Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: May 4, 2020
Hourly + Benefits
Aquent is recruiting for a Senior UX Designer with Interaction
Design experience to work with our Fortune 100 Financial Services
client in Austin. This is an on-site 12-months assignment
(potential to extend) with benefits - Medical Dental Vision and
401K. *please note this position will begin offsite with the goal
of returning to work in-office once restrictions are lifted
The Sr UX Interaction Designer is responsible for software design
across mobile, web and desktop platforms. Works within a
multi-disciplinary group of user experience designers, visual
designers, prototypers and researchers. Works with strategic
business and technology partners across the enterprise to build
best-in-class software experiences for our users. Business is
driven by looking through our clients' eyes, which makes it a great
place to practice user-centered design. Purpose is designing tools
and experiences that enable users to achieve their financial
The team is responsible for:
--- Facilitate collaborative design sessions including sketching
--- Lead design reviews and drive decisions.
--- Effectively "sell" design solutions to partners through design
storytelling and by demonstrating trace-ability in the design
--- 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.
--- Set expectations with the project team and prioritize
--- 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
--- 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
--- Focus on innovation and improvement.
--- Regularly learns more about design theory, practice and
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
--- You will work with an engaged design team that fosters a
Additional Job Details:
What you have:
--- 10 + years of rich interaction design focused on digital
--- 1+ year of interaction design experience for touch-based mobile
interfaces is a plus
--- An online portfolio demonstrating interaction design process
--- 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
--- Strong self-management skills, comfortable with substantial
responsibility, working directly with our client partners
--- Capable of creating and managing your design project
--- Proficient in design tools like Sketch, Omnigraffle, Axure
--- Experience running design sessions with cross-functional
--- Effective relationship builder--ability to partner
cross-functionally, cross-enterprise and work effectively with
various levels of the organization as well as various personality
--- Comfort in a project-oriented work environment, with a positive
attitude and solid work ethic. Ideally experienced in Agile
Client Description:It's not often that we get to say "yeah, but
just listen to what they offer---" about our larger clients. Most
people look at the awesome job description, then read "Financial
Services Industry" and move on. We've heard it a thousand times!
Know what else we've heard at this client just as much? "Wow! I'm
so glad I took this job! This is not your father's financial
Work here and experience:
- Opportunities to work with cutting-edge digital business
strategies & projects
- Huge work-life balance culture
- Diversity-focused workplace
- Strong potential for temp-to-perm conversion (almost half of the
people we've placed here have converted to a permanent position,
either the one they're working in, or in a related department)
- Great Aquent community to work with onsite, including our
bi-annual talent recognition program, which stems from the client
managers' own feedback (read: they're engaged and interested in
- Don't forget the massive points on your resume for being part of
a cutting-edge team, leading the way in breathing fresh air into
the financial services industry
With a customer experience focus in mind, our client is leading the
way in the financial industry with their digital marketing &
technology platforms. They recognize that today's customers are
technically savvy & independent as well as highly creative, and
they're working to be the best at serving them. We see this through
how they are building platforms that allow customers to take
ownership of their financial future, using video, animation, and
social media to market to the end user. Their in-house digital
agency has won numerous IHAF awards for their tools and
cutting-edge technology. Working with this company, you would be
working with groups and/or department such as an IHAF awarded
digital agency, user experience, product development, communication
strategy team and much more talented professionals like yourself.
Come join us!
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