UX Product Design Lead

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Location: New York, New York

**This starts as an hourly (W2 role), and client intends to transition to perm employment -- typically around 6 months.**

Job Description:

Seeking a UX Lead (Sr. level) to join a digital / financial technology team with a growing F500 client. This role is a full time, open-ended assignment role with opportunity to convert to full-time employment.

The UX Lead have the opportunity to build and lead a cross-discipline team of designer, planners, and researchers and focus on discovery and design of ground-breaking customer facing digital tools (web & mobile).

Responsibilities include:

? Build and lead a cross-discipline experience design team to invent and execute breakthrough web & mobile products & tools.

? Oversee projects using Design Thinking principles with agile methods.

? Serve as SME design in IA / UI / design thinking strategy

? Co-create Design briefs and set expectations for deliverables.

? Present concepts to stakeholders and product teams -- a charismatic and compelling storyteller.

? Serve as the voice of the customer.

Experience and requirements:

? 7+ years of experience designing rich interactive experiences & digital products (web & mobile).

? Deep knowledge of the Design Thinking methodology and experience leading teams through the process of investigation, ideation and implementation.

? Exceptional communication (written and verbal) and public speaking skills

? Experience leading Design &UX teams & resources

? Experience in both web and mobile tool development

? Strong understanding of interaction design, site architecture, visual design, and creating intuitive user interfaces and navigation.

Client Description

It's not often that we get to say "yeah, but just listen to what they offer..." about our larger clients. Most people look at the awesome job description, then read "Financial Services Industry" and move on. We've heard it a thousand times! Know what else we've heard at this client just as much? "Wow! I'm so glad I took this job! This is not your father's financial services company!"

Work here and experience:

- Opportunities to work with cutting-edge digital business strategies & projects. Digital initiatives are at the forefront of this firm's strategy.

- Work-life balance culture - no more agency hours!

- Strong potential for temp-to-perm conversion. Nearly half of the people we've placed here have converted to a permanent position, either in their current role, or in a related department

- Great community with 60+ "Aquenters" onsite!

- Massive points on your resume for being part of a cutting-edge team, leading the way in breathing fresh air into the financial services industry.

With a customer experience focus in mind, our client is leading the way in how we interact with our money. They recognize that today's customers are technically savvy & independent as well as highly creative, and they are successful at being the best at serving them. Through massive investments by the bank, to cutting edge customer experience, this organization is truly best-in-class. Come join us!