Macmillan Learning Senior UX Designer

Austin, TX 2 weeks ago
Full-time
Macmillan Learning is hiring in Austin, TX, USA. Work for a company that can make a real impact on learners AND who is named one of the Best Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign and a top employer by DiversityJobs!

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Design sophisticated interactive experiences for web, desktop, and mobile applications
  • Responsible for all aspects of interaction design for our products, including audience and task analysis, market analysis, heuristic evaluations, task flows, wireframes, and prototypes
  • Drive collaboration with partners and build alignment of product, business, and user goals to enable the design of impactful experiences
  • Build design artifacts such as task flows, low and high fidelity wireframes, prototypes, and mockups
  • Participate in product conceptualization and lead conceptual development
  • Successfully communicate conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale, both verbally and visually
  • Represent UX on an interdisciplinary team that includes UX researchers, product owners, learning science, and software developers
  • Participate in requirements gathering and facilitate discovery workshops
  • Assist with current state assessments of business processes and supporting systems
  • Perform gap and data analysis in support of identifying improvement opportunities
  • Support technical leads and developers by providing functional clarification and setting expectations with team and client

Qualifications

  • 5+ years' experience designing sophisticated web and/or product applications
  • Experience conducting or participating in user research, including interviews, usability testing, and surveys
  • Usage and deep understanding of personas and other methods for understanding and empathizing with target audiences
  • Creation of content inventory, analysis, design requirements, and task flows
  • Strong and flexible skills in wireframing and interaction design
  • Knowledge of user interface design processes and methodology, particularly as applied to web-based applications
  • Ability to solve problems, identify solutions, and appropriately raise issues
  • Proficiency with design and prototyping tools such as Figma, Axure, Sketch, InVision, Balsamiq, or similar
  • Deep experience with information architecture (IA) and interaction design (IxD)
  • Experience in responsive and adaptive design practices
  • Aid in creation of business requirements documentation
  • Experience gathering and detailing user and design requirements, and contributing in working sessions
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent digital literacy and proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Located near or willing to commute to Austin office 2+ days a week

Nice to Have

  • Bachelor's degree in user experience, interaction design, or a related design field
  • Strong experience with data visualization, especially dashboards
  • Experience in agile software development
  • Able to operate in a fast-paced technical environment
About Macmillan Learning

Macmillan Learning partners with the world's best researchers, educators, administrators, and developers to facilitate teaching and learning opportunities that sparks student engagement and improve outcomes. We're looking for a Sr. UX Designer to help us transform online education.