Skyword is seeking an innovative, artistic, and passionate Senior UI Designer to take a leadership role on our Technology team in our Pittsburgh, PA office. The Senior UI Designer will manage the look and feel of a content marketing web platform and be responsible for creating and maintaining a pattern library. This designer will work closely with our UI designer, UX architects, engineers, and product managers to create fresh and innovative designs.
By joining Skyword, you will have the opportunity to be an integral part of a fast growing organization with significant opportunity for advancement. .
Plan and design web application layouts, graphical elements, and prototypes
Develop a pattern library, design templates, and working prototypes that can be used by the engineering team to create applications that are usable and visually appealing
Manage and mentor a UI designer
Work closely with entire team, including quality assurance engineers, to ensure successful implementation of new interface design and functionality
Use knowledge of current web technology and user-interface design standards to identify areas of opportunity and improvement on the site
Conduct user research and evaluate user feedback
Interact with the engineering team to ensure feasibility, proper scope, and time-to-market tradeoffs
Manage a large body of work in a fast-paced environment
Excellent visual design skills
Knowledge of web standards and best practices
Solid understanding of user-centered design principles and an eye for detail
Ability to excel in a team-oriented environment and develop strong working relationships across the organization
Solid decision making and exceptional written and oral communication skills
Knowledge of Agile Scrum methodologies
Experience using Sketch, InVision, Axure, or other prototyping tools
Familiarity with usability testing and best practices
Experience using JIRA or other issue ticketing systems
Knowledge of content management systems and social networking platforms and an understanding of the content marketing space and search engine optimization (SEO) preferred
Demonstrable UI design skills with a strong portfolio
Ability to train, develop, and manage a junior team members
Bachelors degree in web design or related field
5+ years experience in visual user interface design
2-4 years of people management experience.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary; medical, dental, life, 401k and disability insurance plans; three weeks paid vacation; 11 paid holidays and an open, friendly work environment.
Skyword moves brands – and their content – forward. By embracing a sustainable, scalable approach to original storytelling, Skyword liberates brands from ineffective marketing practices and inspires them to create deeper connections with their customers. With a powerful combination of enterprise-class technology, authentic voices, and professional services, Skyword propels clients’ content marketi...ng programs to new levels of excellence. Skyword is a privately held company headquartered in Boston, MA, with offices in Palo Alto, CA, Pittsburgh, PA, New York City and Miami.
Skyword is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.