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Cleveland, Ohio Full Time Posted: Tuesday, 13 February 2018
 
 

There are few opportunities out there where you can do what you love and make a difference. At OverDrive, we advocate literacy and reading by equipping libraries and schools with digital media. What does that mean? It means we create the software, build the platforms, develop the relationships, and promote the products that literally define the eBook lending industry. We are the innovators, the envelope-pushers, the visionaries. It's fun and challenging - and we feel good about what we bring to the world.

From New York to Shanghai, Helsinki to Cairo, we work with 30,000 schools, libraries, colleges, corporations and retailers to provide bestselling eBooks, audiobooks, music and video for people to borrow or buy. We need great people to accomplish great things. That's where you fit in.

From day one, your ideas and projects will contribute to cutting-edge initiatives that positively impact millions of people worldwide. And if you need a break, we're cool with that: we've even got a par 3 golf hole, foosball, ping-pong table, walking trail, and workout room on site to use while you clear your head. We work hard and play hard, because creativity takes balance. Ready to learn more? Talk with us to see how you can start a meaningful and challenging career with OverDrive.

About the UI/UX User Experience Analyst Position

  • Work closely with Product Manager(s), IT, UI/UX Designers and Developers and other stakeholders to translate business requirements into meaningful and consistent experiences.
  • Partner with leaders across the company to develop a strategy and research plan to support their roadmaps (including usability testing, contextual inquiry, surveys) for new product designs and existing products.
  • Produce reports of findings from user experience activities and present them to a variety of audiences within OverDrive.
  • Educate other OverDrive departments in the use of user experience techniques and mentor other team members in these techniques.
  • Evaluate and recommend new tools and methods to support the work of the User Interface/User Experience team.
  • Advocate for the client during requirements and product discussions, providing expert usability guidance.
  • Support aspects of the firm's accessibility initiative, including accessibility testing and educating others on accessibility.

About You

You are original and confident, willing to showcase your creativity on the world's stage to millions of people. You are a tremendous communicator with excellent organizational skills and initiative. You are remarkably good at listening and can develop outstanding results from valued user feedback.

About the Team

The UI/UX team is creative and detailed. Under a team minded framework, they research and conduct all phases of prototyping and visual design. They help translate business and marketing goals into industry-changing products that continue to deliver reading happiness to all our customers.

You Will Be Successful In This Position If

  • Bachelor's degree in related field, or equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years of user research and conducting usability tests.
  • Experience with wireframe and story board creation, preparing UI design for mobile and web platform development teams.
  • Willingness to learn and take on new challenges and responsibilities.
  • Ability to work across teams to understand customer needs as part of the development process.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and initiative. Demonstrated ability to complete assigned tasks and objectives, meet timelines, and provide updates.

A Few Things about OverDrive

  • We create software that is on the world's stage millions of people around the world - your neighbors, your friends, your kids, and most likely someone in your family is using OverDrive products and services.
  • We are a B Corp' company
  • You get the chance to work with some of the best people in the region as we support new technology, collaboration, and a great work environment.
  • We have a new 95,000 square foot headquarters on 10 acres with walking trails, basketball court, weekly fitness programs, a one-hole par three, and much more.
  • We also encourage collaborative events like ping pong tournaments, foosball tournaments, Thursday afternoon gaming, etc.
  • Fun company events throughout the year - St. Patrick's Day Party, Halloween Party, Family Picnic, Bowling Party, Holiday Party and on and on.
  • Life is short. Work somewhere meaningful!

What's Next

As you've probably guessed, OverDrive is a place that values individuality and variety. We don't want you to be like everyone else, we don't even want you to be like us-we want you to be like you! So, if you're interested in joining the OverDrive team, apply below and tell us what inspires you about OverDrive and why you think you are perfect for our team.

OverDrive values diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America
IT
OverDrive Inc.
Zackary Henderson
CB
2/13/2018 11:28:02 AM

About OverDrive Inc.
OverDrive is a leading global digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video. We deliver secure management, DRM protection, and download fulfillment services for thousands of libraries,...

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