UX Designer

AccuWeatherinNew York City; State College, PA; or Montreal, Canada

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AccuWeather, recognized and documented as the most accurate source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, has saved tens of thousands of lives, prevented hundreds of thousands of injuries and tens of billions of dollars in property damage. With global headquarters in State College, Pennsylvania, and other offices around the world, AccuWeather serves more than 1.5 billion people daily to help them plan their lives and get more out of their day through digital media properties, such as AccuWeather.com and mobile, as well as radio, television, newspapers, and the 24/7 AccuWeather Network channel and AccuWeather NOW streaming service. AccuWeather serves more than half of Fortune 500 companies and thousands of businesses globally. Additionally, AccuWeather produces and distributes news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. Among AccuWeather's many innovative and award-winning features available free to the public are MinuteCast Minute by Minute forecasts with Superior Accuracy , the patented AccuWeather RealFeel Temperature, and AccuWeather RealImpact Scale for Hurricanes.

Dr. Joel N. Myers, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, established AccuWeather in 1962 and is considered the "father of modern commercial meteorology." Dr. Myers, a leading creative thinker and visionary, has been named "the most accurate man in weather" by The New York Times and one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs.

SUMMARY The UX Designer is a creative thinker and expert in user interface / user experience design with a solid portfolio of work across web, mobile, and app interfaces. In this position, you will define, execute, and optimize the user experience of the AccuWeather product portfolio, including consumer and business-to-business.

Remote candidates in Canada and the United States are being considered for this mid-level opportunity.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Produce user scenarios and flows, information architecture diagrams, wireframes, and other artifacts required to develop and evolve user experience designs
  • Help develop, manage, and refine UI pattern libraries and interaction guidelines
  • Run usability studies, interpret test results, and incorporate into design efforts
  • Go deep on inputs and create an interaction design model that gracefully accommodates multi-user, multi-modal input across our experiences and contexts
  • Effectively communicate with product managers, designers, and developers through implementation phase to realize vision
  • Communicate, defend, and build consensus around UX design direction
  • Navigate a fast-paced environment with team members in different offices by balancing independent self-direction with frequent collaboration and open communication.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 5 years of UX/Interaction Design experience
  • Experience with designing for emerging technologies and connected devices is a must
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the fundamentals of design - interaction design, user-centered experience design, digital marketing and the creative process
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with product teams of all levels and backgrounds
  • Passion for building great user experiences and solving customer and business problems
  • Experience working with user testing and focus groups
  • Data driven mind-set and ability to create user personas and test scenarios
  • Expertise in responsive UI experiences
  • Expert knowledge of the Sketch and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Computer Science or equivalent professional experience
  • All applicants should supply an online portfolio link with their applications
  • Remote candidates in Canada and the United States are being considered for this opportunity
    • In the United States, AccuWeather is only able to hire team members in the following states due to taxation purposes: CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MN, MO, NE, NV, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI and WY.

AccuWeather is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity to all applicants and existing employees and we evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity/expression), sexual orientation, age, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, political affiliation, religion, citizenship status, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. View the EEO is the Law posterhereand its supplementhere. The pay transparency policy is availablehere.

AccuWeather is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail tohuman.resources@accuweather.comand let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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