Quidsi Inc.: Senior User Experience Designer

Posted by | April 11, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

Location: Jersey City, NJ

URL: www.soap.com

Quidsi, the parent company of Diapers.com, Soap.com and BeautyBar.com, is making ecommerce a little easier through “wow” customer service, industry-leading logistics and an intuitive, forward-thinking website experience. The Quidsi culture – a classic startup – is widely known as entrepreneurial, fiercely intelligent, team-oriented and deeply creative. In recognition of its startup success, Inc magazine recently ranked Quidsi #35 in its annual list of the 500 fastest growing companies, and named it the #1 retailer, online or off.
The Senior User Experience Designer role is unique, and for the right candidate it will prove an amazing opportunity. Employing the UX methodologies from Google and the UK web design firm, Clearleft, the position will own the entire end-to-end process of bringing new functionality to the site: from scoping the project with the business owners to wire-framing/prototyping a proof of concept to creating the interactive elements to shepherding the new functionality live into production.
Over the next two years, our goal is to create the most elegantly usable ecommerce websites so we’re looking for someone who wants to both be part of a dynamic, creative team and have ambitions to be a rock-star UX designer.
The Senior User Experience Designer should demonstrate a rich but versatile aesthetic, be a little geeky when it comes to usability, and intuitively understand and solve for the nuances of ecommerce design patterns. In addition, and quite significantly, the role needs to interface with our marketing and merchandizing teams to help them realize their business goals.
·   Meet with Marketing and Merchandizing stakeholders to define functional solutions for business problems
·   Create wireframes or prototypes as proof of concept
·   Design interaction, look and feel
·   Write non-technical specification for programmers
·   Final-pass QA
·   BA/BS or MA/MS in Graphic Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Human Factors or related field
·   2+ years of experience in designing and prototyping for the web; ecommerce experience is preferred, but not required
·   Knowledge of user-centered design principles coupled with a “don’t make me think” understanding of usability
·   Strong Photoshop and Illustrator skills; high-fidelity prototyping experience is a plus
·   Ability to write non-technical specs for programmers
·   Demonstrated ability to manage expectations, meet firm deadlines and thrive in a dynamic work environment
·   Knowledge of coding/scripting is not necessary, but a good understanding of what HTML, CSS, and JavaScript are capable of bringing to the modern web is desired
·   Above all else: good intuition and a little quirkiness
This position is located in Jersey City, NJ. Our office is currently located across from the Exchange Place PATH Station, but we will be moving to New York City later in 2011.
Quidsi Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will only respond to those we wish to contact for an interview. All inquiries will be kept confidential.
Thank you for your interest in Quidsi Inc.

To apply: TO APPLY: Please submit your resume and a cover letter stating your salary requirements to careers@quidsi.com . Include in the subject line your name, position name and where you have seen this ad.

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