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Senior Product Designer

ACV Auctions

At ACV Auctions, you have the opportunity to be a part of a fast-growing automotive technology company. Our team is pioneering new technology and end to end service for the automotive industry. We are committed to making ACV Auctions a leader in the automotive wholesale industry. ACV is positioned to re-engineer the way the automobile industry buys and sells used vehicles. Our employees benefit from a relaxed yet intense entrepreneurial work environment with the chance to be part of a “ground floor” opportunity having an impact on the company’s results from day one, growing as ACV Auctions does. 

Who we are looking for:

ACV Auctions is looking for a Senior Product Designer for a 9-12 month contract role, with a strong ability to design for form and function. The ideal candidate should be an analytical and creative designer who is able to grasp user needs and solve problems. As part of a domain focused cross-functional team, your user experience design talents will help bring clarity to the problem space and steer the solution space. As part of the candidate screening, please provide a link to a strong portfolio of successful products both from a seamless UX and UI perspective.

What you will do:

As a Senior Product Designer, you will Influence + Deliver:

  • This role is focused on both UX discovery and UI delivery within product development team(s). As a senior, you will be bringing a wealth of experience into a product development team and have a strong ability to influence best practices and design vision. 
  • Enable quality via an atomic design system across different platforms, while meeting requirements for accessibility and brand guidelines.
  • Identify UX opportunities, personas, and journeys.
  • Facilitate collaborative design workshops and studio sessions.
  • Steer how we define our hypotheses using sitemaps, user flows, wireframes, content first information architecture, taxonomy, and relate them to user interface task success metrics.
  • Present your design vision to enable product iteration plans and future story mapping.
  • Present usability recommendations based on user testing, analytics, and user behavior.
  • Run experiments with developers by providing artifacts such as prototypes and visual UI mocks, with supporting materials for icons, illustrations, assets, copy, animation, and gestures. 
  • Measure past releases and plan for further optimization. 
  • Provide mentorship to junior members and maintain a positive outlook at all times.
  • Influence non-design functions (360 degrees) by enabling design evidence and best practices. 
  • Set atomic design best practices and standards. 

What you will need:

  • Minimum 5 years of design experience across web, iOS and Android.
  • Ability to analyze data and usage patterns to generate UX insights.
  • Ability to influence design process and practices.
  • Ability to conduct and provide peer reviews to other design members.
  • Strong communication skills to provide rationale for your design decisions. 
  • A bachelor or master’s degree in UX design or a related field.
  • Strong understanding of UI, UX, interaction design, HCI, and animation principles.
  • Working knowledge of Android and iOS design guidelines.
  • Expertise with Sketch, Figma, and prototyping tools such as Flinto or Invision.
  • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, and responsive layouts.
  • Passionate about solving complex problems with simple, easy-to-use solutions.
  • Ability to travel to Buffalo and Toronto Offices.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • There will be special consideration for applicants with strong understanding in user error handling, opportunity mapping, user journey mapping, collaborative problem solving, funnel optimization, heuristic evaluations, competitive analysis, user task success, and analytics understanding.

What we will offer:

  • Upbeat innovative culture
  • Flexible schedules

 

ACV Auctions is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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