Senior UX Designer

Simons Foundation · New York, NY

Design + UX
Partners & Advocates
Posted 2 months ago

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User Experience Design (UX)
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POSITION SUMMARY

 

The Simons Foundation is looking for a Senior User Experience (UX) Designer to fill a full-time position on our Web Development Team. This individual will help support, maintain, and design several sites associated with the Simons Foundation.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contribute to all aspects of the design process involving research, experimentation and revision.

  • Solicit constructive feedback and interpret that feedback into design solutions.

  • Perform field research, deploy usability inspection methods and perform usability testing to discover and implement important design details that people may not realize they need.

  • Assess the overall UX health of the various sites and create and execute a plan to improve it. 

  • Utilize and customize site analytics to understand current user behavior.

  • Introduce Agile UX into our Agile development and requirements environment.

  • Rapidly prototype emerging features and screens (wireframing, interactive prototypes, etc.).

  • Develop a set of UX-oriented style guidelines with which to direct our work.

  • Collaborate with others and work well with developers, product management, web producers, etc.

  • Stay relevant with the latest techniques, tools and designs.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

Education

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience

 

Experience

  • At least 4+ years of web and user application design experience

  • UI and UX design expertise with a focus on UX

  • Ability to solve design challenges with creativity, efficiency and precision

  • Experience with all stages of a design process, including a firm grasp of interaction and usability design, as well as development concerns

  • Skilled at designing responsive web sites and applications focused on user experience

  • Experience with either Figma, Sketch, Zeplin or similar tools

  • Must be self-directed, confident and able to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent communication, both written and spoken English, with both technical and not-so-technical people, and ability to explain why a design works or why it doesn’t

  • Experience integrating UX design with Agile software development

  • Strong visual design skills: latest trends, color and typography 

  • Strong interaction design skills: wireframing, prototyping (including quick low-fidelity prototypes)

 

Desirable

  • Previous experience doing design work for news sites/in the journalism industry

  • Interest in science 

 

Required Application Materials

  • Résumé and portfolio or website link

 

 

THE SIMONS FOUNDATION'S DIVERSITY COMMITMENT

 

Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment. The Simons Foundation actively seeks a diverse applicant pool and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.

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