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Junior UI Visual Designer
The Product Designer will largely be a tactical role, taking much of their direction from Product Design leadership with significant contribution from business and technology teams, but with areas of ownership and strategic work. Deploying a mixed UX and UI skill set, the Product Designer will hands-on deliver a portion of these projects as well as support additional Chicago or global resources on the delivery of the rest. Projects will include working across a range of desktop and mobile platforms, with an increasing emphasis on next generation form factors and input methods like voice-UI’s, AI, machine learning, and more. The Day to Day: Established skills in documenting interaction, information, and interface design Ability to undertake and lead stakeholder management, facilitation, and requirement capture. Produce deliverables in multiple phases of the Product design lifecycle (user research, requirements, personas, user flows, site maps, wires, design systems, complete UIs, and everything in-between) Ability to work independently, within micro-teams, and with geographically distributed leadership. Ability to own and present your own work Work closely with team leadership to advance the practice of User Experience and Product Design within the company globally Proficiency with Sketch, InVision, and additional quick-prototyping tools a must Previous experience with Atomic Design principles, developing a Design Language System, or similar is nearly a must Exposure to Agile and Lean UX processes as well as roadmap tracking environments like JIRA or Trello very much preferred Requirements: 3+ years as a Product Designer A desire for collaboration and seamless work amongst internal cross functional teams The ability to take direction and critique as a natural part of improving your work Experience working on large and complex digital projects An emphasis or interest in financial services or other process/regulation heavy sectors is preferred Exposure to consulting or agency environments with long-term embedded client site experience a major plus User centered and usability focused problem solving skills with a can-do, hands-on approach A keen attention to detail and author of crisp, clear documentation Excellent communication, relationship, presentation and time management skills
Creative Services Designer
Our client, a growing B2B manufacturing company, is looking for an exceptionally creative services person to work on a variety of projects. Reporting to the Marketing Manager, creative services primary responsibility is to support the marketing department with consistent, creative, and effective designs for all aspects of our marketing materials. This role is critical in the development of marketing campaigns, tradeshows, catalogs, websites, and other supportive collateral. This role requires strong layout and design skills, great attention to accuracy and detail, self-motivation, and the ability to work within strict deadlines. This role is expected to work alone and within a collaborative team, to contribute innovative and creative ideas, to execute design projects from concept to completion, and to ensure all work meets deadlines and adheres to the company’s visual identity and corporate strategy. The ideal candidate will have 3+ years’ experience in graphic and/or industrial design with a demonstrable graphic design skill with a strong portfolio highlighting creativity and strategy execution. Agency work is a plus. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Highly creative mind with sharp eye for accuracy and detail and professional approach to time, costs, and deadlines Conceptualize, design, and completion of all marketing materials Development of multiple options for feedback direction Maintain and enhance current materials and websites through improved design and imagery Up to date on new design trends, software, and platforms Ability to take a project and run Willingness to continue to learn new software applications to increase skill set and grow within organization Qualifications: Degree in Fine Art Design, Graphic and/or Industrial Design 3+ years working experience Excellent photoshop and design skills a must Ability to create sketches of concepts that can be presented a big plus Ability to render 3D images into photo realistic images a big plus Strong knowledge in Creative Suite (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, etc) Must be action-oriented with a strong attention to detail Ability to commute to the far west suburbs of Chicago Apply today to start this great contract to hire opportunity the first week of January!
Adobe Campaign Manager
Adobe Email Campaign Manager wanted! Apply today to talk with a recruiter. Project Summary: Adobe Campaign Manager Support Production Support and Enhancements to the Adobe Campaign Manager implementation during the holiday period Will need to be available during the holidays for support Responsibilities: Provide user and production support (break/fix, monitoring and troubleshooting) Identify bugs, determine root cause and implement solution Anticipate future issues and proactively create development solutions Ability to work at a fast pace and react in a timely fashion Requirements: Adobe Campaign Manager experience is Mandatory (development, support and enhancements) Portfolio samples for review Schedule availability during the upcoming holidays
The Project Manager’s main objective is to drive our client's internal integrated agency team to run like a machine and deliver flawless work on time, on budget and within scope. Experience: Three to six years project management experience in an agency environment working on integrated campaigns including both print and digital (website, marketing automation/emails, banner ads, social, video). Experience using project management software a plus Responsibilities: Coordinates all activities of the project and ensures that project tasks are completed by scheduling and facilitating project-related team meetings and communicating action steps to team Develops, maintains, reviews and distributes project documentation including SOW, project schedules, budgets, status reports, invoices, change orders, and post mortem reviews Organize and conduct internal status/job kick off meetings. Attend status calls with clients on assigned accounts as needed Act as primary internal liaison from project conception regarding timing and next steps Coordinates cross-functional teams and manages project scope and the change control process to ensure that projects are completed according to schedule and within budget Responsible for raising awareness of all project issues and risks, proactively managing changes in project scope, identifying potential crises, and collaborate with stakeholders to devise contingency plans as needed Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion, and liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis Respond to client requests (passed on by Account Services) accurately and in a timely manner Learn current process and suggest actionable insights on how to optimize for maximum project management efficiency Requirements: Able to prioritize work and shift priorities as needed to meet aggressive deadlines and milestones Integrated experience including both print and digital (website, marketing automation/emails, banner ads, social, video) Solid understanding of project management methodology including the ability to identify and resolve issues, manage risk, develop detailed work plans and specifications and run team meetings Able to troubleshoot difficult or sensitive problems, defuse tension within team, and find positive solutions with keen instincts and organizational experience and demonstrated adaptability to change Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously while focusing on details and driving results Good communication and negotiation skills Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments in a persuasive, encouraging and motivating manner Proactively identify and manage project dependencies and critical path Technically competent with various software programs, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat and Keynote. Experience with Project Management software a plus
SUMMARY We are looking for a passionate Contract UX Researcher willing to dive deep to understand our customers’ journey and interactions with digital products across platforms. As a member of our growing User Experience practice, you will collaborate with a cross-functional team to directly impact the digital experience of an international leader in hospitality. RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop research plans and materials and be comfortable facilitating and moderating user research sessions in person and remotely with participants Analyze qualitative and quantitiative inputs to deliver actionable recommendations Socialize findings in compelling ways to help team members, stakeholders, leadership, and product development teams understand customers' needs and to cultivate empathy and inspire innovation Work with cross-functional agile teams and the UX manager to assess research needs and determine the best method to capture feedback and create actionable insights that provide clear direction to the team and company Be comfortable leading research within project teams, managing scope, expectations and deliverables and presenting results Help evangelize user research insights and the human-centered design approach with the support of a UX manager and UX team in a customer focused company Help create and support development of personas, user journeys and other user-centered design deliverables that communicate user and design requirements to the project team and stakeholders Assist and/or lead recruiting efforts for various research methodologies Review and coach others in creating test plans and analyzing feedback QUALIFICATIONS: 3+ years work experience in UX research, working with digital products for web and mobile applications Experience leading research projects, preparing, conducting and analyzing moderating research sessions and delivering insights Excellent organizational skills; detail oriented and able to handle multiple tasks under tight deadlines Comprehensive knowledge of strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, including when and how to apply then during each product phase Self-motivated and proactive with the ability to work with a team and independently to perform multiple tasks under minimal supervision Familiarity with digital tools, such as Mouseflow, Qualtrics, AppSee and UserTesting Knowledge of the travel industry and experience with internationalization a plus Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation and collaboration skills Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as Human Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Cognitive Science, Psychology, Anthropology, or other related field
Onward Search is partnered with a world leading local based design firm that uncovers, assembles and advances innovative ideas to solve today's most complex business challenges. Our client creates elegant and effective digital solutions that encourage exploration, foster engagement and build loyalty. We are search for a iOS developer to join the team start starting 1/8/18. Experience: High proficiency w/ native mobile programming languages, like Swift, Objective-C, C, and/or C++ App Store, Testflight, and CI/CD RESTful API services and cloud service platforms Third-party frameworks and dependency managers High proficiency utilizing Git source control via command line Agile methodologies You’ll get to: Be part of an agile Scrum team equipped to continuously deliver mobile applications Work closely with research and design to inform the direction of products Innovate with new and emerging technologies You’ll focus on: Mobile application development Rapid prototyping Code reviews and pair programming
Node.js Backend Developer
Onward Search is partnered with a world leading local based design firm that uncovers, assembles and advances innovative ideas to solve today's most complex business challenges. Our client creates elegant and effective digital solutions that encourage exploration, foster engagement and build loyalty. We are search for Backend Developer to join the team start starting 1/8/18 Your Experience: Expert in Node.js, Express, and Typescript Unit testing with Mocha/Chai, NPM, and PostgreSQL Experience with cloud service platform deployment, Continuous Integration and Delivery Building and architecting RESTful web services & APIs Document and design APIs with OpenAPI and Swagger Confidence utilizing Git source control via command line Experience on an Agile Scrum team You’ll get to: Be part of an agile Scrum team equipped to continuously deliver web applications Work closely with research, design, and developers to inform the direction of the product Innovate with new and emerging technologies You’ll focus on: Server-side web application development Web service architecture and documentation Code reviews and pair programming
Our client, and international organization with offices downtown Chicago, is seeking to add a Business Analyst with Agile/Scrum experience within our eCommerce Product Development team. The Business Analyst position will work with their assigned Agile Product Development team (PDM’s, UX, Development, UX, Analytics, Operations) taking primary direction from the assigned Product Development Manager. This position will provide business and requirement analysis in support of migrating to a more holistic and cohesive re-architecture for the eCommerce web properties. The Business Analyst will have two major components: 1) Establishing requirements and business process documentation 2) participating with project leadership to influence process, culture and system transformation. Candidates will be expected to display proficiency in all of these areas. Responsibilities: Perform and participate in the analysis, configuration, process improvement, development, and implementation of eCommerce systems for desktop and mobile applications Work with respective Project Development Managers to create business requirements and functional specifications documentation to aid in the facilitation of communications between UX, Digital Analytics, Content Management, eCommerce Development and Operations. Support Agile PLM end users with day-to-day issues Conduct analysis of system specifications, functional specifications, and configuration. Develop appropriate documentation Aid in the creation of conversion and system implementation plans Assist in the training of users on new modified system configurations as it affects business processes Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or Information Systems; MS or MBA a plus 5+ years combined technical and functional business experience 2+ years of recent BA work with web/software development experience in an Agile/Scrum environment AEM or Content Management System Experience Familiarity with REST API Architecture Familiarity with Jira and Confluence Experience working on a multi-lingual platform Excellent written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively interact with software developers and system administrators Must promote a high level of collaboration and teamwork with the project team and other digital teams within an Agile/Scrum environment Strong analytical and problem-solving skills Experience in business analysis on large complex projects or varying project types Demonstrate knowledge of Agile Methodologies including the writing of User Stories, involvement in SCRUM/KANBAN/LEAN, and project planning at a sprint and iteration level Ability to translate complex concepts between business customers and technical project team Experience in eliciting, documenting and managing requirements over the Life Cycle Team members are expected to contribute with minimal supervision and be self-motivated
Technical Project Coordinator
Our client is currently on the search for a Technical Project Coordinator to join their team. In this role, you will assist in coordinating the deployment phase of a global application system releases and migrations. Resource will be responsible for coordinating the deployment schedules, customizing, and distributing deployment materials, organizing responses and managing internal status reports. Coordinator will also be required to assist in general office projects, travel planning, setting up of meetings and other support services. Coordinator will also work with 3rd party vendors in ensuring contracting and other coordination activities supporting migrations are completed in a timely manner. Responsibilities include: Prepare and manage project deployment documents and other planning materials Ensure communications are accurately managed within time constraints Prepare and present project status reports and provide timely and accurate information for status updates to the project team stakeholders and vendors In addition, may be assigned to work on simple projects, coordinate travel, arrange meetings and other team tasks Required Skills: Coordinator will need the ability to create and maintain project schedules in MS Excel, communicate effectively verbally and in writing, have a strong understanding of Project Management, and be able to interface with middle and upper management throughout the organization Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining files and information including but not limited to, project schedules, status reports, financial data, budgets, project documentation and legal documents 2-3 years project management experience obtained by assisting/coordinating mid-scale projects as well as a proven success record of working several projects simultaneously under tight schedules High School diploma or equivalent are required. An Associate's Degree would be desired Previous hotel food and beverage operations experience a plus but not required Ability to communicate effectively with international regions Ability to communicate and potentially lead conference calls with large number or participants Previous SharePoint experience a plus