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Product Designer, Assets, Arc XP

The Washington Post

Washington, DC,US

Arc XP (www.arcxp.com) is a cloud-based digital experience platform that helps enterprise companies, retail brands and media and entertainment organizations create and distribute content, drive digital commerce, and deliver powerful multichannel experiences. A division of The Washington Post, Arc XP has powered the digital transformation of customers across the globe, currently serving more than 1,500 sites in 25 countries that reach more than 1.5 billion unique visitors monthly.
This Product Design role will specifically be supporting Video Center and Photo Center, or the Assets products within Arc XP. Used by video editors and photo editors, the tools are critical pieces of the overall Arc XP platform. This role presents immense opportunity for a designer to contribute to this product. The ideal designer is a systems thinker, and strives to build systems that are extensible, accessible, and a delight to use by end users.
Motivations

You want to collaborate daily with a design team who is as passionate about user experience as you are.
You want to work closely with developers to help build prototypes and refine working products.
You pride yourself on bringing positive energy to the team and want to help attract top talent to the organization.
You are motivated by difficult and unique design problems and enjoy the process around presenting, receiving feedback, and iterating.

Responsibilities

Tell the story of our product experiences through service blueprints, customer journeys and other storytelling methods.
Produce high-quality work within Figma, including wireframes, prototypes, design explorations, etc.
Work with client organizations who use the design system to gather feedback and find opportunities to improve efficiencies of the engineer experience.
Collaborate with the design team to conduct regular research and usability tests to identify areas of design optimization.
Contribute to
Arc XP’s design system
, which powers all of Arc XP’s internal tools.
Keep the larger organization apprised on the progress and vision of Photo Center and Video Center, through regular presentations and demos of in-flight work.
Serve as a thought leader within the organization by identifying opportunities for process improvements, providing design system feedback, and sharing insights and industry news.
Work diligently with your fellow designers, developers, product managers and researchers to transform data (both qualitative and quantitative) into rationale design decisions.
Recommend and execute user research for new and existing products, and make recommendations for change.

Qualifications

0-2+ years of relevant design experience
Experience executing and facilitating concept ideation, wireframing, design iterations, and design QA
Prior experience working within a component-based design system.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to tell compelling stories about your work and present it confidently to your team and stakeholders.
BS/BA in Design, HCI, or related field and/or equivalent work experience.
High proficiency in Figma.
Familiar with the basics of HTML and CSS.
Familiar with basic accessibility standards and web best practices.
Preferred: Are familiar with React.js and the benefits of component-based design.
Preferred: Experience working with data analytics.
Preferred: Foster and encourage teams to design experiences for everyone. We’re especially seeking a11y and i18n experts and advocates who can continue to ensure our design system is universal, inclusive, and follows best practice.

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The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

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