Commonwealth Financial Network

  • Senior UX Designer

    Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
    Job ID
    W-2018
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Technology - User Experience
    Type
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    We are not your typical financial services firm. For starters, we’re a fast-growing company with 30 percent of our employee head count in technology. We’ve been recognized as a Best Place to Work 38 times (and counting), and Computerworld has ranked us highly nationwide for the past 11 years as one of the best places to work in IT—and for good reason. We think and have fun like a start-up (bocce tournament, annual turkey fry, summer outing, etc.) yet have the financial stability to offer you the best training and technology money can buy. Conveniently located on the commuter rail near the intersection of I-95 and the Mass Pike, we’re accessible from anywhere—and away from the congestion of a downtown commute.

     

    Discover what it’s like to be psyched to come to work every day! We offer you:

     

    • Generous bonus and stock option incentive plans
    • Use of our chairman’s vacation properties (Cape Cod, Lake Winnipesaukee, Sunday River, Key Biscayne, Las Vegas, Park City, the Bahamas, and the Dominican Republic) at no cost
    • Fully paid maternity leave (12 weeks) and spousal leave (3 weeks)
    • An opportunity to participate in our Idea Lab, a fun and dynamic program that lets us dedicate time to experimentation
    • A more relaxed, “dress for your day” dress code
    • A free on-site fitness center
    • Ample opportunity to volunteer with and support local charities
    • A VTO (volunteer time off) day to use toward a cause that’s important to you
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Free breakfast on Fridays
    • A competitive benefits package—and much more

    About the Opportunity

    We are looking for a senior UX designer who is passionate about user-centered design, interaction, and technology to join our User Experience team. After learning about our projects and processes, you will work with other UX team members, developers, and cross-functional project Scrum teams as a user experience expert. Expect to participate in all stages of creating the best possible user experience for our products, including user research, journey mapping, early prototyping, interaction design, user testing, analysis, and presentation of recommendations.
     
    You will take the UX lead on a variety of products that are used by our financial advisors and their clients. Along with working on the UX design of new products, you will also be making enhancements to existing products.

    Responsibilities

    • Working closely with a product strategist and an established Scrum team to create the overall UX vision
    • Applying user interface design skills and principles to web application design
    • Designing engaging and intuitive user interfaces that solve for users’ needs and barriers
    • Creating and iteratively refining a user interface design (rapid prototyping) through multiple cycles of product development
    • Facilitating and synthesizing results for a variety of user research and testing activities
    • Working with other project team members, engineers, graphic designers, and product management teams to implement required features
    • Communicating and advocating for results, methods, and approaches

    Qualifications

    • Expertise in user interface design principles, interaction design guidelines, and user-centered design processes
    • Expertise in usability methodologies, human factors, industry standards and trends, platform standards, and software development processes
    • Adaptable, flexible, and comfortable working in a fast-paced team environment
    • Ability to manage shifting priorities and variable workload
    • Effective communicator and excellent listener, speaker, and writer
    • Extensive attention to detail, as well as ability to see the big picture
    • Strategic, thoughtful, and passionate self-starter
    • Understanding of Agile development methodologies
    • Graphic/visual design knowledge
    • Familiarity with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
    • Knowledge of one or more wireframing and prototyping tools; Axure experience preferred
    • Financial services experience a plus

    Summary

    Have we piqued your curiosity? Can you see yourself thriving in this career opportunity, as well as our Anything but Common® workplace culture? If so—and if your background and experience align with our needs—please do submit your application right away.

     

    Commonwealth Financial Network® is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to a diverse workforce.

     

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