Senior UX Designer

Location
Carmel, Indiana
Salary
competitive
Posted
Sep 05, 2019
Metro Area
Indianapolis
Duration
Full Time

Job Summary:

As a UX Designer at NextGear Capital, you’ll be a key member in helping us reimagine the digital experience for the automotive industry. Your days will be filled collaborating with product architects and engineers to define product strategy, information architecture, user research, and usability testing to design better experiences and outcomes for our users.
The User Experience Designer works collaboratively with UX, Product Management, and Technology delivery teams to design the next generation of desktop and mobile applications across web, iOS, and Android platforms. This individual draw from a deep understanding of design systems, standards and best practices to innovate and create amazing user experiences for our software solutions. The Designer must think strategically, collaborate across disciplines, be self-driven, and execute with an eye for detail. The ideal candidate enjoys working with other team members to solve complex user/business problems and can easily adapt and grow within a fast-paced and innovative environment. They must have a passion for design, an outstanding set of user experience design skills, and a desire to execute with excellence. 
About You:

 

  • You are curious
  • Know the value of storytelling and providing a lens into the user’s world
  • You’re a great communicator and can talk UX, metrics, and business goal with ease.
  • Empathy, data and insights are part of your everyday
  • Get that the “U” in UX stands for user not you
  • Not afraid to have difficult conversations
  • Others would say you’re known for your great listen skills
  • You’re often heard asking “how do we know this?” and “let’s find out?”
  • Have strong opinions, loosely held
  • Have a good sense of humor


Your Role:

 

 

  • Design beautiful, simple, elegant, and intuitive applications, in both web and native/hybrid ecosystems
  • Conceive and manage design from start to finish
  • Create design deliverables such as wireframes, mockups, specifications, process flows, mood boards, user personas, icons, finished artwork, and prototypes
  • Participate in regular design reviews and be ready to clearly rationalize and justify design work
  • Create innovative design concepts based on a deep understanding of user needs and business objectives; willingness to try new approaches and iterate
  • Work with and/or develop design resources such as templates, Sketch symbols, icon libraries, reusable app components, style guides, design standards, and brand standards
  • Work in an agile environment providing design communication and assets for the team
  • Keep abreast of the latest UX design and technology trends
  • Support the overall visual design of products including color palette, typography, iconography, and style
  • Develop user research and usability tests and incorporate the findings into your design decisions
  • Estimate effort, plan schedules and manage time effectively
  • Obtain buy-in from stakeholders
  • Support implementation and respond to day-to-day questions from developers, product managers, and team leads
  • Understand technical, business, and time limitations, and design within these constraints

Qualifications

 

 

  • 5+ years of experience designing web and mobile apps, 4+ years of general design experience
  • Proven expertise in Sketch App and InVision or other design tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and OmniGraffle
  • Deep understanding of and experience with the full UX design process including information architecture, user flows, wireframes, and high-fidelity mockups
  • Portfolio containing examples of web, responsive and mobile app design


What we look for:

 

 

  • A Bachelor’s degree preferred in a related field (HCI, Graphic Design, Industrial Design)
  • Experience with Lean UX, Agile Methodology and Design Thinking
  • Proven expertise with modern desktop and mobile app design
  • Understanding and knowledge of mobile human interface guidelines (Apple’s HIG and Google’s Material Design), current possibilities and limitations of hardware and operating systems, and basic design requirements of a complete mobile app (icon and artwork sizes, necessary screenshots, splash screens, screen resolutions, retina graphics, etc.)
  • Solid understanding of graphic design principles and best practices
  • Flexibility and openness to feedback from cross-functional team members
  • Strong prioritization, planning and time management skills
  • Ability to balance multiple projects or tasks effectively without close supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and follow through
  • Confidence and knowledge to design uniquely complex or large scale UX projects

 

 

About Cox Automotive

 

Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling and owning cars easier for everyone, while also enabling mobility services. The global company’s 34,000-plus team members and family of brands, including Autotrader®, Clutch Technologies, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, VinSolutions®, vAuto® and Xtime®, are passionate about helping millions of car shoppers, tens of thousands of auto dealer clients across five continents and many others throughout the automotive industry thrive for generations to come. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises Inc., a privately-owned, Atlanta-based company with revenues exceeding $20 billion. www.coxautoinc.com

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations:  Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services.   Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

 

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