• Senior UX Designer

    Location CZ-Brno
    Job ID
    2018-10785
    # Positions
    1
    Category (Candidate Search)
    Engineering
    Position Type
    Permanent
    Business Group
    SolarWinds MSP
  • Overview

    SolarWinds MSP is an awardwinning international software firm with a global reach. Our BestinClass products service thousands of business users with a wide range of SaaS offerings to achieve our mission of empowering IT professionals to win through technology.

     

    We are seeking a creative, data centric and highly motivated Senior User Experience Designer to become a valued member of our product and development team. This position will play a key role in shaping and improving the design and user experience of our current
    and future web products.

     

    You will work as part of an experienced UX team, working collaboratively leading the UX with crossfunctional teams including product managers, executives, development and other company stakeholders throughout the planning and development lifecycle. The position requires absolute customer focus, with a datadriven approach. The ideal candidate will be able to act well with minimal direction, lead, and be able to thrive in a fast paced environment.

    Responsibilities

    What will you be doing?

     

    • Drive a usercentred design approach whilst still maintaining a focused delivery plan of multiple projects
    • Champion the user while defining user experience opportunities and identifying use cases
    • Produce work independently and successfully see it through the Agile process
    • Also collaborate on projects with other SolarWinds UXers and outside vendors, including project management
    • Lead UX projects and work directly with product managers, developers and other stakeholders
    • Discover and understand user needs and requirements to turn high level product requirements into workflows and designs
    • Interpret analytics data from product usage, usability testing and other sources
    • Create detailed UI mockups and visual design specifications
    • Take a complex, technical problem and make an attractive, easytouse UI
    • Create interactive prototypes for remote usability testing
    • Rapidly iterate and launch followup usability tests or studies – thoughtfully incorporating user, developer, and product manager feedback into design revisions
    • Design solutions for usability issues in products quickly – in minutes and hours, not days and weeks
    • Contribute to UI design and development best practices and standards
    • Sharing and communicating designs with crossfunctional, worldwide teams for review and feedback
    • Sharing and reporting back to the UX team on projects
    • Motivate and mentor a team of bright and passionate designers
    • Build relationships across PM and Engineering

     

    What the UX designer does NOT do:

     

    • Working on the SolarWinds MSP web site.
    • Creating marketing banners and advertisements.
    • Spending days making things look cool or pretty. We all like pretty, but making software that’s easytouse is critical to our business. We focus on easytouse software.

    Qualifications

    • 5+ Years Professional Experience
    • University qualification in the field of HCI or UX Design or the equivalent
    • Experience in a similar UX product design role
    • An advocate for and practitioner of usercentred design methodologies
    • Experience improving the UX based on test results and data
    • Expert UX skills and proven leadership on big, successful projects
    • Professional portfolio of work demonstrating excellence in digital product design & a solid execution of usercentric design processes
    • Proficiency with wireframing and prototyping tools
    • Works well with peers and other team members and open to receiving feedback and constructive criticism
    • Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and analytical skills
    • A great communicator and can get his/her thoughts across clearly to audiences companywide.
    • Knows what tools/models/methods are required for different situations to be persuasive

     

    Preferred

    • Experience prototyping tools such as Axure, InVision and Adobe XD and design tools such as Adobe CC and Sketch
    • Experience working in an Agile development environment
    • Basic HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript skills are a plus
    • Experience in the IT services software industry
    • Designed complex solutions for complete digital environments, ideally within an enterprise software context

     

    What awaits you besides the top technology and great coworkers?

     

    We offer many benefits – let us list the main ones: competitive salary, bonuses, and growth opportunities.

    We promote self-education and support you in learning new things – through conferences, learning tutorials, and mentors. You can enjoy comfortable office spaces with free and tasty coffee, snacks, game rooms, soft chairs, billiard, Wii, and PS 4 with VR.

    You can bike to work and find colleagues who do same sports as you do.

    We provide Flexi Passes, pension or life insurance benefits, flexible working hours, 3 sick days per year and fruits in the kitchen.

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