Sr. Visual Interaction Designer

Viewpoint, Inc. - Portland, OR (30+ days ago)

Do you have a passion for designing cutting edge digital experiences that drive customer success? Are you a creative thinker and collaborator that continuously challenges others to tinker, experiment, and probe deeper than expected to delight customers? Do you have a strong eye for bringing aesthetic grace and balance to the digital user experience?

At Viewpoint, we are seeking an extraordinary individual to help us transform the way the construction industry does business through innovative user experience design and an in-depth affinity for visual design. As part of the Viewpoint User Experience Design team you will:

Collaborate with tight-knit teams of other passionate UX designers, engineers, and product managers and be involved in the design process from early stage research and vision to implementation and iteration.
Develop innovative and easy-to-use SaaS Web, mobile and desktop products that provide our thousands of global construction industry customers ways to integrate operations across the office, team, and field to improve profitability, enhance productivity, manage risk, and effectively collaborate across a broad ecosystem of roles.
This position reports to the Director of User Experience Design in the Viewpoint Portland Headquarters and plays a key innovation role in the success of the largest construction-focused ERP and project management software development organization in the world.

About you…

A top-notch user experience designer who is passionate, creative, collaborative and strives to create simple, intuitive and delightful experiences.
Proficient with using motion and kinetics as part of the full visual experience to captivate and engage users on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices.
Up to date on the latest design and digital trends and patterns. You revel in sharing your finds and insights with your teammates.
Keenly interested in how people relate to technology, you have a thorough understanding of user-centered design methodologies and can easily translate research insights and business requirements into design strategy and concepts.
Problem-driven, you seek to understand first and look for solutions second.
Enjoys working in teams and routinely gives constructive feedback as well as thrives on receiving it.
Leans into challenges and easily engages with all stakeholders to deliver solutions which follow usability best practices and ultimately lead to positive outcomes for both our users and our business.
Your strengths...

Excellent communication, leadership, and collaboration super powers
Deep understanding of visual design principles and concepts, including icon design, typography, color theory, accessibility, aesthetics, proportionality, layout fundamentals, and information design.
Excellent conceptualization ability, visual communication, sketching, drawing, and storyboarding abilities.
Experience and strong track record with user-centered design methodologies, user experience principles and concepts, and experience with user research techniques.
Highly self-motivated, able to drive initiatives independently, and effectively scopes effort to fit team schedules
Keen ability to facilitate and lead design discussions and collaborative activities
Expert use of design tools, such as Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch
Excellent conceptualization ability, visual communication, sketching and drawing abilities
Understanding of common software development practices and how to play a key part in their success
Preferred: Proficient in HTML and CSS, front-end development
Your experience...

5+ years of direct experience working as a User Experience Designer for professional clients
Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication Design, Fine Arts, Interaction Design, Digital Design, Product Design or related field or equivalent demonstrable industry experience and portfolio, with a focus and experience on visual digital arts
Experience designing applications for Web, mobile and desktop (Rich Client) technologies
Experience using standard design, wireframing and prototyping tools, such as Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, and Invision
Preferred: 3+ years of direct experience working in a software product company (not internal products), particularly enterprise
What you’ll do...


Work hands-on, creating interface and visual design solutions from concept to final code.
Provide visual feedback and guidance to other designers as necessary on visual design execution as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Team up with other user experience designers and developers to ensure visual design enhances the overall user experience.
Contribute to storyboard and task flow designs, effectively communicating visual intentions to the design team and stakeholders.
Deliver pixel perfect hi-fidelity designs to enable front end development to deliver prototypes to Enginering.
Practice user centered design by involving users at all stages of the design process to uncover user needs, goals, and insights in the creation of intuitive and engaging experiences. Evangelize the importance of design research to educate product teams.
Collaborate with Product Management and Engineering leadership to ensure the delivery of solutions which are both technically feasible and deliver real business value.
Participate in and contribute to team design sessions to ideate, validate design concepts, give and solicit feedback and ensure we follow design principles and standards and deliver high quality designs and experiences.

Create and manage the visual brand and style guide for company products, and develops strategic ideas to work within the scope of the Viewpoint Marketing Plan to execute top-notch design for the entire line of products.
Translate research insights and business requirements into design strategy which produce design concepts that are compelling, relevant and innovative.
Employ lean and agile methods in the delivery of design assets and requirements to promote efficient and effective development.

Creates visually consistent, compelling, and usable visual design solutions, which effectively communicate function and brand identity. This includes creation of iconography, typography, interface elements and animation and transitional graphics.
Deliver professional user experience assets for project level work which follow Viewpoint User Experience Guidelines, design and usability principles and enable positive outcomes for both implementation and our end products.
Contribute to the creation and expansion of design assets including UX guidelines, pattern library and style guide.
Defines key components of the visual experience and maintains library of visual design assets. Promotes the use of the library rather than re-creating what already exists.

Drive iterative design practices through use of lightweight and refined prototypes to discover missed opportunities, validate designs and derive learning to ensure a consistent, compelling and evolving user experience.

Evangelize your passion for strong, clean and intuitive design, your enthusiasm for constant improvement, and your boundless energy advocating for our users.
Stay abreast of trends in UX and technology and be eager to share discoveries with your team.
Help drive consistency in our application by doggedly promoting the need to follow UI standards and Viewpoint User Experience Guidelines and reuse existing patterns.
What to include in your application…

A link to your portfolio and resume
Some reasons why you’re the right person for this position
A case study showing your design process which highlights how your thinking influenced your design solutions.
About Viewpoint

Viewpoint provides innovative software solutions to the global construction and capital project industries. Viewpoint leads the construction software industry, bringing 40 years of construction experience to over 7,000 customers. Viewpoint’s integrated suite of solutions for the office, extended team and field address the full construction life-cycle from planning/bidding to construction and facilities maintenance. Solutions are offered on a variety of platforms, including Cloud, Mobile, and On-premise. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Viewpoint has become the technology partner of choice, with customers in more than 28 countries.

Viewpoint Construction Software is located worldwide with offices located in the US, Australia, Canada and the UK.


Viewpoint is an Equal Opportunity Employer

DISCLOSURE for US-BASED POSITIONS ONLY: Viewpoint requires a criminal background investigation, employment and education verification as a condition of employment.