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UX/UI Designer (Fantasy Sports Platform)

Location: Minneapolis, MN
Job # 7658420
Date Posted: 06-17-2016
Our client is seeking a mid-senior level UX Designer to join their UX product team in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You will report to the Director of UX and work collaboratively with the UX team, engineering, product, research, operations, and executives to launch new products and iterate existing ones.
The UX product team is a multidisciplinary group responsible for the design of many exciting products including their lineup of daily fantasy sports apps, single sign on identity, shared wallet and other future products.
Job Description

As a UI/UX Designer, you will have the opportunity to design using the latest tools and applying the latest trends to produce engaging fantasy sports gaming experiences. The ideal candidate will take pride in making beautiful and thoughtful pixel perfect designs that are user-focused and enjoy sharing their ideas with developers and other stakeholders.

You will be working alongside talented developers, designers and leaders on everything from backend development, database queries and algorithms, to front end interactions and experience. Your primary focus will be building next generation fantasy sports applications.

 
 

You Will Do

  • Design and prototype elegant and easy to use flows and experiences
  • Embrace incoming trends while promoting best practices in order to push the limits of what a browser and mobile device can do
  • Deliver stimulating and memorable UI/UX
  • Provide innovative solutions to tough interface challenges
  • Create wireframes as well as visual design comps and user workflow
  • Collaborate with engineers in fast-paced design-to-build cycles, while ensuring your vision is implemented to perfection
  • Contribute ideas and concepts based on a solid understanding of fantasy sports and social industry trends
  • Participate in fantasy games and social products to research what makes for a great user experience


Key Qualifications

  • A passion for excellence: You are only satisfied with the very best
  • Strong sense of web and mobile design and attuned to the fundamentals of user experience
  • Strong wire-framing and prototyping skills
  • Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite applications including Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch and associated design tools
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and drive design iterations
  • Strong conceptualization ability, strong visual communication ability, drawing skills and sketchbook technique
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of basic software development practices and life-cycle


Even Better

  • A passion and understanding of sports and fantasy games
  • Secondary strength in graphic design, animation and video and sound production
  • Experience with frontend web technologies (JavaScript, HTML, CSS) and experience with the latest web standards including HTML5 and CSS3.


Would Like to See

 
  • Exceptional portfolio showcasing innovative design solutions

Required Experience

  • Hands-on experience in User Interface and User Experience Design: 3 years


Benefits / Perks

  • Competitive salary, health benefits, stock options and much more!
  • Select your own development equipment
  • Young company with great culture
  • Working in the fantasy sports industry
 
 
 
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