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GC IXD DESIGNER

Home Depot


Location:
Houston, TX
Date:
06/26/2017
2017-06-262017-07-25
Job Code:
108421
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GC IXD DESIGNER (108421)

TX - Houston

  • Date Posted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Company: Global Custom Commerce
  • Travel: None
  • Functional Area: Marketing
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Relocation Provided: Yes




Position Description:
POSITION PURPOSE:
The IXD Designer creates, designs, and implements engaging interactive experiences for our customers. This IXD Designer is responsible for the creation and delivery of design concepts, detailed wireframes, user scenarios, user requirements, user task analysis, mental models, and interaction design specifications. The ideal candidate will collaborate cross-functionally with designers, copywriters and experience developers to ensure a cohesive message to our consumers. The IXD Designer participates in UX research, persona development, and scenario modeling. Additionally, this role produces design concepts, annotated wireframes, interactive models, UX library contributions, and functional prototypes with methodologies that will transform linear UX thinking into a multidimensional customer experience.

Our entrepreneurial roots and maverick mentality, coupled with the resources and backing of the #1 home improvement retailer in the world, The Home Depot, is a unique opportunity for you to be a transformative retail disrupter. Plus, GCC is the world’s largest online window covering company, and we’ve got a demonstrably awesome 20-year track record. From our open-floor office to our open-door ethos, our culture is rooted in improving, evolving, and having fun (we’re pretty serious about cake, cook-offs, ping pong, meaningful work and exciting projects). Most importantly, our team members are always inspired, engaged, and ready for growth.

That means you’ll have the resources and the runway to create truly magical, out-of-the-box work. Moreover, you will play an important role in leveraging our culture, people, systems, processes, and technology — ultimately to provide incredible customer experiences, while growing business for GCC and The Home Depot. This is your chance to be part of something big, in a small start-up environment.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
15%-Bring strong creative, conceptual and problem-solving skills to translate conceptual ideas (business needs and user goals) into interaction and design solutions.
15%-Assess data from multiple sources such as product requirements, tech constraints, UX research, web analytics and synthesize it in order to develop efficient user scenarios, taxonomies, classification schemes, navigation systems, design patterns, etc
20%-Create and effectively present UX deliverables including wireframes, workflows, prototypes and heuristic evaluations to explain and negotiate design solutions to key stakeholders
20%-Help define UX performance metrics (error rate, abandon rate, average number of clicks, perceived easiness, etc.) for every project to track its success
15%-Develop competitive assessments and perform site heuristic reviews
15%-Help define, request and incorporate relevant and recent UX research and data from customer feedback to appropriately inform design decisions and overall UX strategy

NATURE AND SCOPE:
This position reports to Creative Director
This position has no direct reports

ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Environment:
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Travel:
Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.


ESSENTIAL SKILLS:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Education Required:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 5 years

Physical Requirements:
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Demonstrated experience using web analytics data to inform design decisions - must have an intermediate understanding of major web analytics packages and SEO strategies
• Strong knowledge of user interface design processes and methodology, particularly as applied to mobile-based applications
• Thorough understanding of overall web site design, including basic usability, industry standards, web analytics, e-comm, and branding
• Advanced proficiency with design and prototyping tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Omnigraffle. Knowledge of cross-platform browser compatibility restrictions and requirements
• Experience with mobile device interface design and apps

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:•

  • Collaborative approach that brings good resolution decisions to tough design questions and issues 
  • • Strategic thinking while executing with great attention to detail 
  • • Detail-oriented and highly developed organizational skills including the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines. 
  • • Must be a self-starter who will bring original ideas and fresh approaches to each project they work on. 
  • • Strong self-management skills as well as ability to work as a contributing member of a multi-discipline team 
  • • Ability to collaborate with other designers and developers to envision and iterate concepts. 
  • • Work extremely well collaboratively; take constructive criticism


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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