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User Experience Designer

User Experience Designer

Posting Number 
2017-2917
Location : Location 
US-NY-New York
Posted Date 
3/21/2017
Compensation Grade 
Band 52
Union 
N/A
School/Division 
Division of Libraries (LB1082)
Department 
User Experience
FT/PT 
Full-Time

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Position Summary

The User Experience Designer is adept at translating user needs into innovative and professional prototypes. following Libraries and University design standards. Working with a small team of UX professionals and developers, the UX Designer will employ user-centered data and solicit stakeholder input to develop scalable, reusable front-end interfaces for NYU Libraries applications. The Designer will also participate in other UX departmental tasks: report writing, documentation, outreach, data gathering, etc. and will stay abreast of design patterns, style-guides, frameworks, and emerging technologies that might be relevant to academic research library services. The UX Designer must proactively interact regularly with stakeholders to understand user needs and operational challenges and promote user-centered design values to the community.

Qualifications

Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Interactive Design, Human Factors, Visual Design or a degree with an equivalent curriculum that teaches user-centered design principles.

Required Experience:
Minimum of two years related user experience and design experience.

Preferred Experience:
SASS/LESS experience a plus and experience in higher education, academic libraries, or non-profit organizations.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Strong visual and interactive design proficiency, Ability to apply a sense of urgency, commitment, and focus on the right priorities, Ability to work collaboratively and professionally with other staff and performing as a solid contributor on cross-functional teams to achieve goals. Strong ability to effectively communicate conceptual ideas and design rationales visually, verbally, and in writing to both colleagues and stakeholders. Thrive in an agile environment and possess a clear understanding of usability and accessibility principles and best practices. A firm grasp of usability and accessibility principles and best practices. Demonstrated proficiency in prototyping software, such as Sketch, Photoshop, Axure, Invision, etc.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Proficient in HTML and CSS, SASS / LESS experience a plus

Additional Information

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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