• Senior UI Designer

    Job Locations US-PA-Malvern
    Job ID
    2019-1674
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Software Development
    Experience Level
    Senior
  • Overview

    Frontline Education, a leading EdTech company headquartered in Malvern, PA, has a dynamic career growth opportunity for a Senior User Interface Designer to join our User Experience practice creating exceptional software solutions for school administration. This individual will work alongside a multi-disciplinary team of designers by leading the visual identity and design language of our platform and point solutions. 

     

    We’re looking for someone with a track record of taking the UI of digital products and systems to the next level. This candidate will work closely with a team of user experience designers, governing the high-fidelity visual artifacts of projects for both desktop and mobile experiences, while partnering with engineering to ensure accurate translation of those artifacts into the hands of our usersWe’re excited to find someone with the grit and know-how to incessantly raise the bar of our visual practice and advance our platform design system at design.frontlineeducation.com. 

    Responsibilities

    Key Responsibilities: 

    • Translate concepts, wireframes, workflow diagrams and user journeys into hi-fi mockups, prototypes, style guides, and component libraries for multi-platform experiences. 
    • Advance our design system to be industry leading, while making it easier for the team to adopt and contribute. 
    • Monitor and improve the quality of our collaboration with engineering as they build from our artifacts, ensuring adequate feedback loops and formal review and approval. 
    • Establish and maintain an intake process with engineering to log and monitor design debt. 
    • Coach the team and organization on the universal and particular precepts of visual design and the impact these precepts have on our users and the business. 
    • Identify and drive visual design opportunities for our products against trends and technological advances. 
    • Enjoy being part of an incredibly talented team of designers who know when to relax, when to roll up our sleeves, and when to lean on each other. 

     

    Soft skills we are looking for in a candidate: 

    • Lean. You exemplify the Lean UX principles of collaborative design over designing on an island, solving user problems over designing the next cool feature, applying appropriate tools over following a rigid plan, and nimble design over heavy comps or specifications.  
    • Empathy. You value the viewpoints of others in defining visual excellenceRather than expressing your own bias, you listen and think critically about what makes good sense in each situation. You ask appropriate questions, weigh the pros and cons, and figure out where mutual success lies. 
    • Strong integrity and interpersonal skills. You exhibit exemplary personal and professional ethical standards and are able to work well in a team-oriented, collaborative environment. 
    • Leadership. You lead by example and coach otherfor the betterment of the team. You take ownership of and articulately defend your decisions, but also embrace change when data suggests a new direction. 
    • Personal and professional development. You invest in continuous learning through self-study or training. 
    • Commitment to the company, team, and product success.

    Qualifications

    To operate most effectively, you should have experience with the following: 

    • 5+ years of successful personal design contributions to enterprise-level desktop and mobile experiences. 
    • Demonstrable excellence in visual hierarchy, grid systems, color theory, gestalt principles, typography, and motion design. 
    • Knowledge of front-end technologies (HTML, CSS), how these technologies inform your work, and how to effectively communicate with development engineers in their language. 
    • General awareness of and competency with any one or more common visual and motion design tools for digital products (e.g. Sketch, Invision, Studio, Figma, Framer, Marvel, Principle, XD, After Effects, etc.). 
    • Ability to articulate the relationship between your design decisions and HCI/accessibility principles, best practices, and heuristics. 
    • Ability to succinctly present ideas, progress, and outcomes through verbal and visual communication to internal stakeholders. 
    • Ability to identify and empathize with key user personas in order to accurately frame problems and context. 

     

     A degree in a related field is preferred, but real-world experience is most important. 

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