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UX Design Lead

Company: Apex Systems
Location: Trenton
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Job Description:

The User Experience (UX) team functions as an Expertise Center focused on User Experience Strategy, Research and Design. Organizationally, UX resides within the Business Technology Practice Area which works with clients to design effective technology solutions that support enhance critical business processes and manage the implementation of those solutions. Within this practice area, the UX team, specifically, spearheads a variety of engagements from large scale business transformation to interactive dashboards, portals, and applications for mobile and desktop. USER EXPERIENCE LEAD We seek a User Experience Lead to join our fast growing team in our Princeton, New Jersey office. User Experience Leads drive initiatives that make solutions useful, usable and desirable for people. We seek someone who is not only passionate about designing beautifully simple experiences, but also a champion of applying user-centered design to solve complex business problems. This role works across various lifecycle stages, from initial definition to continuous enhancement, as we integrate user-centered design into the work of multi-disciplinary teams and broad range of client engagements. We will look to you for expertise in both hands-on production and direction in guiding UX strategy, research, and design. As a senior member of the team, you will provide thought leadership in our UX consulting practice and be an integral part of guiding a small team of skilled Senior UX Designers. Responsibilities Produce standardized, effective design deliverables to articulate user research insights, design concepts and final deliverables Strive for maximum usability and user engagement for the end-to-end experience by implementing best-of-practice design solutions and leveraging industry standards Partner with members of the User Experience leadership team comprised of designers, and researchers to nurture a design thinking culture and grow a best-in-class UX practice that's recognized inside and outside of the firm Partner and collaborate with cross-disciplinary teams throughout all stages of the user-centered design process including documentation of user types, scenarios and tasks, as well as conceptual models and process flows, wireframes and mock-ups and other related design artifacts Support the planning of qualitative and quantitative user research. Participate in testing, analysis and synthesis of research and communicate findings back to clients, project teams and colleagues as appropriate. User research may include ethnographic studies, user interviews, usability testing, card-sorting, and heuristic reviews. Qualifications Required Bachelor's or Master's degree in a visual design field. including graphic design, interaction design, industrial design, illustration or comparable design discipline Optional, depending on experience Bachelor's, Master's or PhD in human computer interaction, human factors, information science or a human-computer interaction discipline 10 years of experience in enabling and delivering complex high-volume, high profile business applications, portals, mobile applications, interactive dashboards, data visualization and information graphics Excellent communication and collaboration skills with experience guiding design decisions and obtaining consensus on project requirements and deliverables with all levels of management Well versed and fluent in the user-centered design (UCD) process applying it to the design of complex, transactional systems Strongly developed business sensibility and the ability to deeply and quickly understand varying business needs holistically. Demonstrated experience in healthcare project and program management, including scope definition, deadlines and stakeholder management Expertise in the craft of user interface design coupled with proficient visual design sensibility Familiarity with Web and mobile technologies, interactive dashboards and data visualization Proven experience and comprehension of mobile design best of practices Understanding of user research techniques such as contextual inquiry, user interviews and usability testing, with the ability to explain various research types to clients, as well as the ability to incorporate insights from research studies and synthesize the findings into the visual user experience the ability to plan and oversee a research study is required, but the candidate does not need to know how to execute every type of research study Excellent understanding of common information architecture principles, metadata models, and their associated development techniques knowledge of healthcare-related taxonomies and ontologies preferred Functional understanding of enterprise software is required as well as being adept at collaborating with technical teams to reach feasible solutions in portals, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems, content management systems, collaboration technologies, and business intelligence to support Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, and other operational functions Demonstrated ability to multitask and work effectively on several projects simultaneously in a matrixed and fast paced environment with a tenacity to overcome ambiguity Robust and diverse portfolio featuring user-centered design work that lead to positive business outcomes Ability to travel to client locations (10-25) to work with teams and provide in-person expertise EEO Employer Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or

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