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Senior User Experience (UX) Designer

Primary Location Waterloo, Ontario Additional Locations US, California, Santa Clara Date posted 01/22/2019
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Job Title: Senior User Experience (UX) Designer

Location: Waterloo, ON, Canada

Role Overview

Do you want to protect humanity from cyber threats with beautiful, intuitive, and engaging experiences?  At McAfee, we’re changing the way we deliver products to our customers, employees, and partners by putting customer experience (CX) at the forefront of everything we do. We’re looking for a visionary designer to help take McAfee to the next level by creating experiences that delight and inspire users worldwide. As a Senior UX Designer, you will play a pivotal role in this transformation by crafting and leading the delivery of best-in-class experiences for a variety of initiatives – both internal and external.  You thrive on helping teams visualize an experience in the abstract, dive into customer research and data analytics, break down highly complex business requirements, and use storytelling to masterfully communicate interaction and design concepts to a diverse stakeholder audience. The work you do at McAfee will positively influence the lives of millions of consumers around the globe every single day.

About McAfee

At McAfee, we strive to enable a world where cybersecurity is so consistent, reliable and effective that it becomes a trusted foundation in our lives – like clean air and water.  We believe that no one person, product, or organization can fight cybercrime alone. It’s why we rebuilt McAfee around the idea of working together. People working together. Products working together. Organizations and industries working together. Our goal is to spread this collaborative attitude to our customers, partners, even competitors. All uniting to overcome the greatest challenge of the digital age – cybercrime - and making the connected world more secure.

About the Role

  • Deliver extraordinary end-to-end experiences for internal and external products based on customer research, data analytics, and industry trends
  • Lead complex projects in parallel while reviewing and critiquing the design quality for smaller projects
  • Facilitate cross-functional design workshops with product management, engineering, marketing, and other teams to explore multiple concepts with clear user goals and testable hypotheses
  • Create user flows, journey maps, interaction patterns, information architecture, wireframes, storyboards, design specs, and prototypes to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
  • Participate in design sprints, daily stand-ups, sprint planning, and lean product testing
  • Measure and present actual UX outcomes using qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Champion a mobile-first design strategy to deliver responsive, consistent, and seamless experiences across all digital devices
  • Partner with program managers to scope UX projects for efficient delivery while maintaining high standards for design
  • Mentor and inspire junior designers

About You 

  • Obsessed about the customer experience (CX), never settling for good enough and inspiring others on the team to do the same
  • BA/BS degree in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Human Factors, Information Design, Graphic Design or related field; Master’s preferred
  • 6+ years professional experience driving UX designs for large-scale digital products for leading brands
  • A stunning portfolio that displays a spectrum of innovative design solutions from concept to launch
  • Current and demonstrable skills in multiple areas of UX design (research, IA, interaction & visual)
  • Strong track record of building clean design artifacts (user flows, journey maps, service blueprints, wireframes, prototypes, specifications, and documentation) under tight deadlines
  • Hands-on experience working in an iterative/agile manner to dramatically improve prototypes quickly
  • Mastery of standard design tools (Figma, Sketch, Principle, Adobe CS, and Invision)
  • Early adopter who enjoys staying current on technology, design, and industry trends
  • Experience with lean experimentation and test & learn (T&L) methodologies
  • Comfortable working with virtual teams across multiple time zones and geographies
  • Highly proactive, willing to take ownership, requires limited oversight
  • Excellent written, communication, and storytelling skills
  • Meticulous eye for detail

Company Benefits

Our corporate culture and values are central to McAfee’s philosophy. Every day we embrace a more diverse workforce and inclusive environment. We are encouraged to bring our true selves to work. Our wide range of social communities & programs, flexible work hours and family-friendly benefits, all allow our employees to feel valued as people while enjoying positive and challenging work. Check out more: Careers & Life at McAfee.   

Perks include:

  • Pension / Retirement Programs
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage Programs
  • Support for Community Involvement and Programs

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