User Experience (UX) Designer

  • location: Austin, TX
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $55.21 - $66.25 per hour

job description

User Experience (UX) Designer

job summary:
If you are interested in this position you can reach out to me at kandadai.naveen@randstadusa.com

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.

- 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.

What you have:

- 8 + 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.

- Excellent self-management skills, comfortable with substantial responsibility, working directly with our client partners

- Capable of creating and managing your design 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. 
location: Austin, Texas
job type: Contract
salary: $55.21 - 66.25 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
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.

- 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.

 
qualifications:
  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 6 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors
 
skills:
  • User Experience
  • Ux
  • UI/UX

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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