• Senior UI Designer

    Job Location
    United States-IL-Chicago
    Work Status
    Full-Time
    Department
    Marketing & Digital Strategy Group
    FLSA Status
    Exempt
    Requisition ID
    2018-1826
  • Start a Rewarding Career with Alliant

    Why Alliant?

    We’re not a typical financial institution – we’re better. We’re an innovative, fun-loving, highly-engaged group of professionals that are committed to our company and the communities we do business in. We love to recognize and celebrate each other.

     

    Over 90% of our employees say we are a great workplace that is focused on our mission, vision and the future of banking.

     

    What will your day look like?

    The Senior UI Designer will be the hands-on person responsible for designing the best possible digital experience for Alliant Credit Union members in our digital channels.   This person will be responsible for maintaining a unified Alliant user interface across applications and focus on creating best practices and processes for helping the organization infuse human-centered design into its digital capabilities.

     

    This person will oversee all elements of design, including: Ideation and Concept development, Information Architecture (IA), Visual and User Interface design (UI), User Interaction design (IX), Usability, and ADA Compliance. The Senior UI Designer will work with the business and technology groups to balance the needs and capabilities of the organization with the best possible member experience.

     

    As part of the Scrum team, the Senior UI Designer will participate in daily scrums, as needed, and use knowledge of the UX/UI process (research, conceptual design, prototyping, testing) in collaboration with architects, researchers, product owners and developers.

     

    The Senior UI Designer will help instill a design culture in our business and raise the bar for design across our digital channels. The right candidate will be passionate about providing the best user experience through all digital channels and will have deep understanding of design, technology and user behavior. This individual will have the ability to visualize and design creative, simple customer experiences. This person should have a strong vision for how technology and design can create usable, accessible and gratifying user experiences within web and application development, mobile, and other emerging platforms.

     

    The ideal candidate is an analytical and creative designer who is able to work with business partners across the organization to develop new features and solve outstanding challenges.

    Responsibilities

    Do you see yourself doing this?

    • Design , high-fidelity interactive prototypes and visual and user interface designs
    • Provide the voice of the member/customer throughout the design process
    • Identify design problems and devise elegant, creative solutions
    • Develop strategic designs and user-experience decisions related to core, and new functions and features
    • Take a user-centered design approach and rapidly test and iterate your designs
    • Have cross platform design experience (web, mobile tablets, email)
    • Uphold and expand Alliant’s brand
    • Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders to educate them in User-Centered Design best practices
    • Uncover and understand user requirements, organization goals, and technical capabilities to apply to designs
    • Experience building and/or managing a Design System
    • Hands-on experience with front-end development technologies and frameworks including HTML5, CSS, the latest Adobe CS applications, and MS Office Suite 

    Qualifications

    What makes you a great fit?

    You’ll be a great fit if in addition to the completion of a Bachelor’s Web Development, Computer Science, Web Design, Interactive Media, Information Sciences, Psychology, Human Factors, Digital Marketing  or related field, 4 years of design experience and all aspects of digital development, and you have:

     

    • A certification from a recognized UI authority is a plus
    • Experience leading design and front-end development groups
    • Experience implementing Human-Centered Design for interactive projects that put the User Experience first
    • Experience at facilitating workshops
    • Experience with an Agile / SCRUM development process
    • Strong conceptual and problem-solving skills
    • Understanding of responsive design principles and best practices
    • Ability to be flexible in prioritizing work, managing multiple tasks and meeting deadlines 
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills
    • Experience with content management systems, digital video production and Google Analytics a plus

    When you’re happy, we’re happy!

    As a thank you for joining our team, you’ll benefit from:

    • Competitive medical, dental, and free vision benefits
    • Competitive compensation plan
    • Contributions towards gym memberships
    • Generous PTO and banking holidays off

    Still not convinced?

    We’re on the list of 100 Best Medium Companies to work for, check it out here. For more details you can also visit our Glassdoor and LinkedIn profiles.

     

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