Job Description

OpticsPlanet, Inc. is seeking an experienced User Interface & User Experience Designer to join our creative team. This is a full-time opportunity (freelance/remote not in consideration)

You will be the main driver in designing a complete omni-channel eCommerce experience. As a User Interface & Experience designer, you will be responsible for the entire process of design: user flow, wireframe, prototype, and pixel perfect final design for the modern web & mobile applications. You will work with business managers, web developers, software engineers, and project managers with a common goal of improving overall experience and satisfaction of customers using our websites.

In this role, you will be helping to primarily improve the proprietary in-house built ecommerce platform for desktop, mobile and app versions of our sites (focusing on 3 high priority stores). There will be additional special projects on occasion (i.e. blog designs, micro-sites, informational sites, internal tools, and more). This position will demand a focus of 65% on UI, 25% on UX and 10% on documenting design standards.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

• Produce user flows, wireframes, prototypes, and final design in Photoshop as deliverables for the technology team for all platforms (desktop, mobile, tablet, apps)
• Assess functional requirements while understanding the business needs & customer expectations
• Analyze user interface problems and create on-brand design solutions that bridge user and business goals
• Conduct user experience research to improve existing and new applications or work with our Web Analytics/CRO Team to identify improvements to our website experience
• Work with graphic designers to create aesthetically pleasant and consistent user interface design elements
• Demonstrate the highest level of understanding of current site use cases and functionality
• Assist product development managers, software engineers throughout the whole development cycle including implementation and testing stages
• Work with business managers/stakeholders to understand requirements and goals as well as get sign-off of final design
• Maintain, update, and refine brand and style guidelines with the rest of the design team
• Strengthen eCommerce revenue and profitability while supporting the company goals

Qualifications, Skills and Requirements

• Must submit a link to a strong online portfolio featuring web & mobile user interface and interaction design samples, ecommerce design experience is a must
• 5+ years of experience building and designing user interfaces for web & mobile applications
• BS or BFA in a design, human computer interaction, or computer science related field
• Expertise in Adobe Photoshop, Figma, Axure, InVision, or other wireframe & prototyping tool
• Understand User Experience as a whole as it relates to customer experience, not just the visual user interface
• Understanding of modern web technologies & platforms: CSS, JavaScript, AJAX, PHP, Android, iOS
• Passion for elegant and intuitive user interfaces
• Effective English verbal and written communication skills are a must as you will work in a team environment (I.e. will need to present/"sell" your solutions)
• Ability to handle the pressure and fluidity of a fast paced environment including multitasking: juggle multiple projects simultaneously to meet strict deadlines
• Experience with AGILE methodologies is a plus when working with our Technology teams via JIRA

Location - Northbrook, IL

Ecentria Group, LLC and its subsidiaries (“The Company") are Equal Opportunity Employers. The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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