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Sitka Technology Group

UX Designer

UX Designer @ Sitka

Sitka Technology Group is a leading provider of software and data solutions tailored to solve big problems facing organizations in the environmental space. Our projects typically include cutting-edge web, mobile, and cloud applications that aim to protect and restore our natural world.

This contract position will be responsible for designing intuitive user experiences while working closely with Sitka product owners and developers as they take your expertise and interaction design recommendations to build world-class custom software products for policy makers, environmental scientists, land managers, and/or the general public.

With this posting, we are looking for a freelance UX Designer to help us with upcoming projects. This position will be called upon to step in and help us with UX design on various projects as needs arise. Some weeks may be busy, while others will not have opportunities for engagement. The successful candidate will become a Sitka resource for UX design needs going forward and will be dedicated to specific projects.

If you have a keen eye for building functional, valuable experiences in the digital space, and value a flexible work environment, we want to talk to you!

The right candidate will:
Thrive and excel in a team setting. As we are remote for the time being this person will be able to maintain collaboration through verbal, visual, and written communication.
Be passionate about user experience and designing/building elegant, useful products.
Have excellent communication, time management, and problem-solving skills.
Have a love for technology.

Core Requirements:
3+ years of experience as a UX Designer working on a team delivering web applications (not just websites!).
Demonstrated ability to identify user pain points and design gaps as well as organize and execute an effective UX approach to solve it.
Ability to design intuitive user experiences other team members can readily turn into products through excellent documentation and proven design principles.
Drive UI consistency and coherency across the application.
Direct experience with Agile/XP/Scrum/Lean software development practices.
Create, evaluate, and modify low-to-high-fidelity mockups and prototypes to support the development process.
Mastery of design tools such as Figma, Sketch, OmniGraffle, Axure, InVision, UXPin, Balsamiq, Framer, etc.
Experience with custom web apps built using modern front-end techniques (e.g., Single Page Applications, Responsive Designs, etc.).
Independently assess system performance against stated requirements.
Experience developing and incorporating personas in the design process.
Experience identifying and analyzing user journeys.
Solid understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
Experience designing for section 508 compliance.

Nice-to-Haves:
Creative & visual design skills.
Organize and perform research and testing (e.g., usability testing, heuristic evaluations, competitive evaluations).
User task and workflow analysis skills.
Direct experience in the environmental services / natural resource management arena.

Location:
Given the current public health crisis, this position is currently entirely remote. If future conditions allow, candidates in the Portland area will be welcome to meet up with the team at our Portland HQ.

If you're ready to meet your next challenge and do something positive for the world you live in, we look forward to hearing from you. All we need is a copy of your resume, a link to your portfolio, and a brief cover letter sharing why you would like to work with us, your availability, and rates.

Sitka Technology Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, or disability. The successful candidate must be able to work in the United States without the benefit of Sitka Sponsorship.

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