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Contract User Experience Designer

McLean, VA, USA

Ranked as #12 on Forbes’ List of 25 Fastest Growing Public Tech Companies for 2017, EPAM is committed to providing our global team of 25,900+ EPAMers with inspiring careers from day one. EPAMers lead with passion and honesty and think creatively. Our people are the source of our success and we value collaboration, try to always understand our customers’ business, and strive for the highest standards of excellence. No matter where you are located, you’ll join a dedicated, diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.

DESCRIPTION


You are curious, persistent, logical and clever – a true techie at heart. You enjoy living by the code of your craft and developing elegant solutions for complex problems. If this sounds like you, this could be the perfect opportunity to join EPAM as a Contract User Experience Designer. Scroll down to learn more about the position’s responsibilities and requirements.

What You’ll Do

  • Leads UX aspects of responsive-design projects;
  • Leads user research and usability testing activities;
  • Leads the data analysis and development of mental models, personas and journey maps;
  • Serves as UX Lead for new-business activities, presentations and estimates;
  • Collaborates with content strategy leads on hierarchy and taxonomy;
  • Collaborates with creative leads on process, interaction design and flows;
  • Hands on creation of site maps, flows, navigation strategies, wireframe prototypes and annotations;
  • Has strong communication skills with the ability to present research findings and recommendations as well as design work to internal team as well as clients;
  • Delegates work to more junior UX designers as needed/appropriate;
  • Mentors associate-level UX designers;
  • Has a strong portfolio demonstrating an excellent understanding of user-experience;
  • Is committed to gaining new skills and regularly seeking inspiration and ideas;
  • Contributes to team culture by attending events and sharing a POV on user experience-related trends and topics.

What You Have

  • 3-5 years of experience with UX/wireframing software including Sketch, Visio, Omnigraffle, Axure, InDesign or other;
  • Strong ability to lead user research and testing activities and deliverables;
  • Excellent ability to explain complex design decisions to experts and laypeople;
  • Strong understanding of interaction design and usability best practices;
  • Understanding of responsive design;
  • Strong ability to lead UX activities within both agile and waterfall environments;
  • Ability to accurately estimate and delegate work so that it is delivered on time and on budget;
  • Strong understanding of relevant technologies for desktop and mobile;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent presentation skills;
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams;
  • High-level knowledge of visual design and front-end development;
  • Sound business acumen; strategic skills; common sense;
  • Willing to travel (if needed).

What We Offer

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance (Subsidized);
  • Health Savings Account;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Healthcare, Dependent Care, Commuter);
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability (Company Provided);
  • Life and AD&D Insurance (Company Provided);
  • Matched 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan;
  • Paid Time Off;
  • Legal Plan and Identity Theft Protection;
  • Accident Insurance;
  • Employee Discounts;
  • Pet Insurance.