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Sr UX Designer

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Date: Mar 14, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US, 10016

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 14873

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The Senior UX Designer role will facilitate and execute UX and product design, with a strong emphasis on the end-user experience. The role will be responsible for creating the design of world-class platforms and experiences. The Senior UX Designer will report to the Design Director and works closely with the Lead UX Designer and other UX Designers to drive toward an optimal experience design solution. This position will be involved in a variety UX and creative under-takings, from ideation and user understanding to design execution and client presentation.


UX and UI Design Excellence and Cross-functional Collaboration:

  • Collaborate in the ideation, direction and creation of UX design deliverables within a multifunctional team and with a strong understanding of an iterative, user-focused approach
  • Actively contribute to the validation, usability, design quality and execution of final designs, from user research through final visual designs to development
  • Strong and efficient ability to create UX artifacts including User Flows, a variety of Prototypes, Style Guides and any other necessary documents for clear communication of the UX vision and solution
  • Ensure strategic alignment of user and business needs are expressed in the UX design solution
  • Administer the direction, coaching and feedback to UX, Design and Product team members to ensure timely delivery and team standards are met
  • Ensure appropriate UX methodologies and design best practices persist on projects – so that design decisions result in optimal end-user experiences and outcomes
  • Represent, collaborate and ensure Product Experience Design’s important role in building the next generation of Education Technology
  • Works closely with the Design Director, Lead UX Designer, other UX Designers, User Research and Product Owners to ensure creative strategy is articulated and aligned, and that project deliverables are being met
  • Collaborate cross functionally to establish best practices in UX Design methodology and validation through iterative testing to the benefit of the end user experience


Education Level and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in design or design-related discipline (graphic design, user experience design, visual design, etc.) or equivalent experience
  • Online portfolio that demonstrates a thorough and modern UX & UI design understanding
  • 5+ years UX & UI design experience in a team environment
  • Passion for modern UX methodologies, UI design and interaction patterns
  • Experience using Axure, Zeplin, Principle and/or Invision for creating user flows, wireframes, interactive prototypes and visual designs
  • Proficient use of HTML, CSS, JavaScript & other web technologies and their roles in building an optimal User Experience
  • Must be a strong collaborator across diverse groups, including Product Owners, Engineers, other stakeholders and team members
  • Solid User-Centered Design approach to solving creative challenges, with demonstrated experience developing experience ecosystems composed of multiple components, touchpoints, channels and platforms
  • Capacity to work well with other creative team members to embrace, collaborate and work with other ideas
  • Strong written, verbal communication skills: the right candidate must be able to communicate in writing and/or present in person, strategic design concepts and creative vision – in any team or stakeholder setting – with passion and confidence


Physical Requirements

  • Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).
  • The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.

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