You love UX — live for it, maybe even — but let’s face it: You can get stuck in a rut sometimes, rehashing the same old same old and never experiencing the freedom and variety enjoyed by some other disciplines. But you can lay that concern aside when it comes to this gig, in which you’ll be the experience guru on a crack multidisciplinary consulting team that parachutes into client businesses to ply its trade. It’s varied, high-impact and extremely rewarding work in which you’ll do honor to your high principles of user experience, keeping it real while keeping it fresh as a Sunday in May. Sound good? Apply.
The Nitty Gritty
As the project gets underway, you’ll sit down with the client to hash out a best-in-class experience strategy and vision. Then you and your team – strategists in business, content, visual design and tech – will work together to forge an overall digital solution, to which your input from an experience perspective will be crucial; you’ll be the Voice of the People in discussions of how to move forward. You’ll think tons about design, knowing and asserting what will work best for users, and offering up technically viable alternatives when appropriate. Much of what you know about user preferences and requirements will come from actual testing and your careful analysis of the results. On both the high level and down in the weeds, you’ll be there to guide design analysis to keep the solution aligned with the overall agreed-upon experience strategy. And you’ll stand ready to present that experience to senior executives and other stakeholders at the client firm.
Hired Gun Proﬁle
This experience thing is no passing interest of yours: You’ve got a Master’s in Human-Computer Interaction and/or a closely related field, and three to five years of UX experience during which you’ve contributed significantly to some big-ole, complex, enterprise-wide digital transformations. You’ve got technical chops up the ying-yang, everything from mobile design to ERP to WCM systems, which, taken alongside your strategic bent, gives you an uncanny grasp of both the forest and the trees.
You’re quite comfortable working alongside C-Suite execs, presenting to them, giving them what they want and (harder sometimes, but damned important) what they need in order to succeed. You consistently show good judgment and are propelled along through the world by an insatiable curiosity. And, if given a choice between being a benevolent dictator or part of a Power Rangers-style team of equals, each of whom brings a unique set of talents, you’d go Power Ranger every time, such is your belief in the supremacy of collaboration over other models.
Bear in mind that you’re applying to join what is essentially a highly creative team, so bring that intellectual curiosity, that highly developed aesthetic sensibility, and that yearning to build new and elegant things that bring real benefit into the world.
It’s a rare opportunity to become part of an A-Team, bringing all of your experience and expertise to bear on some fascinating work that’ll constantly feed your hungry mind.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.