User Experience Lead

Are you the type of person who can tell when something is off by two pixels? Do apps that look pretty but have horrible usability frustrate the heck out of you? Do mediocre designs turn your stomach? If so, we have good news, we’re looking for a User Experience Lead. But we must warn you we are very picky. Your portfolio must really impress us, as well as your attitude. If you aren’t scared off by any of these requirements, then let’s talk! Here are the position details:

Responsibilities

  • As User Experience Lead you will be creating workflow diagrams, wireframes, and screen designs for enterprise applications
  • Designing applications for different platforms; mobile, tablet and desktop
  • Creating simple prototypes with tools like Axure, Balsamiq, etc.
  • Ensuring all designs are built on a foundation of solid usability and intuitive design principles
  • Leading design review meetings, as well as onsite project kickoff meetings with clients
  • Meeting the client’s design expectations, while being sensitive to how their needs may impact the development timeline, etc.
  • Working closely with development team to ensure designs are fully implementable

Experience

  • Experience as an interactive designer, user experience designer, information architect and/or interactive architect
  • Practiced in client communication and design consulting
  • Deep understanding of where industry interaction design is currently at and where it’s heading
  • Experience with activities and deliverables associated with user-centered design, software development lifecycle and functional requirements gathering
  • Proven experience with user interface design processes and methodologies, particularly as applied to web-based applications
  • 5+ years of designing applications for various platforms such as web, desktop, tablet, mobile, kiosk, etc.
  • 2+ years of leading the design effort for projects with little or no oversight

Requirements

  • Strong skills in usability, information architecture, aesthetic design and consulting
  • Expert in using tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator and similar industry level design applications
  • Good attitude! (Prima Donnas aren’t a good fit for our culture)
  • Must be a self-starter who requires minimal supervision
  • Strong knowledge of user interface design processes and methodology, particularly as applied to web-based applications
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills; must be able to function as a thought leader, as well as an individual contributor
  • Ability to handle diverse situations, multiple projects, and rapidly changing priorities
  • Portfolio of work required. Include examples of interaction design (user flows, wireframes, final screen designs)

Bonus Skills

  • Motion graphics experience a plus
  • Front-End development such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript skills a plus

Application

Our projects are big and our team is tight. While we may not always be actively hiring for each position listed, we’d love to hear from you. Relevant experience is typically required, so please provide a cover letter addressing aspects of the position. We’re not about the uploads, so along with your resume, please provide a link to your portfolio for our reference. Hold the phone calls, please!

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and portfolio link to josbs@seamgen.com

Must be available to work onsite in our downtown San Diego office. No relocation packages available.