UX Designer

Boston, MA
Job Terms:
competitiveFreelancing long-term with Aq
Start date:
posted by:
Alicia Capobianco

Job Description:

Our large financial services client located in Boston is seeking a junior - mid level UX Designer for a 6 month contract assignment with potential for extension. This is full-time, onsite in Boston. A digital portfolio is required.

The Purpose of Your Role 

This role is part of the User Experience Design chapter, which supports our retail, workplace, institutional, and global business units. This design role will be embedded on an agile squad in our retail (e.g. website or our mobile app) business. Designers in this model work with their squad on a daily basis, and report to a UX Chapter Leader. It’s a face-paced environment that allows squads more autonomy than in a command-and-control organization. 

The Skills You Bring 

3-5 experience as a UX Designer
You demonstrate a clear and compelling design sense grounded in empathy and thoughtfulness 
You show an aptitude and enthusiasm for working in teams, and a willingness to help your team complete tasks outside the realm of design, if necessary 
You have a broad set of design skills, which might include visual and graphic design, information architecture, prototyping, front-end coding, strategic design methods (such as design thinking), user research, or writing 
You can get a little nerdy about at least one of the design skills above 
You understand, or are willing to learn, the principles of Lean UX and how to adapt your process, activities and artifacts to best serve the squad 
You are familiar with the value of design systems and how to use them 
You communicate well, whether on the phone, over video, in writing, or in person 
You enjoy learning, and happily teach others 
You have a powerful impulse to improve existing designs, invent new experiences, and perform better than our competition 
Design brings you joy, and it shows 

The Value You Deliver 

Bringing business ideas to life, through sketching, wireframing, prototyping, testing, writing, and coding 
Helping your team deliver valuable experiences to our customers, even if it means tackling non-design tasks on occasion 
Facilitating and inspiring idea generation techniques with your squad 

Client Description:

Freelancing long-term with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:

- You're paid weekly

- Subsidized health and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)

- Access to Fidelity 401(k)

- Access to FSA Program (pre-tax payment toward bus or train passes, etc.)

- Direct deposit for your paycheck

- Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)

- Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/

- Access to free online courses via Lynda.com

- Aquent support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (we're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up)


Background & Drug Screen required