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UX Designer (web & mobile)

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One of the most recognized and trusted financial brands in the US is seeks a talented User Experience Designer to develop the next generation of the firm's digital experience. You will collaborate directly with the team of designers as well as product and marketing owners to understand user needs and turn them into a beautiful, intuitive, insightful interfaces.

++ This is a 6-month contract role with possible extension or and/or conversion to perm ++
++ No applicants will be considered without a strong online portfolio ++

*About You*
• Broad experience within the UX process (research, wireframing, user flows, etc)
• You appreciate critical feedback - give it, receive it, and seek it.
• Obsess over details.
• Organize your thought process and communicate effectively - especially when articulating design decisions.
• Truly believe a better product begins with collaboration and iteration.
• Be passionate about technology, data, design, and most importantly, users.

This person must be able to take direction well, be team oriented, as well as take initiative. Expert level grasp of applicable software is required, Axure, Sketch, Omnigraffle or other UX software, as well as a strong understanding of web technologies. Must have a very strong UX portfolio, reflecting solid UX design experience and production skills.

*Responsibilities*
• Research and understand the various complexities of our user needs as they relate to our digital experience.
• Partner directly with design team to produce an engaging digital experience that can be realistically translated by our development team.
• Create mockups, wireframes & visualizations as needed to communicate design ideas.
• Communicate (via annotations & descriptions) interactions within wireframes for development.
• Test designs for usability issues ahead of development.

*Minimum Professional and Technical Skills:*
• At least 3 years of experience as a UX designer, information designer, interaction designer, or similar role.
• Experience developing Responsive and Mobile-First approaches for large scale websites.
• Proven experience leading user-centered design practices across various properties.
• A strong online portfolio which demonstrates both approaches and solutions to the various phases of user-centered design, as well as a strong visual style.
• Excellent communication skills (both in conversation and in writing).
• Ability to work under deadlines and within a dynamic environment.
• Ability to design for applicable front/back end capabilities javascript, bootstrap, etc.)
• Desired: CSS/UI Coding knowledge

Minimum B.A. or B.S. degree in Design or related discipline.

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