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UX Designer

Date: Nov 25, 2020

Location: Columbus, OH, US, 43202

Company: American Chemical Society

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CAS uses intuitive technology, unparalleled scientific content and unmatched human expertise to help companies create groundbreaking innovations that benefit the world. As the scientific information solutions division of the American Chemical Society, CAS manages the largest curated reservoir of scientific knowledge, and for 112 years, has helped innovators mine, assess and apply that information to keep businesses thriving. The CAS team is global, diverse, endlessly curious and strives to make scientific insights accessible to innovators worldwide.

 

Position Summary

CAS is currently seeking a User Experience Designer. This position will be located in our headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.

 

This individual identifies the best methods and processes for creating the optimal product user experience, in tight product development stages and timelines. This individual is engaged in all stages of product development—from early research and user analysis—to user experience design, support of user research, and ongoing benchmarking of products and applications. The UX designer works independently and also as part of work teams comprising business analysts, product managers, contractors, and others in the Product Development group.

 

Some of the other responsibilities include:

· Collaborates with cross-organizational stakeholders to translate product needs into world-class user experiences. Teams with Product Development staff, business analysts, and contractors to develop UX design requirements in line with business needs.

· Defines and validates product information architecture, interaction patterns, user flows, and UX design specifications. Communicates those experiences to stakeholders at all levels of the organization.

· Strives for consistency in design patterns within and across CAS products.

· Supports and/or conducts rigorous usability tests, using a variety of analytical methods including lab-based and remote usability testing; paper prototyping; rapid iterative testing of wireframes, mockups, and Axure prototypes.

· Collaborates with UX researchers to translate research findings into actionable, prioritized design solutions. Documents and presents research-based design change proposals to stakeholders.

· Evaluates current product implementations and identifies areas for enhancing user experience.

· Maintains awareness of current design techniques, technologies, and best practices and is able to apply those learnings in innovative ways for CAS products.

· Actively promotes the value of user-centered design, user research, and usability testing throughout the organization.

 

Qualifications:

· College degree or equivalent experience in human factors or human-computer interaction preferred; Advanced degree or equivalent experience.

· 3+ years of experience

· Strong analytical skills required.

· Strong working knowledge of design and prototyping tools (such as Axure, Photoshop, XD, etc).

· Demonstrated experience with requirements gathering, prototyping, user experience design, user research, and information architecture.

· Competency with UI design standards, heuristic analyses/expert review, prototyping, and wireframing.

 

CAS offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including a generous vacation plan, medical, dental, vision insurance plans, and employee savings and retirement plans.  Candidates for this position must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by our company for this position now or in the future.  EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran


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