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UX Researcher & Strategist

| Chicago

bswift, an Aetna portfolio company, is a Chicago-based technology company that provides industry-leading benefits administration for employers and exchanges nationwide. We are currently looking for a UX Researcher & Strategist to join our team in our Chicago, IL location.

 

Position Summary: In addition to creating and collaborating with the Human-Centered Design and Development team, you’ll be working alongside other designers, developers, and product managers. At the most foundational project, product, and human-centered level, the UX Researcher & Strategist will ensure the user is always at the forefront of the design process.

 



Background/Experience:

·Expert knowledge of human-centered interface design processes, methodology and UI best practices.

·Demonstrated skills creating process flows, site maps, wireframes, prototypes, and other UX deliverables.

·Ability to take on complex problems and arrive at simple solutions, matched with the communication skills to talk through and present solutions with both technical and non-technical personnel.

·Experience conducting or managing usability tests to validate design.

·Demonstrated understanding of designing across platforms/devices.

·Ability to lead the design of large, complex systems of interactions.

·Experience building prototypes in Axure or InVision.



 

Education:

·Bachelor’s Degree in Design, User Experience, Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology or equivalent work experience.

About bswift:

At bswift, our values are Higher Standards, Greater Accountability and More Fun. We pride ourselves on having an engaged, friendly and smart team that goes the extra mile to get the job done right. The reward is fun, flexible and creative environment with ample opportunity for professional and personal growth.

 

bswift was named one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2014, 2016 and 2016, as well as one of the Nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2014 and 2015.

 

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

 

If you have what it takes to join our award-winning culture, we’d love to hear from you!

 

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Location

10 S Riverside Plaza, Suite 1100, Chicago, IL 60606

What are bswift Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
A flexible spending account lets you set aside pretax dollars to help pay for certain types of health care and/or dependent care expenses.
Dental Benefits
Choose between a dental maintenance organization plan and preferred provider organization plan. Both cover certain preventive care services at 100%. They also offer coverage for basic services.
Vision Benefits
You can enroll in a separate vision plan. It covers eyeglasses and contact lenses. Preventive vision exams are covered through the Aetna medical plan.
Health Insurance Benefits
You can choose from three types of medical plans: a health savings account, a health reimbursement arrangement or a hybrid health plan. Certain preventive care services are covered at 100 percent when
Life Insurance
All employees get term life insurance and business travel accident insurance at no added cost. You have the option to buy: Supplemental term life insurance Accidental death and personal loss insura
Wellness Programs
Our employee wellness program offers services such as wellness campaigns, weight-management programs and educational seminars.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
You can save a percentage of your pay in the 401(k) plan, on a pretax and/or Roth after-tax basis. You may participate in the 401(k) plan immediately following your hire.
401(K) Matching
We match a portion of your contribution. You can invest your contributions among various options offered in the plan.
Company Equity
You can purchase Aetna stock at a discount through a payroll deduction. In order to participate, eligible employees must enroll during the enrollment period announced by Aetna.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
During your first 3 years at Aetna, you receive the equivalent of 18 days off per year. The longer you work at Aetna, the more time you accrue per month.
Paid Volunteer Time
One of our values is to improve the quality of life in communities through employee volunteerism.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
We encourage professional development. That's why we provide financial support for continuing education. This program covers a portion of tuition and registration fees for a college course.

Additional Perks + Benefits

The following programs, activities, and amenities are available to employees at bswift: complimentary fresh fruit, on-site flu shots, massages during open enrollment season, walking treadmill desk, foosball and ping-pong tables, casual attire, zen room for relaxation and nursing mothers, full week of employee appreciation, and proximity to public transportation • Healthy lifestyle incentive programs - This incentive program is offered to all eligible employees. You can earn up to $500 for healthy eating, physical activity and other healthy behaviors. Family members can also earn incentives • During your first 3 years at bswift, you receive the equivalent of 18 days off per year. The longer you work at bswift, the more time you accrue per month. Company holidays, jury duty, military leave, bereavement and community service time are in addition to your paid time off • You can purchase company stock at a discount through a payroll deduction.

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