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UI/UX Designer in Kirkland, WA at American Tire Distributors

Date Posted: 9/4/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Kirkland, WA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    9/4/2019

Job Description

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Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your ambition and your people skills into a rewarding career with an industry leader? Join our team at American Tire Distributors! As the nation's premier tire distributor, ATD’s coast-to-coast distribution network provides approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada with rapid and frequent delivery of high quality tires, custom wheels and shop supplies. 

Position Description: 

A best in class tire distributor with impacts in the business-to-business and business-to-consumer world seeks a creative UI/UX Designer who is helping build a rich customer experience platform for the end-to-end (shop, buy, install) lifecycle for business-to-business transactions fed by business-to-consumer properties. We’re looking for someone who can take direction from written or spoken ideas and convert them seamlessly into images, layouts and other designs. The successful candidate should have an intimate understanding of how purchase funnels work, especially in the mobile platform, to support our customers. We work in a fast-paced environment, so the ideal UI/UX Designer will be able to hit the ground running. The UI/UX Designer plays a key role in helping protect the brand identity of ATD’s brands by preserving a consistent look-and-feel throughout the design and development of materials.



Primary Responsibilities

  • Create mockups and/or wireframes (depending on each project) that meet current HTML-driven Web page design standards, including but not limited to: usability and navigation, search engine optimization, load times, responsive templates and content management system(s).
  • Provide multiple solutions for complex visual problems.
  • Create wireframes of new pages and components as well as edit established elements.
  • Create guidelines, standards, and repeatable processes to ensure a user-centered software development process.
  • Works with Director of Customer Experience to conceptualize approaches and roadmap for user experience strategies.
  • Be able to present, justify, evangelize and negotiate proposed user interface designs.
  • Collaborate with online product managers, developers, designers, content providers, marketing professionals and agency partners to bring high quality experiences to the web environment that align with business objectives, industry best practices, brand guidelines, and project timelines.
  • Apply a variety of methodologies such as heuristic evaluations, lab studies using think aloud protocol, focus group testing and field research to evaluate new concepts, devices and applications.
  • Contribute to the continual development of user interface design requirements to help generate sales, retain customers, and provide a first class customer experience.
  • Serve as the customer voice and advocate in technology discussions and decisions.
  • Take ownership in driving product and new feature development through every stage of the web development lifecycle.
  • Have a full understanding of the appropriate metrics and key performance indicators to measure performance to goals.
  • This individual will be responsible for documenting user experience interfaces.
  • This individual may take part in the initial planning of projects.
  • Facilitate development of Customer satisfaction scores for online browse and purchasing.




Qualifications



  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of industry related professional experience and education. 
  • Minimum 5 years experience in User Interface and User Experience requirements / site flow documentation and development, web page design and concept development in E-commerce, retail, and sales with a working understanding of E-commerce marketing terminology
  • Experienced in Photoshop (expertise), Dreamweaver (strong knowledge and skills), Illustrator, Adobe Premier and some Sketch skills preferred.
  • Experience working in a B2B and B2C Web E-Commerce environments.
  • Experience designing for desktop, tablet and mobile platforms.


Key Competencies

  • Experience in user interface design principles and product development lifecycle
  • Experience documenting site flow / requirements User Experience documentation
  • Experience in wire framing interfaces
  • Excellent layout and web page composition abilities
  • Understanding of HTML and design in low bandwidth environments
  • Advanced proficiency with prototyping tools
  • Strong knowledge of Photoshop
  • Understand brand strategy
  • Ideal candidate would have 1 year experience conducting user research and have made tangible impacts to in-market consumer products
  • Ability to understand customer needs, motivations and behaviors and translate them into actionable deliverables
  • Attention to detail, good follow-through
  • Self-starter, accustomed to working in a changing environment who enjoys and takes pride in solution delivery
  • Ability to think strategically and execute tactically
  • Must be able to complete assignments in a timely manner and meet deadlines
  • Able to multi-task in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
  • Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done
  • Team player, collaborate with other departments and designers to complete projects as assigned
  • Knowledge and experience with, and passion for, the online medium
  • Knowledge of current and emerging Web design trends
  • Strong communication, leadership, and client interaction skills
  • Innovative and creative thinker
  • Service oriented
  • Analytical, problem solver
  • Strong judgment skills
  • Broad working knowledge of project management skills, problem solving, conflict resolution, decision-making skills, financial and analytical skills, and experience working in agile development environments


Additional Details (work environment, specializations, etc.)

  • Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work environment:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Travel required:  5% of the time, travel throughout the U.S. with overnight stays.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodations.  Nothing in this job description creates a contract of employment in any way for any person.   All employees hired by American Tire Distributors, Inc. are employees at will and the company reserves the right to terminate employees at any time for any reason or no reason at all.




Build a challenging and rewarding career with us!

American Tire Distributors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace


Shift Type:
Job ID: R10020