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Sr. UX Designer

Company: Ulta Beauty
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Discover the possibilities of our progressive, omnichannel approach to beauty retail. At Ulta Beauty, our E-commerce associates sit at the cutting edge of our efforts to reimagine the future of retail. Through a full suite of new and emerging technologies, this team is creating an enhanced buying experience for guests who crave simplicity, choice, personal insights and the joy of discovery. With greater interactivity. Inspired applications of big data, AI and UI/UX. And creative that persuades and delights. All of this, with the opportunity to experience smart ideas come to life. At Ulta Beauty, we're forever imagining. Forever striving. Forever investing in next-gen-with deep and rich opportunities for ongoing learning, growth and advancement. We encourage you to take control of your career and set your own ceiling. For curious and big-picture thinkers who can flex to the need and who want to stretch themselves through courage and conviction, Ulta Beauty provides an environment perfectly suited to your ambitions. Let's build brilliant together.

The Senior User Experience Architect will support and report to the Senior Manager, Digital User Experience within the eCommerce / Digital team. This critical role will play a key part in defining and shaping digital solutions by delivering user-centered designs in support of web, mobile web and mobile application experiences. To achieve these experiences this individual will collaborate with a cross-functional team, including creative design team, business stakeholders, development teams, consumer research and others.This role may also review work, coach and mentor other UXA resources.

Represents the voice of the customer, based on customer research, analytic data, user experience best practices, and eCommerce industry expertise.
Captures and translates business requirements and user needs into innovative user experiences.
Conducts brainstorm sessions and workshops for gathering UX insights and direction.
Identifies project research needs and works with customer research team to prepare and execute research; or executes needed research for projects on their own.
Analyzes research findings and refines design approaches based on research results.
Conducts, analyses and clearly documents competitive analyses and heuristic evaluations.
Gauges the usability of new and existing features, and make suggestions for change. Strategizes and collaborates with UX team, creative team, business stakeholders, and development teams to form user experience solutions.
Has a deep knowledge on web and app (iOS and Android) user experience best practices and can clearly communicate and apply those practices to project work.
Creates presentations, user flows, wireframe specifications, prototypes and other necessary documentation to communicate the recommended user experience to stakeholders and development teams.
Participates in regular reviews with work partners (creative team, business stakeholders, and development teams) to share design direction and gather feedback.
Demonstrated ability to interact comfortably with executives at highest levels of the company.
Effectively resolves problems and roadblocks as they occur with little oversight.
Effectively manages multiple projects varying in size and complexity.
Prioritize time and tasks as needed to meet deadlines .
Ability to lead projects without significant manager oversight.
Review work, coach and mentor other UXA resources. (both full-time and contractor)

7+ years experience in user interface design, information architecture, interaction design, human factors, and other related UX disciplines.
BS/BA degree in design, technology, psychology, human factors or HCI is preferred.
Experience creating user experiences for e-commerce businesses.
Retail industry experience is preferred.
Experience with native mobile apps (iOS and Android) MUST have a strong portfolio demonstrating past work experience and deliverables (e.g. wireframes, user flows, site maps, research, etc.).
Experience creating wireframes and prototypes in Axure or similar tool.
Experience with all stages of the software development lifecycle in both traditional, waterfall and agile.
Demonstrated ability to interact comfortably with executives at highest levels of the company.
Proven ability to diplomatically advocate for the user, communicate informed design rational and value.
Ability to maintain rapport and effectively collaborate with key cross-functional partners, including product owners, creative designers, developers and business stakeholders.
Outstanding communication, organization, time management, and interpersonal skills.

ABOUT At Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA), the possibilities are beautiful. Ulta Beauty is the largest North American beauty retailer and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin care products, hair care products and salon services. We bring possibilities to life through the power of beauty each and every day in our stores and online with more than 25,000 products from approximately 500 well-established and emerging beauty brands across all categories and price points, including Ulta Beauty's own private label. Ulta Beauty also offers a full-service salon in every store featuring-hair, skin, brow, and make-up services. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with arrest records, conviction records, or other criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of any applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the New York City Fair Chance Act.

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