Mar 02 2010

UI Designer - permanent full-time opening in NYC

Published by Dharmesh at 4:17 pm under Career

KOHL Group Job Description:  KR012610_UX Designer

Arrangement:  Full-time, permanent employment with our client company

Client Company:  Major Global Investment Bank

Work Location:  Work is full-time onsite in Manhattan, NYC

Job Title:  Senior User Experience Designer

Start:  February 2010


Responsible for driving the interaction design of applications and web site look & feel developed within our client’s Sales Technology organization, and for defining UI standards across business units.  He/she will actively assist in defining and communicating a vision to improve the user experience of our client’s applications.  The designer must be innovative, think out-of-the-box, and push our approach beyond typical corporate design.  MUST BE FIRST AND FOREMOST A DESIGNER - technical skill a plus, but not a requirement.

In addition to web design, must have experience designing Windows desktop applications and be familiar with platform conventions, best practices, and MS Office suite.  Experience should include UI design for data intensive, report-oriented, and transaction-oriented applications. Data visualization experience is a plus.

The front-end designer will work with business stakeholders and development teams to conceptualize the user experience of our client’s internal and external users.  He/she will identify commonalities across different areas and drive the creation of standards to create consistency of experience.  This person must have extensive experience working with development teams, and needs to define the process around incorporating a user-centered design approach into the software development life cycle.

He/she must be experienced working with business and development groups through all phases of the software development lifecycle. This includes:

-Gathering and analyzing user requirements

-Translating user requirements into front end specifications

-Reaching consensus among stakeholders with differing opinions

-Defining information architecture, interaction elements, and content composition

-Creating wireframes, screen flows, and state diagrams

-Working with graphic designers to provide static and interactive low and high fidelity prototypes

-Vetting design concepts with stakeholders and development groups

-Usability testing

-Defining high level and detailed design specifications

-Partnering with development groups and graphic designers to provide UI guidance and assure correct implementation

Must have excellent communication and organization skills.  Must be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.


Work closely with usability team members, product managers, development teams and other internal stakeholders to design wireframes, proof-of-concept mockups, demos and prototypes of proposed and planned applications and features.  Create prototypes of user interface designs for usability analysis and client review.

Collaborate in the definition of user interface design standards for desktop and Web applications, to optimize ease-of-use and achieve an integrated and consistent look and feel.

Produce style guides and other tools to assure that our client’s applications comply with these standards.  Promote these standards firm-wide. Consult with business and development teams to facilitate compliance.

Be knowledgeable about and comply with Corporate Communication branding guidelines.

Serve as a knowledge resource for the latest trends in UX design and best practices.


-7+ years of experience in user interface / human factors design

-Post-graduate degree in interaction design or related field

-Proven experience designing interactive applications that have been developed and achieved great success with users

-Expert on Windows operating system metaphors and MS Office front-end conventions

-Experience with software development groups and processes

-Self-motivated and self-managed with a high degree of analytical ability and intellectual curiosity

-Strong fluency in desktop application and web standards and technologies

-Attention to detail and accuracy, commitment to delivering highly-polished designs

-Ability to manage the design process

-Ability to work well under pressure, to handle shifting priorities and ad-hoc requests

-Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate actively and proactively with others in a cross-functional team

-Ability to communicate effectively in writing, verbally and as a presenter


Must be able to submit portfolio samples before interview.  Portfolio should include examples of:

-Desktop and web application designs that have been delivered to end users

-Samples of wireframes or other high level design documents

-Samples of front end design specifications

-Any other materials that illustrate experience with the UI design and development process from start to finish


Joe Gleason, Vice President

The KOHL Group, Inc.

1719 Route 10, Suite 315

Parsippany, NJ 07054 USA

Ph (973) 984-2214 x110

Toll Free (888) 792-9872 x110

Fax (973) 984-8489

email:  [email protected]


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