Senior User Experience Designer

K12 Inc.
Anywhere, VA, United States
Mar 13, 2019
Requisition Number 19-0945
Title Senior User Experience Designer
City Anywhere State VA

Senior User Experience Designer
K12 is a technology-based education company that offers proprietary curriculum and instructional support services to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. As the leader in K-12 online education for more than a decade, the company uses virtual public and private schooling methods to provide families with alternatives to traditional "brick and mortar" classrooms, giving children access to a high-quality education no matter where they are in the world.

We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest level of integrity. We have the same high expectations for our employees as we do for the students who are in our programs. These are just a few of the values that make K12 a great place to work.

This is a remote position. The Senior UX Designer applies a user-centered design methodology to design successful solutions for education-related applications that support business goals and user needs. As part of an agile team, the Senior UX Designer initiates user research; translates user goals and requirements into interactive user experiences for desktop and mobile devices via concepts, wireframes, and prototypes; reviews the implementation; and provides recommendations based on usability testing results. The Senior UX Designer acts as the lead on a scrum team and determines schedules for deliverables. The Senior UX Designer will work with Principal and Senior UX Designers, Product Owners, and Developers on the UX design of complex applications and should be creative and technically adept, highly collaborative yet also able to work independently, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and passionate about improving educational experiences for users.
AS Senior User Experience Designer, YOU WILL..

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
  • Understands and articulates the product vision, problem definition, and opportunity;
  • Employs user-centered methodology to design functionality that accommodates user needs and meets the standards of navigation, layout, and labeling;
  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary teams in prioritizing functional requirements and developing design solution approach.
  • Communicates solution approach through development of mock-ups, user and data flows, use cases, wireframes and interactive prototypes, and specifications;
  • Identifies and develops new patterns as needed;
  • Communicates with colleagues and management to ensure product remains true to State d goals of functional design throughout development of product;
  • Initiates and incorporates feedback from usability testing of designs.
  • Understands and incorporates design principles and accessibility and mobile-friendly/responsive guidelines into product designs.
  • Contributes to continuous improvement of the scrum team, agile processes, and the User Experience community at K12 and proactively supports knowledge-sharing within and outside the UX team;
  • Acts as the Lead UX Designer on a Scrum team. This involves:
    • Partnering with product owners to understand the vision and business value for the feature or project; participating in planning sessions to develop and maintain the feature or product roadmap.
    • Understanding the product backlog and user story prioritization in order to conduct and incorporate user research and deliver designs before implementation;
    • Collaborating with cross-functional teams comprised of product management, UX Designers, Visual Designers, Developers, Testers, and other subject matter experts to understand information needs and functionality requirements, dependencies and impacts, and facilitate user story development and design.
    • Ensuring delivery of artifacts as agreed to by the team including flow diagrams, conceptual designs, wireframes, interactive prototypes, visual designs, and specifications that adhere to accessibility and mobile-ready guidelines.
    • Reviewing implementation for adherence to designs and style guide.
    • Participating in daily standups and taking the initiative to prepare for and organize other necessary meetings such as design reviews.
  • Do you communicate well?
  • Can you build customer confidence?
  • Are you able to tackle problems and take independent action?
  • Is your manner honest and straightforward?
  • Are you able to prioritize and meet deadlines?
  • Do you value others' opinions?

Minimum Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in user experience design, human-computer interaction, product design, or related field AND
  • Five (5) years of experience in planning and executing successful web applications OR
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience
OTHER REQUIRED Qualifications:
  • Solid understanding of user-centered design principles.
  • Experience solving complex design problems for Web interactions or software solutions.
  • Solid understanding of innovative graphical user interface design, information design, and interactive design.
  • Ability to craft visual representations of large systems, complex relationships, data and task flows.
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum and responsive design or mobile applications.
  • Excellent written, oral and diagrammatic communication skills.
  • Adept with relevant design and information flow software, such as Sketch or Axure.
  • Ability to pass required background check
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience designing for accessibility (WCAG 2.0).
  • HTML and CSS coding experience.
  • Experience working with geographically-dispersed teams.

The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is "at-will" as governed by the law of the State where the employee works. It is further understood that the "at-will" nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer. By signing below the incumbent acknowledges that she/he has reviewed and is familiar with the contents of this job



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