Sr. UX Designer Vertafore, Inc.
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED We're looking for someone who?s willing to take the road less travelled, and not afraid of new frontiers. A UX Designer able to solution a problem in a manner that resonates with both an internal audience as well as end users. On any given day, the spectrum of UX work is vast with endless opportunity. It's a chance to leverage your interaction design and prototyping skills by building out wireframes and solutions using cutting edge tools of the trade working on complex web apps.
We are now four years in to having UX as an established discipline within Vertafore. The UX team has had significant impact on the products in our portfolio yet there is great opportunity to show the value proposition of what an expert UX skill set can provide in improving the capabilities of our products.
As a UX Designer, you will establish and document guidelines for visual and interaction design standards. Contribute to the evolution and strategy of design policies and practices. Apply user-centered design processes to develop high quality user flows and end-to-end experiences. Seeking expertise in user-centered design methods, principles and best practices. Strong usability principles and techniques. Fluency in best practices for web-based information architecture and design.
Eight plus years of experience building web-based enterprise applications using J2EE or similar technologies, ideally in an Agile environment
Working knowledge of common frameworks (e.g. Spring, Struts) and ORM technologies (e.g. JDO, Hibernate)
Hands-on experience with Oracle databases, SQL, data modeling, and reporting
An inherent drive to solve problems, collaborate with others and mentor team members
Demonstrated ability to produce well-written and succinct technical analysis and documentation to stakeholders in development and product management
Estimate the Interaction Design effort involved in a project and ensures the right tools are being utilized.
Ability to produce multiple unique design approaches to a business or technical challenge
Work closely with product and business teams to assist in research & requirements gathering; supporting product strategies, competitive analysis, user profiles, and scenarios or other research as applicable.
Create customer journeys, ecosystem diagrams that account for different users, channels, and phases within multiple contexts
Contribute as a collaborative team member with researchers, designers, project management, and development to create impactful design that supports business, brand, and customer.
Produce sketches, prototypes, wireframes, storyboards, scenarios, flow diagrams, and site maps for complex applications.
Create a user interface style guides for a suite of integrated products
Champion of user experience and ability to understand user interface design principles as they relate to desktop applications and mobile.
Required Skills and Experience
Post-secondary education in HCI (Human Computer Interaction) or equivalent training/experience.
Candidates should have a minimum 5+ years of professional experience designing/implementing interactive, data-rich, Internet applications with strong information visualization skills, prototyping skills, and usability knowledge.
Expert in diagramming software such as, Omnigraffle, Balsamiq, Visio, Illustrator etc. for creating site maps and flow charts and Axure for Prototyping interaction
Have expertise in designing engaging experiences with a portfolio that matches. Examples of designing for multiple channels and devices/resolutions preferred.
Consistent attention to detail and exceptional organization, logic and analytical skills
Have ?depth? in interaction design and information architecture with ?breadth? in web technologies, psychology and interaction design.
Is an expert in user-centered design and will be an advocate for the user throughout the project lifecycle
Knowledge of project management and leadership fundamentals
Advanced ability to innovate and problem solve within a fast paced environment
Superior communication skills and presentation skills, with an ability to transfer ideas to a diverse audience from executives, to product managers, to software engineers/developers and constructively integrate feedback.
Curious about emerging technologies and how it can improve the user experience
A little about Vertafore in Bothell, Washington?
The work culture in Bothell is relaxed and yet driven. We believe it?s important to work hard and still find a balance between work and the rest of life. For those times when you need a break, we provide ping pong, foosball, an Xbox 360, and plentiful free soda. Bothell is located half an hour from downtown Seattle and has nearby access to trails, lakes, mountains, and the Puget Sound.
We have a smart, driven, collaborative group working in Bothell and managers are dedicated to growing their people and offering opportunities allowing you to positively impact in your career, get the recognition you deserve, and maintain a life/work balance. Bothell (Greater Seattle) is a great place for professionals as well as being a family friendly community.
If you?re looking for challenge and opportunity, reach out to us at www.vertafore.com/careers.
Vertafore is transforming the business of insurance: we are the #1 software provider to both agents and carriers. In fact, 95 of the top 100 insurance agencies use products in the Vertafore suite as well as 43 of the top 50 carriers in the U.S. We are transforming our products and services, exploiting advanced techniques, to create new ?ways and means? for the insurance industry, and with that the industry is changing too.
Inc. magazine rated Vertafore as one of the nation?s fastest growing private companies and we were awarded multiple top honors in the 2011 Vanguard in Insurance Practices awards as the ?best of the best? in terms of value delivered to customers.
At Vertafore we work hard, and we play well together. We?re a mid-sized company of 1,300 so what you do, how you do it, and your ideas have impact. You can make a difference, and our employees do make the difference every day. We respect and value our team, and we look to bring the best talent together to make our future even stronger. Plenty of challenge, plenty of fun with a number 1 team in a number 1 company, making a future that matters! If you?re looking for challenge and opportunity, come join us!
As a Vertafore employee, you?ll receive generous paid time off, full benefits package and market competitive salaries. We have an active Wellness Program to keep you energized and healthy inside and outside of work. A Connect and Reward program to give thanks, reward great work and honor career milestones of your colleagues. There is opportunity for relocation assistance and visa sponsorship to qualified candidates.
Vertafore strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law equal employment. Visit www.vertafore.com/careers today!
Vertafore Company Overview
Vertafore, Inc. is a leading provider of software and information to the insurance industry including independent agents, brokers, MGAs, carriers and reinsurers. For more than 30 years, Vertafore has leveraged a unique industry presence to deliver meaningful solutions?powerful technology, critical information and robust insights to help organizations effectively respond to business challenges and capture new opportunities. Vertafore solutions have helped more than 17,000 customers and 500,000 end users gain a competitive advantage to accelerate their business performance.
Currently, over 1,200 employees nationwide, with continued growth plans well into the future. Our corporate headquarters are in Bothell, WA with offices nationwide. We offer competitive compensation and benefit packages along with 18 days PTO/10 paid holidays, free parking and company sport teams and much more. A big advocate of training, development and promoting from within, we have a vested interest in our employees.
Vertafore is privately held by TPG Capital, the global buyout group of TPG, a leading private investment firm with a long-standing global presence. Founded in 1992, TPG Capital has $48 billion of assets under management and has extensive experience with global public and private investments executed through leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, spinouts, growth investments, joint ventures and restructurings.
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