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Principal Product Designer / UX Designer

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Dec 07, 2020

McLean, VA -OR- Richmond, VA -OR- New York

Freelance

Job #: 162946

Job Description

Designers at our client have a passion for solving complex problems.
They are human-centered in their approach to design and feel comfortable advocating for user needs.
They are curious and demonstrate a passion for learning. They are capable of generating ideas and prototyping concepts that are anchored in research insights, subject knowledge, technology requirements, and business goals.
They have an exuberant passion for the power of strategic design and an “anything is possible” mindset.
They take pride in their work and yet they have a humble approach.
They contribute to projects end-to-end, meaning they are comfortable flexing from research to strategy and concept to delivery. They employ design thinking methods to uncover insights that help inform design decisions.
They are excellent communicators and feel comfortable presenting their design decisions to colleagues and stakeholders.
As a User Experience / Product Designer on the Integrated Experiences Design team, you  will collaborate closely with your design team, as well as strategists, developers, system  architects, product managers, and business stakeholders to strategize, design, and  develop the internal platforms that are transforming how our associates work with data.
Our goal is to free time, space, and doubt in the minds of our associates to allow them to  deliver truly innovative experiences to our customers. You’ll have the opportunity to work  on high-impact experiences that are transforming the future of banking for good.

A typical day in the life of a UX/UI/Product Designer at our client:

● Collaborate with tech leads, product managers, developers, system architects, and design teams on research activities, strategy sessions, ideation, design, and  testing of new product concepts
● Build empathy and be an advocate for our customers through participation in human-centered research and design
● Translate user needs, style guides, and requirements into elegant solutions for complex problems through coded prototypes, mock ups and other hi fidelity elements
● Collaborate with designers in other lines of business to establish patterns and best practices at a platform level
● Leverage analytics tools to measure success, present opportunities, and support decision-making
● Utilize Lean and Agile methodologies
● Present design concepts and research findings to partners and senior leadership

Client Description:

This client puts its money where its mouth is. As a leading financial services and tech company, they’re constantly pushing the envelope to adapt and stay ahead of trends - whether it’s trends in financial products or in the way they treat their customers. Our client sets the bar in customer experience.

Our Talent are working with “best-in-class” global marketing teams on omni-channel campaigns, leveraging innovative technologies to drive customer engagement. AQUENT Talent work alongside full-time employees presenting ideas to stakeholders and influencing business decisions every day.

Working here:

  • You’ll be pushed to bring thoughtful creative and marketing ideas to the table

  • You’ll be collaborating in an Agile environment to deliver purposeful projects

  • You’ll be working with a global brand - meeting customers where they live by leveraging AI, ML and VR

ALSO:

Freelancing long-term with Aquent gets you access to some pretty cool things:
- You're paid weekly
- Subsidized health and dental benefits after your first four weeks of work (averaging at least 20 hrs/wk)
- Paid Sick Leave for all US and Canada talent
- Access to Fidelity 401(k) (with company match)
- Access to FSA Program (pre-tax payment toward bus or train passes, etc.)
- Direct deposit for your paycheck
- Access to our Talent Rewards Program (we reward for referrals!)
- Access to free online courses via Aquent's Gymnasium, to help you develop your skills: http://gymnasium.aquent.com/
- Aquent support: your Aquent Agent checks in with you during the course of your contract to make sure you're happy and progressing according to your expectations (we're also there to be looking for new opportunities for you when you're close to wrapping up)

 

Requirements:

Basic qualifications:
● Bachelor’s degree
● A strong portfolio of product and visual design
● At least 5 years of experience with User Experience design
● A strong understanding of or experience with Data Visualization
● At least 2 years of experience using Sketch, Figma, or other UI design tools
● At least 1 year of experience with prototyping and using tools such as InVision
● Strong communicator and must be able to present ideas confidently

Preferred qualifications:
● Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a design or related field
● At least 7 years of experience with UX/Product design
● At least 2 years of experience working with Enterprise teams
● At least 2 years of experience with prototyping and using tools such as InVision
● At least 2 years of agency experience
● Experience working in highly technical spaces
● Experience working closely with developers, data scientists, and/or data analysts
● At least 1 year of experience with Design Thinking, Lean UX, or similar framework that focuses on defining user needs early
● Illustration
● Storyboarding
● Basic Javascript, HTML and CSS skills