CA Technologies User Experience Designer in Lisle, Illinois
Do you want to help eliminate barriers between ideas and business outcomes? We want you to bring your unique experiences and creative ideas to the table. CA Technologies provides software and solutions that help our customers to develop, manage, and secure complex IT environments to increase productivity and enhance competitiveness in their businesses. It’s our aim to encourage global collaboration and results-oriented innovation, while supporting and developing our talented people and our communities. CA Technologies will empower you to drive authentic success, for both the business and yourself in the application economy.
- Who We Are*
CA Technologies is a Fortune 500 company with a startup mentality – and we’re searching for incredible talent to lead our next big initiative: bringing UX to the enterprise. CA has a daring vision and a powerful, expanding solution set that helps the world’s most successful companies realize their boldest objectives. Sure, we’ve been a leading software company for nearly four decades, with a global customer base that includes the majority of the Fortune 2000 - but what excites us today is the opportunity to redefine the future of our industry in the age of the cloud, mobile, social and big data.
- The Opportunity*
The UX Designer will work out of the CA office located in Lisle, IL. CA Technologies is a multi-billion dollar company who builds enterprise software products. This position will focus on products in the area of Security for the Mainframe Business Unit. Approximately 90% of the work is on products with graphical interface and 10% on legacy green screen style interfaces.
- Who You Are*
You are interested in crafting large enterprise product UX / UI and you have an understanding of user-centered design methodology and activities (Plan, Analysis, Design and Evaluation) - best if you have work experience. We would expect you to get involved on multiple products. You should be confident in your ideas, a strong advocate for design and UX process, and be a firm advocate for our users. This is a Visual Design position that calls for people with great taste and a commitment to high standards in product design. This position is an ideal environment to challenge you to “think big” and gives you the support you need to drive your career. A successful candidate need not have any experience with Mainframe computing.
- What You’ll Do*
Work with the fellow UX designers, product managers, architects, engineering teams and customers on the user interface design and help to foster a design system to be adopted on software products related to the Security discipline of the Mainframe environment.
Our vision is to design products that our customers love.
Develop strong relationships with product teams and act as a trusted & respected design advisor.
Be an active team member by attending design workshops with teams and / or customers, such as Design Thinking, Design Sprints, or Design Studios.
Understand the documentation created by fellow UX Designers such as use cases, user journeys, storyboards, as-is / to-be, hill statements, flow diagrams etc.
Ensure the interfaces are addressing the problems expressed on the use cases defined by the product team.
Follow a UX process that fit with product management and engineering team processes. This has both strategic and tactical elements and process must fit with the product team to be effective.
Design thoughtful user experiences and well-crafted interaction designs for product based on real user needs, motivations and pain-points.
Design work with deliverables including stories, hand drawn sketches, flow diagrams, wireframes, design specifications, etc.
Work in an Agile process on design Stories and engineering Stories with design dependencies. Run ahead of teams to lay down the tracks for engineering teams.
Assist and support scrum teams throughout the lifecycle of an Agile Story.
Take design risks that promote innovative features and balance that with a pragmatic approach to helping the teams achieve business goals.
Contribute positively to design discussions with other UX team members by providing constructive design commentary and sharing evaluative critique.
Author UI standards, styles and patterns and assist with creation of visual artifacts and graphics for use in the UI as needed.
Collaborate, test, refine and validate your designs with the team and the product’s end users.
Identify possible usability issues with the existing product and make constructive suggestions for improvement.
Effectively communicate conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale both verbally and visually.
Track current trends, patterns, and technologies, and share your passion for them with the CA design community.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have*
3 – 5 years of experience in the area of UX design with experience on interaction design and some exposure to visual design. Practical knowledge of design systems is a plus.
Demonstrated experience in interaction design including defining workflows, wireframes, design specifications and clickable prototypes.
Experienced in simplifying the presentation of complex data-intensive interfaces by leveraging dashboards, reports, topology visualizations and other tools to help users consume the content at ease.
Insatiable curiosity and an obsession with finding better ways of doing things.
A passion for creating products that resonate emotionally with people.
Excellent communication skills including experience speaking to technical (engineering and architects) and business (product managers) audiences.
Ability to craft and deliver effective presentations to audiences ranging from peers to executive business leaders.
Aptitude to independently drive design Stories and take decisions to swiftly make progress.
A positive, team-oriented attitude with the desire to collaborate across disciplines and share knowledge.
Understand front-end development – no coding experience needed.
Bonus if you have some expertise in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Ability to juggle – metaphorically and perhaps physically.
Help us understand your work style and accomplishments by sharing your shipped products, portfolio, blog and anything else that showcases your skills. Tell us about your design process, and how your solutions solved end users’ problems and achieved business goals.
- More About Working at CA:*
CA has earned scores of Workplace Excellence awards in the last few years – and there’s a reason for that. Here you’ll have the opportunity to eliminate barriers for our customers and earn a competitive compensation and total rewards package – all while pushing the boundaries of what’s possible by collaborating with a diverse team of global innovators. In short, CA’s fun, diverse, and fast-paced culture has put us on the map as one of the best employers in Information Technology.
We offer competitive salary, company-sponsored premium Medical/Prescription & Dental Plans, company-paid Holidays, Vacation, Anniversary Service and Sick Days, 401(k) Plan, Education/Training Reimbursement, Charitable Gift Program, Adoption Assistance Program.
Learn more about CA Technologies and this opportunity now at http://ca.com/careers
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