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UX/UI Designer


Location: boston, Massachusetts
Job Category: Software

 

Are you a talented and passionate UX/UI Designer who is deeply skilled in visual design, interaction design, information architecture, prototyping, and design thinking? Are you proud of world-class solutions that you have created, and have a portfolio to show them off? Are you interested in making a difference for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts early childcare system? If so, come join us at the Executive Office of Education!

We are looking for an experienced and creative UX/UI Designer to create a consistent, easy-to-use experience across multiple software platforms. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, detail-oriented and collaborative with the ability to clearly communicate design process, ideas, and solutions to technical and business stakeholders.

As a UX/UI Designer, you will provide web designs for EEC applications, take input from various stakeholders and translate them into wireframes and user journeys that will serve as the “blueprint” for software development. gather and evaluate user requirements; illustrate design ideas using artifacts such as wireframes, mockups, prototypes, storyboards, process flows and site maps; design graphic user interface elements like menus, tabs, widgets, and forms;. This role works closely with the project team  and other stakeholders

Additionally, you will maintain awareness and skill in emerging trends and technologies, bringing new ideas and possibilities to the project team. You are passionate about resolving user pain points through great design and have the skills to make it happen.

We have the engineers that create the back end functionality…we need a UX/UI Designer to help craft and drive the future front-end experience of our users. 

Responsibilities:

  • Translate stakeholder input into web application wireframes and mockups that lead to intuitive user experiences.
  • Facilitate client’s product vision by researching, conceiving, wireframing, sketching prototyping, and mocking up user experiences for web applications.
  • Conceptualize, design and develop user flows, user stories, responsive wireframes, sitemaps, interface mockups, and prototypes optimized and compatible for a wide range of devices, platforms and interfaces.
  • Identify design problems and devise solutions.
  • Make strategic design and user-experience decisions related to core and new functions and features.
  • Take a user-centered design approach and rapidly test and iterate web application designs.
  • Attention to details to uncover assumptions, core problems, and opportunities.
  • Work closely with development team to ensure functionality and user experience are exceptional and design integrity is maintained.
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally, in persuasive and engaging ways.
  • Apply design thinking that connects research, best practices, and business and user outcomes.
  • Deeply understand our users, their business challenges, and the unique problems they are trying to solve.
  • Champion usability and accessibility while ensuring identify and style guidelines are met.
  • Create graphical design elements including images, buttons, banners, menus, and lists.

Create web pages and interfaces that integrate with backend systems.

  • Contribute awareness of industry trends and technologies about front-end design and development.
  • Use prototyping tools such as Sketch, Invision, etc to produce clickable prototypes

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • 4-6 years of UI/UX design experience. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience designing complex solutions.
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery
  • Experience with CSS Frameworks such as Bootstrap, Foundation, Material etc.
  • Proficiency with UI/UX tools (sketch, balsamiq, Invision, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Zeplin, Figma, etc)
  • Online portfolio of past work
  • Hands-on experience with graphic design (Illustrator, Photoshop). 
  • Degree in art and design preferred.
  • Basic understanding of back-end programming architecture and technologies
  • Exceptional communicator, experienced working with cross functional teams
  • Creative intuition with clean visual design sense.
  • Experience building standards/guides to maintain consistency in brand and design
  • Experience with developing accessible interfaces for people with disabilities
  • Proficient understanding of cross-browser and cross device compatibility issues and ways to work around them
  • Experience with developing accessible interfaces for people with disabilities
  • Ability to communicate professionally with stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to accept feedback and revise designs in an iterative process
  • Attention to detail and able to deliver work products accurately and efficiently

 


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