Web User Experience Designer - American Public University System in Manassas Virginia

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American Public University System

Manassas, Virginia

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Synopsis of Role:

From the onset of every project, the role of the Web User Experience Designer is to ensure that the work we produce reflects a fundamental understanding of the user. The individual has an intuitive feeling for the way interactions and engagement moments should work and a deep understanding of what users want and need. The work includes digital strategy and interaction design across any digital touch point— web, mobile, social, tablet.

This role is part of an interdisciplinary team of creative, content, and web designers, starting the collaborative process with development of a conceptual model using web analytics to understand exactly who the users are, as well as insights gleaned from how they interact with the site, and how they prioritize their goals and behaviors. Through research, strategy development, conception, product definition, design, and development of information architecture the incumbent confidently determines a product’s mandate, performance indicators, feature set, and business requirements. The individual develops user testing; create wireframes, functional prototypes, and more. Additionally, the incumbent is responsible for ongoing support of products will utilize web analytics to monitor user behavior and product/goal effectiveness, refining the user experience as needed, developing A/B test plans, and making ongoing enhancements to ensure operational goals are met and stakeholders are informed. The web user experience designer is decisive and excited to move projects forward; someone who will never tire of pushing the work to be better.

Essential Functions: 

  • Creates interfaces, websites, or applications. Understands user interface (UI) designs processes and methodology.
  • Intermediately understands major web analytics packages and search engine optimization (SEO) strategies and uses this data to make informed design decisions.
  • Uses advanced knowledge of usability heuristics to determine best practices for digital user experience design (UX).
  • Develops information architecture, interaction models, user flows, and wireframes for complex products, services and interaction.
  • Develops and executes user testing.
  • Designs and prototypes tools.
  • Develops an engaging presentation style and visual communication skills.
  • Open to feedback while knowing how and when to defend design choices.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated experience managing complex, enterprise-wide website initiatives.
  • Advanced project management skills, including successful experience managing requirements gathering, prioritization, reporting and implementation of complex business initiatives.
  • Experience applying seasoned judgment and mature confidence to effectively address complex and critical issues. Collaborative nature, yet an unquestionable ability to lead. Diplomacy, assertiveness and confidence; the ability to ensure that efforts on “the digital path" are thoughtful and executed in a way that manages expectations and clearly identifies upfront risks.
  • Strong conceptual understanding of technical tools and how backend technology translates to front-end environment and an optimal end-user experience.
  • Strong analytical and research skills, ability to quickly and accurately find, absorb and analyze industry information and recognize key patterns and trends.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to manage multiple time-sensitive assignments simultaneously.
  • Ability to work across multi-functional teams utilizing strong interpersonal and judgment skills to influence both internal and external team members, and nurture and contribute to innovation and creative solutions.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree with marketing or similar concentration.
  • 5+ years of Internet marketing experience.
  • 7+ years of new media design and development experience.
  • 5+ years of user interface design experience.

Keyword Phrases

  • Marketing
  • Web User Experience Designer
  • Embracing and creating diverse learning environs
  • Superior and relevant distance learning programs
  • Online education supports a community of learners
  • Web Development
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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