Agile Experience Design Message Board › UX Designer @TheLadders in NYC :: Real research, real life
New York, NY
Motivation. It’s the key driver for taking an action. What motivates a person to change careers? What motivates a hiring manager to select one job candidate over another? We care deeply about UX research – we do it more than just about any startup you will ever work for. If finding the underlying drivers for customers’ decision making motivates you, then listen up.
As a UX Designer here you will participate in efforts to create, concept and design new ways for our community of jobseekers and recruiters to interact in meaningful and engaging ways.
We work quickly, nimbly, and collaboratively. We are an AgileUX team, which means that you will not be designing high fidelity deliverables. You thrive concepting with a team, using sketches and wireframes as conversation starters to explore possible solutions. You must bring your top-notch interaction design, information architecture, and user research skills as well your opinion. Most importantly, bring your passion.
Develop a deep, empathetic understanding of our customers
Create iterative, lightweight prototypes to concept solutions
Be part of cross-functional teams to solve business problems
Design elegant, efficient and sophisticated solutions
Prototype, Usability Test, and then Prototype some more (we do testing weekly)
Be able to defend your design decisions with well-structured arguments
Thrive in an environment of constant change
3-6 years experience as an information architect, interaction designer, and user experience designer
Thorough understanding of design principles
No fear of speaking with customers (we do that a lot)
Usability testing – you’ve done it, you love it, you want more of it
Love of data - we have tons of it; use it wisely
Proof (we’ll ask you to demo it) of taking an idea from concept to implementation
Be able to speak to your work clearly and succinctly (we value brevity)
This is not a graphic design role nor a front-end coding role but if you bring these skills along with solid IA/IxD chops, that’s just more of you to love...
Our mission? “The right person for the right job.” We’re in the business of connecting jobseekers, recruiters and employers. We seek out motivated people who will dig deep into the emotional and business drivers of our customers and help them make meaningful connections. Individually and collectively, we solve problems, not with a sense of obligation, but rather responsibility. Everyone is empowered to make the tough decisions which will make our products and services even more valuable to our customers.
We have a casual, collaborative atmosphere in our two SoHo lofts with dedicated “idea” rooms. And we can’t forget to mention the stocked snack room and game room. And UNLIMITED VACATION!
TheLadders has been committed to finding the right person for the right job since 2003. With a unique suite of personalized products and resume services, this career-focused online service helps job seekers connect with employers and recruiters more effectively and efficiently. Given its heritage as the leader in the $100K+ job search, TheLadders is dedicated to the science behind the job search and can help all career-driven professionals of any level find the right jobs. TheLadders.com is headquartered in New York with offices in London. For more information please visit http://careers.thelad....
We are a dynamic, fast-paced, high-growth internet company that rewards meritorious performance. We work hard and play hard. We are a results-oriented, goal-driven team with a strong commitment to excellence. We hire the best and the brightest individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, alienage, mental or physical disability, genetic predisposition or genetic carrier status, HIV status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. TheLadders.com is an equal opportunity employer.
Email me (Steve) at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested or simply want to find out more...