Alight Senior Product Designer (UI/UX) in Chicago, Illinois
You proved yourself as a star product designer at startups, Fortune 500 companies and top Creative Agencies. You have the design chops to amaze and the vision and business acumen to position product design in a way that inherently makes people pay attention. You’re a persuasive designer who inspires and consistently produces outstanding, award-winning design competitors copy. If this is you, keep reading because we’re excited.
We’re looking for an experienced and profoundly engaged Senior Product Designer (UX/UI), responsible for reimagining employee experiences for 26m users and their families and shipping the next generation of transformative, integrated, scalable, and robust enterprise products. The Product Designer will apply a strong design POV, deep understanding of user experience and set the bar for quality and innovation at Alight. For individual projects, they will work with Product Designers, Product Mangers and Engineers to integrate business requirements into design strategies, interaction, and visual solutions. A balanced understanding of strategy, usability, interaction and visual design is a must. We know that takes all types of people and believe diverse backgrounds and experiences creates a stronger Alight.
Please note, while this role is currently virtual, the ideal plan is for at least partial (2-3 days per week) office presence in Chicago later this year.
The individual will be involved in the following critical activities:
Collaborating with a world-class team of Product Designers, UX Design - Researchers & Content designers
Designs creative solutions for real world problems that help people and organizations thrive
Crafts user scenarios, user flows, information architecture (IA) and pixel-perfect mockups and prototypes that include compelling interactions for websites, mobile apps, native apps and more
Prototype, test, and iterate on designs; evaluates usability of existing systems as well as preliminary designs
Presents research, strategy and design work to internal clients for review
Collaborates effectively with developers, strategists, product managers, executives, Creative Directors and other designers to craft solutions for a variety of different platforms and industries
Facilitates collaborative client discovery and design workshops and participates in ideations
Motivates and champions award-winning Design at all times
Experience in multitasking and working in ambiguous situations
Help support a shared design vision across the company by building consensus on priorities leading to product design and execution
Grow a culture of design and ship with speed, consistency, and quality; rebuilding our culture
Look beyond point solutions and apply design to the creation of new strategies, systems, and—in some cases—entirely new businesses
Knowledge, Education, Certification, Skills & Technical Proficiencies
The ideal experience and critical competencies for the role include the following:
Contributing ideas to develop new or improve existing products & services
Pushing the boundaries and questioning the strategies behind what we build
Deeply understanding, contributing to and, if necessary, challenging the premises, goals and requirements of your projects
Sketching, concepting, workshopping, co-designing and other collaborative exercises to generate ideas and build consensus
Collaborating with user researchers and data analysts to better understand our clients’ behavior, needs and pain points
Collaborating with Content Strategy to understand how effective content can supercharge your designs
Fluency in best practices for information architecture and interaction design, user-centered design process, as well as strong knowledge of user experience principles and techniques
Expert knowledge of the end-to-end iterative product design process
Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to effectively and efficiently specify & develop solutions
BS Graphic Design, Visual Design, Communication Design, Human Factors (HCI) or a related field; MS a plus
5+ years of experience as a UX/Product Designer in relevant industries working with multi-disciplinary teams in Agile environments
Experience designing web, mobile web and native mobile applications
Hands on prototyping experience with tools such as Figma, Sketch, Invision,, and/or HTML/CSS
A strong understanding of user-centered design principles and methods
Familiarity with qualitative & quantitative research methods and the application of insights
You’re a self-starter who can execute in a fast-paced environment with minimal direction
(Bonus) experience with various levels of accessibility
(Bonus) experience contributing to design systems
Background Check Required
By applying for a position with Alight, you understand that, should you be made an offer, it will be contingent on your undergoing and successfully completing a background check consistent with Alight’s employment policies. Background checks may include some or all of the following based on the nature of the position: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, and criminal check, search against global sanctions and government watch lists, fingerprint verification, credit check, and/or drug test. You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position. Additionally, an active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Alight is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected characteristics or conduct covered by federal, state or local law. In addition, Alight takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or national origin.
Alight provides reasonable accommodations to the known limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants for employment with disabilities, sincerely held religious beliefs, practices and observances, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Applicants for employment may request a reasonable accommodation/modification by contacting his/her recruiter.
At Alight, we believe that diversity should be visible, valued, and sustained throughout the organization. Alight provides equal treatment and employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to any protected status or other protected characteristic.
Authorization to Work in the United States
Applicants for this position in the United States must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Alight.
We offer you a competitive total rewards package, continuing education & training, and tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organization.
Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job to other entities; including but not limited to subsidiaries, partners, or purchasers of Alight business units.
Alight Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, veteran, marital, parental, citizenship, or domestic partner status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Alight Solutions is committed to a diverse workforce and is an affirmative action employer.
Alight unlocks enterprise growth for the world’s most influential companies with future ready human capital and business solutions. We combine industry leading data and insights with unmatched depth and operational expertise to improve the employee experience and optimize cloud-enabled business processes. Our 15,000 colleagues proudly serve thousands of clients and their more than 30 million employees and family members throughout 180 countries. Learn how Alight helps organizations of all sizes, including over 70% of the Fortune 100, achieve next level transformation at alight.com .
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We believe in the power of people and know that the best ideas can come from anywhere. We act with respect and accountability, mindful that our actions affect the lives of millions in meaningful ways.
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We believe that every day is an opportunity for growth and are energized by going above and beyond what’s expected. We are one team, hungry for results, we focus on what matters, and know that for even the most difficult challenges, there is a solution – and we will find it.
We continuously reimagine what the future could be and believe that tomorrow is created by the actions we take today. We learn from one another, champion progress and challenge the status quo.
We are brave in spirit, act decisively, learn quickly and get it done.
We are forthright and genuine when we speak. People can always trust us to say what we mean and depend on us to do what we say.
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At Alight Solutions, we are reimaging how people and organizations thrive. To deliver on this purpose, we do things differently. From company leaders to our newest colleagues, we all play a role in bringing our values to life. Every colleague shapes how Alight can become better, stronger and brighter – together. With technology as our catalyst and humanity at our core, we advance each day toward a better future in work and life.
We understand the powerful human connections that create success for organizations. We bring an industry leader's expertise and a true partner's commitment to our benefits and administration solutions around health, wealth, HR, finance and consumer experience.
Are you interested in helping us shape the future of work and life for organizations, people and their families? If so, you've come to the right place.
Help us reimagine how people and organizations thrive!
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