Senior UX/UI Designer

| Austin, TX, USA | Hybrid
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Apex Fintech Solutions (AFS) powers innovation and the future of digital wealth management by processing millions of transactions daily, to simplify, automate, and facilitate access to financial markets for all. Our robust suite of fintech solutions enables us to support clients such as Stash, Betterment, SoFi, and Webull, and more than 20 million of our clients' customers.
Collectively, AFS creates an environment in which companies with the biggest ideas in fintech are empowered to change the world. We are based in Dallas, TX and also have offices in Austin, New York, Chicago, Portland, and Belfast.
If you are seeking a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment where you'll have the opportunity to make an immediate impact, and you have the guts to change everything, this is the place for you.
AFS has received a number of prestigious industry awards, including:

  • 2021, 2020, 2019, and 2018 Best Wealth Management Company - presented by Fintech Breakthrough Awards
  • 2021 Most Innovative Companies - presented by Fast Company
  • 2021 Best API & Best Trading Technology - presented by Global Fintech Awards

About This Role
We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior UX/UI Designer to join our team. As a Senior UX/UI Designer, you will champion the user throughout the entire design and development process. The ideal candidate possesses mastery over all user-centered design skills and techniques, including task analysis, use cases, user journeys, usability testing, wireframing, and design systems. The Senior UX/UI Designer works closely with product management, engineering, and frontend UI development teams to develop a cohesive experience throughout our platform in order to increase user satisfaction and usability. This role should also have some general familiarity with the roles of other teams within the business, and works proactively to understand their processes and needs.
You are a self-starter who takes charge of guiding the design process from gathering user interface requirements, shadowing and interviewing the user, building wireframes, utilizing design systems, creating prototypes and writing detailed user interface specifications. You put the user first in your Enterprise designs, however, you also understand MVP restraints and incorporate developer feedback (both frontend and backend) in order to build solid, business-level products from concept to completion.

  • Serve as a pivotal bridge between product managers and UI developers, ensuring a seamless design and user experience integration across Apex's suite of products.
  • Leverage expertise in design thinking, information architecture, and user-centered design to deliver compelling and intuitive user experiences.
  • Apply design thinking and effective questioning techniques to formulate strategies and execution plans, especially in scenarios where clear pathways may not be immediately apparent.
  • Utilize user interviews, user shadowing, and task analysis to comprehend user goals, challenges, and create detailed user personas.
  • Develop comprehensive user flow diagrams, user journeys, and user stories based on requirements and insights gathered from user interviews.
  • Generate wireframes, high-fidelity mockups, and prototypes that vividly articulate the functionality and features of interface concepts.
  • Effectively communicate Product Management requirements to UI developers through detailed specifications, using tools such as Confluence, Jira, and Figma.
  • Embrace and actively seek feedback from the design team and end-users to ensure the creation of a consistent and universal user experience across all Apex products.
  • Participate in regular design reviews within the UX/UI team to assess ongoing design work, determining priorities and evaluating the effectiveness of proposed solutions.
  • Provide expert guidance and mentorship to junior members of the UX/UI team as part of the role of a Senior UX/UI Designer.
  • Demonstrate a deep passion for and stay abreast of the latest trends in user-centered design processes, systemic thinking, and interaction design principles.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Information Design, Digital Design, or a related discipline, or equivalent practical experience
  • 7+ years prior UX/UI design experience
  • Experience designing complex solutions for enterprise and business-or financial-focused applications

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholders.
  • Extensive experience with enterprise and web application design
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency in using Confluence and JIRA.
  • Relentless attention to detail
  • Strong proficiency in Figma and adept utilization of a Design System
  • Strong project management skills
  • Up-to-date knowledge of user-centered design principles and best practices
  • Working knowledge of, or familiarity with, HTML and CSS

Work Environment

  • This job operates in an office environment.

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Our Rewards
We offer a robust package of employee perks and benefits, including healthcare benefits (medical, dental and vision, EAP), competitive PTO, 401k match, parental leave, and HSA contribution match. We also provide our employees with a paid subscription to the Calm app and offer generous external learning and tuition reimbursement benefits. At AFS, we offer a hybrid work schedule for most roles that allows employees to have the flexibility of working from home and one of our primary offices.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Commitment
We're looking for all kinds of people.
At Apex, we believe that wealth management and investing should be accessible to everyone, and we strive to create spaces to democratize investing for folks of all walks of life. Internally, we embrace diversity and are dedicated to creating an inclusive and equitable workplace, which reflects our company vision and mission. We value every team member's unique perspective and are committed to fostering a culture where everyone belongs. Join us in our mission to empower and celebrate individual differences.
Apex is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. We ensure that qualified applicants receive fair consideration for employment without discrimination based on sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, genetics, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Know your rights: workplace discrimination is illegal. We stand by this commitment to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce.

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What are Apex Fintech Solutions Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Apex's 401(k) retirement plan match 50% of an employee's contributions up to the first 6% of their eligible compensation.
Company equity
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Relocation assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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