Senior Design Lead

Employer
Capital One
Location
McLean, Virginia
Posted
Jul 09, 2021
Closes
Aug 08, 2021
Ref
R116543
Function
Finance
Hours
Full Time
Center 2 (19050), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Senior Design Lead

The Consumer Card and Bank Experience Design team at Capital One is at the forefront of enriching our customers' digital and physical experiences. We're passionate about creating seamless customer experiences across credit card products, bank accounts, and all other Capital One touchpoints. We champion a thriving environment of collaboration, authenticity, and healthy critique, in which we honor diversity of thought, create a culture of belonging, and elevate one another. If you're an innovator and storyteller who embraces an environment where you can experiment, learn, and change banking for good, we'd love to hear from you.

About the Role:

We are currently seeking a Senior Design Lead to join our team. We are passionate about advocating for user needs and delivering world-class products that redefine our customers' day-to-day financial activities.

What You'll Do:

As a leader and maker, you'll be asked to handle responsibilities, including:

Strategy & Planning
  • Collaborating with technology, product, and business teams to uncover customer and business needs, then translating them into engaging, simple, and intuitive design solutions and understandable concepts that evolve and enhance the product interface and experience
  • Engaging in portfolio prioritization to help set the strategy and product road map for the team
  • Managing through shifting priorities to provide clear direction and input on product prioritization and support early product definition
  • Advocating for the customer through human-centered design methods, including: discovery, research, whiteboard sessions, and user testing
  • Championing prioritization of design centered product enhancements grounded in research and analysis
  • Working with partners and teams across various geographies
  • Embracing and advocating for an experience mindset - this is as important to the work as the results


Leading & Developing Teams
  • Building and leading successful teams through career development by mentoring, coaching, and elevating others
  • Guiding team members in strategy, research, alignment, analysis, design critiques, and design execution tasks
  • Navigating conflict resolution within your team as well as within projects, teams and partner relationships


Discovering & Delivering
  • Supporting early product definition by working with partners to facilitate discovery sessions that uncover customer pain points and opportunities
  • Demonstrating familiarity with design tools to deliver concepts and enable successful collaboration across teams
  • Driving end-to-end product design by:
    • Working with researchers to understand customer needs and define opportunities through usability and empathy studies and analyzing data trends
    • Framing problems, defining insights, and designing new methodologies/practices to serve customer needs
    • Creating process and user flows, wireframes, journey maps, and interaction models, resulting in low to high fidelity prototypes
    • Planning and facilitating workshops with internal and external stakeholders to align with business needs
    • Designing within existing - and creating new - standards to contribute to our internal design system, best practices, and guidelines
    • Storytelling through business acumen and presenting visual concepts to various stakeholders
    • Creating high fidelity design assets for acceptance, development, and delivery to market in partnership with technology colleagues


Basic Qualifications

  • At least 8 years of experience with (UX) User Experience and (UI) User Interface design
  • At least 5 years of experience managing a design team


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience designing for cross channel experiences
  • Comfortable working with a variety of business partners and delivering outcomes
  • Familiarity with design and prototyping tools, such as Adobe Products, Sketch and Figma
  • Familiarity with working with, contributing to, and established design system
  • Experience managing a cross-functional team


At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

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