MassMutual Financial Group Interaction Designer (IxD) for In Good Company by MassMutual in Brookline, Massachusetts

Since 1851, MassMutual’s commitment has always been to help people protect their families, support their communities, and help one another. This is why we want to inspire people to Live Mutual. We’re people helping people.

A career with us means you will work alongside exceptional people and be empowered to reach your professional and personal goals. Our employees are the foundation of what makes MassMutual a strong, stable and ethical business. We invite you to bring your bright, innovative ideas to MassMutual as we continue to help millions of Americans rely on each other.

Together, we’re stronger.

Description

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POSITION SUMMARY

MassMutual’s Strategic Research & Design team is challenging the status quo. We're on a mission not just improve but drastically shift the financial industry’s approach of “doing business” and interacting with the public. Come join our diverse team as we build out our vision of the future with In Good Company.

In Good Company is a public facing learning initiative of MassMutual. We're exploring new ways to make it easier than ever to move from awareness to action and have fun along the way.

In Good Company is a place where people who want to improve their financial intelligence come together to get advice from experts who speak their language (the human one). No jargon, no sales pitches, no three-piece suits. Unless you’re into that. A descendant of Society of Grownups, In Good Company has moved into 1653 Beacon Street to continue advancing financial education in the community while evolving our offerings and our reach. We’re here for grownups, aspiring grownups, and even well-established grownups, because everyone wants to understand money better.

The IxD role is an integral part of the User Research and Design group within In Good Company. They will be looked to for evaluation and implementation of our digital brand presence as well as contributing to crafting the ideal experience(s) for our communities. The R&D team strives to operate in a user-first approach and therefore knowledge of user-centered design / design thinking methodologies, processes, techniques and tools is required.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Your main responsibility as our Digital Designer / IxD is the creation and delivery of a range of cross-platform digital work. Your day to day challenges will vary from responsive sites and emails to banners, microsites and interactive tools for use in our facility as well as across in the field.

  • Work closely, and with direction from the Research and Design leads to create assets and participate in user research exercises - contextual observation and usability testing to guide design

  • Assist with translating discovered needs into viable, experience-enhancing interface opportunities through user-scenarios, wireframes, task flows, mockups, and related materials

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The ideal candidate must possess the ability to work in close collaboration with a truly multidisciplinary team.

  • Help define and identify appropriate user interface strategies and approach applicable to both user-types and business function.

  • Advocate for useful, usable, and desirable user experiences with the ability to articulate both user experience issues and concerns.

  • This role requires staying up-to-date with emerging digital trends in order to both experiment and implement our brand and desired features / functions to meet or exceed our customer’s expectations.

  • Output is- designing the UI architecture, digital design elements, interaction flow, and functional user interface prototypes, evolving designs through functional outlines, conceptual diagrams, wireframes, and full visual compositions.

  • Must possess the ability to balance multiple projects with various priorities and across different stages of development simultaneously.

  • Strong technical skills and understanding of engineering requirements to assure adherence to design intent and/or in accordance to specifications.

  • Skilled at creating and communicating a wide range of user experience design deliverables, including (but not limited to) wireframes, flowcharts, style guides, design elements / assets libraries, visual brand languages, and prototypes.

  • Animation experience with time-based media such as Flash or AfterEffects.

  • Familiarity with latest IOS and Android UI guidelines

  • Strong working knowledge of capabilities and limitations of electronics, web and mobile technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Flash, etc.) are required as we proactive a Design for Manufacturing approach

  • Comfortable working through the fuzzy front end but accountable for keeping the creative organized – project and system design artifacts

  • Experience in understanding, applying, and growing (where needed) visual brand languages

  • Authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic, Interaction, Human-Centered Interaction, Industrial Design or related field.

  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in user interface design / graphic / industrial design.

  • Rock star team member; Can thrive as part of a group or on their own

  • Must have strong visual design aesthetics

  • Experience working with remote development teams is ideal

  • Software proficiency in:

  • Adobe Creative Suite (design)

  • Patternry (web interfaces)

  • Flash or AfterEffects (animations)

  • Sketch (design)

  • Omnigraffle (digital illustrator)

  • Macromedia Flash (video)

  • Axure RP (proto)

  • Zeplin (design / proto)

  • InVision (mobile / web proto)

  • Balsamiq (wireframing)

  • UXPin (wireframing / protos)

  • Dreamweaver (web design)

  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Ranked No. 77 in the annual FORTUNE ® 500 Ranking (FORTUNE ® Magazine, June 2017) and recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere, MassMutual is guided by a single purpose: We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company owned by our policyowners, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to put customers first. It’s more than our company structure – it’s our way of life. We are a company of people protecting people. Our company exists because people are willing to share risk and resources, and rely on each other when it counts. At MassMutual, we Live Mutual.

CORE VALUES

Focus on the Customer: We understand our customers well and look for every opportunity to deliver an experience that is clear, easy, personal, human, empowering and trustworthy.

Act with Integrity: We deliver on our promises by being open, honest and humble and by adhering to the letter and spirit of applicable laws, rules, regulations and company policies.

Value People: We respect and learn from each other’s diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas. We engage and develop people to their greatest potential.

Work Collaboratively: We work together to achieve results by actively listening, seeking, understanding and creating solutions as a unified team driving toward one company, one culture, one brand.

Achieve Results: We focus on winning by exceeding expectations and getting better – everyone, every day.

For more information, visit www.massmutual.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest.

MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply.

At MassMutual, we’re fostering an inclusive and dynamic environment where our employees are valued for who they are and can build successful careers. For us, diversity and inclusion is more than a goal, it’s the only way forward.

• 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (2018)

• National Association for Female Executives Top Company for Executive Women (2017)

• DiversityInc Noteworthy Company (2017)

• Disability Equality Index® (DEI) Best Place to Work for Disability inclusion (2017)

• Working Mother Media 100 Best Company (2017)

• Military Friendly Employer (2018)