Guidant Financial UX Design Associate in Bellevue, Washington

At Guidant Financial, we empower entrepreneurs by improving how they fund and grow their small businesses. Our team is growing rapidly and so is our impact - we’ve helped over 14,000 entrepreneurs and created over 80,000 jobs. Our purpose goes beyond supporting entrepreneurs; we want our employees to feel equally empowered to forge their own career path. By joining our team, you will have an opportunity to shape our company’s future. If you have a passion for entrepreneurship, a hunger to learn and love working alongside others who feel the same, let’s talk!

Values

  • Passion: You champion our mission and think like an entrepreneur.

  • Adaptability: Change isn’t scary. You embrace opportunities to adapt and bring others along.

  • Community: Connection is important. You lift others up because when they grow you grow.

  • Excellence: You thrive outside of your comfort zone. You jump at the chance to make things better and have insatiable curiosity.

    The Role

The UX Design Associate will work with the Principal User Experience Designer to design and optimize a range of products for Guidant’s internal and external clients. They will work on the entire research and design process from recruiting and participating is user tests to sketching and prototyping attractive, intuitive user interfaces across a range of Guidant software applications.

As a part of our design and research team, you will have a significant impact on the user experience for our 7,500+ clients across the country. You will be responsible to learn what our users expect from our products, and work with the Principal User Experience Designer to develop effective solutions and find new areas for improvement within the product. You’ll collaborate across departments, working with internal teams to identify design goals and requirements, working with best-in-class developers on implementation and working with marketing team members on our website.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Work as part of an Agile team to build market-leading, cloud based digital lending solutions for small businesses nationwide.

  • Recruit, coordinate and schedule customers/users for UX research studies, including onsite-based usability studies, field studies, and surveys

  • Provide research study notes and detailed research transcripts

  • Conduct UI design and usability competitor analysis and reports

  • Partner closely with the Principal User Experience Designer to support software engineers in the development of customer-facing web properties and applications using core web technologies (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript)

  • Create the UX artifacts needed to articulate a design, whether whiteboard sketches, user flows, wireframes, high-fidelity visual design mock-ups or interactive prototypes

  • Help create design rationale and specifications including, but not limited to: redlines, acceptance criteria, work flows, and user stories

Requirements

What You Bring:

  • 1+ years industry experience providing interaction design solutions for web and/or software applications

  • A passion for UX and UI and a drive to stay up-to date on the latest design and usability trends and techniques

  • A strong portfolio which demonstrates work across a range of clients or product-types, creating user centered design solutions, and practical knowledge of design methodologies

  • Solid understanding of UI design techniques and working knowledge of wireframing and prototyping tool

  • Experience monitoring and measuring UI/UX experiences

  • Experience with web technology and standards within B2B and B2C application experiences

  • Experience with mobile apps preferred

  • Bachelor's Degree in Design, HCI, Information Science, or related field preferred

Benefits

Start-up culture with long-term stability

  • Smaller teams, bigger impact

  • Profitable company with year over year growth

Opportunity to grow with us

  • Emerging Leader Program

  • Entrepreneur Guest Speakers

  • Job shadowing and cross-functional projects

Close-knit Community: Bring your whole self to work

  • Casual dress

  • Companywide celebrations

  • Community involvement and service events

  • Annual Office Olympics

Competitive benefits and perks

  • Diverse healthcare plans, with options for 100% employer paid coverage

  • Plenty of PTO, starting with 3 weeks your first year

  • Generous 401k match

  • Fully paid ORCA card

  • Paid parental leave

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Subsidized gym with personal trainer