Senior User Experience Designer

Senior User Experience Designer
At Workiva we create best-in-class, next-generation collaborative solutions for enterprise productivity. We pride ourselves on bringing the consumer level user experience to business users. We love our customers, and they love us back. We hire smart, talented people with a wide range of skills who are hungry to tackle some of today's most challenging problems. Workiva started with an idea: to make complex collaboration easy. Wdesk is an all in one platform that simplifies complex collaboration while keeping data in sync, thus reducing risk. Wdesk is being used by thousands of companies globally, including 65% of the Largest 500 Companies in the US. We boast a 95% customer satisfaction rating.
We believe great systems are the result of elegant design, simple solutions, and superb collaboration with some of the best teams in the industry. We believe in small, empowered teams. We promote openness through open source contributions ( We are committed to consistently pushing boundaries to create powerful, innovative solutions to real world problems.
As a Senior User Experience Designer you have a passionate interest and exceptional capabilities in the envisioning, discovery, design and development of engaging user experiences. You thrive in a work environment that requires excellent problem solving skills and directional autonomy, coupled with exceptional team collaboration, facilitation, and communication skills. You individually focus on applying both creative and analytical approaches to any UX challenge, leveraging both your team's input and most importantly that of the user. You must be comfortable working in a fast-paced and innovative development environment embedded in a development team. An extensive understanding of contemporary user-centered design patterns and methodologies is a must.
What You'll Do
You'll be working directly with a team of world-class product managers, developers, and other UX professionals to make our products simple and intuitive. Your responsibilities will include:
Designing how our products work
Developing personas and modeling user behavior
Lean user experience design
High and low-fidelity rapid prototyping
Iterating on your designs informed by data (not just opinion).
Mentor, motivate, and offer best practice advice to other team members
What You'll Need
Mad Skillz (must have link to portfolio on resume)
Intense passion for design and user experience
Extensive experience designing for complex, interactive web applications
Strong ability to craft a user experience vision and communicate that vision to peers and stakeholders
Ability to prototype what you design
Subpixel attention to detail
Strong ability to influence and inspire your team
Communication skills to clearly articulate and defend design decisions
Self-motivation and excellent problem-solving skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong critical feedback skills (giving/receiving) that help level up design work
Ability to travel up to 15% to meet with customers and/or key stakeholders
B.S. in Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Science, Design or a related field
Bonus points
Masters/Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction, User Experience, Computer Science, Design, or a related field
Experience working in an Agile development environment
Experience working with a geographically distributed team

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