UX Designer – Newark, NJ

This is a 100% on-site, contract/hourly-paid UX Designer job located in Newark, NJ paying to $55 to $85 per hour depending on experience for 6-12 months. Conversion to full time possible. No telecommuting allowed. US Citizens or Green Card-holding local candidates only please. Thank you.

Responsibilities:
* Create holistic design solutions that drive business goals, brand vision, and customer satisfaction
* Augment and enhance existing flows and UI components within company products
* Effectively communicate conceptual ideas, design rationale and the specifics of user centered design process
* Validate design assumptions through qualitative user testing
* Work with web developers and engineers to deliver the final product

Basic Qualifications:
* Minimum of 3 years experience as a key member of a design team participating in the product development lifecycle for web and/or mobile applications
* 5+ years total industry experience (corporate, software, web, agency experience)
* Experience working with cross-functional teams (including user research, product management, marketing, and engineering)
* Solid understanding of user-centered design principles, careful attention to detail, as well as ability to grasp multiple product requirements
* Ability to create lo and hi-fidelity wire frames, prototypes, and screen flows using common tools (Adobe Creative Suite, hand-coded HTML, OmniGraffle, etc.) to gather customer insight and validation
* Experience presenting cohesive design approaches to a non-design audience (including business, product and technology teams)
* Ability to prioritize and manage work to adhere to critical project timelines in a fast- paced environment
* A degree in Computer Science, Visual Communications, Human-Computer Interaction or related field, or equivalent work experience

Preferred Qualifications:
* Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript. Hand-coding a plus
* Advanced studies in psychology and cognitive science a plus

If you are interested in this job, please submit your resume, portfolio and hourly requirements to opensourcestaffing|AT|gmail.com

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