• Senior UX Experience Designer

    Location US-NY-Manhattan
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Full-Time Regular
    DGTL, Digital Experience
  • Overview

    About the Department:


    NYPL Digital is the department responsible for the digital transformation of the Library in order to facilitate the successful transition to the delivery of core patron-facing services through digital platforms.


    Success will be achieved by the development of an affordable, scalable and achievable long-term plan comprising Infrastructure, Policies, Processes and the management of an appropriately motivated and skilled workforce to guarantee digital Preservation, Discovery and Access to the materials, assets and other resources provided by the Library, to all patrons in accordance with its stated mission and values.


    This role is located in the flagship Stephen A Schwarzman Building  and will report directly to the Director of User Experience & Design


    About You:


    • have a passion for UX and believe it can make people’s lives easier, richer, and more rewarding
    • know how to explain the importance of UX and articulate design decisions to teammates and stakeholders
    • are excited about the chance to work with the diverse audiences that make up the Library’s patrons
    • love being part of a team and thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, cross-functional environment
    • know how to innovate on design solutions, and can combine the big picture with a love of detail
    • understand task based UX and have previously worked on database driven products. You love making elegant solutions for complicated systems
    • understand the importance of metrics, testing, and research in the design process


    Principal Responsibilities

         In this role, you will help carry projects through from concept to launch

      • Work with the Product team and other internal stakeholders to understand the requirements of a project
      • Provide strategic solutions that work within our overall digital strategy, with an eye toward iterative and long-term growth.
      • Collaborate with Engineering to streamline solutions
      • Create prototypes for and actively participate in user testing
      • Create project documentation including wireframes and functional specs
      • Independently deliver on projects and work with others on teams
    • Serve as an advocate for our patrons and users, keeping their needs at the heart of our digital products

    NYPL Core Values

    • Helpful
    • Resourceful
    • Curious

    Minimum Qualifications

    • BFA or BA in related field, graduate design degree preferred
    • 3 to 5 years experience required, preferably within a library, publishing or agency setting
    • Strong grasp and proven experience of UI, HCI and UX principles
    • Fluency in best practices for mobile and web-based design
    • Experience in UX design, including information architecture, user and screen flows, conceptual and detailed wireframing and prototyping
    • Experience working with Design Thinking, Design Systems, and Agile
    • Expertise with Sketch
    • Solid communication and interpersonal skills
    • A strong portfolio that demonstrates your experience and UX skills
    • Coding/Scripting knowledge for light development and prototyping a plus

    Preferred Qualifications

    • A strong portfolio that demonstrates your experience and UX skills
    • Coding/Scripting knowledge for light development and prototyping a plus

    Work Environment

    Office environment

    Union / Non Union

    Non Union


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