Sr. UX Desinger in Seattle, WA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 6/12/2019

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Job #:  973487
We have a great opportunity with our client to enhance your career if you're looking for an exciting position with a growing UX design team as part of an industry leading company. If you're interested in the position please contact Will Prothero at or you can contact the office by calling 773-824-1032.
Accelerate Your Career Drive global technology With more than $2 billion in revenues, our company is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, we provide solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers. Our solutions automate and integrate critical processes from pre-sale targeted advertising to the sale, financing, insurance, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles, with an increasing focus on utilizing data analytics and predictive intelligence. We’re large enough to make a difference but small enough for your voice to be heard.
This means that we are an organization where every person matters. You can make an impact on the success of our business and that of our customers regardless of what career you decide to pursue. From data scientists to sales and client service experts, we’re hiring to support your growth and ours - Green light your career.
As a UX Researcher on our Websites Solutions team you will have the opportunity to make a huge impact across a large number of automotive dealerships.
You will have a direct hand in building research and testing plans and guiding recommendations and improvements for our lightweight WYSIWYG editor that makes it easier for our customers to modify their web site and drive performance.
You will also be responsible for designing research and testing plans for individual modules that can be leveraged on a website that customers can pick from and use.
These modules are methodically designed, tested, and get used at scale. Our web designers are then able to theme these modules to apply them to different brands. You’ll work directly with business, product and engineering stakeholders and collaborate with other UX researchers, UX and visual designers on your team and complimentary products in the company's portfolio of products.
Experience / Education
  • 3-5 years of professional experience
  • 2-4 years of professional experience with master’s degree in User Experience, Human Factors, or similar background. Knowledge
  • Has in-depth knowledge of design fundamentals including the basic components of the design thinking lifecycle.
  • Familiarity with agile work processes and tools that support them (Such as Jira, Confluence, etc.).
  • In-depth knowledge of basic UX skills such as identifying users, sketching, iterating, wireframing, receiving feedback from peers as well as from users, and implementing changes.
  • Has proficient knowledge of at least 2 UX specialties (user research, user testing, visual design, information architecture, prototyping, interaction design, content strategy).
  • Has knowledge of at least 1 other UX specialty (user research, user testing, visual design, information architecture, prototyping, interaction design, content strategy).
  • Solid foundation of responsive web design concepts and native mobile design for different operating systems.
  • Familiarity with “wizard” based configuration tools such as Wix, SquareSpace, Drupal, Wordpress, WP Engine, Automattic a plus.
  • Can develop understanding of products that are being worked on, as well as other products throughout the business.
  • Natural curiosity and ability to interpret impact of emerging standards and technology.
  • Familiarity with created deliverables such as competitive analysis, customer journey maps, workflows, contextual inquiry guides, research plans, user testing plans, and summary findings reports.
  • Exposure to automated testing and collaboration tools such as, dScout, Usabilla and online collaboration tools such as Realtimeboard, Mural.
  • Exposure to modern design tools and workflows such as Sketch, Invision, Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Automotive experience a plus.
  • Familiarity with global design systems and their application in the enterprise.
  • Familiarity with business measurement processes and voice of customer research frameworks such as OKR frameworks and Jobs to be done methodology. Responsibilities
  • Stay abreast of changing UX design methodologies and tools, as well as corporate, organization, and industry standards to ensure we deliver high quality products.
  • Apply global UI standards and design systems effectively, identify areas of improvement, and offer solutions.
  • Estimates design tasks for the purposes of timeline planning.
  • Identifies key performance indicators on a feature-by-feature basis.
  • Reaches out for design feedback from peers, and iterates as necessary.
  • Participates in generating quarterly business review (QBR) materials.
  • Has a clear understanding of current and future tasks, as well as how to manage priorities.
  • Clearly and proactively communicates plans and status updates to UX leadership, and draws UX leadership into critical product conversations.
  • Knows how to work well and manage expectations with multiple stakeholders.
  • Ability to tell compelling stories and sell our UX process.

EEO Employer
Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178-6178.