2018 SCALE

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Job Descriptions

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Job Description UX Designer

Short Description:

Establishes User Experience when interacting with certain products, typically computer software, apps (mobile and tablet applications), and other digitally driven media. Provides prototypes  and deliverables to describe interactions and motion to enhance UI. Interacts with research and development,
manufacturing, operations, and product managers. Conducts user research, testing, and optimization
of new and existing devices, and delivers analyses to senior executives. Uses Agile, Scrum, or other
methods, such as with contextual inquiry, field
research, or 1-on-1 usability testing sessions, to research and develop applications. Advances the overall quality of strategic thinking and design as applied to technology. 

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Work with the product teams to help define product goals, requirements and represent user’s point of view throughout the product planning process.
  • Ability to think through user flows and translate to visual designs.
  • Own every aspect of a product's design--from initial concept solving the core challenges, wireframing to shipping a well-tested and pixel-perfect UI.
  • Ability to rapidly prototype and deliver multiple iterations and versions of a design to quickly advance our product portfolio.
  • Speed and agility are extremely important.
  • Establish and promote design guidelines and best practices with an eye for simplicity.
  • Work with the product management and engineering leadership to improve the design and product development process.
  • Build out new features while evolving the existing user experience of our customers.

Skills / Requirements / Qualifications

  • Active Learning – Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Mathematics – Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Speaking – Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Judgment and Decision Making – Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Monitoring – Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Operations Analysis – Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Writing – Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Job Zones

  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed
  • Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
  • Related Experience: Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
  • Job Training: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
  • Job Zone Examples: These occupations usually involve using communication and organizational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include food service managers, electricians, agricultural technicians, legal secretaries, occupational therapy assistants, and medical assistants.
  • SVP Range: (6.0 to 7.0)

Job Category

IT and Engineering

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