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User Experience (UX) Designer

Overview

If you’re a user experience (UX) designer with at least two years of experience in UX design processes, conventions, and tools, check out this opportunity at Sentry. Our Digital Marketing team needs an experienced UX designer who’s well-established in the UX role but who wants more opportunities to exercise a passion for creating user-centered designs. This is a challenging and exciting opportunity for you to stretch your skills and help build a growing area within a Fortune 1000 company.

As a User Experience Designer, you will create innovative digital solutions that achieve our business goals and objectives.   In addition to creating interactive prototypes, you will conduct market research, design user flows, and perform usability testing to gauge the needs and priorities of users. You will work closely with IT and marketing teams to ensure the delivery of solutions are both feasible and align with business’ goals and objectives – all while staying abreast to the latest trends and technologies.  

Collaboration is a key part of our team.  To best partner with our UX team and support our business partners, this role will be required to work from our Stevens Point, WI Home Office or our Middleton, WI Office once we repopulate our offices.
 

What You'll Do

As a UX Designer, you’ll collaborate with cross-functional teams of marketing, business unit stakeholders, product managers and developers to understand business objectives, target customers and technical constraints. Additionally, you will:
•    Conduct research to understand product specifications, user behavior, and website usability.  
•    Translate research findings, business requirements, and feedback from cross-functional teams to complete UX designs and strategies 
•    Create information architecture (sitemaps), user flows, wireframes, and interactive prototypes  
•    Make modifications to current digital products or assist with new enterprise solutions that meet the business goals and objectives, while also creating an intuitive user experience. 
•    Present design concepts, user needs and design rationale to business stakeholders and IT teams  
•    Conduct usability testing to gather feedback, identify opportunities, and validate designs. 
•    Coordinate the development and delivery of all marketing assets for assigned UX tasks and projects. 
•    Conduct acceptance testing on enhancements to existing systems or participate in acceptance testing on new systems.  
•    Provide findings on defects or enhancements to marketing team and development team with recommended solutions 
•    Monitor digital experience engagement by developing and completing usability testing, evaluating traffic patterns, and studying user feedback.

What it Takes

 •   Minimum of 2+ years of professional UX Design work experience
•    Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
•    Education and/or experience in User Interface design and interaction, Human Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, or Information Design
•    Proven ability to apply analytical skills to produce effective design solutions based on research, best practices, customer feedback and usability testing
•    Proficiency with prototyping tools such as Axure, Balsamiq, Figma, InVision, etc. 
•    Oral and written communications skills, and the ability to translate and communicate technical information to non-technical business unit management
•    Ability to establish cross-functional relationships and an understanding of IT development and business processes
•    Experience in designing for accessibility, responsive layouts, and mobile applications preferred
•    An understanding of Agile development processes preferred

What You'll Receive

We take great pride in making Forbes’ list of America’s Best Midsize Employers since 2017. A lot of different factors go into that honor, many of which contribute to your job satisfaction.  At Sentry, your total rewards go beyond competitive compensation.  Below are some benefits and perks that you’ll receive.

  • Generous Paid-Time Off plan for you to enjoy time out of the office.
  • 401(K) plan with a dollar for dollar match on your first eight percent, plus immediate vesting to help strengthen your financial future.
  • Group Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
  • Pretax Dependent Care and Health Expense Reimbursement Accounts to ease taxes on health spending.
  • Extensive Work-Life Resources to lend a helping hand.
  • Sentry Foundation gift matching program to encourage charitable giving.
  • Continue your education and career development through Sentry University (SentryU).

How You’ll Apply

If you are interested in joining Sentry’s team, select the one position that you are most interested in being considered for and complete your online application details. If you have applied with us before, you will only need to provide your email address and password. If this is your first time applying, you’ll need to create an account. Please complete your application and upload your resume online.

About Sentry

All of us at Sentry—more than 4,000 associates—have various talents, skills, and backgrounds. We work together to deliver on our promises to our policyholders every day. We’re proud to offer a full line of property, casualty, and life insurance products to help protect businesses, cars, homes, lives, and retirement income.

 

Our headquarters is in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, with claims and service offices located throughout the United States. From sales to claims, and information technology to marketing, we enjoy a rewarding and challenging work environment with opportunities for ongoing professional development and growth.

 

Our bright future is built on a long track record of success. We got our start in 1904 and have been helping businesses succeed and protect their futures ever since. Because of the trust placed in us, we’re one of the largest and financially strongest mutual insurance companies in the United States. We’re rated A+ by A.M. Best, the industry's leading rating authority.

 

Get ready to own your future at Sentry. Opportunities await.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is our policy that there be no discrimination in employment based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Thank you for your interest in Sentry!

Laura Kaczmarski
LAURA.KACZMARSKI@SENTRY.COM

Job Title:
 
User Experience (UX) Designer
Job ID:
 
125308
Salary Grade:
 
19
Location:
 
Stevens Point, WI
Full/Part Time:
 
Full-Time
Regular/Temporary:
 
Regular


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