UX Architect in Loveland, Colorado at Hach

Date Posted: 11/7/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: HAC005843

About Us

Hach is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of analytical instruments, test kits and reagents for testing the quality of water, aqueous solutions and air. Our products are designed specifically for quality, accuracy, and simplicity. Strengthened by our sister companies in the environmental industry worldwide, our goal for the future is to continue to provide customers with reliable instrumentation, accurately prepared reagents, proven methods, simplified procedures and outstanding technical support. We offer an environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Hach will provide you the opportunity for robust career development.

OUR MISSION: Ensure water quality for people around the world.
OUR VISION: We make water analysis better – faster, simpler, greener and more informative – via unsurpassed customer partnerships, the most knowledgeable experts, and reliable, easy-to-use products.


WATER QUALITY GROUP

Danaher`s Water Quality Business is a global leader in water quality analysis and treatment, providing instrumentation and disinfection systems to help analyze and manage the quality of ultra-pure water, portable water, wastewater, groundwater and ocean water in residential, commercial, industrial, and natural resource applications. Our water quality business provides products under a variety of brands, including HACH, ChemTreat, and Trojan Technologies.



Description

Position Summary

The User Experience (UX) Architect plays a crucial role in Hach’s software product development process.

We are a team of UX Designers and Researchers who work closely with developers, stakeholders, and Product Owners to research, explore, and iterate on the holistic, end-to-end user experiences of our software products.

We are looking for a UX Architect who loves transforming complex problems into simple, elegant solutions for users. The UX Architect will be responsible for creating user workflows to determine core interactions and features for mobile, desktop, and embedded applications.

Our ideal candidate is a user advocate who can translate business requirements and user needs into useful, intuitive, and desirable products while balancing technical constraints. This position requires presentation, collaboration, Information Architecture and strong visual design skills. 

If you have a background in UX design, Information Architecture (IA) and are obsessed with crafting user-centered designs that balance usability with technology and business constraints, then we’d like to meet you. 

Top Daily Responsibilities

  • Partner with Product Owner and other stakeholders to align on the product experience roadmap.
  • Work directly with end users to discover and document user needs and pain points.
  • Analyze business and user needs to produce detailed UX guidance that meet strategic objectives.
  • Develop user workflows and personas to facilitate feature design process.
  • Optimize Information Architecture to promote usability, while accommodating technical needs/constraints.
  • Work in an Agile/SCRUM environment to quickly iterate based on feedback from Product Owners and business stakeholders.
  • Lead cross functional design sessions among Product, R&D, and UX teams.
  • Create working prototypes with solid design, Information Architecture, and content that meets our business and user needs. 

Other Responsibilities

  • Identify design problems and create elegant solutions that adhere to business and technical requirements.
  • Approach design with a deep understanding of IA, content, interaction, and usability best practices.
  • Deliver rapid user-centered concepts to support product design decisions.
  • Work with cross-functional teams for web, mobile, and desktop, applications.
  • Assist with observation and analysis of usability evaluations and concept testing of products, systems, and solutions.
  • Create new or deliver existing design patterns for a consistent user experience across products and solutions.
  • Formally mentor other UX designers in best practices, process, and methodology.

Job Requirements



Qualifications

  • BA or BS and a minimum of 10 years’ experience in enterprise level SaaS User Experience Design.
  • Proven UI and UX experience that is demonstrated with a portfolio.
  • Skilled with design tools (e.g., Adobe CC, Axure, Sketch, or Balsamiq).
  • Experience with web design tools (e.g., HTML, CSS, Angular).
  • Experience with web front end development.
  • Ability to understand UX research methodologies and design best practices and principles.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Ability to travel domestic or international (if needed) up to 15%.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to sit. The employee may occasionally squat, turn/twist, or reach.  The employee is constantly using hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, and computer keyboards. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell.

The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment consists of an indoor, work or home office environment with good ventilation, adequate lighting, and low noise levels.

The duties listed in job descriptions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The purpose of this description is to assist in ADA compliance and is not intended for other purposes such as collective bargaining, or compensation. 

PRE-EMPLOYMENT TESTING:  

External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check and possible credit history review.

Hach is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.



Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.