Grand Rapids, Michigan

UI/UX Designer

Description:

We are looking for UI/UX Designer for our client in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This is a CONTRACT TO HIRE position starting with 6- month contract with the possibility of extension. 100% REMOTE States allowed: NY (not NYC), NJ, CA, MI, GA, WA, NC, TX, CO, IL, DC. Full Stack UI/UX professional will support several Agile Product Teams in delivering world class software experiences, ranging from Native iOS apps to responsive web experiences. The Digital product and Experience design (DXD) team is made up of both high-level agency resources and internal UI/UX professionals located in Michigan, California, Singapore and around the globe. Together, you will create next level experiences for our customers.

Responsibilities:

Day to day life as a Designer:

  • Working sessions with product teams to co-create UI/UX Deliverables
  • Stand-up with the DXD Team
  • Designing Mockups, Wireframes and Prototypes in Figma,
  • Whiteboarding UX in Figjam
  • Doing user testing in Userzoom

 

Skills to be successful in this role:

  • Advocate for the user’s experience in digital experiences
  • You enjoy collaborative problem solving with a technology team
  • Deep understanding of customers and business owner needs and the ability to bring the voice of the customer/business owner to the table to inform product decisions
  • Ability to empathize with customers and needs of personas within these broader groups
  • Can draw connections between customer needs and design solutions
  • Ability to collaborate and be flexible with your product team regarding design solutions, design requirements, and time frames
  • You have a natural curiosity about human behavior and a data driven decision making mindset
  • Comfortable creating prototypes for testing and illustration purposes
  • Equally comfortable developing and communicating a point of view on experience and visual design
  • Familiar with universal design patterns for responsive web and mobile applications
  • Experience handing off designs to development and ensuring the UI quality of the final product
  • Functional understanding of coding and ability to converse with engineering teams
  • Ability to interpret and drive business needs and user data into actionable experience changes
  • Ability to create wireframes, design layouts, design components
  • Continued education and research into UX trends and current design strategy and technologies
  • Analyzing experience performance and determining design optimizations

Education and Experience:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in UX/UI Design
  • Full stack designer equally comfortable with UX (User Experience) Design and UI (User Interface) Design
  • Skilled at providing UX Deliverables to Agile Product Teams including Wireframes, User Flows, Journey Maps
  • Skilled Designer with production design experience creating Low Fidelity Mockups, High Fidelity Visual Designs, and Interactive Prototypes
  • Expert level with at least one of the follow UI/UX Tools: Adobe XD, Sketch, Figma, etc (Figma is our tool of choice.)
  • Comfortable partnering with Product Teams to create a world class user experience

 

Nice to have:

  • Can design user interfaces that are accessible to all end-users
  • User Research and testing experience
  • Graphic Design skills and knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Experience utilizing a Design System Component Library in your day-to-day design work.
  • HCI or Graphic Design major or related field of study

Company Summary:

Initech Global is a leader in the staffing industry, providing consulting, recruiting, and staffing solutions in the field of information technology. Since 2001, Initech Global has been helping companies around the world accomplish their most critical business objectives through our disciplined client service approach, and our unique talent management model. Both client and talent retention continue to surpass 90% since the company’s inception fifteen years ago, and we’ve been recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the US for the last two years. Our clients and employees are the key to our success, and people are at the heart of everything we do. We are Initech Global, and we are Powered By People.

Required Skills:

UI/UX Designer, WireFrames, User Flows, Journey Maps, Low Fidelity Mockups, High Fidelity Visual Designs, Interactice Prototypes, Adobe XD, Sketch, Figma, Adobe Create Cloud