Lead UX Designer/Developer Job Kansas City, MO

Posted Under: Kansas City, Kansas jobs in IT / Software / Systems; IT / Software / Systems jobs in zipcode 66101
Posted On: 2017-05-19 01:00:00

<span>Modis has a job opening for a Lead UX Designer/Developer at a client of ours in Kansas City, MO. &nbsp;This is a 6 month contract to hire job opportunity offering competitive salary &amp; outstanding benefits once converted including 6% dollar for dollar 401K match and a generous pension plan. &nbsp;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. &nbsp;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. &nbsp;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. &nbsp; &nbsp;If you&rsquo;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! <br>&nbsp;<br><B>Key Activities</B><br><ul>
<li>Consults with IT managers, business partners and project teams to understand business and design goals across multiple portfolios or product lines. &nbsp;Incorporates industry best practices and usability research to deliver strong interactive designs for highly complex software interfaces. &nbsp;Collaborates with IT and business partners to define long term strategic plans related to the overall user experience (UX) of products, processes and systems.</li><li>Analyzes user-centered information with support from UX specialists. &nbsp;Creates design artifacts including sketches, scenarios, sitemaps, storyboards, wireframes, and prototypes that illustrate software user experience across multiple devices, including smartphones, tablets and computers.</li><li>Participates in the software development process with development teams to clarify design concepts and advocate for the user experience. &nbsp;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.</li><li>Drives the interaction design process from concept through final implementation. &nbsp;Translates designs into working front-end interfaces using HTML, CSS, Javascript and UI frameworks. &nbsp;Directs implementation working closely with the entire product development team and other UX designers and specialists. </li><li>Presents design recommendations to team, business partners and executives through presentations, prototypes or other test interfaces. &nbsp;Raises product, design, usability and accessibility issues across an entire customer portfolio and effectively contributes to mitigating activities.</li><li>Proposes and implements design standards, methodologies and processes for delivery of UX services to other internal IT areas and business partners. &nbsp;Presents service direction to all levels across the organization and participates in the long term UX strategic planning process.</li><li>Remains current in industry user experience (UX) research, design principles and accessibility guidelines. &nbsp;</li></ul>
<li>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.</li><li>Three year experience working in SDLC/agile/lean development environments.</li><li>Online portfolio demonstrating a strong visual and interaction design proficiency, as well as a superior understanding of current front-end coding practices.</li><li>Familiarity with human interface guidelines for web and mobile technologies and their impact on the feasibility of design solutions.</li><li>Expert using Axure or other common rapid prototyping tools.</li><li>Demonstrated proficiency designing in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks, Flash, DreamWeaver, and other tools of the design trade .</li><li>Experience with dynamic, template-driven applications (PHP, Java, Groovy/Grails etc.). \</li><li>Expert developing web services and manipulating data in JSON and XML format.</li><li>Expert developing within HTML5 and CSS3 specifications. &nbsp;Must have solid experience developing JavaScript, both with and without frameworks. </li><li>Strong ability to make sound recommendations and decisions based on observed user behavior, industry patterns and prior experience. </li><li>Strong understanding of user-centered design principles, usability, accessibility, SEO and other standard best practices.</li><li>Advanced oral and written communication skills, including the ability to consult, advise, and provide expertise/guidance to others. &nbsp;Easily identifies characteristics/attributes of target audiences and tailors or adjusts communication style accordingly, inclusive of articulating information to a non-technical audience.</li><li>Demonstrated ability to think creatively, strategically and innovatively to solve design problems.</li><li>Excellent initiative, planning, and organization skills.</li><li>Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. &nbsp;Fully understands the business and is able to articulate options and associated values, and recommend optimal solution.</li><li>Excellent leadership skills.</li></ul>
&nbsp;<br>This UX Design/Developer job will not last long. &nbsp;To be considered, you must apply online now and submit your resume. &nbsp;We are actively monitoring all applies.<br></span>