Senior UX Designer

Location Jersey City, NJ (Hybrid)
Starts Next Month, actively interviewing
Duration Possible Full-Time
Status Freelance/ possible Full-Time
Rate DOE
Our client, a financial services company, needs a Senior UX Designer to join their in-house team 40 hours/week freelance or direct full-time, hybrid, onsite in Jersey City a couple of days a week (ideally onsite more at the start when ramping up). Their office is easily commutable from NYC and by multiple forms of public transportation.

Financial services experience is a plus but its not required; they will also look at Designers with experience from consumer products / B2C.

They work in 2 week agile sprints.

Senior UX Designer Qualifications
BA/BS degree required, additional digital certifications a plus
7+ years UX design experience with portfolio examples
Strong understanding and experience with iterative design and research methodologies such as Design Thinking and Just in Time
Strong understanding of design fundamentals: atomic design, typography, grid systems, responsive design, etc.
Experience using collaboration applications Miro and Zeplin (they use mainly Zeplin & Figma but are open to any other technologies for design inventory/guidelines)
Excellent prototyping skills, ability to completely flesh out solutions
Experience solving challenges that arise from localization
Experience using design software such as Figma, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe XD
Experience working in agile software development environments
Experience using Jira, Confluence applications
Experience developing/delivering reports and presentations
Experience designing for finserv audiences is a plus

Senior UX Designer Responsibilities
Lead product design discovery and ideation efforts
Lead user research exercises including but not limited to competitive analysis, focus group interviews and analysis, information architecture analysis and wireframing, prototyping, and testing initiatives (they also get research from other sources - this UX Designer isn't solely responsible for the research)
Gather input from internal teams when needed (Marketing, Sales, Content Strategy, and Digital Services)
Collaborate and align directly with product owners, subject matter experts, and stakeholders to gain deep understanding of the problems at hand
Collaborate closely with the Senior Manager, Digital Design and Web Designer to further define, evolve, and govern digital design strategy, digital style guide, and digital design systems
Partner closely with the Director of Digital Marketing Analytics to facilitate continuous optimization
Provide guidance on best practices for accessibility, personalization, localization, and SEO
Conduct user testing and report back on findings
Analyze conversion metrics and user patterns, and provide tangible solutions for improvement
Participate in regular showcase sessions to demonstrate incremental value to business teams
Partner closely with the development team

This is a freelance to full-time, hybrid (onsite in Jersey City, NJ) Senior UX Designer opportunity.


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