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Lead User Experience Designer

Company: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Location: Hoboken
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

Location: Remote, USA (NJ -tri-state area preferred) Our mission is to unlock human potential. We welcome you for who you are, the background you bring, and we embrace individuals who get excited about learning. Bring your experiences, your perspectives, and your passion; it's in our differences that we empower the way the world learns. About the Role: This role will join a newly energized product team that is comprised of a dynamic mix of user experience researchers and designers, product managers and data scientists. This Lead UX Designer should possess demonstrable native mobile design skills as well as foundational responsive web application experience to help our UX team continue to bring our vision to life. While you'll have a chance to learn and grow here, you have to bring some strong experience to the table from day one. How you will make an impact: You thrive working with small, smart and highly collaborative teams with enormous influence on the development of mission-critical features and enhancements You are a self-starter, and can work autonomously to achieve results against clearly defined goals You have proven experience in creating unique data-driven design solutions to solve a user's problems, both implied and inferred You have worked in an agile software development environment and understand the critical piece the UXD team plays in the release of new features, minimal viable products, and established feature refinement. You care deeply about process and efficiency, and enjoy optimizing workflows internally, between departments. What we look for: 5+ years of experience designing for consumer software systems Demonstrable experience leveraging user research for problem validation and usability testing Native Mobile, Mobile First, and Web Software applications that have shipped. Be prepared to articulate your role, contributions and the process from ideation to QA User journeys with clear user flows, wireframes, wireflows and prototypes on paper, Invision or similar. UI design of an extensible design system that is rules-based, and with a unique visual personality Efficiently articulate the goals, challenges and result of your work, with examples and basic metrics Strong organization and communication skills Demonstrable experience and/or passion for education and the ed-tech industry Experience and proficiency with UI animations, micro-interactions, principles of gamification and associated tools is a plus Self-motivated and driven individual Must be comfortable working in a highly collaborative team environment Willing to travel as needed Where permitted by applicable law, new hires are required to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment by their date of hire, unless they are granted a medical or religious accommodation. About Wiley: Enabling Discovery, Powering Education, Shaping Workforces. We clear the way for seekers of knowledge: illuminating the path forward for research and education, tearing down barriers to society's advancement, and giving seekers the help they need to turn their steps into strides. Wiley may have been founded over two centuries ago, but our secret to success remains the same: our people. We are willing to challenge the status quo, move the needle, and be innovative. Wiley's headquarters are located in Hoboken, New Jersey, with operations across the globe in more than 40 countries. Wiley is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We evaluate all qualified applicants and treat all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or based on any individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Wiley is also committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact tasupport@wiley.com for assistance. When applying, please attach your resume and portfolio to be considered.

Keywords: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken , Lead User Experience Designer, Other , Hoboken, New Jersey

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