Senior Manager, User Experience (UX/UI) Design

K12 Inc.
Herndon, VA, United States
Jun 26, 2019
Requisition Number 19-2615
Title Senior Manager, User Experience (UX/UI) Design
City Herndon State VA

SUMMARY: The Senior Manager User Experience (UX/UI) Design professional leads and guides our UX design team within the marketing department in developing highly innovative, usable, and engaging platform and digital experiences. This hands-on role contributes to the processes of product discovery, design and development. The Senior Manager works closely with product managers and strategists to create quality, device-agnostic user experiences and interfaces.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
• Advocates for the user while ensuring that the experience meets marketing goals in a consistent and/or appropriate way, regardless of the property being addressed;
• Leads the project start to finish with the collaboration of the creative director, stakeholder, and developer;
• Delivers strong wireframe/prototype to high-end UI well-optimized visual solution;
• Uses data and observation to understand our users, and to develop insights into improvements for user experience and flow. Utilizes A/B testing to present design solutions;
• Researches and analyzes industry UX/UI trends and competitor sites and strategies;
• Keeps up to date with the latest web design technologies and techniques in order to discuss them for inclusion within our website creations;
• Provides recommendations on needed standards or other opportunities to ensure work across multiple streams fits brand guidelines and provides a consistent user experience
• Understands the balance of user experience, business need, and time-to-market, and recommends tradeoffs where appropriate;
• HTML and CSS. You don't need to be a web developer, but you'll need to talk and prototype designs to pass off to the web team.
• Works with insights and analytics to develop and promote recommendations for user experience improvements within a project or stream;

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Bachelor's degree AND • Five (5) years' experience with website promotion creation/placement/management AND • Two (2) years' experience running A/B testing campaigns (Optimizely, Adobe Test & Target) OR • Equivalent combination of education and experience Certificates and Licenses: None required. OTHER REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite applications including Photoshop and Illustrator • Extensive knowledge with SEO best practices • Knowledge of User Experience (UX) and Usability best practices • Good knowledge of user experience, site usability requirements, and an overall great design sense • Strong time management and organizational skills. Attention to detail is absolutely critical • Excellent collaboration and team-building skills PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Knowledge of Web authoring tools and coding languages such as html, CSS, and JavaScript • Working knowledge of publishing with content management systems (Drupal, AEM, WordPress, etc.) • Knowledge of project management tools like JIRA • Working knowledge of Web Analytics, including dashboards and reports • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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