Full-time UX Visual / Interaction Designer

at Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure in Huntsville, AL

Responsibilities:
The Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure User Experience team supports our customers in making the world a safer place. If you enjoy working with distributed, multi-disciplinary teams to design and develop innovative solutions that support users solving challenging problems in real time, you have come to the right place. The UX team works directly with customers in the security, public safety, and utilities and communications industries. Because our customers are the first responders in times of emergency, designing and developing tools that make them successful is exciting and meaningful work.

The UX team includes visual and interaction designers, functional designers, and user researchers working across all product portfolios within our division. We are looking for talented professionals to plan and execute complex assignments in the development of global products and solutions, with an emphasis on application usability by a large number of office and mobile users.

The ideal candidate will support the larger team by performing the following UX design tasks:
The Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure User Experience team supports our customers in making the world a safer place. If you enjoy working with distributed, multi-disciplinary teams to design and develop innovative solutions that support users solving challenging problems in real time, you have come to the right place. The UX team works directly with customers in the security, public safety, and utilities and communications industries. Because our customers are the first responders in times of emergency, designing and developing tools that make them successful is exciting and meaningful work.

The UX team includes visual and interaction designers, functional designers, and user researchers working across all product portfolios within our division. We are looking for talented professionals to plan and execute complex assignments in the development of global products and solutions, with an emphasis on application usability by a large number of office and mobile users.

The ideal candidate will support the larger team by performing the following UX design tasks:
•Support design and development of user experience for software products from conception to delivery
•Collaborate with designers, user researchers, and software developers to ensure the delivery of excellent user experiences
•Support the UX team in the development of wireframes and higher fidelity UI designs
•Support conducting contextual inquiry to gain an understanding of user environments, scenarios, workflows, and tasks
•Support the UX team in the development of user models, including journey maps, workflows, and cross-product integration stories
•Work with visual designers, interaction designers, and user researchers to organize, conduct, and evaluate prototype software design through usability testing
•Research and evaluate emerging trends in interaction and interface design and match those to users’ needs
•Ensure that design guidelines are maintained and shared with appropriate stakeholders to guide product design and development

Qualifications:
•4-year degree (BS or BA) in Interaction Design, HCI, or design-related field
•3+ years experience in UI/UX design of web-based and/or mobile software applications
•Strong interpersonal communication skills and ability to work effectively with customers and users
•Enthusiasm for an agile, iterative design process, driven by group critique
•Working knowledge of user artifact creation (i.e., personas, journey maps)
•Ability to create low and high fidelity UI designs, with a focus on user-centered workflow design
•Collaborate with designers and user researchers to design, create, and execute usability tests
•Previous experience in designing UX for mobile applications is a plus
•Ability to travel to customers sites (10-25%) to support conduct of user events such as ride-alongs, interviews, and usability tests with security, public safety, and utilities and communications personnel
•Ability to perform tasks that require moderate physical activity such as: walking 2 miles, standing for extended periods of time, lifting and carrying 25lbs (for example, a backpack containing a laptop and other user testing equipment)
•Required: Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop)
•Preferred: Ability to prototype in HTML/CSS/JavaScript, Axure RP, Sketch, or other tools
•Preferred: Experience supporting a User Experience team



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Published on 21-11-2017