UI / UX Designer
 
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Boston, MA (Headquarters)
  • Department: Engineering

Rakuten Loyalty is one of the fastest growing technology companies in Boston. We are the inventors of the world’s most innovative rewards acceleration platform – servicing the largest loyalty programs around the world. We develop technology that gives loyalty program members the opportunity to earn rewards for their every day online activity – opening up explosive new revenue opportunities for our clients – and giving their members the opportunity to earn the rewards they love anywhere, anytime. Selected by Forbes as the 7th most Innovative Company in the world – Rakuten is focused on rapidly expanding its services to new markets around the globe – Rakuten Loyalty is at the forefront of this effort. Rakuten Loyalty received numerous awards last year – including Best Places to Work, the Best and Brightest Award for our Employees and the Most Innovative Small Company of the Year – as well as having our CEO win the distinguished Innovative All Star award given by the Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech. We have created a wonderful environment that supports free thought, open communication, the celebration of innovation, and a dedication to moving quickly. Entrepreneurialism is in our blood – and we expect everyone who joins our team to exhibit an attitude that says that no mountain is too high, no problem unsolvable – because with great ambition, ideas, and technology – anything is possible.

Job Description
 

As a technology focused company, we understand the importance of providing employees with an energizing work environment that promotes collaboration and innovation.  We are looking for a talented UI / UX designer who will lead the visual direction of our website and web application from ideation through user-testing and launch.

Our new UI / UX Designer will work closely with our product team, translating requirements, feature concepts, use cases and design challenges into site maps, wireframe schematics and initial prototypes. Our new designer will have a passion for our products & industry.  Additionally, he/she will work closely with our talented development team to execute the design of our revolutionary, web based product offerings.

Responsibilities:

  • Create workflow diagrams, storyboards, wireframes, mockups, site architecture, and screen layouts necessary to communicate the user-interaction model.
  • Collaborate on new design concepts, comprised of wireframes, sitemaps, interaction flows, and prototypes.
  • Translate user requirements into interactive prototypes that are both usable and visually compelling.                               
  • Identify, address and solve complex user interface and information design challenges.
  • Produce user interface feature specifications and guidelines.
  • Work with our talented product and development team to implement specifications.                 
  • Design and run user tests, analyze and present user-behavior metrics and recommendations.
Qualifications
 
Required:

 

  •  Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3-5 Years of User Interface Design Experience
  • Ability to analyze existing systems and propose user experience enhancements.
  • Familiarity with Agile Web Development Practices
  • Knowledge of Industry Best Practices
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a dynamic team.
  • Experience with rapid prototyping tools and diagraming software
  • Experience with HTML and CSS (Exeperience with JavaScript is a plus)
  • Skilled in user and task analysis, user research techniques, storyboarding, information architecture and wire-framing.
  • Experience developing design deliverables to effectively communicate functional behavior to stakeholders.
  • Ability to assess, prioritize and make trade-offs against business, technical, and user constraints.
  • Expertise in user-centered design principles & best practices, user research methodologies, Web 2.0 and industry trends.
  • Online portfolio showcasing web design skills.
  • Ability to work across departments, facilitating the implementation of successful products.

 

Preferred: