UX Architect

| Chicago



Summary of the UX Architect

 

SMS Assist is one of America’s fastest-growing technology companies and is revolutionizing the multisite property management market with a network of over 20,000 subcontractor Affiliates and 100,000+ client locations, all using the SMS Assist proprietary technology platform. The core of our technology is our mobile & desktop application, One by SMS, which allows radical transparency of all services performed, so every service is done on time and on budget for our growing list of national and Fortune 500 clients.

 

As a UX Architect for SMS Assist, you will work closely with SMS business leadership, product owners, engineers, and our customers to craft experiences for any channel or platform and draw on your thorough knowledge of the UX lifecycle (research, concepting, iterative design, testing) to help lead the definition and creation of innovative design solutions that address customer needs and marry them with SMS’ business goals. You will have experience managing projects through the entire product lifecycle and will proactively manage expectations. You should have the ability to engage in effective dialog with the engineering team, with a focus on optimizing business agility, value, and innovative User Experience design and direction.



The UX Architect will be expected to participate in these areas of UX discipline:

• User Research

• Information Architecture

• Interaction Design - Wireframes/Prototypes

• Content Strategy


 

Responsibilities of the UX Architect

 

·Ability to create elegant, smart, and intuitive designs for web, desktop, and mobile applications

·Work with a team of UXers to deliver innovative, delightful user experiences that meets stakeholder expectations

·Lead, train & mentor junior UXers

·Communicate design strategy to product owners, clients, developers and other team members and be able to articulate creative rationale

·Educate on design innovation and best practices while building consensus and buy-in from stakeholders

·Develop presentations, storyboards, and client feedback mechanisms to communicate design process

·Collaborate across functional groups and across design teams early and often

·Work closely and often with stakeholders, clients and IT

·Use design thinking methodologies to empathize, learn, ideate, challenge stakeholders and UX peers, ideate and iterate

·Oversee relevant research to motivate design decisions and inform product roadmap

·Collaborate across functional groups and across design teams early and often

·Manage design deliverables with Agile project management techniques 

·Provide quality assurance of UX deliverables 

·Lead internal brainstorms, ideation, and design thinking workshops  

 

Minimum Qualifications of the UX Architect

·BA/BS degree in Design (e.g. interaction, graphic, visual communications, product, industrial, etc.), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer Science (CS) or a related field, or equivalent practical experience

·5+ years of experience creating iterative design, working closely with customers and peers and developers from inception through implementation

·Experience designing and shipping software design experiences

·Working knowledge of usability principles and techniques

·Experience collaborating with Product Management and Engineering counterparts

·Travel Expected: up to 0-25% of the time

 

 

    Preferred Qualifications of the UX Architect

·Expert with UX tools (e.g. Sketch, Axure, InVision, Photoshop, Illustrator) to produce wireframes, prototypes and workflows

·Ability to storytell and frame problems for a diverse audience of stakeholders, helping them envision potential design opportunities

·Drive the design review cycle and gather on design requirements independently

·Contribute to UX vision and strategy

·Raise the bar for product quality by advocating for user centered product roadmaps

·Experience managing or leading design teams

·Working with team members across time zones

·Ability to create lightweight prototypes to test ideas

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Location

875 North Michigan Avenue , Chicago, IL 60611
875 North Michigan Avenue , Chicago, IL 60611

What are SMS Assist Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)

Additional Perks + Benefits

Competitive Salary. Flexible Spending Plans. Prescription Drug Program. Free Fitness Center membership.

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