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UI/UX Design Lead Full-time

at Virtela Technology Services Incorporated in Colorado (Published at 11-07-2018)

About Virtela


Virtela, an NTT Communications Company, is the leading innovator in global cloud networking. We deliver award-winning services in managed networks, security, cloud, and IT infrastructure management. The company is known for its outstanding service innovations and customer support, which have been recognized by numerous industry awards during the past year.


Virtela offers unparalleled geographic reach to more than 190 countries through its partnership with more than 750 carriers. The company is headquartered in Denver, Colorado with globally distributed Network Operations Centers in the US, India, and the Philippines.


Virtela offers an attractive compensation and competitive benefits packages ranging from health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401(K) with employer match, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, as well as company paid holidays and generous paid time off.


Description


The UI/UX Design Lead will have responsibility and accountability for conceiving and delivering UX designs and user interactions for implementation of web and mobile technologies development in various areas. Areas of focus include: User Experience, interactions, navigation flows and consistent implementation and experience.

This person will collaborate with the Architecture team, Angular developers, product management, customer success, and other members of the development team to create amazing user experiences with our web and mobile products. This person will also help with rapid prototype development and taking concepts to production. We are not only looking for someone who can create solutions that meet the business and technical requirements; we’re looking for someone who dreams big about changing the way people interact with technology.

The UI/UX Design Lead will primarily be working to deliver world class user interface for highly interactive web/mobile applications, while bringing in industry best practices to accomplish this. In our highly collaborative environment, this person will continuously work with other teams to accomplish organizational and team goals.

Skills and Experience


  • Minimum 5+ years of experience design, development and maintenance of complex customer/internet facing systems/high volume based applications
  • Strong, demonstrable understanding of Bootstrap, CSS3, HTML5 and Typescript and the ability to execute accordingly
  • Design - Sketching, concept creation and wire framing, producing sitemaps and user flows, creating clickable prototypes. Prior experience working with user research teams to plan usability testing sessions and deliver artifacts for testing. Ability to utilize user insight, analytics, best practices and competitor analysis to make informed design decisions.
  • Ability to complete all phases of the development cycle including analysis, design, functionality, testing and support
  • Self-sufficient, detail oriented, and comfortable with occasional ambiguity
  • Portfolio is a plus - featuring design work that showcases development architecture, interaction development, precisely matching up design to development, and responsive development skills

Additional Requirements:


  • Four-year degree in MIS, CS, Engineering or equivalent
  • Strong communication skills and ability to present prototypes/mockups to Executive Management and gain alignment.
  • Openness and ability to learn other programming platforms/frameworks with some supervision
  • Strong initiative, highly collaborative, curious, detail oriented, tenacious, ability to work without significant direction
  • Willingness and ability to conduct/attend meetings and field communication outside of normal working hours to accommodate teams based internationally, as needed
  • Ability to work effectively with clients, senior management, staff and vendors
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills required.


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