How to write an UX Designer job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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UX Designer job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of UX Designer job titles

    UX Designer
    Senior UX Designer
    Mobile UX Designer
    UX Designer (Part-Time)
    UX/UI Designer

UX Designer job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of an UX Designer job summary

Our startup C2C e-commerce company is looking for an experienced and ambitious UX Designer with experience in the auction website space. We’re focusing our flagship website on C2C transactions for apparel and home goods, but we plan to branch out into other consumer products at a later date. The ideal candidate will be excited about the opportunity to build a website’s user experience strategy from the ground up, focusing on customer and seller loyalty as well as brand management. We’re interested in taking over this particular field in C2C marketing, and we’re hoping you’ll be part of that experience.

UX Designer responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of UX Designer responsibilities

    Conduct competitive analyses of other websites that operate in the same space
    Prepare customer analyses based on our target demographic and initial transactions
    Participate in creating a content development strategy
    Coordinate with UI design team on issues like navigation, page routing, product page design and more
    Track usability goals and prepare reports for senior management
    Develop mockups for our development and design team
    Conduct usability tests on each independent type of page on the website and create a report showcasing your findings

UX Designer qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of UX Designer skills

    Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Design, Development or Engineering required
    Superior knowledge of all Adobe products, including InDesign and Illustrator
    Excellent PC skills required
    Advanced understanding of the C2C marketplace and the functions of auction and e-commerce websites
    Experience preparing detailed competitive and consumer analyses
    Ability to commit to 50+ hour work weeks

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