Product Designer, Mobile Apps in Hoffman Estates, IL at Sears Holdings Corporation

Date Posted: 4/12/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    3333 Beverly Road
    Hoffman Estates, IL
  • Date Posted:
    4/12/2018
  • Job ID:
    922203BR

Job Description

Req/Job ID: 922203BR
Employing Entity: Sears Holdings Management Corporation
Employment Category: Regular, Full-time
Job Function: User Experience/Development
Store ID: 58491: Sears Holdings Management Corp

In this role, you will work closely with product teams to launch new products and improve existing ones. You will collaborate actively with product management, engineering, marketing and other designers. A user-centric view is vital for the role, while providing simple, fun and innovative mobile experiences for our customers. You will be working in a fast-paced environment alongside our product, systems, graphics, architecture and engineering teams to deliver new experiences through effective artifacts (from Customer Journeys & Ecosystem Maps to Participatory Design Prototypes & Wireframes).
A balanced understanding of strategy, research, interaction and visual design is a must for the role.

You are a customer experience advocate and leader, excited about our customer’s lives through simple, intelligent and enriching products and experiences.

Job Requirements

Responsibilities:
  • Produce along the whole gamut of UX and Design: user journeys, interaction flows, wireframes, prototypes, pixel perfect comps, optimized assets, etc.
  • Pain point discovery; collaborate with UX research to ideate, research and test your designs.
  • Partner with product management & users to design iterations that build to final vision
  • Partner as part of a SCRUM team when needed to deliver specific deliverables
  • Develop and maintain content guidelines where required.
  • Support multiple projects in parallel; organize and manage assignments in a dynamic, diverse environment.
  • Provide best practices capability in design and delivery of rich media assets for marketing the apps we develop.
  • Develop and sustain effective and cooperative working relationships with direct reports (if required), peers, managers and other internal or external stakeholders.
  • Willingness to be fearless about driving new ideas, and finding effective and powerful ways to communicate them.
  • Handle design projects of strategic scope and complexity.
Requirements:
  • A minimum of 6 years of experience (expertise) and proven understanding of responsive web & mobile application design and wireframe development.
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience (or expert proficiency) in Photoshop, Sketch and InVision
  • Bachelors or Master's Degree in the study of design including one of the following; Design, Information Architecture, Human Factors or equivalent project/portfolio experience.
  • Experience working collaboratively with product managers and engineers in a variety of settings and demonstrating strong communication skills with the ability to articulate positions and advocate designs.
  • Ability to synthesize complex, interdependent, and sometimes competing needs.
  • Effective communication of design solutions across roles & levels.
  • Awareness and practical understanding of current technologies and their application and relevance to digital experiences.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative, team-oriented, cross-functional environment.
  • Actively listens, hears and understands what is said and not said, and with nuanced comprehension of meaning and intent.
  • Flexibility/adaptability (ability to change direction based upon team and stakeholder consensus)
  • Customer-focused, with experience using design research methods to uncover customer insights.
  • Should be capable of producing high quality results, while simultaneously leading the delivery for a product or initiative and coordinating with partners where needed.
  • General awareness of technology mediums (Javascript, HTML/CSS, Obj-C, platform UIs, etc.) including differences between them.
  • Solid knowledge of story and backlog management tools and resources (JIRA, Trello, etc.)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with agile and lean software development practices is highly preferred.
    End to end experience of design through launch of a successful 4 star, or better, rated mobile app for iOS and Android.
    Proficiency in use of Zeppelin.


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