Eight Bit Studios is looking for a seasoned, collaborative, and organized Sr. UX Strategist to join our team. We hoping to find a UX leader who is super adaptable, driven and likes to collaborate closely with other UX strategists, project managers, product designers, and development pros to create incredible and inclusive digital products.
When you join Eight Bit, you will join our fully remote workforce, with most of our team located in the Chicago area. We anticipate staying totally remote for the foreseeable future, but we are hoping for a candidate within driving distance of Chicago as there could be in-person client workshops and meetings once it is safe for us to meet again someday. If you live outside of the Chicagoland area, we would still encourage you to apply! Our current team is distributed across all US time zones, but we work in central time.
As a Sr. UX Strategist at Eight Bit, you believe that a great product experience comes from an effective and delightful design, founded on a deep understanding of the user. You’ve seen your best work created while working seamlessly with Design and Dev after thoughtful discovery. As a lifelong learner, you are eager to keep up with up-to-date and innovative research techniques. You’re able to annotate and explain design choices so that nothing - from user flows and personas to micro-interactions - is a question mark. Through it all, you’ll keep a strategic mindset, ask good questions to dig deep on product logic, drive project momentum, and stay a champion of the user.
We are looking for these skills and experience:
-You have 5+ years working in User Experience. Time at a tech consultancy or working as a UX consultant gets you brownie points.
-As a UX expert, you are in your element facilitating workshops with our internal team and client partners. You feel proud of your ability to translate complex tech ideas into digestible bites and are great at creating a welcoming tone for the non-techs in the room too.
-You feel confident running ideation and prioritization sessions and can help teams define products at various levels from vision statements to user stories. Furthermore, you can identify assumptions being made, challenge them bravely and empathetically, form plans to test them, and know when to say no so you can set priorities that keeps the project on track.
-Planning and conducting user research is your jam. You’re comfortable gathering and using qualitative and quantitative data, and have conducted user interviews, field research, card sorts, usability tests, and concept tests.
-You find creating clear and insightful user models like personas and customer journeys almost as satisfying as watching people using them.
-Sketching, white boarding and prototyping are second nature to you at this point. You explore multiple options and facilitate the process of choosing the right one.
-You don’t need to create the final visual designs yourself, but you have a way of expressing yourself visually that contributes to the design process and you are excited about working with Product Designers as your other half - partnering on design critique, offering guidance and ideating together.
-You're familiar with product design tools like Figma, Sketch, Invision, and Zeplin.
-You can make recommendations for event tracking with each new release in order to continue to build our understanding and product evolution via data. It would be a definite bonus if you are comfortable diving into different data sources like Google Analytics/Firebase in order to bring out and share usage-related insights.
-You eagerly explore new technologies to see if our product toolset or capabilities can be improved or evolved.
-You're excited about being on a team - decisions are not made in a silo at Eight Bit and collaborative work is our bread and butter.
And here’s why we think working at Eight Bit is all that and a bag of chips:
We recognize that the key to our ability to deliver on great digital products is tied to creating an inclusive environment where people can do their best work. At Eight Bit, we care a great deal about balancing our work and life, so our people-first employee package for full time employees includes competitive compensation and healthcare benefits, generous vacation time, holiday office closures, paid parental leave, and flexible (that means parent & remote learning friendly) work schedules, along with fun company activities and a supportive work environment - even over Zoom.
We take equality seriously.
Eight Bit Studios is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to equal opportunity employment without regard to race, religion, color, gender (including gender identity, change of sex and transgender status), sexual orientation, age, disability, ancestry, national origin, military or veteran status, marital status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.