Home Depot UX Designer- Interconnected Retail in Houston, Texas

POSITION PURPOSE

Global Custom Commerce is looking for a UX Designer who is ready to take a leap into unknown waters. The UX Designer acts as the user-advocate during the development process, designing solutions and offering suggestions from a customer’s perspective. The UX Designer is responsible for UX and UI requirements for multiple projects in the Interconnected Retail team.

Why work here? Our entrepreneurial roots and maverick mentality, coupled with the resources and backing of the #1 home improvement retailer in the world, The Home Depot, is a unique opportunity for you to be a transformative retail disrupter. Plus, GCC is the world’s largest online window covering company, and we’ve got a demonstrably awesome 20-year track record. From our open-floor office to our open-door ethos, our culture is rooted in improving, evolving, and having fun (we’re pretty serious about cake, cook-offs, ping pong, meaningful work and exciting projects). Most importantly, our team members are always inspired, engaged, and ready for growth.

That means you’ll have the resources and the runway to create truly magical, out-of-the-box work. Moreover, you will play an important role in leveraging our culture, people, systems, processes, and technology — ultimately to provide incredible customer experiences, while growing business for GCC and The Home Depot. This is your chance to be part of something big, in a small start-up environment.

We’re ranked as one of The Top 5 Workplaces in Texas and have consistently won the following awards: The Best Place to Work in Houston ( Houston Business Journal ), Houston’s Top Workplaces ( Houston Chronicle ) and Houston’s Best and Brightest.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

60% - Design elegant and thoughtful user experiences across multiple enterprise and customer-facing projects. The scope of this spans across the full user-centered design process: user research, testing, design, communication.

20% - Work hand-in-hand with IT Team to implement high-fidelity prototypes for web and mobile app experiences.

20% - Take on side projects including but not limited to: illustrations, print pieces, presentation collateral and infographics.

NATURE AND SCOPE

This position will report directly to the Director of Creative.

This position has no direct reports.

ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Environment:

Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

Travel:

Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must be eighteen years of age or older.

Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Education Required:

The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 5 years

Physical Requirements:

Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

Experience working across several phases of product development.

Experience designing across multiple types of devices, products, or services that combine hardware and software.

Experience designing and developing responsive user interfaces with a mobile-first philosophy.

Familiarity with modern front-end development process is a plus.

A portfolio that showcases projects you’ve worked on, how you contributed to the projects, and the thinking behind the decisions you made.

Operate with a high degree of autonomy when necessary, balancing multiple needs.

Must have proven track record of executing multiple tasks in a results-driven organization.

Collaborator who can appropriately integrate constructive feedback into the design process.

Ability to effectively communicate.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.