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User Experience Designer

| Chicago
We are looking for a User Experience Designer who has a passion for creative problem solving. This is an ideal role for an organized and detail-oriented self starter who advocates for user-centered, data-driven design. The best candidate for this role is a naturally engaging storyteller who enjoys collaborating with cross-disciplinary teams and balancing user and business needs to deliver award-winning solutions for our client partners.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to UX deliverables including sitemaps, wireframes, experience strategy documentation, prototypes, process flows, etc.
  • Participate in discovery activities such as design workshops, stakeholder interviews, accessibility audits, expert reviews, and competitive reviews
  • Assist in user research activities such as user testing, persona development, and user journeys
  • Collaborate within multi-disciplinary teams to create innovative, best-in-class, customer-centric solutions
  • Stay informed of UX best practices, trends, tools, and participate in the local UX community
  • Contribute to our culture and atmosphere, quality of work, and growth into the next generation of user experience designers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS/BA in Human-Computer Interaction, Graphic Design, Information Systems, Computer Science, or equivalent work experience
  • Strong background in human factors, information architecture, and user-centered design methodology
  • Ability to create wireframes, sitemaps, navigation flows, user journeys, process flows, interaction design, and specs
  • Understanding of responsive design, accessibility issues, and Agile methodology
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously Consulting/Agency experience is a plus
  • Familiarity with design and presentation software, specifically: Sketch, InVision, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and project team membersExcellent listener with a passion for user experience
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • DrupalLanguages
    • MagentoLanguages
    • AEMLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks

Location

We are located in Ravenswood, a family-friendly neighborhood, that has a plethora of unique shops, restaurants, and quite a few breweries!
4115 N Ravenswood Ave #101, Chicago, IL 60613

An Insider's view of HS2 Solutions

What does your typical day look like?

Most of our work at HS2 is team-focused so I spend a lot of time collaborating with my team. This entails strategizing with senior developers, working with our design teams and regularly checking in with the client. Fridays at the office are also a lot of fun. Each office gets lunch catered and we typically end the day with an in-house DJ session!

Pat

Web Developer

What are HS2 Solutions Perks + Benefits

HS2 Solutions Benefits Overview

Yes, we offer competetive paychecks and annual bonuses, but we also offer top-of-the-line healthcare, vision, dental, pet, disability, and life insurance; flexible spending accounts, including transportation savings; 401(k) benefits; and a take-what-you-need vacation policy. At HS2, rewarding our people for a job well done is the most important job we do.

You could say our perks start with free craft brew (including HS2’s own) at Beer O’clock or with the Friday lunches and snacks all day, every day. Offering flexible working hours and choosing from two comfortable offices in public transportation and restaurant-friendly locations are definite pluses. For some, it’s the shiny new Apple computers and displays. For others, it’s our annual Hackathon, lunch and learn sessions, a tech conference, or certification opportunity. Or maybe it’s simply the camaraderie during an annual 5K, a bunch of coworkers kicking back and playing games during happy hour, a competitive dodgeball tournament, or bringing a date to our annual holiday bash. No matter which is your favorite, HS2 is never short on perks!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

First-rate salary, “Take What You Need” vacation policy, and competitive bonus incentives • The opportunity to work side-by-side with smart, passionate team members and to be paired with a Mentor and Career Coach to help you reach your personal and professional development goals! • Amazing, holiday parties and frequent team activities, get-togethers, shindigs, and powwows, including an annual Hackathon! • An incomparable benefits package for you and your family, including: 401(k) retirement; fully paid premiums for healthcare, long-term disability, pet insurance, and life insurance; and dental and vision programs • Opportunities to regularly participate in community volunteer events and our charitable contribution program

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