UX Designer II - Contract Role

LexisNexis - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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The UX Designer II plays a key role in the evolution of the LexisNexis corporate website, with a focus on the creation and implementation of innovative, best-in-industry web experiences for current and prospective clients. The ideal candidate must have a strong understanding of the latest web design and UX technology, methodologies, and best practices, as well as the ability to adapt quickly to shifting priorities and to work effectively as part of a lean, versatile, global web design and development team.

For us, "agile" isn't just a buzzword, but a proven philosophy of success. In order to excel in this role, one must be able to thrive both creatively and technically in a fast-paced environment that emphasizes iterative, user-centric, move-the-needle web projects based on the most relevant performance data and highest standards. The right individual for this position will energetically and enthusiastically take a hands-on approach to a broad variety of design projects; A/B and multivariate testing; site user interviews and research; and collaboration with project leads, designers, and coders to get things done efficiently.

Additionally, this role requires someone who grasps immediately and can communicate expertly to team members and key LexisNexis leaders how projects will help the company achieve its goals, with a focus on trackable performance metrics tied to lead generation, product usage, customer satisfaction/engagement, and revenue.

Primary Responsibilities:
Help lead the design evolution of the LexisNexis website through the eyes of customers' and prospects' journey and needs
Develop and perform relevant A/B and multivariate tests and user research to maximize site performance, with a focus on high-impact improvements defined by clearly measurable results
Own the technical design and delivery of a world-class, industry-leading web experience
During the concept phase of corporate site projects, propose feasible and high-quality design solutions based on web design and technology expertise
Manage the priorities, deliverables, and deadlines of a team of design contractors
Independently and in consultation with company stakeholders, identify business needs and problems/opportunities for improvement on the corporate website, effectively communicate those needs and their priority to appropriate team members, and ensure successful and trackable solutions are implemented
Perform front-end coding as necessary to meet project demands
Lead pre- and post-deployment QA testing of new, existing, and modified web components and templates
Ensure compatibility standards (e.g., responsive design) are met in the conception and implementation of site designs
Communicate progress and results of web projects on a consistent basis
Maintain knowledge of and communicate web design/technology innovations and evolving standards to ensure the LexisNexis corporate site continues to perform strongly and is viewed as a best-in-class website
Partner with other members of the web design and development team to create, maintain, and ensure compliance with website standards and best practices
Develop documentation to increase the efficiency and productivity of designers across the team, including design reviews and enforcement of design rules

Qualifications:
2 or more years designing and developing web solutions for B2B companies
A bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, web design & programming, or a related field
Innovative and forward-thinking web design and technology skills, with an eye toward the big picture as well as the value of details
Advanced knowledge of web design/UX tools, standards, and best practices; experience with browser Stack a plus
Experience managing internationally based design and development contractors; willing to work off hours on an as-needed basis to meet project goals and deadlines
Strong understanding of website/information architecture principles and frameworks
Experience working with a variety of CMS platforms (e.g., TeamSite, Telligent, Squiz)
Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite applications used in web design and development (e.g., Photoshop, Illustrator)
Ability to write and adapt code and troubleshoot HTML, CSS, JavaScript (JQuery); knowledge of Angular JS and development on .NET platform a plus
Working knowledge of and intimate comfort level with scrum and agile methodologies
Experience working with A/B testing and tools (e.g., Optimizely) and performing user interviews and research to develop actionable, high-impact recommendations
Experience running QA testing of web components and templates, especially cross-browser and cross-device compatibility tests
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse teams and individuals at all levels of an organization; ability to assess and gain agreement on priorities, manage conflicting demands or requests, improve design team efficiency and productivity, and provide reliable guidance on web design and technology
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
LexisNexis Legal & Professional (www.lexisnexis.com) is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its LexisNexis services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business.

Part of RELX Group plc, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide. LexisNexis, a division of RELX Group, 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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