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Smith Technologies UI/UX Designer in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Smith Technologies is looking for a highly motivated and creative UI/UX designer, who will support our user-centered design effort at each step of the UX design cycle from research, through the prototyping and testing onto the final development of mission critical software. Our UI/UX Designer needs deep experience with interactive design, fluent with both native, web and mobile information architecture; and can translate complex business requirements into detailed and effective interface design.

Additionally, we are looking for a passionate UX advocate who is willing to share UX knowledge with the team, as well as constantly learn and try new approaches. A strong portfolio of successful UX and other technical projects is essential.

A look at what you?ll be doing:

  • You will work with Product Managers, Business Analysts and industry experts to develop a deep understanding of customer needs, define personas and scenarios, develop and understand work flows, site maps, wireframes, prototypes, written requirements, graphic mockups, compose user tasks and participate in user testing.

  • You will work with marketing and graphic designers to incorporate the visual identity of application features.

  • You will champion users, especially focusing on clean, usable design patterns that are modern and reflect industry direction and standards.

  • You will develop visual mockups; document and maintain standards for design and development teams; create original graphic designs; and design for multiple platforms maintaining a consistent look and feel throughout.

  • You will create sketches, rough wireframes, prototypes?both static and clickable?and low- and high-resolution comps for product and development teams.

  • You will work with product managers to improve the UX processes in the organization.

Do you see yourself in these characteristics?

  • Strong creative and technical problem-solving skills.

  • A focus on best user-centered design practices and have an eye for detail.

  • Ability to engage customers to validate design ideas using UX Research techniques.

  • Solid decision making skills based on collaboration in a team environment .

  • Ability to effectively communicate designs to different audiences.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with professional acumen.

  • Self-direction and ability to manage tight deadlines with a high output of quality work.

What experience would make you successful?

  • 6+ years? experience in design, ideally in the software or web application space.

  • 4+ years? experience building out HTML- and CSS-based and SCSS-based websites or applications (Foundation and JavaScript a strong plus).

  • Strong portfolio of design projects Proficiency in design software (UXPin, Balsamiq, Axure, or similar).

  • A solid grasp of user-centered design (UCD), planning and conducting user research, user testing, A/B testing, rapid prototyping, heuristic analysis, usability and accessibility concerns

  • A sample of prior work may be required.

What education you?ll need to have:

A minimum of a BS or MS in Interactive Design, Graphic Design, or Visual Design, or equivalent years of experience is required for this position.

Please note the following items before submitting your resume and cover letter:

  • This position is in-house or remote work possible.

  • Please submit your cover letter and resume in PDF format. Thank you!

  • Relocation assistance available.

  • Smith Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity. We follow the Federal Guidelines for a Drug-Free Work Environment.

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