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UX and UI Designer

Date Posted: Jul 4, 2019

Location: Tampa, FL, US

Company: Gerdau

Scope:

We are looking for a strategic designer to join our rapidly growing team. You are going to be working on brand-new products with a strong team. As a UI/UX strategic designer you will focus on improving existing digital processes and User Experience to better meet customer needs, as well as playing a vital role in designing a wide range of products and interfaces. You will be involved in the product development process from ideation to launch, working closely with Product Owners, developers, team members to deliver the best digital experience for Gerdau’s customers.

 

Our UX and UI Designer will design and create graphical user interfaces with intuitive UI, service navigation, customer journeys and graphical client wireframes. Strong creative and visual skills to articulate design decisions and process followed. Analyse and propose innovative UX / user journey and improve processes, developing ethnographic research and contextual design investigations to understand customer behaviors, pain points, and needs, create/update and prototype digital user interfaces and physical products. A background with product prototyping and testing, future visioning and strategy development is important.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Strategy and research

  • Contribute to deep trend analysis and research of interesting exemplars in the marketplace
  • Identify insights from customer research and market analysis 
  • Bring your research to life through personas, customer journeys, insight-opportunity frameworks, system maps, user stories, sketches and scenarios that meet your customer profiles in a multi-device approach

Collaborative design and development

  • Using divergent design thinking techniques for the conceptual development of products, services and physical connected form-factors
  • Converge innovative ideas to a set of digital and tangible products, services and/or physical connected form-factors in partnership with solution architects, product owners and engineering
  • Communicate design ideas using techniques, including product concepts, service models, customer journeys, industrial designs, system maps and/or info graphics
  • Iteratively design, test and refine intuitive and elegant products and services

UI Design

  • As a part of our agile team, design disruptive and intuitive User Interface (mainly on web and mobile, Flat Design, 3D Design/VR, and video), navigation tools, customer journeys and design client wireframes,
  • Create unique and culturally-relevant solutions to engage users with valuable experiences
  • Translate strategic design into controls, mechanisms and processes that users require to meet goals (into an elegant and user friendly experience)
  • Be able to assess the usability of web and mobile interactions
  • Participate in visual problem-solving with the Strategic Designers and Product owners
  • Develop choices around design and user interfaces that allow cross-discipline teams
  • Develop initial, low fidelity visual designs for prototypes, as well as information and content strategy that includes graphical representations of quantitative data or other information elements
  • Perform and decline wireframe and templates based on feedback from internal reviews and user testing
  • Support of design implementation by developers (understanding of technical issues and constraints)
  • Work with other graphic designers in order to maintain artistic and visual consistency across all web and mobile deliverables
  • Communicate and justify design work both verbally and written, as you will work closely with product owners
  • Monitor trends in design, interfaces, UX, graphic tools

 

Requirements:

  • A BS or MS in Graphic, interactive design or equivalent
  • Experience with ethnographic research (quant. and qual.), divergent exploration, conceptual development and industrial design
  • Experience with user stories and design tools such as Photoshop or Sketch and wire framing tools such as Balsamiq
  • Good knowledge of HTML, CSS languages and a JavaScript framework for creating graphical components
  • Experience with icon design and pixel-level design graphic user interface (GUI), screen layout and composition page layout and composition animation
  • Experience of prototyping mobile application interfaces for smartphones/tablets (Apple, Android, Windows 10)
  • Ideally experience in the start-up scene and/or with innovative tech firms, e.g., founding of own start-up or Silicon Valley history
  • Strong drive and motivation
  • Possesses curiosity for technical environment, UI, web and mobile applications
  • Strong interpersonal skills, user modeling skills, digital product design, interaction design, and information architecture
  • Proven success working in and promoting a rapidly changing, collaborative, and iterative product development environment
  • At least 3 years of professional experience


Nearest Major Market: Tampa

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