User Experience Designer - MakeMusic

Job Description

General Summary:
As a UX Designer, you will conduct qualitative and quantitative research to help us better understand our audience and their needs. Using that data, you will apply creative and innovative user-centered solutions that will provide the backbone for an intuitive and compelling user experience. You will know when to follow best practices and when to veer off and pave your own way. Youre an independent thinker who first asks why and loves getting into the weeds of a problem.
You are a continuous learner with a hunger for knowledge. You approach challenges as opportunities to improve. You value team members input from all levels and you actively seek ways to support your colleagues.
You will embed with the Product Team, work in close collaboration with the Product Manager, and report to Director, Product Development.
Core Job Functions:
- Work directly with Product Managers to define user problems
- Work directly with other members of the UX team to formulate our data collection approach and strategy
- Work directly with UI designers to bring to life intuitive and innovative designs
- Conduct UX research, interviews, and usability tests to inform design decisions and define user problems
- Explore several diverse approaches and validate the right solution with prototypes, validation testing, and quantitative/qualitative customer research
- Create low fidelity wireframes and prototypes that communicate clear interactions and experiences
- Establish a framework for synthesizing and distributing your research findings
- Effectively communicate conceptual ideas, prototypes, and the specifics of user-centered design processes to product, engineering, and key stakeholders
Required Qualifications
- Solid understanding of user-centered design principles and data-driven design strategies for mobile and web applications
- Knowledge of best practices and platform-specific design/UI patterns for mobile and web app platforms
- Fluency in user research fundamentals such as creating user groups, usability testing, interviews, online surveys, user personas, and journey mapping
- Fluency in user experience design fundamentals such as wireframes, prototypes, mockups, and design best practices, and the use of industry-standard tools, such as Adobe Creative Suite, Figma, Sketch, InVision, Miro, and Zeroheight
- Effective collaboration across the team disciplines, including Product Manager, UX, and UI Designers, Director of UX, Front End Developers, and Engineers
- A solid understanding of usability and heuristics
- Knowledge of best practices for data collection
- Ability to prioritize your project work with your team, while being able to work collaboratively and independently
- Experience working in an agile development process
- Minimum of 2 years experience conducting UX research
- Examples that reflect your ability to conduct, organize and synthesize your research
- Degrees are not required and we value all forms of continued education including traditional four-year degrees, post-graduate degrees, associates degrees, bootcamps, online training, professional certifications, self-teaching, and more
Desired Qualifications:
- Solid understanding of design thinking methods for cross-functional teams
- Expert proficiency in industry-standard user research tools such as User Zoom GO, Optimal Workshop, and SurveyMonkey
- Training in visual design with an appreciation of design principles (layout, typography, color theory, composition)
- Experience in designing SaaS products
- The ability and desire to contribute to the growth of the UX Team by providing guidance and mentorship
Dont meet every single requirement? Dont worry. We still want to hear from you and encourage you to apply.
Benefits & Compensation:
Peaksware/MakeMusic is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The salary range for this role in Colorado is $89,541 - $149,236. This position is also remote-friendly and, as such, compensation will ultimately be in line with the location in which the position is filled. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidates relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location.
This role is eligible for variable compensation including bonus.
Health Benefits
- 100% company-paid Medical for employees with buy-up options
- Dental
- Vision
- Health Savings Account
- Flexible Spending Account
- Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
- Paid Parental Leave
- Teladoc
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Additional coverage options such as accident and critical illness insurance and hospital indemnity
Disability and Life Insurance Benefits
- Company-paid Short Term Disability
- Company-paid Long Term Disability
- Company-paid Basic Life Insurance and AD&D
- Employee-paid Supplemental Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse, and/or Child
Additional Benefits & Perks
- 401(K)
- 401(K) Matching
- Pet Insurance
- 9 paid holidays annually and unlimited Flexible Time Off (FTO)
- Free TrainingPeaks, TrainHeroic, MakeMusic accounts, and Alfred Music product
- Access to the Performance and Recovery Center (PARC), our on-site fitness facility
- Employee only access to on-site locker rooms and showers
- Employee only access to secure, indoor bike storage
- Access to our onsite Music Studio
-An assortment of grabn go fruit and snacks as well as on tap cold brew, kombucha, and beer.
- Beautiful onsite cafe that includes indoor and outdoor seating and lounge areas.
- Access to e-bikes available exclusively to Peaksware employees
- Significant investment in resources for employee growth and development
- Corporate discounts on select gym memberships and top brand gear
- Flexible work schedule in a culture of trust

Work in United States
Employment Options
Base Salary

89,541 - 149,236 USD

Professional Experience
Skills
  • Figma
  • Wireframing
  • User Research
  • User Acceptance Testing
  • Usability Testing
  • SaaS
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Company

Company Name

Peaksware Holdings

Recruiter

Michael Rosenberg

Technical Sourcer

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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