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Senior User Experience Designer - Contract

| Chicago

PowerReviews works with more than 1,000 global brands and retailers to increase conversion and improve products and the customer experience with ratings and reviews and Q&A software. Ratings and reviews solutions from PowerReviews are essential for consumers as they search and shop online and in-store, and they are proven to increase online site-wide sales up to 17%.

In your role as Senior UX Designer, you must take ownership of the user experience and visual design of products and features. You must be able to work closely with stakeholders to understand business goals drive projects from conception and research to completion. You should have a deep understanding of mobile and desktop design practices. You should be able to test ideas with real users in a variety of methods depending on the needs of the product or feature. You will be involved in all phases of the software lifecycle to ensure that ideas are tested to be high quality and that they are implemented correctly to drive Key Performance Indicators in the right direction. This role will report into the product organization at PowerReviews and report directly to the Director, User Experience.

Key Accountabilities

  • Creating wireframes, mock-ups, and prototypes to validate new product and/or feature ideas on behalf of the broader product team
  • Collaborating with front-end development team members to create simple and intuitive product experiences
  • Coordinating with Product Managers to conduct and execute research initiatives to inform product directions
  • Distilling research and test results into actionable plans for development
  • Working with the other UX designers to refine the design process and to contribute to a consistent and effective design system
  • Embracing flexibility by jumping in where help is needed, taking the reigns and displaying ownership over the projects you contribute to
  • Partnering with a cross-functional team to deliver highly desirable, usable, and tangible interactive experiences
  • Producing stunning, adaptive and holistic visual designs and information architecture through sketches, wireframes, illustrations, and other user-centered design methodologies

Requirements & Preferred Skills:

  • 7+ years experience designing responsive and adaptive consumer-facing websites, apps and mobile experiences
  • Strong visual design aesthetic
  • Experience with A/B testing
  • Experience with usability testing (live or remote)
  • Understanding of working within and building design systems
  • Working knowledge of Adobe products and Sketch in a Mac environment
  • Working knowledge of HTML/CSS for prototyping and proofs of concept
  • Familiarity in designing across multiple screen sizes and devices
  • Understanding of agile development process
  • Team mentality to do what’s best for the product
  • Experience in the eCommerce space is a plus

About Our Team

At PowerReviews, UX is a small team but one with a great amount of influence and responsibility. We are researchers, architects, designers, and feedback gatherers. On our teams, we are the advocates for the end-user perspective. We are the bearers of quality. We build trust with our teams by delivering consistently, by communicating frequently, and collaborating at every step.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • TableauAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

1 N. Dearborn, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60602

An Insider's view of PowerReviews

What does your typical day look like?

My favorite part about being on the Technical Support team at PowerReviews is receiving really difficult issues and finding creatives way to solve the problem. It helps keeps things interesting and no days are ever the same.

Chris

Technical Support Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Since starting at PowerReviews, I've had the opportunity to work with individual clients to now serving as the VP of Customer Success. Here I’m able to do what I love while also growing in my career.

Jessica

VP, Client Success

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

In the past year our teams have collaborated to deliver over 14 differentiated products, features and capabilities to bring value and ecommerce best practices to our clients and most importantly, delight their customers.

Rachel

Director, Product Management

What are PowerReviews Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
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