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UX Interaction Designer at Rally Software

Misty W.
Seattle, WA
Post #: 7
Job Description and application instructions:­

Rally Software is seeking a high-energy UX Interaction Designer to work with an amazing team of product professionals and extraordinary developers. We are focused on delivering a new agile Portfolio Management product that supports adaptive decision-making at the cadence needed in today’s fast-paced, global business environments.

In this role, you’ll be part of a product team using Lean UX techniques to understand user needs, design and iterate rapidly. You’ll help us craft, run, and validate experiments that will ultimately lead to a wildly successful and delightful product. You’ll be challenged to take a complex problem space and create a user experience that feels approachable and easy to use.

At Rally Software we value work-life balance and sustainability, collaborating with our exceptional co-workers, and creating excellent solutions for our customers. The office we are hiring for is located on the waterfront in Kirkland, WA. We have a great open-space vibe, and our pairing stations look out over Lake Washington through our south-facing window-wall. The Kirkland transit center is two blocks away, making public transportation a viable option.

What you'll be doing:

Serve as a customer advocate, ensuring that Rally's software offerings are useful, usable, and desirable.
Work closely with product marketing, product management, product development, and Rally's users.
Drive the product design process; from conceptualization, user interviews, interaction design, implementation, and usability testing.
Provide highly usable and relevant design recommendations to the development teams and work with them to achieve goals.


5+ years experience in a user experience or human factors role.
Passionate about co-creating innovative ideas with the development team
Comfortable making evidence-based decisions and validating hypotheses with experimental data
Excited about revolutionizing the world of Portfolio Management
Strong creative, conceptual and problem-solving skills that translate conceptual ideas (business needs and user goals) into interaction and design solutions, incorporating constructive design feedback from internal stakeholders and users
Mastery of user centered design principles and practices.
Mastery of interaction design and information architecture disciplines, with awareness of trends and best practices in UX.
Mastery of creating low and high fidelity design mockups, wireframes, and story boards.
Appreciation and critical eye for visual design and aesthetics, detail and accuracy.
Self-starter that is able to work both independently as well as collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
Excellent communication skills (oral, written, and, listening) to explain and negotiate design solutions to key stakeholders.
Excellent organization skills to work in a fast-paced, collaborative and fluid work environment, and define clear objectives and success metrics for every project.
BA/BS or MA/MS degree preferred in Human Factors, Human-Computer Interaction, Industrial Design, Cognitive Psychology, Anthropology, or a related field or demonstrated comparable experience designing software products.

Preferred Additional Experience:

Experience designing for web applications.
Comfortable conducting quantitative and qualitative usability testing.
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Visio/OmniGraffle, Balsamiq, usability testing tools.
Familiarity with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create interactive prototypes.
Knowledge of international and accessibility (508 compliance) design considerations.
Familiarity and passion in Lean Startup and Customer Development research and validation methodologies.
Participated in a team practicing agile, kanban, or lean development methodologies.
Experience in Portfolio Management.

Location: Kirkland, WA

This position can be direct hire or contract-to-hire depending on applicant

Rally’s global headquarters is in Boulder, Colorado, with offices in Raleigh, North Carolina; Kirkland, Washington; Old Amersham, UK; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Melbourne, Australia and Singapore.

At Rally we believe that we can’t inspire innovation in our customers if we’re not innovative ourselves. We empower our teams by offering them flexibility, autonomy, and a culture founded upon open communication and collaboration. Named #8 on the “Best Medium-Sized Workplaces” by Fortune Magazine (2012) and ranked in the “Top 100 Best Places to Work” in the nation from Outside Magazine in 2010 and 2012, Rally offers a highly collaborative culture and work-life balance that attracts and retains top talent.

Rally is an equal opportunity employer!
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