UI/UX Designer in Fairfax, VA at ThinkGeek

Date Posted: 7/20/2018

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Job Description

ThinkGeek has built a world of INSPIRED IMAGINATION, IRREVERENT HUMOR, EXCLUSIVE PRODUCTS, INCLUSIVE SPIRIT, and PASSION-DRIVEN PEOPLE where everyone can embrace their inner geek, express their passions, and connect with one another. 

If this describes your world, it's time to Join In. Geek Out.

The ThinkGeek UX Overlords are seeking a Front-End UI/UX Designer to maximize ThinkGeek Awesomeness™ and contribute to our outstanding online customer experience.  We are looking for a creative and energetic individual deeply immersed in User Centered Design who understands how to wear the multiple hats of front-end web work to help create swoon-worthy experiences with a customer-centric focus.  If you’re a passionate geek, deeply-rooted in internet and geek culture with all these qualities, you’d better apply now!

As a candidate, you must be able to work well in multi-disciplinary groups including technical, business, design, operations and customer experience.  You should be comfortable working in an environment that feels like a startup, but is also a mature, widely known leader in the eCommerce space.  You should like to have fun, dress casually, test out gadgets and toys on occasion, play with dogs and work really hard.

YOU SHOULD:

  • Design clean, fresh and current user interfaces regardless of device (mobile/desktop/tablet/etc.).
  • Develop organized, standards-compliant front-end code.
  • Be knowledgeable and excited about the future of HTML5 and CSS3, and be able to write cross-browser-friendly code by hand.
  • Know your way around project management, including juggling multiple parts of a project and keeping up to date with all the moving parts.
  • Be able to speak the language of back-end engineers, internal business clients and our customers.
  • Be proactive.
  • Understand customer needs and work with team members to design device-agnostic online user experiences.
  • Know where all the magic whistles are in Super Mario Bros. 3.

THE KINDS OF THINGS YOU'LL LIKELY DO:

  • Collaborate with, and support the Customer Experience team to execute both large and small-scale projects in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Use HTML, CSS, and JS to develop new pages, templates, and site content to continuously improve the ThinkGeek site experience.
  • Execute day to day tasks and content updates to keep the site fresh.
  • Assist in the building and launching of landing pages and site-wide promotions.
  • Help the optimization team conduct on-site testing and conversion optimization through installing A/B and Multivariate tests.
  • Assist with user research and data collection as needed (site heat maps, site metrics via Omniture, surveys, etc.)
  • Help identify opportunities to improve the usability of customer interactions.
  • Work with other visual designers, web developers, and programmers to achieve strong visual and technological solutions without sacrificing user experience.

YOU’LL BE KNOWN FOR THESE:

  • Technical & Professional Knowledge/Skills- Having achieved a satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise
  • Planning and Organizing – Establishes courses of action for self and others to ensure that work is completed efficiently and according to schedule
  • Work Standards- Setting high standards of performance for self; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed
  • Building Strategic Trusting Relationships- Using appropriate interpersonal styles to establish effective relationships with customers and internal partners; interacting with others in a way that promotes openness and trust and gives them confidence in one’s intentions

YOU’LL HAVE ACCOMPLISHED THESE: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Interaction Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of web design / front-end development experience.
  • 3+ years of experience with JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5 and CSS3, in a public-facing website

YOU’LL NEED THESE SKILLS:

  • Strong HTML, CSS, and JS knowledge
  • Visual design experience a must
  • Experience in a fast-paced, retail eCommerce environment preferred
  • Experience with Agile development methodology
  • Experience with standard design, documentation, and web analytics tools (Adobe, etc.)
  • Keen sense of customer experience and customer needs
  • Experience working on transactional Web sites or software applications is preferred
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Extreme Geeky Awesomeness™ and the desire to geek out with peers that “get” you

ThinkGeek Perks 

Join a close-knit community of curious, passionate, enthusiastic people, obsessed with creating and sharing the most unique and fun product experiences with the world. ThinkGeek offers a competitive benefits package to all full-time employees: 

  • Comprehensive benefits plans
  • Generous Paid Time Off Policy
  • 401(k) Plan with Company Match
  • Dog-friendly Office
  • ThinkGeek / GameStop Employee Discount

About ThinkGeek

ThinkGeek, founded in 1999, is the number one destination in the galaxy for smart products and unique gifts that appeal to the geek community. We're a lean, multi-channel retailer and product-development company manufacturing over 400 exclusive items annually, spanning most consumer products categories and 40+ licenses. We're innovative marketers with a dedicated and passionate fan-base in the millions, and we're a member of the GameStop family since 2015.

Our mission is to create a world where everyone can embrace their inner geek and connect with one another. We are obsessed with creating and sharing unique and authentic product experiences that stimulate our fans' imaginations and fuel their geek core.

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