Sr. UX Designer

Product Design · Cincinnati, Ohio
Department Product Design
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

The role

As a Senior UX Designer at Openfield, you will be responsible for creating designs with a superior level of exploration, sophistication, and strategic awareness that respond to user needs and open the door to additional research learnings. You will ensure that all of the user story requirements are met during the design phase. A great UX Designer will understand how and why accessibility is imperative to successful EdTech products, and back their designs with data.


At Openfield you will work closely with Researchers and other UX Designers to design world-class experiences for our clients. You will be supported by the UX, Research, and Accessibility Leads for guidance and growth.


Requirements

  • 4-7 years experience as a UX designer
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Complete understanding and expert knowledge of the following
    • UX and user-centered design principles and processes
    • User/usability research and testing
    • Wireframe, design, and prototype software expertise
  • Proven ability to design holistic experiences with long term strategy
  • Proven ability to mentor early to mid-level designers and onboard others onto projects


Responsibilities

  • Lead projects from discovery to design to delivery
    • Create rich, thoughtful, accessible designs that align to users’ needs and exceed client expectations
      • Understand and distill user feedback
      • Utilize data to communicate rationale behind design decisions
      • Ensure design solutions meet stated objectives and priorities
  • Manage and balance the demands of a workload that spans multiple products
    • Delegate and manage selected work to one or more designers
    • Ensure the output meets the same quality standards you hold yourself to
  • Set strategies for building effective yet efficient prototyping solutions to improve testing outcomes and the quality and depth of data gathered during testing
  • Understand how to scale documentation details for the given feature scope, timing and budget constraints
  • Maintain a positive relationship with peers, clients, vendors, and engineering teams
    • Facilitate exercises that build institutional knowledge, excitement, and actionable plans for product groups and teams
    • Present challenges and opportunities revealed by research and design exploration
    • Simplify the decision-making process by adapting and executing our UX process
  • Collaborate with the Openfield leads to foster and evolve an inclusive culture that impacts the organization as a whole
    • Influence digitally inclusive design and accessibility across all Openfield projects by participating in the adaptation and evolution of UX best practices
    • Be a subject matter expert (SME) on design exploration and co-creation techniques and raise awareness among peers and clients
  • Represent Openfield as experts in the UX and EdTech space
    • Assess unarticulated needs from clients and users to contribute to product growth
    • Advocate for Openfield’s process when working with clients
    • Internalize research findings and relate them to client work
    • Contribute to the creation of Openfield content articles and case studies


Bonus (What will make us like you more)

  • A strong understanding how and when to adhere to WCAG 2.1 criteria and accessibility best practices
  • Experience with research, usability testing, user interviews, discovery research and validation testing
  • Experience with product design and development
  • Experience with agile methodologies


Traits that will make you the right fit for our culture:

  • Meticulous & flawless in your craft
  • Unafraid to voice your opinion
  • Agile and adaptable
  • Empathetic and approachable
  • Reliable and dedicated
  • Passionate about doing the best work possible
  • Highly organized
  • Able to work autonomously 
  • The person everyone wants to collaborate with

Thank You

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  • Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Department
    Product Design
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level