Senior User Experience Designer

  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Full-time

Company Description

You and Northwestern Mutual. We believe relationships are built on trust. That our lives and our work matter. And we’re much stronger together than we are apart. These beliefs launched our company nearly 160 years ago. Today, they’re just a few of the reasons why people choose to build careers at Northwestern Mutual.

Our business is about helping people secure their financial futures, and that starts with putting people first – our clients, our employees and our field representatives. Northwestern Mutual is known for financial strength. We’re strong, innovative and growing. Come grow with us.

Job Description

At Northwestern Mutual, we believe relationships are built on trust. That our lives and our work matter. These beliefs launched our company nearly 160 years ago. Today, they're just a few of the reasons why people choose to build careers at Northwestern Mutual.

We're strong and growing. In a company with such a long and storied history, this may be the most exciting and important time to be a part of Northwestern Mutual. We're strong, innovative and growing.

We invest in our people. We provide opportunities for employees to grow themselves, their career and in turn, our business.

We care.  We make a positive difference in our communities. Nationally, thousands have benefitted from our support of research and programs to fight childhood cancer. Each year, our Foundation, employees and financial representatives donate time, talent and financial support to causes they're passionate about.


We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Senior User Experience Designer

The Senior User Experience Designer is a user-centered designer who can think through complex features and flows, balance user needs and business needs, and make the complex feel simple. This designer will work under the guidance of a more senior UX designer, while still having ownership over his or her work. The Senior UX Designer will follow an an iterative design process to wireframe, prototype, and validate design ideas. This person understands established design patterns, and knows when to follow them and when to break them. This personal know how to leverage qualitative and quantititve research insights to inform design decisions, and how to design an MVP with a longer term vision in mind. The Senior UX Designer is responsible for establishing a systematic interaction design language across systems and platforms, and will help define and drive the future of Northwestern Mutual product experience.



What we’d like to see

  • A self-starter who is user-focused, detailed, and solutions-oriented.
  • Basic knowledge of the fundamentals—user-centered design, visual design, brand development, and how products are put together.
  • An extreme passion for understanding the user, and a strong communicator of the user’s perspective throughout the design process.
  • An understanding that UX is more than just UI, but includes all user-centered design activities from research, concepting, flows, sitemaps wireframes, prototypes, annotations, and more.
  • Working knowledge of design and prototyping tools, such as Photoshop, Sketch, Illustrator, Invision and anything else needed to get the job done.
  • A strong online portfolio available for viewing.



About Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual is an American financial services mutual organization based in Milwaukee. The financial security company provides consultation on wealth and asset income protection, education planning, retirement planning, investment advisory services, trust and private client services, estate planning and business planning. Its products include life insurance, disability income, and long-term care insurance; annuities; investments; and investment advisory products and services.


As part of Northwestern Mutual’s commitment to financial planning and customer service, Northwestern Mutual acquired Learnvest in 2015. What has resulted is the integration of teams across both offices, including a blended design team that reports to the VP of Design at Learnvest in New York. UX Designers in both cities, may work on projects for one or both companies, and will have opportunities for mentorship, collaboration, and travel.


Req ID: 14343
Position Type: Regular Full Time
Education Experience: Bachelor's Desired
Employment Experience: 3-5 years
FLSA Status: Exempt
Posting Date: 06/02/2017