Finding the right gig is tough. To help, we want to highlight our opportunity before diving into the standard description. Why? Just like you, we want to work with good people—and that means people who bring not just great expertise, but who also contribute culturally. Here’s why we think the opportunity on AllenComm’s portal team is one worth talking about:
• Our product is dynamic and we are constantly innovating. Do you have a passion for learning new things? Do you like to be stretched and challenged with each new project? If so, come join our team!
• AllenComm as a business is privately held and stable, with a mature client base. We’re not venture-funded—in fact, we’ve been around for more than 30 years, and we have a record of sustained, organic growth.
• Our work in technology-driven learning and performance wins more annual awards than we have display space. If you want to work with amazingly talented teams to deliver innovation and quality, AllenComm could be right for you.
• We work with the best-known brands in the world, day in, day out, on their most important performance and learning projects. There’s no better place in our market to build a diverse portfolio.
• The portal team (a specific division within the company) has enjoyed record-breaking success, opening the door to new opportunities and development options in the coming year. We’re looking for people with vision and drive, who can help us advance our portal technology in ways that will change our industry.
• It’s a flexible work arrangement – you can work offsite and outside of traditional work hours for much of the work.
In summary, we want candidates who are good at what they do, of course. But just as important, we want team members who are genuinely motivated to contribute to a fun, friendly culture of innovation and growth. If you have the aptitude and skill to work with leading, global brands, helping to create the next generation of award-winning learning and performance portals (web-based), keep reading; we’d love to talk with you.
This position will be responsible for defining world-class user experience designs for Allen’s portal clients. Our clients expect cutting-edge design, and this resource would be responsible for delivering on those expectations. Our UX designer should stay abreast of UX trends and advances and be able to apply them into designs that delight our clients and their users.
Typical projects include:
• Design of a user experience for a new client, leveraging the client’s brand guidelines
• Redesign of an existing client’s user experience, leveraging the client’s brand guidelines
• Most often there are robust brand guidelines, but sometimes they are limited, and the UX designer must be able to apply best digital UX design practices
The position’s main responsibilities will be:
• Analysis: You’ll help analyze client business objectives related to learning and performance systems and align them with the appropriate design features of the Allen portal.
• Design: You’ll lead client-facing design discussions (most often via web conference, but sometimes in person) that derive specific requirements and design details based on an approved scope of work. You’ll work with graphic designers, system architects, and team management to provide direction and vision for design mock-ups and system workflows—primarily by creating wireframes or mockups, leading concept and brainstorm meetings, and presenting design strategy concepts to team management and to clients.
• Documentation: You’ll write design documents, helping us describe the rationale for a design, create confidence in the approach with client stakeholders, and provide clear design direction to programmers and architects. You’ll also support key implementation phase tasks as a contributing member of the team, helping ensure both the client and the Allen team correctly understands the design rationale and that it is executed correctly.
We prefer freelancers in the SLC area who can come into the office from time to time, and especially when the client is visiting, but remote work is also acceptable. While much of the design work can be done outside of traditional business hours, the candidate needs to be available during traditional business hours for calls with the client and coordination with the project team (2 – 3 hours per week during a project). At this time, the projected need is 4 – 6 projects per year, though our business is growing and we hope to exceed that number this year.
• Experience in graphic design, systems design, instructional design, or related field
• Portfolio of deliverables
• Demonstrated ability to translate objectives and use cases into mockups / wireframes, and design concepts
• History of success in UX or UI design
• Client-facing experience
• Instructional design experience is a plus
• Experience with web technologies like HTML and CSS is a plus
• Sense of humor
HOW TO APPLY
All applicants should send a resume, cover letter and compensation requirements via our online application form