User Experience Designer
Pathfinder Software LLC - Chicago, IL

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Pathfinder Software is looking for talented and team-oriented user experience designers who want to design commercial software products. We do a lot of exciting work for both start-ups who have never launched a product and established firms looking to launch something new or redesign an existing product, in industries ranging from medicine and education to consumer services. We have built a strong reputation as the top software development firm in Chicago that incorporates lean startup thinking, lean user experience design and agile development, and and are looking for more great team members to continue accelerating. We take great pride in our work environment.

We believe in highly collaborative teamwork, informal communication and pairing with co-workers to puzzle through tough problems and generate creative ideas. Our office is a big open loft space in Chicago ’s river north neighborhood, with lots of whiteboards, glass and distressed hardwood, with walls covered in project artifacts, with after work activities like yoga, game nights and happy hours. We are highly interested in designers with the following qualities: You have solid UX skills in the areas of user research, personas, workflows and wireframes You will thrive in a team environment and be supportive of the give and take needed to work in a highly effective way with others You get a great sense of pride building strong and empathetic relationships with clients You can understand a complex domain and come up with UX solutions that are simple and well-organized You can write very clear and complete logical requirements – familiarity with Agile methods such as user stories and acceptance tests is a plus You can quickly visualize ideas with simple low-fi tools such as markers, sticky notes and a whiteboard You can generate multiple design ideas for a given problem You can prioritIze what is important in a design and help clients figure out what “Release 1 ” looks like You are capable of leading group workshops to come up with user personas, user goals, workflows and rapid storyboards You want to give back to the design community by furthering the state of the art, writing helpful blog articles, speaking at professional meetings and conferences from time to time If this sounds like it might be up your alley, we ’d like to hear from you. Please submit a resume and cover letter telling us what you ’re passionate about and how you approach design.