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User Experience - Contractor

American Eagle Outfitters
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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This role will start as a contract position with American Eagle Outfitters.

Our goal is to create best in class customer experiences, while always adding value to the organization. Our group looks to understand the nuances of ecommerce and omni-channel shopping experiences. Leveraging customer research and analytics, we partner with cross functional business partners to break down complex business challenges into great (and usable) customer experiences. We're a highly collaborative and (mostly) energetic bunch, not afraid to roll up our sleeves and dig into the challenges presented to us and are not afraid to ask "why?".

Role Overview (aka Your Philosophy):

You believe that great experiences make the most successful products. You want to dive into problems, understand needs, and propose thoughtful solutions. You understand the world is complex and challenging, but you thrive on navigating the nuances of a problem and creating something better for it. You don't innovate for innovations sake, you innovate because it adds value. You have a critical eye for detail (better than 20/20). Teamwork and collaboration run in your veins but you're not afraid to fly solo if needed. In a word, Passion.

The Brass Tacks (aka Your Responsibilities):

  • Create the omni-channel UX design for designated projects, work streams and across all touch points (mobile, tablet, web, in-store, etc.) ensuring the delivered experiences result in an extremely simple, intuitive, engaging, utility driven omni-channel user experience that exceeds our customers' expectations
  • Actively work with UX members to estimate UX activity, delivery estimates, and timelines for single projects
  • Work directly with product and project managers to effectively manage issues and risks while ensuring the user experience integrity is upheld throughout project delivery
  • Be a partner in an Agile workflow, representing UX and customer needs
  • Use your UX knowledge and creativity (and our access to users through social, on-site, in-stores, etc) to determine the right user research activities based on project needs/requirements
  • Empathize with customer pain points and create solutions that address them
  • Work closely with UX research to plan, design, execute, and analyze in-person and remote user research efforts.
  • Clearly articulate your experience design decision making process to business partners and executives
  • Constantly scan the UX horizon for innovative experiences that continue to push the envelope and blur the lines between in-store and digital shopping experiences

The Must Haves (aka Required Experience / Skills)

  • A minimum of 1-3 years' experience in a user experience designer, interaction designer or similar role
  • A minimum of 1 years creating touch optimized experiences
  • Solid understanding of user research activities and techniques
  • Knowledge and experience with touch specific experiences (mobile web and apps)
  • Advanced ability in transforming user research into actionable user experience enhancements
  • Advanced skills in all UX based design deliverables including information architecture, interaction design, user personas, customer journeys, user scenarios, wireframes, prototypes, business process flows, and detailed user interface specification
  • Advanced knowledge of user-centered design principles, best practices, methodologies and approaches across all digital experiences including mobile, tablet and desktop
  • Advanced communication, organization, and team interaction skills
  • Experience in creating and facilitating workshops with cross functional partners
  • Solid skills with UX design and prototyping tools such as Axure, Sketch, or others
  • Knowledge of digital technologies and associated accessibility standards (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Native apps)
  • A portfolio of work demonstrating experience creating user centered design solutions and showing your ability to turn ideas into a strong and unique creative vision that aligns with human behaviors
Nice to Have (aka Bonus Points)
  • Master's Degree in Interaction Design, Information Architecture, Human-Computer Interaction or a related design or behavioral science discipline

  • Experience in omni-channel eCommerce
  • Experience with digital customer loyalty programs
  • Prototyping ability using common development languages (HTML/JavaScript, XCode/Java) or toolsets (Framer.js)
  • Experience working in an Agile/MVP based environment
  • Knowledge of areas such as personalization, game dynamics, behavioral economics, brand strategy, data visualization, storytelling and narrative as they relate to UX

American Eagle Outfitters is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Posted: 2020-01-31 Expires: 2020-02-29

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