Thrivent Financial Sr. Creative Technologist in Chicago, Illinois
We exist to help people achieve financial clarity. At Thrivent, we believe money is a tool, not a goal. Driven by a higher purpose at our core, we are committed to providing financial advice, investments, insurance, banking and generosity programs to help people make the most of all they’ve been given. At our heart, we are a membership-owned fraternal organization, as well as a holistic financial services organization, dedicated to serving the unique needs of our clients. We focus on their goals and priorities, guiding them toward financial choices that will help them live the life they want today—and tomorrow.Job SummaryThe Sr. Creative Technologist, with Thrivent’s Experience & Innovation team, is hands-on in creating new and differentiated digital experiences with humans at the heart. They collaborate with cross-functional digital product teams anywhere between discovery and research processes and delivering digital products into market. Candidates must be eager to learn, excited by ambiguity, and able to skillfully contribute to the evolution of a fast-growing digital brand. Yeah, we’re doing things differently, and we’re just getting started. Sound like your thing? Join in on the action.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Create world-class, user-centered digital products based on research, business needs, analytics & user feedback in an agile environment.
Lead white-boarding sessions, design thinking and story mapping exercises.
Develop in code interaction flows of responsive web and mobile experiences.
Lead the development of conceptual POCs, testable prototypes, code accelerators, and production ready digital products.
Participate in user testing to gauge the usability of new and existing products.
Work on a product as a solo creative technologist or technology leader.
Demonstrate careful attention to detail in delivering on-brand, high quality, digital experiences for web and mobile platforms.
Lead the creative technology effort on programs you are working on.
Mentor other creative technologists and contribute to the evolution of our creative technology team team.
Drive the evolution and development of atomic design code systems and corresponding specifications and documentation.
Partner with the cross-functional teams to assess and optimize new and existing features and page templates.
Give and receive feedback generously, advocate for quality, learn new tools and processes, grow your craft in new ways, and stay up to date on best practices.
Present your ideas, come with a point of view, and be able to communicate your vision, ideas, process, and decisions.
Lead the collaboration with IT on effective, dexterous approaches to the implementation of technology enablers for the creation new experiences.
Required Job Qualifications
Portfolio of work that expresses your work and original approaches to the challenges. Applications without portfolios will not be considered.
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Digital Design, Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) or related fields.
5+ years of experience in a development track such as mobile, front-end, back-end, full-stack, etc.
Experience in leveraging atomic design systems and pattern libraries.
Experience in user-centered design and multidisciplinary teams creating experiences.
Must have excellent User Experience and development skills and be able to communicate clearly and concisely through visual specifications.
Experience driving the technology side of a cross-functional team delivering digital products into the market.
Other Critical Factors
Ability to extract complex concepts and quickly turn around rigorous flows, mockups and interactive prototypes reflecting a range of options.
Ability to manage ambiguity, work autonomously and multi-task in an agile environment.
Any tricks up your sleeve?
IOT, Digital + Physical Development
Game Design (e.g. Unreal, Unity)
Any other awesome skills you bring to the table!
Thrivent provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law. This policy applies to all employees and job applicants.
Thrivent is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-847-4836 and request Human Resources.
At Thrivent, we believe money is a tool, not a goal. Driven by a higher purpose at our core, we are committed to providing financial advice, investments, insurance, banking and generosity programs to help people make the most of all they’ve been given. At our heart, we are a membership-owned fraternal organization, as well as a holistic financial services organization, dedicated to serving the unique needs of our customers. We focus on their goals and priorities, guiding them toward financial choices that will help them live the life they want today—and tomorrow.
For over 100 years, Thrivent has been helping people build their financial futures and live more generous lives. Today, it’s a Fortune 500 company that offers a full range of expert financial solutions, serving more than 2 million customers, as well as the communities in which they live and work.
Thrivent fosters a diverse workforce to serve our diverse clientele, reflecting a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. If you’re intrigued about our work and the possibility of becoming part of it, we invite you to visit Thrivent.com to learn more. You won’t just build a career; you’ll be part of an organization focused on growing, innovating, and serving.