• 15-Aug-2018 to 30-Nov-2018 (PST)
  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • Full Time

Virtuoso is the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. The by-invitation only organization comprises over 800 travel agency partners with more than 16,000 elite travel advisors in over 45 countries through North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Drawing upon its preferred relationships with 1,700 of the world's best hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies and premier destinations, the network provides its upscale clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access.


Position Summary:  The User Experience Designer is responsible for the visual design and user experiences of Virtuoso's technology products.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Create layout and visual design of the user interfaces for Virtuoso's technology products by producing wireframes and comps.
  2. Collaborate with Marketing and Product Management teams to design workflows, experiences, and user interfaces in accordance with deadlines defined by our SDLC
  3. Meet with business stakeholders to understand their needs and account for business requirements in designs.
  4. Meet with engineers as appropriate to understand system structures and account for technical constraints in designs.
  5. Work with UI Engineers to ensure scalability and feasibility of designs.
  6. Contribute to maintaining Virtuoso's UI pattern library and create new elements, patterns and icons that fit with existing patterns. Edit and optimize images for web.


Educational and Skills Requirements:

  • Degree in Art, Design, Human Factors, Human-Computer Interaction, Human Centered Design, or related field. Advanced degree or certification a plus.
  • Portfolio demonstrating knowledge of the user-centered design process and/or visual design skills required.
  • 2-4 years experience in UX, IxD and/or UI design. Consumer-facing/retail website experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in Photoshop and Illustrator. Experience with prototyping software like Axure, OmniGraffle, Sketch or Adobe XD. Basic understanding of HTML/CSS preferred.
  • Experience with Kentico CMS a plus.
  • Solid understanding of user-centered design, visual design, and usability best practices.
  • Experience designing for multiple form factors.
  • Ability to discuss, present and defend designs and design decisions with cross-functional and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and problem solve in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Experience with user research and/or usability testing a plus.


Type/Nature of Contacts:

Daily contact with Virtuoso User Experience staff, Marketing staff, Product Managers, User Interface Engineers, and colleagues in other Virtuoso departments. Potential travel.

Virtuoso offers a competitive salary and full benefits package, including medical/dental/vision/life, a company matched 401(k) savings plan, and more. Virtuoso is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to promoting a diverse workforce.

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