Senior Product Designer (UX)- Fully Remote

Job description

Senior Product Designer (Senior UX Designer) - Fully Remote

As a Senior Product Designer (Senior UX Designer) at Optimal, you will be responsible for designing the behavior (interaction design) and visual UI of new product features and improving the usability and design of existing products. You will also be responsible for gaining deep insight into our users' behaviors and needs through user research, as well as identifying and communicating opportunities for innovation and differentiation. In short, we will look to you to create products that people love to use.

In this role, you will:

  • Define, test, and iterate on the interaction design of new and existing features (user-flows, detailed product wireframes, prototypes).

  • Participate in user research to guide product design decisions (contextual inquiry, usability testing, competitive analysis, etc.).

  • Ensure all aspects of our product are easy to use and delightful.

  • Work with a senior visual designer to create design beautiful visual UI that adheres to our UI design standards (detailed high-resolution screen mockups)

  • Work with the engineering team to ensure pixel-perfect execution of designs.

  • Ensure the usability, consistency, brand relevance and functionality of the finished product.

  • Add to and suggest new design branding standards for UI.

  • Work well in a fast-paced, deadline-driven creative environment.

  • Research and understand industry UI/UX trends and strategies.


Requirements

Qualifications

  • Degree in UX/UI design, Graphic Design, Multimedia or equivalent degree in Ux/UI Design with Web/App emphasis.

  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in UX/UI, working in-house or in an agency setting.

  • Ability to wireframe, design, and prototype solutions based on feedback from users as well as stakeholders.

  • Must have a keen eye for typography, color and layout; possessing strong visual design skills, focused on details and quality.

  • Proficiency with design and prototyping tools such as Figma, Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, etc.

  • Able to manage and direct the execution of significant product changes including cross-team collaboration.

  • Able to manage direct reports.

  • Strong understanding of CSS3, HTML5, and JavaScript capabilities and their limitations.

  • A digital portfolio demonstrating skills with visual branding, UX/UI for web and mobile/app. Only candidates with a portfolio will be considered.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Customer-centered problem solver.

Additional Attributes

  • Enthusiastic and positive attitude—others are better for being around you.

  • Strategic thinker and researcher—dissect business needs into a great user experience.

  • Balance priorities—you’ll have fun and always get work done.

  • Creativity isn’t stifled while delivering under tight deadlines.

  • Excellent communication and relationship-building, especially with remote teams.

  • Present work and articulate design decisions in person and on conference calls.

  • Willing to follow guidelines and brand styles – while methodically improving them.

Benefits: Profit-based bonuses; health, dental, and vision insurance; 401(k) retirement contributions; competitive & flexible vacation policy (up to 6 weeks with seniority); tuition reimbursement program. charitable match & volunteer hours.

Our waterfront office is located in downtown Kirkland, WA. Prior to COVID, we kept our kitchen fully stocked, played ping pong and pool, built an impressive collection of board games, and loved interacting with our troop of quirky office dogs. We are working remotely during COVID but continue to find ways to support one another through online activities, such as small group lunches, themed happy hours, and social Slack channels. We've even had a few masked-up outdoor gatherings for frisbee golf and apple picking. And yes, those quirky dogs—and now cats!—make occasional virtual appearances. We have opened all positions to be fully remote, so if and when the local team returns to the office, you can join us from anywhere virtually. We hope you'll consider becoming a part of our team at Optimal.



Optimal's policy is to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Optimal prohibits any such discrimination or harassment.