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User Experience Engineer

Innovative Systems is looking for an experienced User Experience (UX) Engineer to work at our world headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA. In this role, you will be responsible for User Interface (UX) design – beginning with initial research to high-fidelity prototypes to developing UI software components that can be used by the development teams for inclusion in existing product redesigns and new product offerings.

Our ideal candidate will have a fundamental understanding of the user design process and be well-versed in design research methodologies and software development technologies. They will be a user advocate; someone who is able to see the product from the experience of the user and then alter their design accordingly. They will be skilled in the development technologies required to take their user designs to working code that can be incorporated into the final product.  Additionally, they will be outgoing, personable, and able to speak intelligently with users and stakeholders alike. They will be comfortable with receiving feedback and constructive criticism and passionate about creating elegant, user-centered solutions.

What you will be doing…

As a UX Engineer at Innovative, you will play an essential role in our product design and development. You will conceive and conduct user research, interviews and surveys, and translate them into sitemaps, wireframes and prototypes. You will design the overall functionality of the product and iterate upon it to ensure a positive user experience.  In addition, you will be part of promoting a user-centered culture throughout Innovative, helping to create ways to put the users of our products first. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Translating concepts into wireframes, prototypes & other deliverables that lead to intuitive user experiences.
  • Developing baseline UI toolkits that support the rapid development of new products and features in existing products.
  • Facilitating client’s product visions by researching, conceiving, sketching, prototyping, and mocking up user experiences for digital products.
  • Identifying design problems and devising elegant solutions.
  • Making strategic design and user-experience decisions related to both existing and new features.
  • Rapidly testing and iterating designs with both existing and potential users.
  • Collaborating with team members and stakeholders all over the globe.
  • Taking smart risks and championing new ideas.

Qualifications you must have…

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in HCI, Information Systems or Computer Science
  • Portfolio of work that demonstrates use of the complete design process including coded operational examples.
  • Experience with front-end development technologies, such as HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript frameworks such as JQuery, Angular, and React.
  • Proven ability to work with clients to understand detailed requirements and design complete user experiences that meet client needs and vision.
  • A solid grasp of user-centered design and testing methodologies, subsystems, and usability and accessibility concerns.
  • Ability to iterate designs and solutions efficiently and intelligently.
  • Ability to clearly and successfully communicate design processes, ideas, and solutions to teams and clients.
  • Experience effectively working independently and in cross-functional teams.
  •  Ability and willingness to travel 10-15% of the time to client sites throughout the UK, the United States, and other locations.

It’s a plus if you have…

  • Expertise in UX software such as InVision, UXPin, Balsamiq, Framer.js, Quartz Composer.
  • Familiarity with .NET framework.
  • Experience designing for both desktop and mobile-based platforms.

About Innovative

Innovative Systems is one of the fastest growing global leaders in the development and delivery of software data quality, master data management, and risk/compliance solutions and services. Our pace is fast and our work is challenging and meaningful.  Our style is highly autonomous, relaxed, and collaborative. You will find superb mentoring and coworkers that are both smart and fun to be around. If you are looking to make a difference – this may be the place for you!

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