Senior UX Designer

Location Palo Alto, CA (Hybrid)
Starts Late October, interviewing ASAP
Duration 6 months, 40 hours/week
Status Freelance, ideally converting to full-time
Rate $50+ per hour, DOE
Our client, a global financial services company, is looking to hire a resilient Senior UX Designer for 6 months of freelance, fully remote to start but eventually hybrid, onsite in Palo Alto, at least 1 day a week but TBD since that office isn't opening until Spring 2022.

Experience working with complex/enterprise systems is ideal.

The Senior UX Designer will work to improve the experience for the firm's technologists, untangling complex problems from ideation to delivery - this team builds products for the people who build products! The customer is internal in this role.

As a generalist, the Senior UX Designer will drive user-centered design and modern development practices within product teams, using lean UX principles, spearheading design thinking workshops, and delivering solutions that help to improve the lives of they people they work with across the firm's product lines.

What will you do day to day?
? You'll work with other designers in creation and critique, and be proactively promoting pairing with designs, development and PMs/POs to deliver strong value-adding solutions with measurable outcomes.
? You'll openly discuss topics like ethics in design and cognitive bias in new technologies, and show your product teams why those topics matter
? You'll turn something squishy into something actionable, and are open to scrapping your work and starting again.

Senior UX Designer Duties:
? Research, design, prototype user-centric designs with rapid testing and iteration
? Support Software Engineers and Product teams to evolve designs during discovery and understand how designs translate to delivery / implementation
? Design and innovate solutions within our product areas like Artificial Intelligence model creation, Data Design, IT Service Management, DevOps and Continuous Integration
? Understand and apply accessibility to designs
? Communicate and articulate the value of UX and the rationale behind your research process and design decisions, bringing the team along your journey
? Support the Experience team in building out outcome-driven best practices that have strong roots in the methodology

Senior UX Designer Qualifications:
? Bachelor?s in UX/HCI or related field or equivalent experience, 2+yrs of UX Design experience
? Proven track record in at least one design pillar: user research, interaction design/UX or visual design
? Experience with generative and evaluative, summative and formative research methods
? Experience working in agile / lean methodologies and facilitating design thinking workshops
? Experience with UX software and supporting tools to convey intent (Figma, Sketch, Invision, Optimal Workshop, UserTesting.com or similar)
? Excellent stakeholder management, influence and partnership skills, with ability to advocate for UX and communicate with diverse stakeholders
? Experience delivering world class experiences
? Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities on concurrent, rigorous deadlines in a fast-paced environment

Optional Skills:
? Knowledge of industry standard development tooling (Jenkins, Continuous Integration and Delivery)
? Knowledge/understanding of DevOps concepts
? Proven strategic and critical thinking capabilities across business/technology vision, solutions, strategy, roadmaps and portfolio delivery
? Basic understanding of front-end technologies (Material Design, React, Bootstrap, AG-grid, responsive design, HTML, etc.)
? Understanding of how to improve and contribute to a design system

Submit resume (and samples if applicable) to: Meagan.Huson@jobalert.creativecircle.com


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