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A Senior UX Designer I leads the design strategy for a business or product line. They are an expert user of a number of design tools and they also informally mentor other designers.

 

Responsibilities:

Customer (or User) Focus 

  • Has a solid understanding of customer use cases.
  • Rallies the cross functional team around customer needs.
  • Advocates for customers with the agile team and helps inspire the team to want to know more.
  • Creates processes that are good at discovering customer needs and product design options.
  • Aligns team and coaches the team to ensure customer needs are met. 

Creative Problem Solving 

  • Involves customers in product innovation that delivers value to users and growth.
  • Can challenge the status-quo with confidence.
  • Demonstrates energy and vision to see through innovative ideas.
  • Takes on board others' ideas and provides recognition for them. 

Product Design 

  • Mastery of User-centered design process.
  • Mastery of interaction design skills and attention to detail.
  • Works with UX Researcher to understand the user needs, making proactive use of insights to drive design.
  • Proficiency in Human Factors Engineering and other User-Centered Design methodologies.
  • Manage the UCD deliverables for the project.
  • Assist in the developing strategy for the customer-facing product/application. 

Data Driven Analysis & Testing 

  • Identifies gaps where data is needed and works with business to fill them.
  • Summarises data from analytics packages, customer insight or other sources to understand context of research work.
  • Proactively uses data to establish key metrics for projects.
  • Regularly tests design work with users in partnership with UX Research team.
  • Iterates research methods based on testing and data analysis.
  • Uses data to inform testing future strategy.

Technical Skills, Experience & Education

  • Minimum Years of Experience: 6-8 years
  • Has an excellent knowledge of the tech stack of the organisation.
  • Uses design software (Axure, Sketch, Invsion) to expert level.
  • Mentors junior designers in technical skills.
  • Builds good working relationships with tech teams.
  • Produces designs across all platforms.

Competencies:

  • Personal Capability Practices Self-Development
  • Takes ownership of own development and career
  • Initiates regular conversations with manager, coach or mentor regarding self-development
  • Understands what is required by the business to be successful and maps development plan accordingly Learns from success and failures
  • Looks to build challenges into current assignments
  • Utilises formal and informal networks effectively
  • Solves Problems and Analyzes Issues
  • Is able to ask effective questions and collect facts from multiple sources in order to solve problems
  • Is able to effectively identify and analyze problems and propose solutions
  • Effectively manages day-to-day issues and problems without intervention

Innovates

  • Develops new ideas to improve process or product, and is able to prepare implementation plans Integrates and builds on new ideas from others
  • Creates new opportunities by applying different perspectives and challenging the status -quo
  • Is recognised as an innovative thinker
  • Interpersonal Skills Communicates Powerfully and Prolifically
  • Provides clear instructions and direction to others
  • Is able to both actively listen to and effectively question to understand another’s viewpoint
  • Helps others understand situations by communicating business context

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Encourages co-operation between all members of the team
  • Seeks team members’ input and expertise; facilitates open and interactive discussion of matters affecting the team
  • Helps people to resolve conflict?
  • Identifies and removes barriers to team performance
  • Identifies ways for further collaboration across teams

Builds Relationships

  • Establishes rapport with others on the team and across teams
  • Works effectively with others to get work done
  • Treats all individuals with respect
  • Handles difficult situations, minimising conflict

Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. We help researchers make new discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues, and give them the knowledge they need to find funding. We help governments and universities evaluate and improve their research strategies. We help doctors save lives, providing insight for physicians to find the right clinical answers, and we support nurses and other healthcare professionals throughout their careers. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries. 

Elsevier employs over 7,000 people in more than 70 offices worldwide. We are an employer of choice, attracting and developing talented and creative people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as a real opportunity for career growth in a growing organization. Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact 1.877.734.1938 or accommodations@relx.com.

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