Sr. Experience Designer

| Chicago

Founded by The Allstate Corporation in 2016, Arity is a data and analytics company focused on improving transportation. We collect and analyze enormous amounts of data, using predictive analytics to build solutions with a single goal in mind: to make transportation smarter, safer and more useful for everyone.

At the heart of that mission are the people that work here—the dreamers, doers and difference-makers that call this place home. As part of that team, your work will showcase both your intelligence and your creativity as you tackle real problems and put your talents towards transforming transportation.

That’s because at Arity, we believe work and life shouldn’t be at odds with one another. After all, we know that your unique qualities give you a unique perspective. We don’t just want you to see yourself here. We want you to be yourself here.
 

The Team

The Arity Experience Design (XD) team is a multi-disciplinary group that designs user interactions and experiences with devices, systems and services that provide a positive, engaging and productive experience. The team is made up of Design Leads, Experience Designers, Content Designers, Design Researchers, UI Engineers, and Visual Designers who work together to design delightful experiences.  The XD team is responsible for applying knowledge of user-centered design methods, human-computer interaction and industry best practices to drive useful and usable interface design solutions.

The Role

The Experience Designer uses their user-centered design skills to help frame problems and provide innovative interaction design solutions that meet user needs while fulfilling key business objectives. They are comfortable working on concepting and early discovery work, as well as iterating on a mature product while embedded on a product team. On their product team, they are constantly communicating and collaborating with Product Managers, Engineers, Data Scientists and Marketing. They also know when to partner with other members of the Experience Design Team who have complementary skills in specialties like visual design, content strategy, research and front-end coding. Their ultimate goal is to deliver value to end-users as quickly as possible and to help Arity make personal transportation smarter, safer and more useful for everyone.

 

Responsibilities

Propose and lead user-centered design approaches to product envisioning and development
Partner with Design, Product, Engineering, Data Science and Marketing on project goals
Partner with XD team specialist when appropriate for the product
Make daily product design decisions with the product manager and developers
Help product managers assess and prioritize opportunities, constraints and features
Leverage data and user feedback to drive design decisions
Create rapid iterations of design prototypes that can be tested and validated quickly
Conduct frequent & appropriate user research, testing and metrics analysis
Commit to quick feedback loops and keeping focused on outcomes over deliverables
Keep up-to-date in the field by monitoring digital trends, attending workshops and joining professional groups 
Be an engaging and effective communicator of ideas
Inspire others with your enthusiasm and work ethic 
Understand and interpret brand, user, and business needs and develop innovative, creative, and results-oriented digital solutions that address these needs

Qualifications

Has expert level proficiency in Interaction Design/Information Architecture and at least one more UX discipline: User Research, Visual Design, or Content Strategy
Ability to design and envision experiences iteratively in a lean environment
Knowledge of communication and development tools like Invision and Sketch
Experience with design systems, pattern libraries, and web development frameworks desired
Has an entrepreneurial spirit and not afraid to stand up for what they believe is right for the product
Flexible thinker and strong collaborator
Excellent communication skills, including storytelling, writing, and presentation
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Motivated to continuously learn new skills and capabilities
Naturally curious, empathetic, humble, and passionate about designing for behavioral change
3+ years as a UX designer in highly collaborative environments designing full-service consumer or business applications
Bachelor’s degree or higher in design, computer science, information sciences, psychology, human factors and or HCI preferred

    Heads up: when you click “apply now” you’ll be directed to the Allstate careers site. You’re still looking at an Arity job, but because we were founded by Allstate, we share the same application system.

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    Location

    Arity's located in the Merchandise Mart, the heart of Chicago's tech scene. Mobility is what we do & you can find us using all forms to get to work.

    An Insider's view of Arity

    What’s the vibe like in the office?

    At Arity, you’re encouraged to see yourself and be yourself. When you walk through the door, you are part of something bigger than yourself and are empowered to achieve and be better than when you first started here. The space and culture facilitate collaboration & are designed to spark innovation, allowing us to accelerate the future of mobility.

    Taylor, Steph & Rachel

    Culture team

    What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

    The mission of our team is to derive meaningful events and features from raw telematics data, with a mix of physics, signal processing, machine learning, & experimentation. Derived from big data, we're developing best-in-class solutions for collision and distracted driving detection which is disrupting the mobility space.

    Venu & Kyle

    Data Scientists, Advanced Sensor Insights Team

    What makes someone successful on your team?

    Product Managers on my team are go-getters. They dive into an ambiguous market and drive our business by leveraging core competencies that achieve solutions. To be successful, they think big, have entrepreneurial drive, wear multiple hats, and have a positive, resilient attitude. Above all, we win together and do this by building each other up.

    Rachel

    Group Product Manager, Shared Mobility Solutions Team

    How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

    At Arity, we solve problems that impact society. Arity Engineering plays a critical role in developing products that incorporate capabilities our customers want with solutions they need. When a customer has a challenge, we leverage the group’s collective learning to work towards an optimized solution. We rarely come across something we can’t solve.

    Emad

    Vice President, Engineering

    How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

    When collaborating with other teams at Arity, transparency is essential. That means communicating clearly, as well as understanding and respecting other's perspectives. Everyone has strengths that they bring to the table, and open communication allows my team to find those superpowers to work efficiently and successfully deliver to our customers.

    Shireen

    Salesforce Product Owner, Customer Success Team

    What are Arity Perks + Benefits

    Arity Benefits Overview

    Arity was founded by The Allstate Corporation, but you’ll be working for—and at—Arity. It’s the best of both worlds. You’ll get access to the full suite of Allstate benefits and work in a fast-paced startup culture. That’s more than just free breakfasts, brain breaks and ping pong. It’s a culture that encourages you to be you.

    Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
    Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    Disability Insurance
    Dental Benefits
    Vision Benefits
    If enrolled, you have coverage for certain periodic vision exams, eyeglass lenses and frames, or contact lenses, up to a designated dollar amount.
    Health Insurance Benefits
    Life Insurance
    Wellness Programs
    Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
    401(K)
    We also provide a cash balance pension benefit, at no cost, to eligible employees based on their eligible compensation and years of service with the company. Employees are vested after 3 years.
    401(K) Matching
    Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
    Family Medical Leave
    Arity offers up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year for any employee eligible under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
    Adoption Assistance
    Vacation & Time Off Benefits
    Generous PTO
    Paid Holidays
    Paid Sick Days
    Perks & Discounts
    Casual Dress
    Commuter Benefits
    Company Outings
    Free Daily Meals
    Game Room
    Stocked Kitchen
    Recreational Clubs
    Fitness Subsidies
    Professional Development Benefits
    Job Training & Conferences
    Tuition Reimbursement
    Diversity Program

    Additional Perks + Benefits

    Looking for more info? You can find details here: https://www.allstategoodlife.com.

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