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Guidehouse Senior UX Designer, Senior Consultant in Des Moines, Iowa

Overview

Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. We help clients address their toughest challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures with a focus on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that prepare our clients for future growth and success. The company has more than 10,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit: www.guidehouse.com.

Responsibilities

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.

Qualifications

Required:

  • 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

    Travel: 0-50%

Additional Requirements

  • 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.

Disclaimer

About Guidehouse

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.

Benefits include:

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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