Ultimate Software: User Experience Designer

Posted by | February 20, 2011 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

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Location: Weston, FL

URL: www.ultimatesoftware.com

Ultimate
Software, one of the best companies to work for in America! Ultimate Software
is leading provider of end-to-end, strategic human resources management
software, payroll software, HR/payroll services, and talent management
solutions, Ultimate Software markets its UltiPro solution as
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).
We
are looking for a talented UX Designer to join our team in a long-term contract
position to help us create compelling and meaningful new experiences for our
users. Core responsibilities include interaction design, user interface design,
and visual design for both mobile and desktop web experiences. This longer-term contract opportunity
requires strong design, communication, and organization skills, as well as the
ability to work across different team disciplines, including software
engineers, architects and end-users.
The
ideal candidate is passionate about design and well versed in the evolving
space of user experience design. This highly creative thinker is able to
communicate design concepts through sketches, storyboards, wireframes, mockups,
information hierarchies, and HTML prototypes. A strong visual portfolio
is a must to apply for this engagement. Your portfolio must demonstrate
creative problem solving solutions in the context of software (not just content
sites) and display an ability to deliver simple, engaging, and empowering user
experiences.
Essential Duties and
Responsibilities
  • Produce aesthetically pleasing, engaging, highly
    useable, user experience design solutions that fulfill stated business
    requirements, project goals, and product vision.
  • Collaborate with other
    designers, business managers, and software engineers to enable the design
    process encouraging productive dialog, and helping the design team to solve
    design problems as they arise.
  • Participate and
    collaborate in concept development and design ideation for new product features.
  • Contribute toward
    the establishment and documentation of UX/UI patterns while designing new
    mobile and desktop web product offerings.
  • Produce design deliverables
    including workflow diagrams, sketches at various levels of fidelity, and
    wireframes to demonstrate and test the UI and user interactions.
  • Document the results of
    design related meetings and document design deliverables
  • Possible involvement in
    user research activities
 
Required
Qualifications/Skills
  • Solid skills in
    both interaction design and visual design.
  • 4+ years of
    professional design experience, including user experience design of web
    applications. Mobile experience is a strong plus.
  • Strong online or electronic
    portfolio that demonstrates high-level proficiency in visual
    and interactive design for business applications (not just web content
    sites).
  • Demonstrated ability to
    learn and design for complex business tasks and supporting technologies.
  • Must possess good writing,
    presentation and time management skills
  • Must be able to work
    effectively with cross-functional teams to prioritize UX issues and review the
    results of user research. 
  • Must possess a
    solid working experience with appropriate design tools including Photoshop,
    Illustrator, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Balsamiq, etc. 
  • Bachelor’s degree
    in interaction design, industrial design, visual design, HCI, or a related
    field. Experience in the field will also be considered if coupled with a strong
    portfolio.

To apply: Send resume with link to on-line portfolio to greg_imhoff@ultimatesoftware.com

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