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UX Design Lead

Company: Applied Systems, Inc.
Location: University Park
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description

EZLynx, a division of Applied Systems, is seeking a UX Design Lead. As a team lead, you will drive projects across multiple products, have an equal seat at the table with Product and Development, conduct primary user research, explore user requirements, vet user scenarios, sketch, mock and prototype solutions. Ultimately accountable for the delivery, quality, and success of the user experience throughout our suite of products. Drive the team to create solutions to challenging problems by using user research, ideation, and design to provide users with a flawless experience that simplifies outdated user interfaces and complex insurance workflows.

What You Will Do

* Assists with leading a small group of team members
* Develop a strong understanding of the property and casualty insurance vertical and our user's needs and motivations to advocate for the users
* Proactively take initiative to push projects forward to completion, own the details, and quickly escalate any team/project blockers
* Promote product consistency across the platform
* Identify how to best integrate usage analytics into our product that will generate data to help us track and measure the success of our designs
* User Research
* Drive consistent standards on user research best practices
* Conduct mixed method research with stakeholders and users to acquire both attitudinal and behavioral user data

* Ideation and Design
* Explore solutions to the problem in conjunction with the stakeholders using one or more of the following tools: user flows, information architecture, sitemaps, wireframes, and mockups
* Facilitate and drive usability testing with product to gather user feedback
* Assist in creation of scalable team practices to reduce design churn
* Articulate with ease the why behind team design decisions

What You Will Need to Be Successful

* Remote Opportunity: Ability to work 100% remotely, or from an Applied Systems office
* Must have:
* 5+ years' working in UX, with a portfolio of examples of successful user research driven design
* Well versed with Design discovery
* Strong understanding of user experience methodologies and design principles
* Ability to work in team and assist direct report as needed
* Excellent communication, problem-solving, reasoning, and analytical skills

* Desired skills (but not required):
* Strong UI experience, preferably working in Figma
* Demonstrate ability to quickly learn new technologies and techniques
* Insurance industry experience

* Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in the areas of Information Science, Computer Science, or related disciplines
* We proudly support and encourage people with military experience, as well as military spouses, to apply

Challenge What's Possible at EZLynx

EZLynx, a division of Applied Systems, provides innovative software for the global insurance industry. Today, we are a rapidly growing cloud software leader that is revolutionizing the way insurance agencies and brokers succeed. We are smart and curious people in a tech-first environment that champions bold and powerful thinking. We are transforming a complex industry through digitization, automation, and innovative new partnerships. Together, we are driving the industry fearlessly forward.

Join us as we expand our global footprint and do work that's never been done. It's an exciting time at EZLynx. You can do big things here, in an environment that supports innovation, teamwork, and collaboration. We're changing the world and you can too.

Join us on a revolutionary journey where you can discover:

* Benefits from Day One- We offer Health Insurance plans, Dental, Vision, and Wellness Incentives to ensure employees are covered from day one. Additionally, we offer 401(k) and RRSP retirement savings plans, with employer match
* Work-Life Balance- We offer benefits to help balance your work and home life. This includes competitive paid vacation time, personal/sick time, paid holidays, summer hours, paid parental leave, volunteer time off, and a free day off for your birthday
* Empowering Career Growth & Success- We invest in talent, care about our people and are empowered by the results of our work. We grow our teams from within and give our employees opportunities to advance
* Diversity Matters-Our focus on the workforce, workplace and marketplace gives us a qualified individual in an environment in which they can be productive while we maintain our position in the industry. To help drive that change toward a vibrant, modern workplace, we have employee-driven networks with commonalities in ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and military status
* Culture of Recognition- EZLynx provides a culture of employee recognition with our All Stars and Circle of Excellence programs
* Applied Cares Volunteer Opportunities- We have a culture that embraces and promotes volunteerism. We encourages our employees to help local charities and communities

Apply Today

By joining us, you'll get to be a part of a growing culture that enforces a sense of belonging. Apply today because "You belong at EZLynx!" For more information visit

EEO Statement

EZLynx is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Diversity and Inclusion is a business imperative and is a part of building our brand and reputation. At EZLynx, we don't discriminate, and we are committed to recruit, develop, retain, and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.


Keywords: Applied Systems, Inc., Joliet , UX Design Lead, Other , University Park, Illinois

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