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26 Jan 2021

Temporary Senior UX Designer (Contract)

Uncommon Goods – Posted by Uncommon Goods Brooklyn, New York, United States

Job Description

ABOUT THE ROLE 

We’re looking for a Senior UX Designer (Contract) to help with design and research on a unique new gifting feature we’re calling Recipient Profiles. The right candidate for this role has the experience to take this idea from concept to prototype to MVP, with the organization and communication skills needed to carry us forward in the development process. You’ll will work closely with our Growth Product Team and UX Manager. This duration of this position will take place over a minimum 3 months.

ABOUT YOU 

Obviously, you love to design products for the web. You love the process too—research, group collaboration, agile iterations, etc.. You’re an imaginative problem-solver and you’re not afraid to question the status quo. You also possess a deep sense of empathy for the user, and you have the ability to consider their thoughts and feelings at every stage in the design process. 

ABOUT US  

  • Uncommon Goods offers an ever-changing assortment of original, creative gifts. We partner with independent makers and small businesses to offer our customers an assortment of items that they love to surprise loved ones with (and treat themselves, too)!  
  • We are built on better business practices and committed to having a positive impact on people and the planet. Learn more here 
  • The best part of Uncommon Goods is us—our team. We’ve been around for over 20 years because of all the wonderful people who make UG the one-of-a-kind company it is.  

Learn more about our productsB Corp certification, guiding principlesBetter to Give program, and team members you might be working with. 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Collaborate regularly with Growth Product Manager, UX Manager, Developers, and Creative team on the development of Recipient Profiles, a unique new feature UncommonGoods will be offering our registered users.  
  • Create Minimum Viable Products and prototypes to validate ideas  
  • Maintain consistency with brand, web style guide, and industry best practices  
  • Conduct thorough customer research, competitor analysis, and user testing   
  • Deliver detailed design documentation including user flows, wireframes, visual designs, and redlines  
  • Ensure quality and consistency across devices and throughout design process from ideation to design, QA, and deployment

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design or related field  
  • 3+ years of UX Design experience, e-commerce experience a plus  
  • Experience with Responsive Web Design across screen sizes and device types  
  • Experience with mobile-specific UX  
  • Experience with customer research, user testing, and analysis  
  • Familiarity with Agile methodology  
  • Advanced experience with design and prototyping tools including Sketch, InVision, Balsamiq, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.  
  • Strong organizational skills with an acute attention to detail  

COMPANY PERKS  

  • Casual work atmosphere, fun company events.  (Thanks to our team’s creativity, we’ve devised ways to feel connected remotely, too, and it’s still fun.) 
  • 40% discount on our products. 
  • Safe working environment. Many of our COVID-19 protocols exceed NYC and NYS safety standards. Those who can are working remotely. In our office and warehouse, COVID-19 testing is required of all new hires and monthly for all team members; PPE, including masks and gloves, is required for all team members; and workspaces provide recommended social distancing. 

When applying please include: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (optional)

**We are only accepting applicants located in Tri State Area** 

  

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UncommonGoods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 

How to Apply

https://boards.greenhouse.io/uncommongoods/jobs/2579662

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Temporary.

Job expires in 53 days.

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