• Sr UX Designer

    Job Locations US-WA-Tukwila
    Posted Date 1 year ago(11/6/2017 4:41 PM)
    Job Title
    Sr UX Designer
    Information Technology
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • BECU Opening Statement

    How would you like to be part of an organization where member values and company values are one and the same? Whose culture encourages and expects employees to advocate for our members -- which has made us the most trusted and respected financial institution throughout the communities we serve and support. That’s BECU—where we put Members First.

    We’re looking for dynamic, passionate, engaged employees who value doing what’s right to serve our members – and take pride in knowing that our success depends on everyone who comes to work with us each day.

    BECU is one of the nation’s leading credit unions, serving our Members for over 80 years. We know our people are what make us special, and we seek to employ those who want to make a difference. If that’s you, then read on…


    The Sr UX Designer serves as a driving force behind re-design initiatives and is responsible for developing and leading user experience research and design, serving as a champion for member empathy and user-centered design across delivery channels. The Sr UX Designer will provide guidance to junior UX Design peers and promote the larger User Experience strategy. The person will be a demonstrated design thinker, with experience in ethnographic research methods, user interviews, persona development, journey mapping, and leading collaborative ideation sessions. The Sr UX Designer will contribute by doing and making, identifying challenges and finding opportunities to solve real user problems while collaborating cross-organizationally to use design research and strategy to facilitate deeper member understanding and address core business needs.


    In this job, you will

    • Perform all responsibilities in accordance with BECU Competencies, compliance, regulatory and Information Protection requirements.
    • Plan, conduct and synthesize usability research including methods such as contextual interviews, task analysis, mental models, personas, journey maps, competitive analysis, paper and interactive prototyping.
    • Provide guidance and leadership for junior UX designers.
    • Formulate and promote the larger User Experience strategy.
    • Conduct full UX audits, taking a leadership role in User Experience strategic solutions that ensure the execution and delivery of domain specific designs from responsive web applications to iOS and Android mobile apps.
    • Synthesize broad and ambiguous business requirements to design intuitive and insightful product and service experiences that drive membership growth, engagement and retention.
    • Transform complex quantitative and qualitative data and insights into visual displays to more effectively tell the story and advance understanding relative to user needs throughout the experience and/or product lifecycle.
    • Partner effectively with developers and other designers to identify and validate hypothesis while addressing design challenges effectively. Identify, recommend and prioritize opportunities for improving the user experience.
    • Clearly articulate design decisions to vast set of internal stakeholders.
    • Acts as a design lead for a project; partnering with product management and development leads to set product direction validate design decisions and concepts, and deliver value to internal stakeholders and product users.
    • Create and share metrics and analytics to indicate success.
    • Perform additional duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Human Centered Design and Engineering, Industrial Design, Interactive Design or Cognitive Science required, or equivalent education and/or experience. Advanced degree preferred.
    • Minimum 7 years of experience in user experience design or as a human centered design practitioner, with experience managing projects and facilitating teams, required.
    • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Axure, and Sketch preferred.
    • Previous experience in lean and agile work environments required.
    • Depth in at least one design practice area required (experience strategy, service design, interaction design, visual design, or design research), with ability to take a broad perspective and approach to determining objectives and methodologies to critical assignments.
    • Knowledge of a variety of user research methods and demonstrated understanding of the capabilities and limitations of various research methods required.
    • Experience in constructively challenging the status quo across the enterprise, succinctly and visually represent key insights, and analyzing and prioritizing end users’ need to effectively transform this analysis into design solutions.
    • Ability to exhibit an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness to solve complex user experience problems and convey ideas in a tangible format required.
    • Ability to prototype rapidly in multiple mediums and levels of interactivity (physical, digital, low and hi-fidelity, tangible and conceptual) and translate insight and strategy into concept prototypes to communicate your vision through artifacts required.
    • Ability to lead teams through early research and discovery activities including usability testing, persona definition, information architecture, wireframes and design tasks required.
    • Proficient verbal and written skills to effectively communicate and provide customer service required.
    • Full time hours required, with additional hours as necessary.

    EEO Statement

    BECU is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.


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