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!
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 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
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
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
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
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