Designer User Experience, Path Forward Returnship

Designer User Experience, Path Forward Returnship

What you'll do at

At Walmart Labs we’re reinventing the world’s leading retail platform, leveraging our unique strengths to deliver the best customer experience wherever our customers shop. Imagine an environment where one line of code, one experiment, or one idea has the power to catapult an entire industry towards a smarter future. Better yet, imagine if that power could be yours, every day. That’s what we do at Walmart Labs.

Walmart Labs is partnering with Path Forward, a nonprofit organization on a mission to empower people who’ve been focused on caregiving transition back to the paid workforce. The Path Forward Return to Work program is a 16-week paid internship for experienced professionals, returning to the workforce after taking time off for caregiving. After completing the four-month program, qualified candidates will be considered for conversion to available full-time opportunities at Walmart.

If you are passionate about technology, have at least 5 years of professional experience and have been out of the paid workforce for at least 2 years to focus on caring for a child or other dependent, we welcome you to apply and join our team. We are excited to be part of the Path Forward program, because we appreciate the skills you can offer, the perspective you provide, and the contributions you will make. This program offers you a chance to revamp your skills, update your resume with new experience, and make connections with other women and men transitioning back to the workforce.

Responsibilities include:
• Driving the creation of designs, prototypes, and specifications that will advance the company's merchandising, business, marketing, and branding objectives.
• Generating the User Experience designs (for example, user interface design comps, visual design specs, prototypes) for complex and comprehensive initiative-level projects by leading project design definition activities; defining methods to be used, including competitive audits and secondary research; presenting designs to project and business teams for review
• Working with Engineering leads to determine the effectiveness of solutions; producing detailed design documentation and other specifications required to implement design
• Partnering with Product Management teams to define documentation scope; reviewing Product Requirements Document (PRD) to ensure correct translation of design; and providing quality assurance (QA) feedback to and consultation with HTML, Engineering, and Product Management teams prior to launch.

Minimum Qualifications

• To be eligible for consideration for this returnship, you must have been out of the paid workforce for at least 2 years to focus on caring for a child or other dependent
• 5+ years of experience in web design, user interface design, or related field OR equivalent combination of education and experience
• Tendency towards visual thinking – using techniques like storyboards and sketching – to communicate interaction design concepts.
• Understanding of design theory and concepts to create effective visual communication with hierarchy and balance (typography, color, space, contrast)
• Ability to work with design templates and patterns to create and maintain a scalable and consistent website.
• Familiarity with process flows, site maps, wireframes, screen prototypes, and functional specifications.

About Walmart Labs

Imagine working in an environment where one experiment can catapult an entire industry toward a smarter future. That’s what we do at Walmart Labs. We’re a team of 5,000+ software engineers, data scientists, designers and product managers within Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, delivering innovations that improve how our customers shop and our enterprise operates.

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  • 100% coverage for in network preventative care
  • Retirement Plan
  • Vision Plans
  • Dental Plans
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