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UX Design Lead

Company: Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC
Location: Chicago
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

About MorningstarMorningstar brings inspired problem solvers together with one goal in mind-to help investors reach their financial goals. At our core, we're one of the world's top investment research and data companies. But where we set ourselves apart is how we use that data and research to serve diverse users. Our investment data and research enable us to deliver analytics and insights with a purely independent view, and then we leverage the latest in technology and design to deliver an array of solutions that best meet our users' needs. This foundation of research, data, technology, and design uniquely positions us to provide a more complete set of services to investors all around the world-ultimately helping people make better decisions about their money or the money they manage for millions of people all over the world.Our design CultureThe Morningstar Design Team is dedicated to creating thoughtfully designed financial products and services so that people across the world can make the best investing decisions for themselves and their clients. We synthesize complex financial information into experiences that empower our users to deliver better outcomes. The design organization is made up of several disciplines-visual, UX, communications, content, and research-united to help each other, and the whole company, grow. We're always seeking designers who are motivated, driven to deliver user-centered outcomes, and are equally committed to craft and compassion.The roleMorningstar is looking for a Design Lead to support our Workplace design team. You'll focus on improving and evolving products that help investors succeed. You will partner with product owners, engineering leads, as well as other designers to deliver high-quality scalable solutions.We're looking for someone who is:

  • Open to working collaboratively with the product owners, designers, and engineers to make decisions on our products
  • Making complex information understandable and formulating design concepts that are engaging, attractive, and user-friendly
  • Created high-fidelity prototypes with interactive transitions, visual specs, and other artifacts to communicate detailed design direction, as needed
  • Interested in collecting, interpreting, and prioritizing the User testing data to better understand the customers needs
  • Create scalable solutions while utilizing the Morningstar Design System in our products
  • Participate in user research and prototyping activities, such as helping with planning, taking notes during sessions, and helping analyze the data
  • Use design thinking to drive conversations around product goals and needs, while creating artifacts and presenting concepts using appropriate methods
  • Eager to master complex information and translate it into experiences that resonate with our users
  • Can communicate design decisions clearly, while being open to feedbackResponsibilities:
    • Collaborate with colleagues on all parts of the process, from discovery, definition, development, and delivery
    • Owning all parts of the design process on assigned projects
    • Design and plan for product improvements/features while considering the future needs of our software
    • Create site maps, wireframes, low-fidelity prototypes, task flows, and other artifacts to visualize and communicate design direction
    • Make and articulate decisions around information structure and relationships
    • Able to Plan and lead product discovery/design efforts while balancing time and scope constraints to make deadlines
    • Conduct, analyze, and communicate user research; these may include user interviews and usability testing, etcQualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree in graphic design, Digital Design, Communication Arts, Human-Computer Interaction, Industrial Engineering/Design, or a related field, or equivalent professional experience
      • 6+ years of relevant professional experience designing for software, web, and/or digital products
      • A background in UX design, information architecture, product design, or similar design experience
      • Solid understanding of UX design principles and user-centered design
      • Experience planning and conducting research activities, such as user interviews and usability testing
      • Experience working with design systems
      • Experience with or an interest in financial topics or investing is a plus
      • Design facilitation experience a plus
      • Strong knowledge of Figma, Adobe design suite, Microsoft Office 365, and macOS preferredHow to apply:
        Please include a portfolio of work you're most proud of, so you can tell stories about your experience and impact. We're interested in your designs and want to understand how you work with a team to solve problems.002_MstarAssocLLC Morningstar Investment Management LLC Legal Entity
        If you received and accept an offer from us, we require that personal and any related investment s be disclosed confidentially to our Compliance team (days vary by region). These investments will be reviewed to ensure they meet Code of Ethics requirements. If any conflicts of interest are identified, then you will be required to liquidate those holdings immediately. In addition, dependent on your department and location of work certain employee accounts must be held with an approved broker (for example all, U.S. employee accounts). If this applies and your account(s) are not with an approved broker, you will be required to move your holdings to an approved broker. Morningstar's hybrid work environment gives you the opportunity to work remotely and collaborate in-person each week. While some positions are available as fully remote, we've found that we're at our best when we're purposely together on a regular basis, typically three days each week. A range of other benefits are also available to enhance flexibility as needs change. No matter where you are, you'll have tools and resources to engage meaningfully with your global colleagues. When you find a position you're interested in, click the 'Apply' button. Please fill out this form completely, attaching your resume and cover letter in the approved format. Read the job requirements carefully and make sure to attach writing or design samples as required. Applicants must submit their resume and other information through our corporate website to be considered for a job at Morningstar. No phone calls, please.Step 2You will receive an email notification to confirm that we've received your application.Step 3If you are called in for an interview, a representative from Morningstar will contact you to set up a date, time, and location. Be prepared for a rigorous interview process. To make sure you're a good fit for Morningstar and we're a good fit for you, we'll schedule time for you to meet with multiple staff members at all levels of the company. Expect to return for multiple interviews as part of the process. A representative from Morningstar will contact you with the results of your interview-either with a job offer or to let you know our plans for the position.Applicants With Disabilities Who Need AccommodationMorningstar is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call +1 312 384-3900 or email -and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.Please note:
        • We only accept calls from applicants who need accommodation related to a disability. Please, no calls with unrelated questions or requests.
        • Please be sure to include the title and location of the open position you're interested in when you leave a message.US Applicants: Morningstar is an E-Verify program participant. Morningstar is strongly committed to creating and preserving equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. We make all employment decisions-including recruitment, hiring, compensation, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, termination, and other personnel matters-without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship, gender identity and expression, parental status, or other legally protected characteristics or conduct.

Keywords: Morningstar Credit Ratings, LLC, Chicago , UX Design Lead, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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