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Lead UX Designer/Developer Job Kansas City, MO

Location: Kansas City
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Job Description:

Modis has a job opening for a Lead UX Designer/Developer at a client of ours in Kansas City, MO.  This is a 6 month contract to hire job opportunity offering competitive salary & outstanding benefits once converted including 6% dollar for dollar 401K match and a generous pension plan.  The UX Designer/Developer will help design interfaces for a variety of nationally recognized financial applications, marketing websites and an emerging portfolio of mobile products.  The position is responsible for conceptualizing, communicating, designing and developing the front-end interface, as well as the resulting quality of user interactions, interface design and overall UX.  Candidate should demonstrate a high quality portfolio of recent work, an interest in collaborating with diverse teams, an insatiable passion for the user experience and outstanding customer service skills.    If you’d like to be a part of an established well known company experiencing tremendous growth that offers upward mobility this is the place for you!
 
Key Activities


  • Consults with IT managers, business partners and project teams to understand business and design goals across multiple portfolios or product lines.  Incorporates industry best practices and usability research to deliver strong interactive designs for highly complex software interfaces.  Collaborates with IT and business partners to define long term strategic plans related to the overall user experience (UX) of products, processes and systems.
  • Analyzes user-centered information with support from UX specialists.  Creates design artifacts including sketches, scenarios, sitemaps, storyboards, wireframes, and prototypes that illustrate software user experience across multiple devices, including smartphones, tablets and computers.
  • Participates in the software development process with development teams to clarify design concepts and advocate for the user experience.  Confers with UX specialists and users to gain understanding of needed changes or modifications of existing programs. Provides mentoring and oversight to a team of UX designers and specialists, ensuring interfaces are based on research and established design libraries and standards.
  • Drives the interaction design process from concept through final implementation.  Translates designs into working front-end interfaces using HTML, CSS, Javascript and UI frameworks.  Directs implementation working closely with the entire product development team and other UX designers and specialists.
  • Presents design recommendations to team, business partners and executives through presentations, prototypes or other test interfaces.  Raises product, design, usability and accessibility issues across an entire customer portfolio and effectively contributes to mitigating activities.
  • Proposes and implements design standards, methodologies and processes for delivery of UX services to other internal IT areas and business partners.  Presents service direction to all levels across the organization and participates in the long term UX strategic planning process.
  • Remains current in industry user experience (UX) research, design principles and accessibility guidelines.  


 
Qualifications


  • Six years of experience in human-computer interaction, interaction design, visual design, computer science, computer engineering or related field designing for advanced web-based applications or platform-level tools.
  • Three year experience working in SDLC/agile/lean development environments.
  • Online portfolio demonstrating a strong visual and interaction design proficiency, as well as a superior understanding of current front-end coding practices.
  • Familiarity with human interface guidelines for web and mobile technologies and their impact on the feasibility of design solutions.
  • Expert using Axure or other common rapid prototyping tools.
  • Demonstrated proficiency designing in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks, Flash, DreamWeaver, and other tools of the design trade .
  • Experience with dynamic, template-driven applications (PHP, Java, Groovy/Grails etc.). \
  • Expert developing web services and manipulating data in JSON and XML format.
  • Expert developing within HTML5 and CSS3 specifications.  Must have solid experience developing JavaScript, both with and without frameworks.
  • Strong ability to make sound recommendations and decisions based on observed user behavior, industry patterns and prior experience.
  • Strong understanding of user-centered design principles, usability, accessibility, SEO and other standard best practices.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills, including the ability to consult, advise, and provide expertise/guidance to others.  Easily identifies characteristics/attributes of target audiences and tailors or adjusts communication style accordingly, inclusive of articulating information to a non-technical audience.
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively, strategically and innovatively to solve design problems.
  • Excellent initiative, planning, and organization skills.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.  Fully understands the business and is able to articulate options and associated values, and recommend optimal solution.
  • Excellent leadership skills.


 
This UX Design/Developer job will not last long.  To be considered, you must apply online now and submit your resume.  We are actively monitoring all applies.

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