Backcountry is hiringJunior UX Designer

Full TimeUX Design
Posted 1y ago
Position at Backcountry

The User Experience team is a valued member of the Product Development team at Backcountry.com, and plays a vital role in ensuring the products we build for our customers match their behaviors, attitudes, and emotions. We collaborate closely with Product Managers, Developers and Subject Matter Experts in other departments to build innovative, user-friendly products that our customers love.

User Experience Designers have outstanding conceptual, research, interaction, and visual design skills, as well as a strong understanding of information architecture and user centered design principles. You will be responsible for strategically thinking through all stages of the design process and executing with great attention to detail. Being a team player is a must, and collaboration will be a primary focus within your design process.


About the Job:

  • Advocating for the user. Aligning your thinking and design principles with the behaviors, attitudes, and emotions of our customers and speaking knowledgeably to them at all stages of product development.
  • Conducting user research to inform your design decisions.
  • Cross-functional collaboration to define effective solutions based on research findings & site analytics.
  • Creation of concepts, wireframes, and high quality designs / prototypes through testing, experimentation and development. Iterating designs based on testing results. 
  • Close collaboration with developers to bring your designs to life.

About You:

  • 1+ years of UX experience.
  • Academic background in UX, visual/human interaction, computer science, graphic design, or related field.
  • Understanding of all stages of the design process.
  • Clean visual design sensibilities. Ability to work within and progress an established design system.
  • Sound understanding of design usability for web based experiences focused on mobile-first, accessible and responsive design. 
  • A solid grasp of user-centered design, planning and conducting user research, user testing, A/B testing, rapid prototyping, and heuristic analysis.
  • Ability to iterate designs and solutions efficiently and intelligently.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate design processes, ideas, and solutions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with an engineering team. Basic knowledge of CSS & HTML. 
  • Proficiency working in programs such as Sketch, InVision. 
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