NJ Employer UX Designer in Jersey City, New Jersey

Under minimal supervision, the User Experience Designer creates satisfying or compelling experiences for our product, often drawing on results from user research and workflow analysis. UX designers will possess strong creative, technical and problem-solving skills. The UX design role may involve psychology, storytelling and computer science as well. Areas of focus may include content, controls, visual design and development, information architecture, user research, branding and technical support.RESPONSIBILITIES:The UX Designer is responsible for partnering with members of the agile team to define user stories, and provide functional, innovative customer centric design solutions.Research and understand the various complexities of our user needs as they relate to our digital experience. Create interactive prototypes, wireframes & visualizations as needed to communicate experience design and intent for new ideas.The designer must have good facilitation skills to run workshops and meetings, in order to gain agreement on the user experience solution being design.Collaboration and communication with technology teamsBridge the gap between product owners and developersWorks directly with the business and technology team members to identify opportunities for improvement, and to validate, refine and prioritize user storiesSKILLS/COMPETENCIESREQUIRED:2 years of experience designing web, mobile experiences.A strong portfolio demonstrating design experiences and deliverables is a mustExperience with an iterative design process, and a recognition that the first design is rarely the final design.Experience planning and conducting usability tests with real end users.Illustrating design ideas using wireframes, storyboards, process flows, prototypes and sitemapsA proven track record of graphic design/web technologies and wire framing tools such as Axure RP and BalsamiqAn excellent grasp of design programs and tools, Sketch App specificallyInsurance or financial services and digital transformation domain knowledge is a plusExperience working in Agile/Scrum environments.You must have good facilitation skills to run workshops and meetings, to gain agreement on requirements and issuesHelp maintain existing UX/UI style guides. Test your ideas/designs for usability issues ahead of development.Test designs for usability issues ahead of development.UNIQUE SKILLS/TECHNICAL EXPERTISE/SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS REQUIRED:CORE COMPETENCIESUser Experience and Interface DesignGraphic DesignBuilding PersonasUsability TestingWorkflowsResponsive DesignSmart Phone & Tablet DesignInteractive PrototypesIconographyDESIGN SKILLSGraphic DesignWireframes /Mock-upsSitemaps / Information ArchitecturePrototypingWorkflow AnalysisTECHNICAL SKILLSSketchAxure RPVEVRAA Federal ContractorRequest Priority Protected Veteran ReferralsEOE -Veteran /Disabled/Minority/AA/F/M/SO