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UX Designer II

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Date: Oct 7, 2021

Location: Evanston, IL, US, 60201 Concord, MA, US, 01742 Canonsburg, PA, US, 15317

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation, helping the world's most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.

 

SUMMARY
The UX Designer creates innovative UX concepts, generates and conceptualizing designs at a variety of fidelity levels (sketching, wireframes, medium-high fidelity mockups, prototyping). The position works closely with designers, engineers, and developers on the UX Team as well as subject matter experts, developers, project leads, and product managers on other teams to deliver excellent products with a compelling and exciting user experience.  The UX Designer will use a number of techniques from the User Centered Design Process, including (but not limited to) conducting user research, analyzing research findings, concept ideation and creation, iterative design across low to high fidelities, assisting with the implementation of designs (in prototypes and the product), and conducting usability testing and expert evaluations of designs and functioning products. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design, develop and evaluate cutting-edge user interfaces 
  • Utilize industry best practices and design standards to define designs criteria 
  • Utilize standard design and prototyping tools 
  • Effectively communicate ideas to both technical and non-technical stakeholders 
  • Apply user-centered design processes to create easy-to-use, compelling, and exciting interface designs ranging from low to high fidelity to communicate information architecture, user interface layout, and interaction design 
  • Create, evaluate and modify prototypes to support evolving software application development 
  • Assist with the implementation of designs in production code 
  • Create appropriate assets to communicate the visual design for products to implement 
  • Review UX artifacts created by other UX designers 
  • Assist team to conduct user research and usability studies as needed and as appropriate, including taking ownership of the creation and execution of the studies 
  • Assist team to analyze findings of usability studies and user research to create reports based on findings, including taking ownership of the data analysis and report creation

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in interaction design, HCI, graphic design, industrial design, or related field 
  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience for a Bachelor’s degree (minimum of 0 years for a Master’s degree) 
  • Some internship or co-op level experience in interaction design 
  • Some internship or co-op level experience in user-centered design process, and fitting that within the software development lifecycle  
  • Knowledge of creative applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe In-Design 
  • Working knowledge prototyping tools like AXURE or Adobe XD 
  • Basic understanding of HTML, HTML5 and CSS and/or other front end development technologies or a willingness and interest to learn them 
  • Ability to define approaches to non-complex design problems and effectively convey solutions through presentations, prototypes, and design specifications 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree is desirable 
  • Agile and Lean UX experience a plus 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, highly collaborative, agile environment 
     

 

CULTURE AND VALUES
Culture and values are incredibly important to Ansys. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren't posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren't about rules and regulations. They can't just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs – guideposts that we all follow when we're facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:

  • Customer focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork

 
WORKING AT ANSYS
At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary of leaders, collectively aiming to change the world with innovative technology and remarkable solutions.  With the prestigious reputation in servicing well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high, met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head-on.  Because at Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery and the collaboration.  It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished”.  It’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and will impact real people in real ways, forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.
 
At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel.
Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology so our customers can turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.
 
Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a component of the NASDAQ-100.
 
For more information, please visit us at www.ansys.com
 
Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
 
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys.  Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.


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