Guidehouse Senior UX Designer, Senior Consultant in Des Moines, Iowa
Guidehouse is a leading management consulting firm serving the public and commercial markets. We help our clients solve complex challenges and guide them to a future that builds trust in society. Put your expertise to work. Join us at Guidehouse.
Guidehouse is seeking a highly motivated, strategic, and creative Senior UX Designer to build and drive best-in-class user experiences. The Senior UX Designer understands how people think, operate, and interact with complex sets of data and is comfortable working with visual designers, developers, data analysts, and product managers to design the user experience for digital products.
The Senior UX Designer supports product initiatives, communicates and presents across all levels of the organization, and works with multiple cross-functional teams. They work closely with federal and commercial clients on large digital engagements to design creative, innovative solutions for complex business problems. The Senior UX Designer is the voice of the user, expected to properly convey what the user wants, needs, and expects from the products that are created.
The Senior UX Designer utilizes the U.S. Web Design System (USWDS) to create visual mockups of user interface components, page states, and interactive elements. They create, iterate upon, and present mockups and prototypes in a clean, well-structured, and easily navigable format. They confirm that the design approach and recommendations meet accessibility and 508 standards. The Senior UX Designer works with the Development Team to address any technical concerns about a design approach. They serve as the primary point-of-contact with the Development Team once the design is approved by the client and moves approved designs to the development process. They review each build against client-approved prototypes and provide direction to Development Team as needed. The Senior UX Designer is responsible for maintaining and organizing design files according to team guidelines.
Collaborate with key stakeholders and Product Owner to define vision and product experience
Serve as the voice of the user while meeting the needs of the client
Conceptualize, execute, and refine design specifications and design standards in the form of interaction models, process flows, information architecture, wireframes, prototypes, and functional design specs
Use complex qualitative and quantitative research data, business goals, and requirements and translate them into functional designs
Derive actionable insights by leading user research activities and translating insights into prototypes
Drive and document design standards and patterns across products
Create customer-centric designs that address business, brand, and user requirements
Mentor and provide feedback to other designers, with a focus on delivering high quality solutions for clients
Lead participatory design activities (e.g. client workshops, card sorting) to understand vision, business model, and user needs and behaviors
Conduct, design, and analyze user experience and usability testing results, incorporating findings into the product
Create human-centered design solutions by considering market analysis, customer feedback, and usability findings
Knowledge of accessibility and 508 requirements and leading practices in accessible user interface design
A minimum of 5+ years of experience in UX design
Must provide a portfolio of work with examples of modern and complex UX design abilities
Experience building prototypes for digital experiences to illustrate future concepts and functionality to clients
Outstanding facilitation, brainstorming, and collaboration skills
Extensive experience using Figma, Sketch and Invision
Knowledge of online collaboration tools such as Mural
Familiarity with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and Agile Scrum methodologies preferred
Minimum 5+ years of professional design experience (agency experience is a plus)
Self-motivated and eager to learn
Will work on federal government and commercial projects
Must provide an online portfolio of work for review
US Citizenship is contractually required for this role
Minimum Years of Experience: 5+ (agency experience is a plus)
Minimum Degree: Bachelor’s Degree
The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.
This position is open to candidates virtually from Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Arizona or Eastern, Pacific, Central, and Aleutian time zones.
Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.
Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.
If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at RecruitingAccommodation@guidehouse.com. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.
Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.
Rewards and Benefits
Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.
Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance
Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays
Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
401(k) Retirement Plan
Basic Life & Supplemental Life
Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
Skills Development & Certifications
Employee Referral Program
Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program
Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive
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