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Sr. Product Designer At Backstop Solutions Group LLC

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Description

Job Description:

Backstop is a Chicago based company that makes the industry-leading, cloud-based productivity suite for alternative investments and the people who invest in them. The User Experience team at Backstop is a diverse group of designers who are interested in designing solutions that solve real problems for our clients in a way that makes them fans of our digital platform. We believe in measuring our results by our client’s success and the enthusiasm they display for our products.

The User Experience team is looking for a Sr. Product Designer. As a Sr. Product Designer, you have opportunity to bring your experience and visual design skills to help define how people interact with our application both interactively and visually. Our Product Designers are responsible for everything from user research, prototypes, high-fidelity designs, style guides and product strategy.

Key initiatives

  • Design System
    You will ensure consistency across our web and mobile products, by leading the progression of our design system. You will work with, maintain, and help create design specifications that will be used to build products and help contribute to a design system. You will own the style guide that governs and demonstrate the proper use of the design system across the platform.
  • Mobile Design
    You will be responsible for forging a mobile design vision, then working with our engineers to implement that vision. You are someone with an excellent understanding of designing for mobile and can partner with product management and UX architects to help reexamine how our clients will interact with our mobile application. Armed with this knowledge you are able lead a reimagining of what our mobile application will be going into the future.
  • Data Visualization
    Patterns, trends and correlations that might go undetected can be exposed and recognized easier with data visualization. You will partner with product management and engineering to push the constraints of our products and features to inform our clients by implementing visualizations that consider composition, color, texture and optimize the depth and information density for the target user. You will engage the users to explore data by utilizing interactive drill-downs, movements and highlights to add layers of insight.

Required Experience:

Traits for success

  • You have strong graphic design skills, with an expert understanding of typography, intuitive layouts and palette development. You know how to design final assets and functional specs, such as redlines and interaction documentation.
  • You have experience shipping products and know what it takes to get something from idea to reality. You can handle input, ideas, and feedback from lots of different teams and deliver designs that achieve objectives for everyone.
  • You stay current on important industry and customer trends to ensure products are delivering relevant solutions. A strong understanding of UI patterns and processes. You serve as a strategic UI design resource and are able to define visual design strategy.
  • You know how to scope time and effort involved in design projects. You are able to work within a highly collaborative environment to estimate and negotiate the user experience that is defined on the scope or product vision.
  • You take the time to step back and look beyond the immediate problem to see how it fits into the larger ecosystem and then dive back in to address the details.
  • You enjoy mentoring others in how best to approach problems, solicit feedback and drive for impactful outcomes.
  • You can articulate a vision and evangelize the value of design to the broader business through lunch & learns, workshops, and other activities.

You must be able to provide a portfolio showing

  • An expert understanding of design principles (typography, layout, grid systems, hierarchy, color, composition).
  • Work that demonstrates your process and the ability to communicate informed design rationale and value.
  • Experience taking designs from execution to implementation

What your future team looks like

  • You will be part of a team consisting of UX Architects, Designers and Researchers.
  • We host lunch and learns to share our UX knowledge and attend conferences to stay up to date on the latest in tech.
  • We are a lively, opinionated, and diverse bunch. We like to discuss UX topics, current events and are up to date on the latest sci-fi flicks and reality shows.

Keyword: Sr. Product Designer
From: Backstop Solutions Group LLC