Senior Interactive Designer

Pegasystems - Cambridge, MA (30+ days ago)3.7


The Position:
The Digital team at Pegasystems creates, maintains and continuously improves the websites that help people learn, build with, sell and buy Pega applications. The 5+ digital properties we work on span internal and external audiences across offices in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region.

We're looking for an experienced and dynamic Senior Interactive Designer to join our UX team. You will be responsible for helping shape the design of Pegasystems digital properties including brand, look and feel and usability, with the overarching goal of providing an excellent user experience. This position will also be charged with ensuring high creative standards and delivering innovative interaction design solutions.

In this role, you will:
Collaborating with content teams, designers and developers to create a world-class user experience.
Creating visual design concepts for the digital medium based on overarching creative and interactive strategies defined by the digital marketing teams.
Creating or consulting in the creation of wireframes, experience design process flows, personas, site maps, interaction scenarios and other information architecture artifacts
Working with internal content teams, engineers and business analysts, create design briefs communicating deliverables, key goals and functional scope of upcoming projects
Working with Project Management, create and execute agile UX project timelines, adhering to deadlines and accommodating changing requirements
Working with technical writers, content teams, marketing strategists and other stakeholders to create world-class UI and visual design across several global websites
Presenting visual concepts to business stakeholders and senior management
Conduct and analyze usability tests to uncover opportunities for improvement.
Creating pixel-perfect, production-ready digital assets
Applying design concepts and design elements to a full site
Actively participating in brainstorm/strategy sessions
Acting as a design resource for the development team throughout the development process, communicating your creative ideas effectively to an internal or external development team
Maintaining an understanding of industry and Digital design trends and having a willingness to experiment with new tools and design techniques
Participating in stakeholder interviews and definition of key objectives in the early, planning phases of Digital projects.
Advocating for design consistency across Pega Digital properties with a strong, informed and defensible POV while respecting the unique purpose and audience of each website

Pega Offers:
A rapidly growing yet well-established business
A culture where employees engage deeply, own outcomes and lead from the front
The world’s most innovative organizations as reference-able clients
Analyst acclaimed technology leadership in a massive emerging market
The opportunity to create and build world class digital experiences using the latest front-end technologies and design system thinking
The ability to work on multiple, highly visible public facing web properties across the organization

The Person:
You know what makes a design efficient and usable. You excel at communicating design and interaction, via dynamic Axure/InVision/HTML prototypes, design briefs, IA artifacts and in stakeholder meetings. You see modern web design as a system of repeatable components, rather than a series of static comps. You have experience both documenting and redesigning complex web products, including user flows and other IA and UX artifacts. You can collaborate and negotiate with PMs, designers, engineers, technical writers, marketers, and others to define a vision and break it down into incremental chunks of work. You enjoy a fast-paced and dynamic environment, valuing sanity with a peppering of chaos.

Qualifications include:
A strong portfolio of digital work
Demonstrable ability to understand and meet deadlines expediently
7 years of professional experience at an agency or design firm.
5+ years of experience in digital. Deep expertise in designing and building modern, complex websites using the latest technologies in HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
5+ years of experience with web and mobile standards, best practices, design and usability principles, and constraints within web and mobile
Demonstrated ability in typography, layout and color with comfort in a range of styles
Command of, and ability to articulate, core interaction design principles: architecture, interaction, and user-centered design
Expert proficiency with InVision or Axure RP, including the ability to create responsive, well-annotated prototypes
Well-versed in Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite and other visual design tools
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with UX designers, developers and business stakeholders to create exceptional experiences
Deep desire to understand what motivates people – not just end users but also content editors, business decision makers and your own colleagues
Ability to juggle multiple, competing priorities without sacrificing the quality of your work
Four-year degree or equivalent experience

Additional Qualifications:
Experience in delivering iterative design artifacts tied to product release cycles
Experience with design systems and design system thinking
Expertise in Lean or Agile UX
Solid understanding of modern content management systems
A passion for learning new things
We are naturally inquisitive and have a fierce love of learning. –Pega Value: Innovation