Commonwealth Financial Network

  • UX Designer

    Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Technology - User Experience
  • Overview

    We are looking for a 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 financial advisors and their clients. Along with working on the UX design of new products, you will also be making enhancements to existing products.


    Key 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 the users’ needs and barriers
    • Creating and iteratively refining a user interface design (rapid prototyping) through multiple cycles of product development
    • Creating/facilitating/synthesizing results for a variety of user research and user testing activities
    • Working with other project team members, engineering, visual designers, and product management teams to implement required features.
    • Communicating on and advocating for results, methods, and approaches

    Core strengths

    • 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: an excellent listener, speaker, and writer
    • Extensive attention to deal, while also seeing the big picture
    • Self-starter who is strategic, thoughtful, and passionate about his or her work
    • Agile development methodologies
    • Familiarity with the possibilities of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
    • Knowledge of one or more wire framing, prototyping tools; Axure experience preferred
    • Financial services experience a plus
    • 5+ years of experience as a UX designer

    Have we piqued your curiosity? Can you see yourself thriving in this opportunity? Let’s introduce ourselves.


    About Commonwealth—and Our Anything but Common® Culture


    Commonwealth Financial Network® is the largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer in the U.S., with offices in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. Since 1979, we’ve been delivering indispensable service to independent financial professionals so they, in turn, can put their clients first. Our technology, research, resources, and support—plus a variety of affiliation models—deliver what today’s independent advisors need to thrive.


    That being said, we are a financial services company with a unique mission—one that encompasses purpose, vision, and core values in equal measure. Staying true to these guiding principles is the reason we are recognized so often and by so many for the quality of life we enjoy here. We believe it directly translates to a better experience for everyone: employees, advisors, clients, and our communities.


    Creating a supportive culture where everyone can thrive is a mission we take seriously. From professional development to comprehensive benefits, grassroots leadership opportunities, generous bonus and stock option incentive plans, opportunities to unwind and connect, and so much more, Commonwealth is not just a great place to work—it’s a place that, for many, feels like home.


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


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