Senior UX Designer (Relocation Opportunity)

Product/Design Charleston, South Carolina Greenville, South Carolina Tulsa, Oklahoma Atlanta, Georgia Charlotte, North Carolina Salt Lake City, Utah Nashville, Tennessee New York, New York Boston, Massachusetts


Description

*Must be willing to relocate to Charleston, SC*

Benefitfocus, Inc. (NASDAQ: BNFT) is a leading provider of cloud-based benefits software solutions for consumers, employers, insurance carriers and brokers. Benefitfocus has served numerous consumers on its platform that consists of an integrated portfolio of products and services enabling clients to more efficiently shop, enroll, manage and exchange benefits information. With a user-friendly interface and consumer-centric design, the Benefitfocus Platform provides one place for consumers to access all their benefits. Benefitfocus solutions support the administration of all types of benefits including core medical, dental and other voluntary benefits plans as well as wellness programs. 

Overview
We are seeking a
 Senior User Experience Designer to create engaging user experiences for a variety of existing and new products on all devices/form factors. You will be part of a fast-moving team that is focused on making our apps and website successful.  The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker able to understand business goals and product requirements, and translate those ideas into creative, innovative, and functional design concepts. User Experience Designers work closely with other associates, including User Experience Researchers, Business Analysts, Product Managers, and Software Engineers, to design and implement software interfaces that are easy for our clients to use and that are aesthetically pleasing.

Responsibilities

  • Create user friendly, effective, and engaging user interfaces across mobile, tablet, and web
  • Combine design theory with a user-centered design process that includes consideration for content strategy, information architecture, and overall usability
  • Drive and own user experience decisions for both new products and updates to existing products
  • Work with Product Managers to rapidly prototype and iterate on multiple design solutions
  • Review final implementation with developers to ensure design standards are followed
  • Work across teams and communicate effectively with stakeholders on the Product, Marketing, and Engineering teams
  • Provide/take inspiration and constructive feedback to/from others
  • Create final visual designs, storyboards, interaction flows, and interface guidelines
  • Take a user-centered approach in crafting interaction solutions that meet both user needs and product strategy requirements
Required Skills
  • 8+ years as a key member of a user experience design team participating in the complete product development lifecycle of successfully launched web applications
  • Comprehensive design portfolio demonstrating successful design projects across mobile, tablet, and web
  • Exceptional skill in interaction design, visual design, wireframing, and user flows
  • Strong desire to practice user-centered design
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Well-versed in visual design theory and practice
  • Strong skills in mediating and resolving competing requirements and designs
  • Solid knowledge of Windows, Web, Android, iOS and cross-platform GUI standards
  • Ability to be organized, detail-oriented, and to switch rapidly between different projects
  • Mastery of Sketch and/or Adobe Creative Suite

Bonus Skills

  • Design in both agile and waterfall development environments
  • Have an understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Experience working with development frameworks such as React, Boostrap and Dust.js
  • Knowledge of accessibility (Section 508/WCAG 2.0 AA) and usability best practices and techniques
  • Keep up-to-date on new user experience design methodology, trends, principles and technologies

Interested?

If you've gotten this far, you could be just what we're looking for.  Send us the following and we'll talk:

  • An introduction telling us about yourself and why you love to design
  • Your resume
  • Your digital portfolio with at least 3 recent projects (and a brief description of your involvement for each)

Education

Bachelors Degree or equivalent

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability. It is Benefitfocus’ policy to encourage diversity in hiring, recognizing that this enriches the work environment for all Benefitfocus Associates and that a broad variety of perspectives enhances decision-making and creativity. Benefitfocus is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.