User Experience Designer

Unionville, PA, USA

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At Chatham Financial, we’re committed to making a positive impact for our clients and markets, communities, and each other. That starts with hiring people who demonstrate intellectual curiosity, tenacity, and a desire for collaboration and leadership growth. And yes, we know for most creatives the word “financial” often conjures images of horror (e.g., suits and ties, cubicle farms, siloed teams, layers of creativity-killing bureaucracy). 
Don’t fret. Working here is a unique experience.

Our campus is designed to foster creativity and a collaborative spirit. No individual offices, an open floor plan with numerous gathering spaces, and plenty of whiteboards encourage communication and cross-team creativity. The on-campus disc golf course, ping pong table, and lounge help too.

Flexibility with your Apple workstation setup, tablet monitors and other peripherals, and adjustable standing desks if desired.

Quarterly Hack Weeks in which teams and individuals pitch new product concepts and technology improvements similar to a startup weekend. Teams form around approved projects and in one week take ideas from concept to functional prototypes (and sometimes further). It’s an opportunity not only for a creative break from the “day-to-day,” but also to have your ideas heard and given the chance to impact our company and clients.

Our expanding product suite is built on a common platform that serves the world’s largest financial markets. You will have an immediate impact in shaping risk management products used by over 1,200 businesses worldwide.

Competitive salary and paid time-off based on experience. Our hiring process in selecting team- and values-oriented individuals who show a desire to be industry leaders results in an incredibly low turnover rate.

And leave the tie at home. We don’t believe outfits demonstrate how smart you are. We encourage a casual-attire environment.

The Role

We are seeking an experienced designer to join our growing product design team. You’ll produce user-system workflows, product prototypes, and interface mockups while maintaining usability standards and industry best practices. As a designer at Chatham Financial, you’ll recognize that great design puts a premium on empathy and understanding a user’s needs over aesthetics.

As a member of our design team you will…

Demonstrate strong collaboration skills as you work with our product management, subject matter experts, marketing, and engineering teams.

Build and analyze use cases and translate them into efficient workflows.

Create storyboards, prototypes, and interface mockups to demonstrate product design ideas.

Facilitate Design Sprints and workshops to answer critical business questions through design thinking, rapid prototyping, and testing ideas with customers.

Establish design patterns as well as be an ambassador for best practices and usability standards across our suite of products.

Use research and analytics to effectively communicate, present, and defend design concepts to stakeholders, and analyze and implement feedback with an open mind.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in design (e.g., graphic, product, interaction, visual communications), human-computer interaction, or equivalent practical experience.

Minimum 3 years in user experience design or a related field.

Familiarity with rapid prototyping concepts and fail-fast, iterative design thinking in an Agile development environment.

Ability to demonstrate a strong design foundation in information hierarchy, color theory, typography, 
and layouts.

Experience with prototyping software such as Axure, Sketch and InVision, as well as 
Adobe Creative Suite.

Bonus Points

Knowledge of HTML and CSS as well as experience with dynamic stylesheet languages 
such as Sass.

Some knowledge of JavaScript for prototyping purposes.

Experience in responsive, device-agnostic design.

Clean, minimalist, simplicity-first design sense.

Strong leadership skills with possible past positions focused on art and creative direction.

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