Job Description :
Immediate need for UX Researcher Lead with experience in the Banking & Financial Domain. This is 7 Months Contract opportunity with long-term potential and is in McLean, VA Please review the job description below.

Job ID: 20-12274
Skills: UX exp., Researcher exp., Documentation, Accounts/Accounting/Accounts Payable exp (Big Plus)

Job Description:
In this role, you will be working closely with Product and Tech partners to strategize, design and develop internal products that will integrate across our ecosystem. Your background in human-centered design will make you an advocate for our internal users as you iterate and test your concepts in a highly collaborative team environment.
As a team lead and people manager, you’ll be responsible for mentoring designers and helping them set and achieve their career goals. Keeping the team on track to follow through on both product discovery and tactical delivery will be a part of your daily activities. You’ll also be key in growing and maintaining the team’s culture of innovation, as well as collaboration and inclusivity.
Designers have a passion for solving complex problems. They are human-centered in their approach to design and feel comfortable advocating for user needs.
They are curious and demonstrate a passion for learning.
They are capable of generating ideas and prototyping concepts that are anchored in research insights, subject knowledge, technology requirements, and business goals.
They have an exuberant passion for the power of strategic design and an “anything is possible” mindset.
They take pride in their work and yet they have a humble approach. They are able to contribute as a designer from end-to-end on projects, which means they are comfortable as researchers, data scientists, strategists, and designers.
They employ design thinking methods to uncover insights that help inform design decisions.
They are excellen communicators and feel comfortable presenting their design decisions in front ofcolleagues and stakeholders.

A typical day in the life of a UX Design Lead :
Collaborate with tech leads, product managers, developers, system architects, and design teams on design and testing of new product concepts
Lead the UX process from discovery to deliverycraf research plans, learning agendas, lead design concept and experimentation approaches
Build empathy and be an advocate for our customers through planning, facilitation and participation in human-centered research and design
Synthesize large amounts of data into coherent and focused insights
Translate user needs and requirements into elegant solutions for complex Problems
Meet with and have collaborative conversations with people across the org who come at experience design from different angleslike Risk, AI, Brand, Developer Platform, Tools, and more
Leverage analytics tools to measure success, present opportunities, and support decision-making
Utilize Lean and Agile methodologies
Present research findings and design concepts to designers, product and tech partners
Be a leader and mentor; you’ll challenge, grow and mentor designers and contribute to fostering a collaborative team spirit

Our client is a leading Banking & Financial Industry and we are currently interviewing to fill this and other similar contract positions. If you are interested in this position, please apply online for immediate consideration.