Sr UI Designer, Zoro

| Chicago

Sr. User Interface Designer, Zoro.com

ZORO is creating innovative digital solutions that are transforming the MRO Industry. We are looking for passionate, driven people who want to join a design team who bases their decisions on research.

About the Role:
The Sr. User Interface Designer at Zoro will lead efforts to apply user-centered design methods to translate user needs, business objectives, and technology capabilities into an online user experience on Zoro.com. The ideal candidate has worked on the creation or maintenance of a living design system, and has a firm understanding of best practice while designing for content within a CMS. They will lead the collaboration with front-end developers, the members of the user experience team, project managers, stakeholders, and quality assurance and should be ready to create, present, and defend a modern and cutting-edge online retail experience. They will be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and have respect for consistency, but most of all, will absolutely love solving problems through design.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the creation and evolution of a unique look and feel for Zoro.com that supports our brand identity, and create a ground-breaking online retail experience in the MRO space.
  • Design refined layouts, graphical elements, and high fidelity prototypes from wireframes and product specifications without requiring a high level of review.
  • Lead the design of highly complex requests and assist those working on less complex requests.
  • Contribute to and maintain a component-based design system.
  • Mentor junior level designers by providing guidance and creative direction.
  • Maintain the current style guide and identify new or updated elements that will be included in future guides.
  • Work closely with stakeholders from User Experience, Search, Merchandising, Development, and Brand Marketing teams to support improvements and initiatives.
  • Confidently present your work or the work of your team to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Partner with the Quality Assurance group and be responsible for user acceptance testing of any new features/design changes on Zoro.com.
  • Give and receive constructive criticism and critique with a focus on improving quality.
  • Research and share industry trends, competitors, and comparable experiences.
  • Manage time wisely across projects and competing priorities, meet agreed upon deadlines, and be accountable for work.

 

Requirements and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Web Design, or related field is preferred or equivalent professional experience.
  • 7+ years directly related, professional web design experience, especially for responsive and mobile Ecommerce websites
  • Expert knowledge of industry standard prototyping tools like Axure, InVision or similar
  • Expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Sketch
  • Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Bootstrap
  • Experience creating, designing for and maintaining design systems, CMS component-based design, atomic design, and/or living style guides
  • Experience with delivering designs in an agile environment
  • Experience using JIRA or other issue ticketing systems
  • Excellent visual design skills
  • Experience with A/B testing implementation
  • Results driven and able to meet multiple deadlines
  • An eye for detail, a passion for consistency, and excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with SEO is a plus

**Please provide a portfolio link or work samples to be considered for this position**

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • PythonLanguages
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • JIRAManagement

Location

One office is in River North (Chicago), a community blossoming with culture and nightlife, and the other is in the northern suburb of Buffalo Grove.

An Insider's view of Zoro

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

We are driven and work hard, because we are growing like crazy! We are in this together because we want to be, not because we have to. On the flip side, I've never missed one of my kid's ball games, concerts, parent-teacher conferences, and when I take a vacation, I'm actually allowed to take it (of course, I'm available if you need me, team)! :-)

Adam

HR Leader

What are Zoro Perks + Benefits

Zoro Benefits Overview

Very competitive package - beyond your base salary, we offer bonuses, a 401(k) match and additional 401(k) incentive contribution, a full-scope of medical/dental/vision/life insurance benefits, voluntary benefits, shuttle service, a bunch of free food (free coffee, soft drinks, snacks, and free meals from time-to-time). Our North Suburb office has a subsidized cafe inside our offices that is a breakfast/lunch spot and coffee bar, in addition to a game room, recreation area and a rock room... yes a rock room... bring your axe and rock out on a break!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Optional Voluntary Benefit
Wellness Programs
Discount partnership with Sky Fitness.
Onsite Gym
Buffalo Grove equipped with workout bench, dumbells, free weights, a basketball court, badminton court, ping pong, air hockey, bags, golf net, outdoor volleyball, and we've even played quiddich!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
3.5% contribution by Zoro on a bi-weekly basis (whether you contribute or not). Additional 3.5% target contribution based on annual company performance.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
We've won a Dave Thomas award for having a solid adoption assistance program - that's pretty cool!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Starting at 18 days per year with carryover option of up to 5 days.
Paid Volunteer Time
We like to give back to the local community. We have team builders focused on helping a variety of philanthropic organizations.
Paid Holidays
Zoro offers all employees paid time off to observe all major holidays.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
We feature a range from shorts and t-shirts to those who embrace "Tie Tuesdays". Wear what makes you comfortable, but you may want to clean it up if you have an important customer in town!
Commuter Benefits
In our North Suburb office, we feature shuttle service to/from Buffalo Grove, Highland Park, and Deerfield stops. Also a commuter benefit program available as a voluntary benefit.
Company Outings
We've done many of these. From ball games to luaus to olympics to the zoo - Zoro finds ways to treat employees to lots of fun.
Game Room
Basketball, bags, driving range net, ping pong, badminton, video games, music room... we even played quiddich in our warehouse for our Harry Potter-themed Halloween event!
Stocked Kitchen
All offices feature coffee, soft drinks, sparkling water, tea, popcorn machine, random snacking opportunities, as well as an on-site cafe in our North Suburb office.
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Sometimes happy hours provided by the company, but many team members get together outside of work because they want to, not because they have to!
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Softball, bowling, and dragon boat racing team... yes, dragon boat racing!
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
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