Monday, October 26, 2009

Lead User Experience Designer and Developer

POSITION TITLE: Lead User Experience Designer and Developer

COMPANY: Kadient, Inc. (

LOCATION: Wannalancit Mills

175 Cabot St, Lowell, MA

Job Summary:

Kadient has been growing at a tremendous pace and is now looking for a UI/UE Rock Star to build innovative designs that have a lasting impact on our brand, product and users. We are looking for a talented Lead User Experience Designer to help define, create, and test the user interface of our web-based product. You would be the only visual/UI designer in the company. As such, the interaction and user interface of every product would be designed and implemented by you. Our ideal candidate will have deep experience with the entire user-centered design process: from researching user needs to building polished interfaces. This role reports directly to our SVP of Products.


Guide technical and business teams in user-centered design principles
Promote usability best practices
Design the UI architecture, interface, interaction flow and aesthetics of web applications
Develop conceptual diagrams, wireframes, prototypes, visual mockups and graphic assets
Develop and maintain detailed user-interface specifications
Build upon and expand established style guides and UI patterns
Present design work to product and executive teams for review and feedback
Able to quickly create high-fidelity prototypes and iterate towards production-level quality

3-5 years of interaction design work, focusing on user interfaces and user experience for web-based business applications
An obsession with detail and analytical approach when it comes to UI. You must have ease of use and user-centric design in mind at all times
Experience building tested, robust, easy to use interfaces on top of complex systems and data
Expert knowledge of presentation layer technologies including standards compliant HTML, DHTML, CSS, Javascript and AJAX, in addition to design tools, especially Photoshop
Familiarity with the technical considerations needed when designing for dynamic .NET and AJAX-based web 2.0 applications
Experience with .NET and VisualStudio is a strong plus
Demonstrated history of acquiring user data (e.g., conducting usability studies, performing user research) is a plus
An online portfolio or samples of work demonstrating related experience
Experience in a dynamic, early stage business environment.
Company overview:

Kadient's on-demand software helps sales teams to dramatically increase productivity. Simply put, we give salespeople access to the strategies, tools and resources they need to sell, when and where they need them. We have an early stage company culture, investment by some of the region’s premiere venture capital firms, cutting edge products with an enormous market opportunity, and the strength of an existing marquis client list into which we are expanding our value.

Kadient was recognized by CRM magazine as a 2008 Market Leader in the category of Sales Force Automation (SFA) for the second year in a row. In 2009, the company has introduced an innovative integration with both and Oracle On-Demand, embedding its application directly into the SFA applications.

Advantages of working at Kadient

Participatory environment in which leadership/ownership is encouraged, expected and rewarded.
Dynamic company that is bringing innovative products to market.
Opportunity to work on exciting offerings with tangible business value and broad customer reach.
Growth opportunities for high performers with a passion for learning.
Supported by a marquis client list, you have the rare opportunity to be part of an established company offering an entrepreneurial environment as we build a new business.

To Apply:

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