Commonwealth Financial Network

  • UX Designer

    Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Marketing - Corporate Marketing
  • Overview

    Are you passionate about user-centered design, interaction, and technology? As a UX designer, you will work with other UX team members, developers, and cross-functional Marketing Scrum teams as an interaction design expert. Expect to lead or participate in all stages of creating the best possible user experience for our products, from research, journey mapping, and prototyping through interaction design, user testing, analysis, and presentation of recommendations.


    You will take the UX lead across a variety of digital experiences, including Commonwealth’s own corporate marketing, as well as new and existing products used by financial advisors and their clients.


     Key responsibilities 

    • Working closely with product strategists, a UX/UI designer, and an established Scrum team to create the overall UX vision for digital products
    • Understanding key business metrics and translating goals into effective user experiences
    • Solving for user needs and challenges through design of engaging and intuitive user interfaces
    • Defining user research and testing activities, synthesizing results, and applying outcomes where indicated
    • Applying user interface design skills and principles to digital application design
    • Creating, prototyping, and refining user interface designs through cycles of iterative product development
    • Working with other internal and external clients, project team members, engineering, visual designers, and product management teams to implement required features successfully
    • Communicating and advocating for best-in-class results, methods, and approaches

    Core strengths 

    • Expertise in user-centered design processes, user interaction design principles, and user interface design guidelines
    • Expertise in usability methodologies, human factors, industry standards and trends, platform standards, and software development processes
    • Enthusiastic about problem solving from both creative and analytical perspectives
    • Adaptable, flexible, and comfortable working in a fast-paced team environment with shifting priorities and a variable workload
    • Effective communicator: an excellent listener, speaker, and writer
    • Meticulous attention to detail, while also seeing the big picture
    • Self-starter who is strategic, thoughtful, and passionate about his or her work

    Additional skills and knowledge

    • 6+ years of experience as a UX designer
    • Knowledge of industry wireframing and prototyping tools; Axure experience preferred
    • Experience in financial services a plus—particularly in insurance, goal planning, or CRM
    • Familiarity with Agile development philosophy and methodologies
    • Familiarity with the possibilities of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

    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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