Sr UX Designer

Chicago IL
Job Terms:
posted by:
Lisa Mitchell

Job Description:

Our client is looking for a UX Designer. This is an on-site 12months assignment with Benefits, - Medical, Dental, 401K. 

User Experience and Design is responsible for software design across mobile, web and desktop platforms. We are a multi-disciplinary group of user experience designers, visual designers, prototypers and researchers. We work with strategic business and technology partners across the enterprise to build best-in-class software experiences for our users.

Our business is driven by looking through our clients’ eyes, which makes it a great place to practice user-centered design. Our purpose is designing tools and experiences that enable users to achieve their financial goals.

The team is responsible for:

Design Consulting

•          Facilitate collaborative design sessions including sketching and ideation.

•          Lead design reviews and drive decisions.

•          Effectively “sell” design solutions to partners through design storytelling and by demonstrating trace-ability in the design thinking.

•          Represent the design team brand, and deliver a consistent design process to partners.

•          Understand great designs are achieved iteratively.

•          Visualize ideas in a clear form (sketch, diagram, wireframe or prototype) and provide appropriate level documentation.

Design Management

•          Set expectations with the project team and prioritize activities.

•          Create and maintain design schedules.

•          Communicate status and agreements with project team.

•          Review work with UX managers, keep them updated on project status and escalate items appropriately.

Design Expertise and Execution

•          Maintain the high standards set by the group.

•          Conduct the primary design activities, create deliverables and conduct QA at an expert level.

•          Participate and support research efforts.

•          Commit to improving our process and methods with an emphasis on both effectiveness and efficiency.

Teamwork, Collaboration and Engagement

•          Work well with all partners to deliver work.

•          Support UX team members.

•          Strategically listen to feedback and help guide the delivery

•          Collaborative and cooperative.

•          Has a design position but is not rigidly fixed when presented with new information.

•          Passionate about team, our mission and the needs of our partners and users.

•          Enthusiastic about UX design.

Empathy & Curiosity

•          Understand user needs, walking in their shoes when possible.

•          Focus on innovation and improvement.

•          Regularly learns more about design theory, practice and tools.

Why your work matters:

•          You will support an engaged set of users who rely on our products to manage their financial lives

•          By researching and understanding the user needs you will be able to impact how our users do business with our company.

•          You will learn how balance functionality against complexity on a highly visible platform which serves millions of advisors and retail customers.

•          You will work with an engaged design team that fosters a learning environment

Client Description:

Financial Industry 


What you have: 

• 6 + years of rich interaction design focused on digital products. 

• 1+ year of interaction design experience for touch-based mobile interfaces is a plus. • An online portfolio demonstrating interaction design process and thinking 

• Experienced with all aspects of a user-centered interaction design process, including user research, developing user flows, creating wireframes, conducting usability tests and creating annotated design specifications. 

• Experience working in a collaborative multi-disciplinary team within an iterative process and an Agile development methodology. 

• Strong self-management skills, comfortable with substantial responsibility, working directly with our client partners, and capable of managing your project schedules. 

• Proficient in design tools like Sketch, Omnigraffle, Axure 

• Experience running design sessions with cross-functional teams 

• Effective relationship builder--ability to partner cross-functionally, cross-enterprise and work effectively with various levels of the organization as well as various personality types. 

• Comfort in a project-oriented work environment, with a positive attitude and solid work ethic.