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Sr UX Designer

Company: Lurn, Inc
Location: rockville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Role: Sr. User Experience Designer (Local / DC Area)
Department: Engineering
Location: Rockville, MD

Position Summary

Lurn, Inc is an online eLearning platform for entrepreneurs with 1 million active subscribers that aims to empower, encourage and educate entrepreneurs. We are also a Washington Business Journal Best Places to Work company and have won several Comparably Workplace Awards.

Our growing Product & Engineering team is looking for a Sr. User Experience Designer to lead, discover, design and plan user-centered and straightforward UX solutions and UI designs for our eLearning platform and commerce solutions that will help improve how entrepreneurs learn and grow with us. The candidate should be passionate about resolving user pain points through superior design.

  • In this role you will closely partner with Marketing, Product, Sales and Operations teams to understand, formulate and define user experience strategy and UI designs, and collaborate with Engineering teams to plan roadmaps.
  • As we move past strategy you will be responsible for planning and designing User Experience and User Interface design improvements working closely with Stakeholders across various departments. As part of this you will define, plan, share and develop UX improvements, UI Designs and best practices.
  • User behavior changes and we are always adding new features. To ensure we meet customer expectations you will also monitor the quality and impact of User Experience improvements, always looking for ways to improve the customer experience of our web and mobile experiences at Lurn.

This role is critical to our digital product strategy and execution. You will impact direct impact on the educational experience of thousands of entrepreneurs by bridging the gap between design and technology as a design technologist.

Responsibilities

  • Make strategic design and user-experience decisions for both web and mobile applications.
  • Partner with stakeholders early and regularly to convert their ideas into user experience / design concepts and plans incorporating customer service feedback and technical feasibility.
  • Lead design discussions, ideation, workshops, brainstorming, and solutioning with stakeholders. Includes: Marketing, Sales, Content, Customer Service, Product Management, and engineering teams.
  • Conduct research, conceive, sketch, prototype, and test user experiences for data-heavy web applications such as eLearning platforms and purchasing/ checkout systems.
  • Proactively perform industry research and competitor analysis to create UX improvement plans for Lurn
  • Develop and deliver wireframes, user journeys, mockups, prototypes, style guides, and design specifications optimized for a wide range of hardware devices and interfaces.
  • Create and conduct demos on user journeys, mockups, and other deliverables to the development team, business stakeholders, and product teams.
  • Take a user-centered design (UCD) approach to develop UX solutions. Rapidly test and iterate designs without slipping the deadlines.
  • Conduct usability tests on each application, module, web page, or feature on the web applications and create a report showcasing your findings to the management.
  • Be passionate about all things in user experience and other areas of design and innovationresearch and showcase knowledge in the latest trends and technologies from time to time.

Skills

  • A minimum of four years experience in UX and UI designing using best practices and a deep understanding of mobile-first and responsive design.
  • Prior experience in developing a UX/UI framework for mid to large size organizations is a plus.
  • The candidate should have excellent knowledge of user-centered design (UCD) and design UX solutions to reduce maintenance costs and improve end-users productivity.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively on the design processes, ideas, and solutions to the development teams, business stakeholders, and product management teams.
  • Hands-on experience in planning and conducting user research, usability testing, A/B testing, rapid prototyping, heuristic analysis, and identifying accessibility concerns.
  • Deep knowledge of modern design and prototyping tools, including Photoshop, Figma, Illustrator, Sketch, InVision, Axure, etc.
  • Experiences working in a collaborative and distributed environment.
  • Have an open mindset to receiving and sharing feedback.

Now lets talk about whats in it for you and what Lurn will do for you

First of all, we have an amazing award-winning culture. We work like a family and we empower everyone to manage their jobs, tasks and teams in their own way. No micro-management here. We encourage you to take chances and grow fast.

We are a Washington Business Journal Best Places to Work company and have won the following Comparably Workplace Awards:

  • Best Company Culture
  • Best Company Leadership
  • Best Company for Women
  • Best Company for Diversity

We strive to ensure that our employees have the best experience possible (while still remembering that you are at your job). Here are the benefits we offer:

  • Health/Dental/Vision/LTD all paid for by the company except a small portion of your health insurance, and $250,000 of life insurance for each team member that can be converted to whole life at your discretion
  • 401k - We contribute 3% of your TOTAL compensation, that is mandatory per our plan, not a company match !
  • 20 days of PTO that starts accruing the day you start!
  • 10 Holidays including two floating holidays you can use as you see fit
  • Virtual and in person sponsored work events
  • Company-provided laptop and monitor for use throughout your employment
  • Silicon Valley style Lurn Center with a gym, nap room, and arcade
  • Fully stocked break room (Coffee, sodas, and snacks galore!)
  • Company swag for you to show off your new company ;)
  • A team that truly cares about you and your success!

Anyway, if all this sounds like your cup of tea then APPLY! We look forward to hearing from you.

COVID-19 ALERT: We plan to remain entirely remote until it is 100% safe to return to our office in Rockville, Maryland. For as long as masks are required and stringent safety measures must be in place simply to be in the same place for long periods, we will operate remotely. We've successfully done this since March 16th, 2020 and are prepared to continue for as long as it takes. Nothing is more important than the safety of our employees and the safety of our community.

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