UX Architect

US-TX-Corp - Westlake
Type
Regular Full-Time

Mission

Who We Are

Founded and continuously led by inventor and entrepreneur Tony Aquila, Solera is a global leader in digital technologies that manage and protect life's most important assets: our cars, homes and identities. Since its inception in 2005 as a garage-based startup, Solera has grown aggressively with over 45 acquisitions across its Risk Management Solutions, Service Maintenance & Repair, and Customer Retention Management platforms. The company's current product solutions include Audatex, Autodata, AutoPoint, CAP/HPI, Colimbra, Digidentity, Enservio, Explore Data, Hollander, Identifix, Inpart, LYNX and TitleTec, as well as the company's flagship Digital Garage application. Today, Solera processes over 300 million transactions annually for approximately 235,000 partners and customers in nearly 90 countries. Unified by a strong culture that values uncommon entrepreneurial thinking and continuous "do-it-different" innovation, Solera's global workforce of 6,000+ associates comes from diverse forward-thinking industries that include automotive technology, artificial intelligence, software development, data sciences, cybersecurity, cognitive design, and digital identity protection. Solera went public on the NYSE in 2007 under the stock symbol "SLH", joined the S&P 400 in 2009, and went private in 2016 in a $6.5 billion transaction backed by leading investors that include Vista Equity Partners, Koch Industries and Goldman Sachs. For more information, please visit solera.comfb.com/solerainnovation, @soleraworks on Instagram, or @SoleraInc Twitter.

 

 

The Solera Way

Solera’s uncommon culture is based on three simple principles: 80/20 (Focus), 30/30 (Efficiency), and 90/10 (accountability). Our mindset is also defined by the 3H’s: Humility, a Hunger to succeed, and a desire to Hunt for opportunities to win. Underscored by our fundamental belief in continuous change and innovation, the Solera Way has allowed us to become a global technology leader that is constantly growing in the double digits.

 

 

Our Space

We believe that offices should be destinations where people want to be… places where people want to work, play and, collaborate. That is why we spend a lot of time on enhancing our workspaces. Solera’s work environments are intersections of the old and the new… of the past, present, and future. They are spaces designed to stimulate creative thinking, innovation, and cross-functional collaboration.

 

We also embrace wellness. Whether it is our onsite or offsite workout centers, nutritional meals and beverages, or endless snacks for focus and energy. This wellness plan is our commitment to healthy living, which spans across our office environments.

 

Check out what Inc.com had to say about Solera’s offices: http://www.inc.com/kevin-j-ryan/ss/solera-office-is-very-texas.html

 

Are You Uncommon?

We are looking for an experienced full-time User Experience (UX) Architect to join our innovation team. The UX Architect is an advocate for usability, information architecture, and interface design. You’ll support the engineering team to achieve business goals through custom software development. The UX Architect must analyze and interpret consumer behavior related to an interactive digital experience. 

 

Projects include reimagining mobile and web applications, optimizing digital experiences for our customers and their customers, and innovating technology solutions. You’ll optimize information architecture to promote usability while accommodating technical and business constraints. You’ll collaborate with our business stakeholders to combine qualitative and quantitative findings with insights from cross-functional teams, and rapidly iterate on solutions. Your recommendations will take the form of landscape analysis, storyboards, user flows, wireframes and high-fidelity prototypes.

 

The UX Architect will be working with a team of full-stack developers on building new cutting edge user experiences for customers. You will need to have prior experience working in a fast-paced delivery environment with 2 week sprints, using Agile and Scrum like methodologies. You will have strong influence in the technologies and architecture of the user interface and user experience. The UX Architect should be accustomed to Building UX Prototypes / Mockups / User Stories, etc. as well as being able to hands-on develop the approved prototypes with technologies such as, (HTML / CSS / JavaScript / AngularJS, etc.)

 

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What You’ll Be Doing

The UX Architect’s job is to responsibly test the architecture of a digital application (web and/or mobile), taking it from concept to launch. Conceptualizing, designing and beta testing website/mobile interactions are key to this job description.

 

  • Optimize information architecture to promote usability, while accommodating technical needs/constraints.
  • Gather and document functional requirements.
  • Analyze business needs and produce detailed wireframes that meet strategic objectives.
  • Develop user flows and personas to facilitate feature design process.
  • Using insights gained through usability studies, customer research, taxonomy testing, site testing and stakeholder interviews, recommend improvements to functionality, navigation and UI design elements. Continually optimize for increased user engagement. 
  • Apply design thinking to the end-to-end user experience, including our customers and their consumers.
  • Lead cross-functional design sessions.
  • Oversee all user-facing text to synthesize tone, language and messaging.
  • Prioritize roadmap features and product enhancement requests, specifically around UX.
  • Draft internal and external communications around upcoming features, including release notes, user manuals and feature descriptions.

Qualifications

Are You Qualified?

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interaction Design, Computer Interaction, Information Sciences, Visual Design or related field
  • 5+ years of experience as a User Experience Architect, Information Architect, Interaction Designer or similar role working with high-traffic websites or software products
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Relentlessly resourceful, get-it-done attitude
  • Ability to create and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment and an ability to execute against aggressive timelines
  • Strong experience working within an aggressive Agile environment and being accustomed to producing quick prototypes, mock-ups, wireframes, etc.
  • A creative mindset, with strong experience building applications and UI's from scratch that have never existed
  • Ability to turn design into front end templates using latest standards (e.g., XHTML/CSS)
  • Experience with the software development lifecycle and other principals of designing web and mobile solutions for consumers and enterprises
  • Advanced knowledge of wireframing and/or prototyping tools and methodologies
  • Strong proficiency with UX/UI Design tools such as Axure, InVision, Sketch, Visio, Omnigraffle
  • Expertise in coding UI prototypes
  • Expertise working with responsive web design user experiences in UI technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, XML, JQuery & JavaScript with cross-browser capabilities: Mobile, Tablet, Desktop

 

It is impossible to list every requirement for, or responsibility of, any position.  Similarly, we cannot identify all the skills a position may require since job responsibilities and the Company’s needs may change over time.  Therefore, the above job description is not comprehensive or exhaustive.   The Company reserves the right to adjust, add to or eliminate any aspect of the above description.  The Company also retains the right to require all employees to undertake additional or different job responsibilities when necessary to meet business needs.

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