Principal Interaction DesignerPrincipal Interaction Designer job at Sage - Atlanta, GA

25 Jan 2011 - 12:00pm
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Amanda Nance

This opportunity includes flexible work hours! If you live inside the perimeter, you will have a reverse commute, so don’t worry about traffic. We are a 30-minute drive from Buckhead.

Overview: Sage is working on a number of new and exciting projects for small businesses involving development of a cloud service/SAAS Solution! If you have a passion for user-centered design, this position is for you! We are seeking an experienced Interaction Designer to work on a fun, collaborative team on a web-based application. The designer will work with a small User-Centered Design team in an agile development team to create and refine designs based on user research. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a startup environment with the benefits of an established, mid-sized company.

Responsibilities: • Create interaction designs from start to finish, including high-level conceptual designs, wireframes, and final visual designs. • Create sketches, mockups and prototypes to effectively communicate designs. • Work with Usability Analysts to conduct customer research, and iterate on designs based on customer feedback. • Work with Usability Analysts to ensure that designs meet usability goals. • Assist feature teams in developing functional requirements when necessary. • Proactively improve design processes to ensure that deliverables are of high quality and users are kept at the center of decisions. • Provide accurate estimating information and deliver work on time.

Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree, Human Factors certificate is a plus, or equivalent work-related experience. • 4+ years experience designing software in a user-centered design process. Experience designing web-based applications is strongly preferred. • Ability to provide rationale for designs based on heuristics, best practices, and research data. • Ability to work collaboratively and quickly in an agile development process. • Ability to prioritize work, create and adhere to project schedules, and work under minimal supervision. • Ability to communicate design fundamentals to the agile team, including information design, visual design, and UI standards. • Experience with prototyping and design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Axure, Microsoft Expression Blend or similar products.

Bonus Skills and Experience • Experience promoting user-centered thinking within a development team. • Experience setting up and managing timelines for design projects.

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