Senior UX Designer

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Senior UX Designer- Remote

Who We Are

At 8th Light, we take a human-centered design (HCD) approach to crafting digital solutions, collaborating with the people writing code as well as those using it. We embrace the need for adaptability in a constantly changing world. Our design team is composed of thinkers and doers, with a breadth and depth of experience across UX research, UX design, UI design, and implementation with specific expertise in software product design and delivery, ready to take on most any challenge that we encounter.

As an employee-owned software consultancy, we consider software design and development a craft. We’re driven by our deep commitment to excellence, and powered by our collective depth of knowledge and experience.. We value colleagues who enjoy learning and teaching, which creates our collaborative organization.

We enjoy working with empathetic, passionate collaborators who value the work they do. At this time, we are seeking a Senior UX Designer, with a keen interest in user research, to join our human-centered software design team.

Who You Are

A UX Designer with a depth of experience focusing on understanding and advocating for users. You’ve contributed to all aspects of design, iterating through potential solutions, mental models, and feature priorities through personas, user journeys, wireframes, prototypes, information architecture, and detailed design. You’ve successfully:

  • Performed user research through a variety of methods throughout the design process (including usability testing in preparation for delivery)
  • Synthesized user insights into opportunity areas for design
  • Established information architecture and content strategy informed by research synthesis
  • Led UX workshops (project planning, design thinking, research and synthesis activities, generative co-creation and prioritization of design opportunities)
  • Performed iterative design prototyping from low fidelity sketches to high-fidelity interactive experiences
  • Regularly sought and participated in design reviews with project teams and the broader design discipline through a lens of usability, accessibility, feasibility, and aesthetic quality
  • Collaborated closely with developers to ensure faithful interpretation of design through delivery

What You’ll Do At 8th Light

You’ll create user research procedures and assets (personas, journey maps, etc.) as well as user interface wireframes and prototypes, working with fellow design team members. You will also support client projects, performing user research and creating software user experiences . In unison with the design and engagement teams, you will be responsible for:

  • Designing human-centered software solutions across a range of industries and client organizations, with 5+ years of experience.
  • Applying the design process to solve complex problems across a variety of software contexts (e.g. mobile, desktop, web, and hardware) with a portfolio that demonstrates your skills
  • Collaborating with designers and developers on integrated teams to bring designs to life
  • Facilitating effective communication with internal teams, clients and partners in team and workshop contexts
  • High-quality presentation and writing skills
  • Intermediate experience with Figma, along with other industry design and prototyping tools and frameworks
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies e.g., web3

Nice to Have

We work across many areas, and encourage anyone with the experience mentioned above to apply. Given recent client requests, we would particularly like to encourage applicants with experience in the following areas:

  • Design consulting across a range of industries and client organizations
  • Integrated human-centered design and Agile delivery practices

We truly hope to hear from you.

Join Us

We recognize that creating a truly diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization is an ongoing journey, and we’re excited to share our journey with you. We have a proud tradition of hiring talented colleagues with unusual career experiences. We’re more interested in your experiences, results, and impact than brand names, degrees, or keywords that may appear on your resume. We appreciate your time in completing a few application questions to help us get to know you better.

8th Light is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

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