Senior UX Designer

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Date: Dec 4, 2018

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US, 90071

Company: Capital Group

Req ID:  26381
Experience Level: Professional 
Other Location(s): N/A  
Relocation offered: No
Travel required: None

Come grow with us

At Capital Group, how we work is defined by shared values that include absolute integrity, respect and collaboration. But it’s more than that. It’s smart and highly driven people united in purpose to serve our investors and one another.

Bring your energy and unique perspective to Capital and you’ll have the opportunity to grow with us professionally, personally, and financially. You’ll be part of a team that genuinely cares about helping you succeed. You’ll work alongside talented colleagues, many of whom build long careers while progressing through multiple roles, establishing lifelong friendships and making a difference in our communities. In return for your contributions, you’ll receive premier compensation and benefits, and a company-funded retirement plan that ranks among the most generous.

The Senior UX Designer leads the creation of user experience strategy, interaction, and interface design artifacts, and ensures quality and timeliness of creative deliverables in collaboration with creative, product, technical and business stakeholders. 
 
  • Gathers and understands user requirements to drive the user experience strategy and design
    • Develops and presents user experience recommendations to key stakeholders for large-scale complex initiatives.
    • Defines, gathers and analyzes qualitative and quantitative user data to cultivate the user experience in collaboration with design stakeholders.
    • Creates artifacts, including but not limited to, personas, scenarios, analyses (heuristic, task flow, journey maps and analytics), navigation models and interface concepts.
    • Partners with business stakeholders and technical teams to understand and communicate technical capabilities of business requirements. 
  • Identifies areas in need of improvement and forms recommendations to improve final artifact
    • Forms recommendations for user experience improvement by incorporating feedback from end users, project stakeholders, and technical and design teams.
    • Ensures user experience interactions are developed as designed during the development phase.
    • Creates final artifacts in partnership with visual designers and writers.
    • Monitors feedback and analytics to recommend and prioritize iterative improvements.
  • Creates rapid prototypes to illustrate design and interaction concepts
    • Builds and maintains prototypes of key user flows, interactions and design specifications throughout the design lifecycle.
    • Acts as a subject matter expert of user experience design principles, best practices and processes.
    • Stays abreast of current and emerging trends and technologies and incorporates into user experience practice, as appropriate.
    • Recommends and ensures consistent use of design patterns across digital properties.
    • Utilizes appropriate iterative development methodologies.
    • Leverages and shares ideas and recommendations to apply broadly across multiple channels in collaboration with user experience team and other departments, as appropriate.
  • Provides direction to other associates and assists them in completing their assignments
    • Initiates and leads projects to improve overall digital experience through continuous evaluation of user behavior, design and structure.
    • Actively engages in user experience community (experts) and attends conferences to evaluate and apply industry best practices.
  • Influences and advocates for consistency and usability standards in partnership with external vendors.
 
Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of UX design experience and knowledge of the financial industry a plus
  • Demonstrates ability to lead and manage projects across multiple teams or groups with the ability to influence groups and senior level associates 
  • Effective written and oral communication skills with diverse groups of associates and business leaders
  • Meaningful knowledge and understanding of omni-channel experience design and design thinking
  • Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of design and prototyping software and techniques on Mac OS
  • Demonstrates initiative by identifying issues and recommending solutions
  • Deep intellectual curiosity and analytical skills in broad areas relating to user experience, technology and design

 

Company Overview:
Founded in 1931, Capital Group is one of the world’s largest and most trusted investment management companies and home to the American Funds. We manage more than US$1.7 trillion in assets, and our 7,500 associates make our clients their first priority every day. When we do our job right, millions of investors around the world fulfill their dreams and financial goals, from home ownership and higher education, to a comfortable retirement. Our long-term investment results and outstanding service set us apart from our competitors, while our workplace sets us apart from other employers. 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer, which means we comply with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit discrimination when making all decisions about employment. As equal opportunity employers, our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including gender and gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, AIDS/HIV status, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault or stalking or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. 


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