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User Experience Designer

Boston, MA | Product Management

Job Description

We find our people as innovative as we do our company.

Fun, smart & vibrant people make up our Xu (pronounced "zoo") team! Our collaborative, dynamic & high energy environment makes this the kind of place where people want to work. Our Xu team is looking for additional members:

User Experience Designer

DataXu is looking for a talented User Experience Designer to join a dynamic team of experienced professionals. We need a highly-motivated, self-directed, enthusiastic person who is passionate about creating compelling products that meet the needs of the customer. The ideal candidate can balance high-level, user-centric objectives, with detailed and carefully considered designs. Candidate must be comfortable working in a fast-pace environment that emphasizes collaboration and respect.

Responsibilities:

Participate in the requirements definition process with Product Management, Engineering, and other key stakeholders

Drive the clarification of user tasks and objectives

Understand complex technical concepts and capabilities and create intuitive interfaces to make them accessible and self-evident to an end user

Develop user interface design concepts and wireframes, hi-fidelity mock-ups, usage scenarios, specifications, navigation maps, style guidelines, and other UI design documents

Present UI designs to the product team and management for review and feedback

Develop and maintain detailed style guide and user-interface specifications

Work with engineering counter-parts as needed to clarify requirements and solve design challenges

By working with the team throughout the development cycle, ensure final product meets design specifications and established standards

Requirements

5+ years’ experience as a user experience and interface designer for non-technical audiences; consumer product experience is a bonus

Portfolio or samples of work demonstrating great user-centered design solutions

Proficiency in a variety of design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Visio, and Dreamweaver

Experience planning and executing usability testing, synthesizing results, and incorporating feedback

The ability to develop quick prototypes in HTML/CSS, JavaScript, and Flash or Flex

A solid understanding of how to create compelling UI designs that are technically feasible to implement

Strong attention to detail and consistency

The ability to scope design initiatives accurately and prioritize work items appropriately

Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills

About the Company:

Headquartered in Boston, MA, with offices throughout North America and Europe, DataXu (www.dataxu.com)( Voted Advertising Age’s 2011 #5 Best Place to Work & Named "Top Place to Work in 2011" by Boston Globe) is the only multi-channel digital marketing management (DMM) platform offering real time optimization for display, video, and mobile advertisers. With exceptional growth, DataXu is a private, venture backed company with the resources to make a big impact and the agility to lead revolutionary change in both technology and media.

DataXu is leading a revolution in advertising with the first and only machine learning-based Digital Marketing Management (DMM) platform: DX3, which makes impression-level decisions in real time, optimizing the creative, consumer and contextual ad choices to help brands acquire more customers for less money. We’re already recognized as a leader in the Forrester Research December 2011 report: "The Forrester Wave™: Demand-Side Platforms, Q4 2011," in which DataXu is recognized as a Leader with DX3 ranked as the #1 current offering. http://www.dataxu.com/news/press-releases/forrester-wave-report/

Beyond its technology, DataXu has developed a trusted reputation for expertly advising and servicing advertisers and media agencies trying to cross the chasm into a data-driven way of working. DataXu is now expanding those relationships globally.

Benefit Highlights:

Medical & Dental Insurance – 100% company paid deductible

FSA (Medical, Dependent & Transportation care)

Onsite dry cleaning service

Company paid weekly catered lunches

Innovation Days

Generous Employee Referral Program

Monthly Employee Recognition Program

Free snacks and drinks

Friday socials

 

 

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