Job Description

We are looking to add a talented UX architect to our team - someone who has experience creating user-centric websites, products, and other digital experiences. The ideal candidate will have spent time working on teams - with both designers and developers. You should be able to make and communicate deliberate UX design and architectural decisions, to translate any given user-experience journey into an intuitive user interface. This is a full time, salaried, Washington, DC-based position with benefits.

Responsibilities

  • Summarize findings from user research for client consumption and create actionable plans for your team to execute against based on those findings.

  • Create, improve and use brands, mockups, wireframes, prototypes, style guides, user flows, etc. and effectively communicate your UX vision using any of these methods.

  • Be a great team player. Demonstrate a history of successful collaboration within a team-based setting.

  • Comfort with technology, and an ability to collaborate closely with developers, database architects, system admins, system configurators, etc.

  • Present and defend your decisions. Demonstrate an awareness of (and position on) the relationship between the project roadmap, your own thinking, and fundamental UX principles.

  • Ability to talk to, interact with and educate clients throughout the life of the product or engagement.

  • Continually keep yourself and your design team updated with the latest changes and trends in the world of user experience and user-centered design.

  • Use knowledge of research methodologies to plan, conduct, analyze, and report research to provide guidance for project and product work.

  • Test and validate working hypothesis with users through usability testing of wireframes, clickable prototypes and existing systems.

Requirements

  • Four or more years of experience and proven track record.

  • Strong examples of digital web/product architecture work to be presented and reviewed during interview.

  • Hands-on experience creating, wireframes, prototypes, storyboards, user flows, user research plans, etc.

  • Experience using prototyping tools such as: UXPin, InVision, Proto.io, or similar.

  • Ability to generate creative ideas with a problem-solving mindset.

  • Experience presenting to and/or communicating directly with end clients.

  • Comfort/openness to receiving objective criticism and improving upon it.

  • Ability to create and execute user research plans at various stages of the project.

Nice to Haves

  • Familiarity with other design and digital tools such as: Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign.

  • Experience working within a technological development process or methodology (e.g. Agile, Kanban, etc.)

  • Understanding of basic front-end languages: HTML5, CSS3, Javascript.

  • Comfort using/administering common CMS platforms (e.g. Drupal, WordPress, etc.).

  • Experience with the Salesforce CRM platform.

  • Project leadership experience managing a design and development team.

 

If interested please send resume and portfolio link to bethany.f@lookthink.com.

 

About LookThink

LookThink is a user experience consultancy based in Washington DC—just south of Dupont Circle. We’re a tightly-knit team of energetic problem-solvers (20 strong) that prides itself on bringing a fresh perspective to our clients’ business challenges each and every day. Our clients range from small startups to large Fortune 100 corporations across the commercial, nonprofit, and public sectors. Our niche is the rethinking and enhancement of mission-critical business platforms and software that our clients depend on everyday from the perspective of the end-user.