web interface design and graphic arts

• 2+ years executing in a mid to senior level interface design position

• 7+ years’ experience and expert-level skills in graphic software (Adobe Creative Cloud, Sketch, Invision, Webflow, etc.)

• 1+ years working with HTML and CSS

• Familiarity with a multitude of User Research methodologies and experience working from research findings.

Preferred Qualifications

• 4-year college degree in Human Factors Engineering, Interface Design, Graphic Arts, or related field

• Working knowledge of accessibility standards

• Ability to work on multiple projects and be self-directed in daily tasks, and to work well in a multidisciplinary team

• Demonstrated creativity and innovation

• Solid oral, written and listening communication skills

What you also bring, but can’t be taught:

Drive - Positive Attitude - Good Judgement - Open Communication – Collaboration – A Desire to Make an Impact - Eager to Understand – Accountability – Decisiveness – You’re a Team Player

If you are interested in hearing more about this opportunity, please send your resume to jmoller@ebsco.com. Thanks for your interest!

EBSCO Industries, Inc.is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

EBSCO complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.