Athene UX/UI Lead in West Des Moines, Iowa
We are Athene. At Athene, we are driven to do more. We are a leading retirement services company that issues, reinsures and acquires retirement savings products designed for the increasing number of individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs. We see every day as a new opportunity to measure ourselves against the best - and then we don't stop until we've set the bar even higher. We're ready to help you achieve more.
As the UX/UI Lead, you will design solutions for new and existing digital properties serving a variety of audiences. Your primary focus will be creating and testing user interface designs and prototypes. You will work with cross-functional teams from concept to launch. You will also serve as design support for the web content maintenance team.
Represent UX on Agile development team
Plan and conduct user research
Help guide enhancement roadmap for customer and distributor portals
Collaborate with stakeholders, Business Analysts, Product Owners and Technical Leads to refine user stories
Create sitemaps, wireframes, mockups, prototypes and microcopy
Work with developers to build interface designs, ensuring quality and accessibility
Conduct usability testing to identify areas for improvement
Interpret data and qualitative feedback
Stay abreast of competitor products, user insights and industry trends
Qualifications and Experience:
7+ years of experience as a UX Designer, UI Designer, Product Designer or similar role
Strong portfolio of projects, demonstrating the application of interaction design, information architecture, visual design and accessibility fundamentals
Proficient in design software
Knowledge of HTML/CSS
Experience with responsive design
Experience planning and conducting user research using a variety of methods
NOTE: Successful candidate will be required to complete a pre-employment background check.
Drive. Discipline. Confidence. Focus. Commitment. Learn more about working at Athene (https://www.athene.com/about/usa-careers) .
Athene is a Military Friendly Employer! Learn more about how we support our Veterans (https://www.athene.com/about/our-veterans) .
Athene celebrates diversity, is committed to inclusion and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.
We are driven to do more. More for our customers and the financial professionals who offer our products. If you are driven to do more and love the challenge of pursuing more, Athene is your kind of company. You will find we offer more than the basics to create a diverse, inclusive and dynamic work environment at our various locations.
Based on your location you will experience a unique blend of: • Benefits to meet individual needs including, but not limited to, a 401(k) and/or pension plan with a company match, paid time off, paid holidays, job-related tuition reimbursement, medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. • Career development opportunities including a Leadership Development Program, self-guided trainings and periodic Lunch & Learns. • Amenities that include "dress for your day" work attire, in house coffee bar, on-site café, ergonomic desks, game room area and on-site fitness facility. • Volunteer opportunities to give back to the community, company-sponsored volunteer events throughout the year, individual non-profit volunteer time that can earn grant money, and non-profit matching gift program.
Athene USA is also proud to be recognized for the following: • Best places to Work in Money Management by Pensions & Investments, 2020 • Iowa's Top Workplaces; since 2015 • Bermuda Top Ten Employer; 2019 • United Way of Central Iowa awards
• Advocate & Volunteer; 2016 • Spirit of Central Iowa; 2017, 2019 • Game Changer; 2018 • Impact-Maker; 2018, 2020 • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Awards • Patriot Award, 2018 • Pro Patria Award, 2019 • Seven Seals Award, 2019 • Military Friendly® Employer; since 2017 • Military Spouse Friendly® Employer; since 2017 • LGBTQ+ Friendly Employer by Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2021 • Excellence in Education LOMA;10 plus years • Structured Retail Products (SRP) • Best Carrier Award; 2017 & 2018 • FIA of the Year; 2019
For more specific details for each location, please click here (https://www.athene.com/about/careers) .