ChallengePost: Product / UX Designer

Posted by | February 24, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

Location: New York, NY

URL: http://challengepost.com

About You
You understand that user experience is more than just a buzz-word. You’re curious about the world and the web and like to try new things. You enjoy taking complex requirements and designing flows and features to delight users. You believe in testing to prove your hypothesis. You know when to use a pen&paper, low-fi wireframes and hi-fi wireframes to get your point across.
About Us
ChallengePost is a web platform that connects talented problem solvers, supporters, and rewarding challenges. We’re well-funded and based in the meatpacking district in New York City. Our clients include First Lady Michelle Obama and the USDA , the City of New York (and the NYC BigApps challenge), Thomson Reuters, Samsung, and more. We recently were chosen to create and power the US Governmentwide Challenge Platform across all federal agencies for crowdsourced problem-solving: http://Challenge.gov. We are a lean team, and our business is growing rapidly.
Responsibilities
  • Build features from scratch, including the conceptual work, sketching, and wireframing.
  • Decide on interactions for elements on a page
  • Design solutions to problems discovered in user testing
  • Work directly with engineers to clarify details as they build your work
  • Work with QA to have tests that cover your features
Requirements
  • You’re passionate about user-centered design.
  • You view a large problem as many small ones.
  • You believe in metrics-driven product improvements.
  • You work well with teams.
  • You think deeply about problems before proposing a solution.
  • You’re interested in the intersection between technology and design.
  • You’ll say “I don’t know” before giving a B.S. answer.
Desired
  • Experience with user testing sessions
  • Experience working on an Agile team. (We deploy to production multiple times per week.)
  • Some knowledge of statistics, photoshop, html / css
  • Knowledge of taxonomies
  • Interest in game mechanics and applying them
  • Familiarity with challenges and crowdsourcing
The Culture & Location
We’re more focused on deliverables than meetings. Everyone’s opinion is respected and all ideas are given equal consideration. It’s a culture of meaningful work by dedicated, hard-working individuals, but the environment is relaxed and creative too. Our offices are in the meatpacking district.
Benefits and perks
  • Competitive salary
  • Stock options
  • Medical benefits
  • No vacation policy (that means time off whenever you want it)
  • Espresso, gourmet snacks, and beer
In your cover letter, tell us:
  • What is your preferred wireframing tool and why.
  • What work best exemplifies what you can do? Add links to a portfolio or live sites that you were involved with.
  • Why we should consider you for the job.

To apply: Apply Here: http://www.applytracking.com/track.aspx/9HRv

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