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UX Designer

Company name
Rackspace, US Inc

Location
Austin, TX

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**Overview & Responsibilities**

ObjectRocket is a young company with big goals. We want to build the next generation of Database as a Service, and we need your help. We need folks who want to build something that hasn't been done yet, is hard, yet fantastically rewarding.

ObjectRocket has a fast paced, and exciting culture. We are a small team and move quick. We are building something quite amazing and look to be leaders in our field and community. We are growing like crazy, we need more help!

At ObjectRocket, helping our customers manage their data is our greatest responsibility, and you will be front and center on making sure they have a great experience. As a UX designer at ObjectRocket, you will be working alongside talented developers, marketers, and product managers to redefine how our customers view, manage, and interface with their data. You define set our user experience, design strategy and practices for the ObjectRocket web application\/control panel and ensure a consistent and compelling experience between our various web presences.

In this role you will need to wear multiple hats ranging from designing user interactions, visual design of ObjectRocket applications and content, performing user research, and overall serving as the lead voice for user experience at ObjectRocket.

**Qualifications**

**PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY:**

Enable a great experience across ObjectRocket web applications and ensure a consistent experience between our www presence and web applications.

Create user-centered designs by considering market segment analysis, customer feedback, site metrics, interaction design, usability findings, user research and user behavior.

Develop conceptual diagrams, wireframes, visual mockups, click-throughs, and prototypes.

Design the visual style, interface, and interaction flow of applications and experiences.

Work with and help build an ObjectRocket design language complete with a style guide, library of widgets, patterns, and stencils.

Drive the design review cycle and close on design requirements independently.

Work collaboratively with the members of the UI\/UX, Marketing, and Product Management teams to conceptualize, design, and prototype ideas; then inspire fellow members throughout the organization to develop applications and marketing projects that enhance our customers\u2019 experience.

Optimizes the ObjectRocket app by closely analyzing user engagement performance metrics and testing alternate design solutions, ensuring usability considerations are part of all website decisions.

Develops expert-level knowledge of competitive and complementary products and bring new ideas to the team. Participates in all phases of the product development life cycle.

Determines what user experience deliverables are needed for a project and identifies the process(es) that will be utilized for delivery.

**KNOWLEDGE\/SKILLS\/ABILITY:**

Understanding and experience in web application development, user interaction\/interface design, information architecture, and problem solving.

Creativity and ability to communicate one's ideas through their design.

General presentation skills and exceptional attention to detail.

Design experience with responsive, mobile-friendly design, storyboarding, mockups, and wireframing

Knowledge of visual design tools (e. g. Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, etc. ) and ideation tools (e. g. Omnigraffle, etc. ).

Expertise in HTML, Git, CSS at a minimum.

Ability to collaborate, give and receive feedback, and thrive in a team environment.

Motivated, self-starter who can navigate ambiguity and make progress without guidance

Adapt quickly and amicably to changes in project scope.

Ability to understand and contribute to functional requirements and translate those into design and development projects.

Bonus Points: Javascript, React, LESS\/SASS, Python, and NoSQL database experience preferred.

**EXPERIENCE\/EDUCATION:**

High school diploma or equivalent required.

Bachelor\u2019s degree, or 2-3 years of related experience in Visual Communication field (Media, Graphic, Web Design, etc. ) required; interest in usability design, information architecture and user experience desired.

Experience in facilitating design functions for a high authority, heavily trafficked website. Has worked on at least 1-5 professional design projects.

An online portfolio or samples of work demonstrating experience creating user-centered design solutions.

Company info

Rackspace, US Inc
Website : http://www.rackspace.com

Company Profile
Fanatical Support® has made Rackspace the service leader in cloud computing. We deliver enterprise-level hosting services to businesses of all sizes and kinds around the world. We got started in 1998 and since have grown to serve more than 205,000 customers. Rackspace integrates the industry's best technologies for each customer's specific need and delivers it as a service via the company's commitment to Fanatical Support. Our core products include Managed Hosting, Cloud Hosting and Email & Apps. There are currently over 4,800 Rackers around the world serving our customers.

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