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UX Researcher
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Remote, Hybrid, Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on September 29, 2021
Job Id #49454 Posted August 3, 2021


As a UX Researcher, you will work to support a product team, helping to shape the strategy & experience of our financial products. In addition to supporting your product, designers will also work to support & evolve client's design system. When delivered, your work will range from sketches to prototypes to high-fidelity mockups—focusing not on prescribed steps but what is right for the project. Applicants can expect a highly collaborative environment, working alongside other product designers, design technologists & UX researchers.

Requirements: 

  • 5+ years working in design, with an emphasis on digital 
  • Expert level understanding of design fundamentals 
  • Experience working in product and/or Agile environments 
  • Experience working with design researchers and/or conducting design research 
  • Strong IA/Research in UX background.
  • Excellent experience with Qualitative & Quantitative research and facilitation experience for studies.
  • Experience building advanced prototypes with tools such as InVision, Axure, Proto.io, Principle, etc and/or Javascript 
  • Proficient with Sketch & Adobe CC applications
  • Works directly with portfolio design lead to execute work 
  • Helping to coordinate the work of others while involved with multiple work streams


Communication:

  • Level 2 plus: Ability to effectively communicate across multiple levels 
  • Ability to communicate technical issues to non-technical individuals
  • Level 2 plus: Lead (& participate in) design critiques, research sessions, agile ceremonies, stakeholder reviews & company-wide demos 
  • Meet regularly with portfolio design lead & other stakeholders to discuss project status, goals, roadblocks and areas for improvement 
  • Actively mentor junior designers


Education:

  • 2 / 4-year college degree or equivalent professional experience
Responsibilities:
  • Actively collaborate & contribute to the larger product design team efforts
  • Work with UX researchers to help deliver validated & tested work that enhances the Ameriprise client experience
  • Aid design technologists & front-end developers to implement prototypes & completed designs into code (HTML, CSS & JavaScript)
Premium skills:
  • Ability to deliver production-level HTML/CSS to our pattern library 
  • Experience working with Git (or other version control software) 
  • Experience working closely with UX researchers 
  • Collaborate with product management and engineering to define and implement innovative solutions for the product direction, experience & interface 
  • Understands & advocates for creating accessible software 
  • Experience working in the financial industry

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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