Guidehouse Senior UX Designer, Senior Consultant in Des Moines, Iowa
Guidehouse is a leading management consulting firm serving the public and commercial markets. We guide our clients forward towards new futures that build trust in society and your professional skills along the journey. Join us at Guidehouse.
Guidehouse is seeking a highly motivated, strategic, and creative Sr. User Experience Designer to build and drive best-in-class user experiences. You understand how people think, operate and interact with complex sets of data and are comfortable working with designers, developers, data/analytics and product managers to determine the framework for the overall user experience of digital products.
You will help build and lead a team of UX designers to support product initiatives, communicate and present across all levels of the organization, and work with multiple cross-functional teams. You will work closely with our clients on large digital engagements, helping to envision creative, innovation solutions to complex business problems. This candidate will be the voice of the user, expected to properly convey what the user wants, needs, and expects from the products that we are creating.
Work with the UX Lead to establish the overall direction and vision for UX team (establish approach, tools and process)
Collaborate with key stakeholders to define product experience
Serve as the voice of the user while meeting the needs of the customer
Conceptualize, execute and refine design specifications and design standards in the form of interaction models, process flows, information architecture, wireframes, prototypes and functional design specs
Understand complex qualitative and quantitative research data, business goals and requirements, and translate them into functional designs
Drive and document design standards and patterns across products
Create customer-centric designs that address business, brand and user requirements
Manage, mentor, and provide feedback to UX designers, with a focus on delivering high quality UX solutions to our clients
Lead participatory design activities (e.g. client workshops, card sorting) to understand vision, business model and knowledge about user needs and behaviors.
Conduct, design and analyze user experience and usability testing, incorporating testing best practices
Create user-centered designs by considering market analysis, customer feedback, and usability findings
A minimum of 4-6 years of experience in information architecture and UX design for user-centered projects such as: responsive websites, web and mobile applications and other interactive touch points
Experience in Human Computer Interaction, Digital Media Design, Fine Arts or related field is desired
Demonstrate a portfolio of work with a proven track record for solving complex UX design problems
In-depth knowledge of iOS and Android platforms
Experience managing and mentoring a team
Experience building low and high fidelity prototypes of digital products to illustrate future concepts and functionality to clients
Outstanding facilitation, brainstorming and collaboration skills
Proven experience conducting user research and translating user research into design decisions
Experience building design systems that integrate with complex data
Strong background in usability testing, and building rapid prototypes
Experience working with an Agile development team
Experience closely collaborating with technical teams
Expert knowledge of tools like Sketch, Craft, Adobe Creative Cloud, Invision and Principle
Must provide a portfolio of work for review
Minimum Years of Experience: 4-6 years (agency experience is a plus)
Minimum Degree: Bachelors Degree
- The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.
Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.
Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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Rewards and Benefits
Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.
Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance
Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays
Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
401(k) Retirement Plan
Basic Life & Supplemental Life
Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
Skills Development & Certifications
Employee Referral Program
Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program
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