UX Designer Job Description Sample
This user experience designer job description sample is a great start to creating a posting that will attract the best qualified candidates. By building on the structure and organization of this description, and customizing it with your specific job duties and requirements, you’ll turn potential candidates into applicants. You can also browse our UX designer job listings for more ideas on how to fill out your description.
[Intro Paragraph] Beginning your designer job description with an introductory paragraph about your company and the working environment is your chance to set your company apart from the rest. Two or three sentences letting candidate know what you bring to the table as an employer is a great first step to attracting the best of the best.
UX Designer Job Responsibilities:
- Creates innovative solutions for a wide variety of product design challenges, including mobile, desktop, hardware interfaces, physical environments, and person-to-person interactions.
- Leads the design for new experiences and improvements of existing experiences.
- Plans and defines strategy for the direction of future iterations.
- Quickly iterates on multiple interactive design solutions and work through details.
- Advocates for design solutions, highlighting inputs that influenced the decisions including business and user goals, demographic and usage data, and research findings.
- Develops high level, detailed storyboards, mock-ups, and prototypes to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas.
- Delivers work that’s not only user-friendly, aesthetically engaging, but which also produces results.
- Works alongside engineers and product managers throughout all stages of the production cycle.
- Assesses and optimizes the performance of new and existing features by actively participating in user research and assessing performance metrics.
- Develops and maintains detailed user-interface specifications.
- Presents design work to multiple teams and senior leadership for review and feedback.
- Contributes to the group’s shared knowledge of user-centered design and research methodologies.
[Work Hours & Benefits] Discuss the working hours and benefits specific to your company right here. Here’s your chance to tell prospective designers about flexible hours, the ability to work from home, or other telecommuting opportunities. You can also sell applicants on the benefits that set you apart, like conference sponsorships or continuing education or tuition credits.
UX Designer Qualifications / Skills:
- Fluency in best practices for web-based information architecture and design
- Strong knowledge of usability principles and techniques
- Excellent communication, presentation, and storytelling skills
- Experience working in a collaborative multi-disciplinary team and working directly with developers for implementation of designs
- Experience in a highly Agile/scrum environment
- Ability to work in a startup environment
Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in design, human-computer interaction (HCI), or 5+ years equivalent professional experience
- Master’s in Human Factors, HCDE, or Cognitive Psychology a plus
- 3+ years of experience as a user experience designer, interaction designer, information architect, or similar role
- A portfolio or samples of work demonstrating experience creating great user-centered design solutions
- Experience designing and shipping products for mobile and desktop
- Experience with a variety of design and prototyping tools such as Illustrator, Sketch, Hype, Axure, and Keynote
[Call to Action] You’ve got a candidate’s interest. Now you need to let them know how to apply and encourage them to do so. So here you should have your call to action. Advise prospective UX designers to click the “apply” button at the top of the job listing or to contact your HR department directly.
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