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June 10, 2024

User Experience Designer

Workiva
USA
Full-time
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Summary

As a User Experience Designer, you will be responsible for the discovery and design of experiences that simplify complex work. You'll be embedded in a fast-paced product team, collaborating closely with other designers, researchers, engineers, and product managers. You will utilize lean, user-centered design methods to gather insights about Workiva's users and transform them into innovative, intuitive, and accessible experiences. Designers are expected to oversee the entire process, from initial research to final deliverables, including tracking UX success metrics.

What You’ll Do

  • Design, (usability) test, and solicit feedback on experiences to iteratively improve solutions for defined opportunities and user needs
  • Collaborate closely with UX researchers to understand and empathize with users' processes and needs, and later test assumptions and solutions
  • Communicate and visualize user insights and solution concepts via right-fidelity artifacts (ex. personas, process maps, concept diagrams, flows, problem statements, sketches, wireframes, prototypes, and others)
  • Collaborate with other designers to leverage and evolve existing patterns and design systems to ensure we are building a harmonious, consistent ecosystem of products
  • Work cross-functionally within product teams to drive projects forward by planning, managing, and communicating priorities, progress, and milestones
  • Facilitate development of designs by collaborating with engineers and product team from concept through deployment
  • Define success for solutions with product management and research and follow up on deployed solutions to inform future iteration

What You'll Need

Minimum qualifications

  • 2+ years of related experience in design role in software or related area
  • Portfolio demonstrating strong design process is required
  • Bachelor’s degree; an advanced degree may be considered in lieu of professional experience

Preferred qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in related fields include Design, Human Computer Interaction, User Experience Design, Software Engineering, Psychology, and Technical Communication preferred
  • Experience building right-fidelity prototypes
  • Experience working with engineers and product teams in a collaborative, Lean UX / Agile software development environment
  • Skilled with design and prototyping tools such as Figma, XD, Sketch, InVision, etc.
  • Solid skills and strong passion for detailed interaction design
  • Skilled in user-centered design principles, methods and process
  • Solid analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation, and collaboration skills
  • Comfort adapting in a fast-paced, highly-dynamic environment with multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to create and maintain working relationships with a geographically distributed team
  • Experimental and iterative mindset, embracing and incorporating feedback

Travel Requirements & Working Conditions

  • Willingness to travel less than 10% for team and corporate meetings, fostering relationships and representing company interests  
  • Reliable internet access for any period of time working remotely, as we embrace flexible work arrangements

How You’ll Be Rewarded

✅ Salary range in the US: $79,000.00 - $134,000.00

✅ A discretionary bonus typically paid annually

✅ Restricted Stock Units granted at time of hire

✅ 401(k) match and comprehensive employee benefits package

The salary range represents the low and high end of the salary range for this job in the US. Minimums and maximums may vary based on location. The actual salary offer will carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience and other relevant factors.