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MTG Senior Visual Web Design Lead – UI/UX

| Seattle

Job Duties

  • Strong leadership and management skills in guiding and leading visual UX designers reporting to the Senior Visual Web Design lead. Able to coach and guide designers to achieve Avalara design goals. Able to lead design review sessions.
  • Understand the value proposition for the Avalara product(s) and able to build an online story to help sell Avalara’s products.
  • Work with Product Owner and Stakeholders to elicit visual requirements and detailed workflows for page development and work closely with Product Owner and Stakeholders to design user experiences for Avalara web properties. 
  • Experience in designing for the Adobe Experience Manager web content management platform. Able to understand and design for templates and components that comprise the authoring and publishing experience of the AEM platform.
  • Attend and participate in Scrum meetings, including daily standup, scrum planning, scrum retrospective, backlog grooming.
  • Support the Maintenance/Mods/Defects Owner with web design - UI/UX and design needs of the product backlog.
  • Participate in test planning and execution to ensure that expected results will satisfy business and non-functional requirements.
  • Collaborate with product management and engineering to define and implement innovative solutions for the product direction, visuals and experience
  • Execute all visual design stages from concept to final hand-off to engineering
  • Conceptualize original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex design roadblocks
  • Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
  • Present and defend designs and key milestone deliverables to peers and executive level stakeholders
  • Conduct user research and evaluate user feedback
  • Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards
  • Maintain Jira planning and scrum board. 
  • Maintain Confluence team documentation.

Qualifications  

  • Solid multi year/multi site portfolio that represents actual work products that they have created.
  • Experience as a UI/UX Designer for at least six years on a web development or web marketing team.
  • Proven UI experience with a valid portfolio showing real experience
  • Demonstrable UI design skills both verbally and visually
  • Able to guide other UI/UX designers as the primary lead. Able to coach and train others
  • Able to manage, supervise and direct multiple UI/UX designers both FTE and contract
  • Solid experience in creating wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Axure, or other visual design and wire-framing tools
  • Proficiency in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for rapid prototyping.
  • Proficiency in WordPress LAMP development platform (for legacy sites waiting to be converted to Adobe Experience Manager)
  • Proficiency in Adobe Experience Manager platform (able to design within this platform)
  • Experience in the Adobe Marketing suite including Adobe Test & Target and Adobe Search & Promote
  • Able to understand content targeting via Adobe Test & Target and capable of designing experiences at a defined user persona level
  • Excellent visual design skills with sensitivity to user-system interaction
  • Ability to present your designs and sell your solutions to various stakeholders.
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively
  • Up-to-date with the latest UI trends, techniques, and technologies
  • BS/MS in Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, or related
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process
  • Able to solicit, formulate and influence the selection of solution alternatives that meet business objective.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Able to convey business requirements and technical needs in a clear, concise, and effective manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with business and technical team members.
  • Experience working effectively with remote teams
  • Jira / Confluence experience a plus
  • Experience using lean project tracking software (Jira a bonus)
  • Familiar with or actively working in an Agile development

About Avalara

Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transaction taxes, including sales and use, VAT, excise, communications, and other tax types. The company delivers comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions designed to be fast, accurate, and easy to use. The Avalara Compliance Cloud® platform helps customers manage complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by state, local, and other taxing authorities throughout the world.

Avalara offers more than 600 pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications, making the integration of tax and compliance solutions easy for customers. Each year, the company processes billions of indirect tax transactions for customers and users, files more than a million tax returns, and manages millions of tax exemption certificates and other compliance documents.

Headquartered in Seattle, Avalara has offices across the U.S. and overseas in the U.K., Belgium, Brazil, and India. More information at www.avalara.com

Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, national orientation, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law.

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Location

255 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104

What are Avalara Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
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