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Principal, Software Engineering: UI/UX (Chicago, IL)

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The OCC UX team is looking for a talented and pro-active UX Program manager, to lead the team through project scoping and road-mapping activities, to plan work with stakeholders and product teams, to report up and out status of delivery. As a UX Program Manager (UX Programs & Operations), you will combine expert project management skills with a passion for user experience to help your team improve the design of products.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily.

  • Connect with Stakeholders to determine their needs from the team and possible/future engagements, and work with UX Director to prioritize and assign phases/tasks to the team
  • Participate in the delivery of projects and deliver user stories, surveys, and value propositions by representing the UX Team to IT and business counterparts
  • Be responsible for business interactions, relationship management, demand consolidation and prioritization
  • Lead and collaborate with UX team leadership in key project decision-making and orchestrate successful delivery for multiple UX-related projects simultaneously.
  • Manage UX demand and collaborate with business stakeholders to prioritize demand based on continual assessment of business objectives
  • Engage in conducting purposeful and efficient meetings, project planning, client communication, and retrospectives
  • Build relationships with varied stakeholders
  • Support project teams in development of coherent and holistic User Experience solutions
  • Conduct discovery on programs being reviewed - interview or survey program teams to assess key issues, e.g. business alignment, project planning, program governance, technology dimensions, etc
  • Analyze findings from discovery and refine / verify problem statements, document and prioritize risks and identify root causes of key issues
  • Work with the program team to define appropriate remediation actions, clarify ownership for them, and criteria for resolution

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership to UI Devs.

  • Mentor on standards and best practices for the DEV/Architecture community at OCC.


The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

  • Project Planning: works with stakeholders, product owners, and UX teams to plan the projects: roadmaps (milestones and deliverables), resourcing needs, risks / issues, RASCI, etc
  • Driving delivery through status and progress reporting, driving resolution of risks and issues, etc
  • User-facing web/SaaS product experience
  • Experience with UX process, strategy and deliverables
  • Experience with risk management and problem solving
  • Experience influencing management decision making through analytical and communication skills
  • Experience preparing concise and compelling written summaries of complex business or technical issues, with clearly defined recommendations
  • Experience tying together solutions across systems
  • Knowledge of product-specific application architecture
  • Experience working with agile teams using scrum framework
  • Experience in leadership and driving transformational efforts across large-scale organizations

Technical Skills:

  • User-facing web/SaaS product experience
  • Experience with UX process, strategy and deliverables

Education and/or Experience:

  • Experience in leadership and driving transformational efforts across large-scale organizations

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Adjacent to the Willis Tower, close to CTA, Metra and expressways with plenty of food and entertainment options nearby.

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What are OCC Perks + Benefits

OCC Benefits Overview

Educational Assistance and Student Debt Forgiveness, 12-week paid parental leave, BYOD program with technology stipend up to $2,000 every three years, $35 per month pay to offset costs of mobile data plans. Open offices, online health coaching.

Volunteer in local community
Each year, OCC employees select a locally-based charitable organization for each of our three offices (Chicago, Dallas and Washington, D.C.). We offer multiple opportunities to get involved.
Partners with Nonprofits
OCC Partners with local organizations in Dallas, Chicago and DC to raise funds and support their missions. Employees select the charity and are eligible for up to 8 hours of paid time to volunteer.
Friends outside of work
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
HSA or FSA accounts available for those enrolled in medical plans.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Includes back-up child or elder care along with other wellness programs.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
OCC provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Fidelity. We match 50% of contributions up to 12% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
OCC provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
2 days per week work from home program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
OCC employees receive between 22 and 32 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Eligible employees get 30 days of paid sabbatical after their first 10 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
OCC Offers pre-tax commuter benefits for employees in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
OCC offers relocation assistance which varies based on the position level and location.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
OCC offers employees professional development opportunities including onsite training courses and the ability to attend job related certification courses, conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $10000.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
OCC hosts leadership lunches on a regular basis so you can learn about your colleagues and their unique backgrounds.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Employees are strongly encouraged to stay current in relevant technologies and supports certification programs.

Additional Perks + Benefits

We were recently recognized as one of LinkedIn's Top Company in Financial Services! Take a look at our blog post here: https://www.theocc.com/newsroom/press-releases/2022/06-23-linkedin-list…

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Monthly happy hours and cultural celebrations to honor our diverse workforce.


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