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UX Designer

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Acquia is the open source digital experience company. We provide the world's most ambitious brands with technology (built around Drupal) that allows them to embrace innovation and create customer moments that matter. At Acquia we believe in the power of community and collaboration - giving our customers the freedom to build tomorrow on their terms.

Headquartered in the U.S., we have been named as one of North America’s fastest growing software companies as reported by Deloitte and Inc. Magazine, and have been rated a leader by the analyst community and named one of the Best Places to Work by the Boston Business Journal. We are Acquia. We are building for the future of the web, and we want you to be a part of it.

Acquia is seeking a UX Designer to deliver the customer experience for some of the company’s key digital engagement and optimization products and services. We are looking for innovators; professionals with an unrelenting belief in the power of design to transform businesses, and with the passion and commitment to help Acquia become recognized for elegant and powerful product experiences.

You’ll be joining a talented team of designers and researchers creating breakthrough products for people developing rich digital experiences with Drupal. Our customers are a savvy, demanding group; you and this team are responsible for delivering best-of-breed applications in a fast-paced, agile, startup-like environment.

Acquia offers fabulous company benefits and a fast paced, highly motivated, enormously fun work environment, not to mention a career with great growth potential.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver best-in-class user experiences (user interface designs, interaction models, prototypes, etc.), in a fast-paced, agile, startup-like environment
  • Fully understand and champion the needs of our users by spending time with Acquia customers, prospects, partners, and internal stakeholders
  • Provide thought leadership for UX in cross functional meetings and events
  • Lead rapid iterative prototyping efforts with varying fidelity/presentation tools (e.g., sketches, storyboards, wireframes, clickable prototypes, compositions, and assets)
  • Translate business and product requirements into memorable customer experiences
  • Partner with our UX researchers to test and iterate design concepts
  • Identify customer needs and strategic opportunities. Create compelling designs and make sound UX decisions to improve our products
  • Develop and ensure best design practices and communicate expectations of quality across the organization
  • Be a strong mentor to other Product Designers
  • You must be a team player and strong collaborator

Required Skills:

  • 3+ years experience designing digital products
  • A thorough understanding of customer experience, user-centered design, with excellent attention to detail and a strong creative eye
  • Strong grasp of design methods, tools, communication, and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to translate user needs into designs and detailed requirements and work collaboratively across functions to implement the vision
  • Proficiency in software tools such as Sketch, Axure, Zeplin, InVision, Adobe Creative Suite or similar
  • Experience with enterprise software development (SaaS or PaaS). Experience with product management, user testing or experience with Drupal will also be a plus
  • Ability to facilitate design workshops
  • Skills in designing data visualization and analytics a plus
  • Ability and confidence in leading product vision and making sound design decisions
  • Must be able to multitask, prioritize requests, communicate with stakeholders, and meet expected milestones
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, agile environment and partnering effectively with Product Management and Engineering stakeholders
  • Online portfolio or links to work examples required

Acquia is an equal opportunity (EEO) employer. We hire without regard to age, color, disability, gender (including gender identity), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.


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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • SymfonyFrameworks
    • MemcachedDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

Excellent, busy area close to Faneuil Hall with shopping and fun after-work options. Tons of varied and great lunch options - we have a great list!

An Insider's view of Acquia

What are some social events your company does?

The Boston office partnered with the Department of Children and Families to pair employees with the holiday wish lists of children in DCF care. In December, 2017, we helped fulfill the wishes of 200 children through gifts of toys and clothing.

Amy H.

Senior Talent Operations Partner

What projects are you most excited about?

I believe we will see even more significant technology-driven changes in our lives in the next decade or two . . . I am optimistic that the good in us will prevail and that we will achieve a more just society driven by technology. I am proud to be a part of the software industry which is a major factor in this technological advancement of humanity.

Radhika

Manager and Principal Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

Our people are motivated by professional growth and development, and every day, there’s an opportunity to learn something new that can help you develop your career. We have a really strong peer-to-peer learning culture, and our internal mobility program encourages Acquians to explore new roles within the company.

Amy P.

Senior Director, Global Talent Development

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Acquia’s made an invaluable impact to raise the profile of the amazing creative and technical work that’s happening across the city. Innovation in Boston spans AI to cryptocurrencies, security and fintech. We’re driving innovation around the customer experience, and Boston is a great place to do that.

Matt

Senior Vice President, Product

What are Acquia Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies

Additional Perks + Benefits

Work/life balance is important to us. Employees take time off when they need it, and come back to work feeling refreshed. We offer up to 13 weeks of maternity, six weeks of adoption leave paid at 100 percent. Our returning-parent transition program allows new parents to ease back into work. Office amenities include snacks and beverages, comfortable space, common areas, game rooms, and Mac computers.

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