Senior UX Designer
We believe that everyone has the right to private and secure communication. Although encryption tools have existed for some time and are freely available, poor user experience makes them a non-option for most people. Therefore, to act on our belief, a great user experience (UX) is at the forefront of Virtru’s mission. This is where you, as a Senior UX Designer, come in.
Your job at Virtru is to empower people to communicate through easy-to-use encryption.
We might be a good match if…
- You’re a generalist with a sweet spot, or a specialist looking to broaden your skills.
- You value craftsmanship.
- You think beyond the ‘how’ and help to define the ‘what.’
- You can think and talk about the bottom line in addition to design objectives.
- You thrive in user validation and have a variety of tools to get just the right insight.
- You are a cross-platform zen master who knows how to translate an experience and why.
- You’ve shipped product
In addition, you would also…
- Help to define the user model and user interface for new and existing Virtru products and features.
- Develop high level and/or detailed storyboards, mockups, and prototypes to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas.
- Gauge and validate the usability of new and existing products and making constructive suggestions for change.
- Contribute to, improve, and implement an evolving design process.
- Collaborate cross functionally with product and engineering counterparts to ensure projects are well-defined, high-impact, and possible to successfully execute on.
- Work closely with all designers to ensure a cohesive user experience across all products.
- Located in or around Washington, DC or Los Angeles, CA (west coast states are acceptable)
- 3 years of experience in a related field.
- Experience using a user-centered approach to designing software
Proficient with industry standard design tools (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch).
- Self-motivated, able to prioritize and manage workload and meet critical project deadlines.
- A demonstrable foundation in Typography, Interaction and Visual Design, and Ideation.
- An understanding of what makes an experience good or bad is critical. You can think through user problems, find reasonable solutions, mock them up in detail, test your assumptions, iterate, and work with engineers to build them.
- Can communicate clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences from engineers to business executives
- A drive to expand, learn, and grow