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SHRM Lead UX Designer in Alexandria, Virginia

Lead UX Designer

1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

Req #17

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

At SHRM, we are committed to making work, workers and workplaces better through insights-driven policy solutions, learning and development, thought leadership and research. We are shaping the ways employers and employees thrive together. SHRM is empowering our more than 300,000+ members, including HR professionals, business executives, and people managers, to lead as strategic business partners and effective stewards of workplace culture, business productivity, and employee engagement.

The Lead Specialist, Digital Experience Designer is responsible for creating on-brand and user-first bold designs. The Lead Specialist is highly skilled at creating modern web applications, contributes to both front-end design and back-end development, consults at all stakeholder levels. The Lead Specialist continuously assess and grasps new technologies and programming languages and brings expert understanding of digital best practices, user experience methodologies, and best practices in responsive web design.

Your Day:

  • Using Agile methodologies, transform business requirements and wireframes into customer-focused, well-designed products utilizing best practices in user experience, responsive design, and trending web design patterns, while staying faithful to SHRM’s brand standards and strategies.

  • Create customer-focused digital designs including; but not limited to: Email visuals, static and animated banners, CMS sites, landing pages, reports, brochures, editorial content, and video.

  • Adhere to timelines and production schedules for deliverables, ensuring issues are appropriately flagged to management and stakeholders.

  • Effectively manage individual and team timelines/schedules to ensure all critical deadlines within our control are met. Multitask several projects simultaneously and prioritize workloads of self and reports based on the business needs.

  • Clearly communicate and present design concepts to stakeholders considering business requirements, crucial to-market timelines, and design best practices. Utilize active-listening to better understand stakeholder needs and concerns. Present thoughts in an understandable manner, depending on audience at hand.

  • Collaborate with coworkers vertically and horizontally across the organization to bring product concepts to life, integrating critical feedback from internal and external stakeholders.

  • Manages external relationships with agencies and providers to ensure alignment with internal strategy and delivery of outcomes.

  • Maintain an active familiarity with SHRM’s audience and products and services to ensure designs effectively speak to customer needs and personas.

  • Mentor and assist in training designers across all facets of digital design projects.

  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Must Haves:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Web Design, Graphic Design, Visual Communication or related field.

  • Over 7 years of progressively extensive experience with digital design delivery with at least 3 years leading digital design initiatives or projects.

Let us know if you have:

  • Excellent leadership skills and able to provide managerial oversight over the lifecycle of any digital project.

  • Fluent in HTML5, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript/jQuery and Angular JS. Strong working knowledge of development frameworks like WordPress, BootStrap and Foundation.

  • Creating and/or understanding user flows, technical capabilities and limitations of common coding languages, frameworks, and data analysis.

  • Strong proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud Suite products: Adobe Animate CC, Adobe XD CC, Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Illustrator CC and Adobe Character Animator CC.

  • Understanding of responsive web design and UX/UI best practices. Ability to teach, coach, and mentor UX/UI, communication, and relationship management skills to direct reports.

  • Strong ability to multitask several ongoing projects, prioritize projects based on business need and direction from Director, Creative Services, and create design concepts efficiently and according to agreed-upon deadlines.

  • Understanding of web language capabilities, limitations of current development frameworks, and the ability to incorporate that knowledge into the design phase to keep projects in scope.

  • Strong communication, collaboration, and active-listening skills for receiving feedback and providing recommendations in a constructive solutions-oriented manner.

Physical Requirements

  • Regularly required to sit; talk and hear, use hands to type, file, handle or feel; frequently required to reach with hands and arms. Occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.

  • May require ordinary ambulatory skills enough to visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk, lift, carry and move light to medium weight. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and learn technical information.

Work Environment

  • Work is regularly performed in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment.

Our employment practices are in accordance with the laws that prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran’s status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law.

SHRM is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran).

We do not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Other details

  • Job Family Creative Services

  • Pay Type Salary

  • 1800 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

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