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AAR CORP Sr. UX / Visual Designer- MRO Technologies in WOOD DALE, Illinois

Title: Sr. UX / Visual Designer- MRO Technologies

Location: United States-Illinois-Wood Dale

Job Number: 12016


Own the design-related aspects of a large scale technology transformation and application development program for our MRO business.


Top Areas of Focus:

  • Interface Design: Lead the visual design aspect of a reimagined, digital-first MRO app experience. Develop and manage the Design Language and Interface Guidelines that then drive development, deployment, and iteration

  • Product Design and User Experience: Develop a deep understanding and empathy for the complex interactions between people and technology; leverage that understanding to surprise and delight anyone interacting with our technology products and solutions

  • Resident Creative: Push boundaries, unlock creativity and novel approaches, within the team and for the product portfolio

  • Integrator: Manage the participation by a variety of input and feedback-providing groups (end users, vendors, senior business leaders, etc.)

  • End User Engagement: Ensure user engagement throughout the design and development cycles. Manage a complex cross section of participants from technology and business teams

Role Details/Duties:

  • Help develop and refine end user personas, user journeys, wireframes, and high fidelity visual designs interface elements

  • Uncover and understand customer needs and translate them into design requirements

  • Use Domo/analytics tools to analyze performance indicators, evaluate experiments, etc.

  • Participate in the creation and refinement of proper product documentation and promotional material (in some cases)


  • A balance between creativity and practicality (ability to think/speak in operational terminology) and a passion for delivering compelling technology experiences that unlock efficiency at scale

  • Empathy for busines users and a keen ability to understand before/after states of large-scale transformation and how to build a bridge between them

  • Excellent communication skills and a clear vision for overall Product Design

  • Comfort with ambiguity, rapid iteration, and fluid prioritization

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality output, while understanding and matching pace with key implementation partners (Development, DevOps, Product, Innovation)


• Commitment to company values and ethics

• Dependability: personally responsible, completes work in a timely manner, and performs tasks accurately

• Motivation: must maintain a positive attitude and strong work energy

• Organization: very detail oriented and always comes prepared

• Creativity: makes constructive suggestions and creates novel solutions to problems


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • 5 years working as part of a technology team in an enterprise context (or as a contractor/freelancer in similar, ongoing product development) - aviation/aerospace experience a plus

  • 3 years in a design leadership role for one or more products (solo delivery or direct leadership

  • Robust portfolio of enterprise app design projects / deliverables

  • Experience with large scale MRP or ERP systems required (multi-facility, thousands of users, highly distributed)

  • Participation in major technology transformation(s) a plus


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility.

  • The environmental characteristic for this position is an office setting.

  • Candidates should be able to adapt to a traditional business environment.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical/dental/vision/life/and AD&D insurance, 401(k) savings plan, PTO, as well as, opportunities for professional development and growth.

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, please click “Apply Online” at the bottom of this page.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.