Sr. User Experience Designer

Makerspad is looking for a passionate and experienced designer who cares about innovation through design and technology. You are a strong advocate for the best design practices and love learning new skills as well as mentoring others. We are building an innovative customer data platform to help e-Commerce marketers improve their campaign ROI.

This role requires significant experience and the ability to shape a new client engagement, provide design leadership and be comfortable guiding a team and working with clients on site.

Please direct your resume to info@makerspad.ai with the position you are interested in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you. 

Responsibilities

  • Apply your UX knowledge and experience to the development of design processes and philosophy.

  • Create and maintain design schedules. Communicate status and agreements with partner teams.

  • Regularly learn and stay up to date on design theory, practice and tools. Apply as necessary into the organization.

  • Mentor junior designers to support their development and continuous progress.

  • Partner with UX researcher to write, facilitate, and analyze user research to build a strong understanding of users. 

  • Conduct usability studies and put together detailed, structured analysis of issues and potential solutions.

  • Plan, facilitate and lead collaborative design sessions (including sketching and ideation) to generate ideas or feedback both remote and in-person.

  • Help define product requirements by collaborative brainstorming and high-level prototyping with cross-functional teams.

Experience

  • Excellent problem solving and design skills - ability to understand and interpret user problems within the context of the product/business - and distill findings into actionable design recommendations and solutions.

  • Strong communication & presentation skills (written, oral and visual). Ability to confidently work with cross-functional teams across the globe and to present information to all levels of the organization.

  • Intellectual curiosity – initiative to dig into the who, why, where, what & how.

  • Curiosity about people, their behavior and how they interact with mobile / digital products.

  • Advanced knowledge of software tools & applications for conducting usability testing, creating prototypes and hi fidelity designs and delivering impactful presentations.

  • Experience of working with agile development teams.

  • Inherent interest in eCommerce & marketplace platforms and broadly in the consumer Internet & mobile space.

  • Most importantly, an extremely positive “Can Do” attitude which continuously drives you to take initiative and demonstrate a high degree of self-motivation.

  • Strong team player and leadership skills

  • At least 5 years of experience as a user experience designer, interaction designer, information architect, or similar UX-related role working on consumer mobile products.

  • Bachelor's degree in design, human-computer interaction (HCI) or a related field. Preferably a Master's degree in design.

  • Experience in designing consumer-facing Mobile apps, both for Android and iOS

  • An online portfolio or samples of work demonstrating relevant experience

  • Knowledge of best practices for information architecture and interaction design, user-centered design process, as well as user experience principles and techniques

  • At least two (2) years of experience working in a collaborative team and directly with developers and product managers

  • Communicate and present design work to the user experience team, product team and senior leadership for review and feedback and to drive decisions and get the commitment on final UX deliverables.

  • Effectively sell design solutions to cross-functional teams and stakeholders through design storytelling and by demonstrating traceability in the design thinking.

  • Work with visual designers and engineering teams to ensure the integrity of user experience in the final product.

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Santa Clara, CA 95008

info@makerspad.ai

(408) 758 - 1073

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