Sr. User Experience (UX) Product Designer - Mobile

| Chicago, IL, USA | Hybrid
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NinjaTrader is an investor-backed, growth-stage fintech company with an award-winning platform and over 1.5 million users. We are building products and services that empower active traders to easily analyze and react to data from the world's leading financial markets. Located in Chicago, our unique employee-centric company culture is one that our team finds inviting, comfortable and fun. Please visit www.ninjatrader.com to learn more about our business.

About You

As a Senior Designer at NinjaTrader, you will use your extensive experience and best practices to drive, create, and deliver impactful UI and UX across a variety of products and services, that will differentiate our offerings and delight our clients. Your experience working as part of a product-driven, Agile culture and organization will lend to your success in this role.

Your passion for designing with both simplicity and innovation in mind will result in delivering best in class user experiences. You understand and appreciate the importance of an “always-learning” approach, while remaining current with design trends, research and strategy.

You thrive in cross-functional environments as an exceptional collaborator and continually strive to make a meaningful impact in a positive, fast-paced working environment. Your experience brings the skillset of successfully creating and maintaining a bridge between clients, vision, strategy, and product management and development teams, with the ongoing goal of consistently creating “wow moments” through your design efforts. 

In this role, you will:

  • Be part of a team, organization and culture that operates in a product-driven, Agile method, with a focus on client-feedback
  • Collaborate with colleagues and key stakeholders in a team environment
  • Design software and website user interfaces and experiences for mobile, web, and desktop
  • Work closely with Product Management to gain insights from client research; and use this data as a guiding force in design, with the goal of continually elevating the client experience
  • Use modern, industry best practices to design innovative capabilities and intuitive user flows to deliver a world class customer experience
  • Lead the design of product offering through the creation of wireframes & mockups, and iterating based on stakeholder and client feedback
  • Uncover and understand user needs, goals and behaviors and translate them into thoughtful user-centric products and features
  • Understand organization goals and technical capabilities to apply to designs
  • Research competitive and cutting-edge marketplace and industry trends to identify opportunities for continued enhancements
  • Help develop and deliver scalable design processes, tools, and practices for governance, workflows, and documentation for sharing
  • Consult cross-functionally through brand visual design across the organization
  • Meet deliverables within agreed timeframes


Key Job Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of UX and/or UI design experience – preferably in an agency or dedicated SaaS environment
  • A portfolio demonstrating a range of work styles and techniques across web and desktop applications
  • Mastery of UX design fundamentals — including clean layouts with consistent spacing, font use, white space, alignment, etc. Also, wireframing, prototyping, journey maps, user flows, and conversion-focused design
  • Proven record of leading design on advanced projects, including technical layouts with large amounts of data and visualizations—executed with attention to detail and consistent on fundamentals
  • Self-motivated and able to easily execute without ample direction—with a proven record of successfully leading project UI and UX from concept to completion
  • Has worked with and under the bounds of robust design systems
  • Adaptable, empathetic and solution-oriented
  • Strong conceptual thinker—can define strong new approaches to new or existing processes and continue to build on those with strong concepts
  • Strong leader and collaborator—can confidently work with and clearly communicate with leads, directors, and above
  • Design skills—prototyping, wireframing and design tools such as Figma, Axure, InVision
  • Ability to effectively manage workloads and technical requirements to meet deliverables within agreed timeframes
  • Detail-oriented, with the ability to think critically and efficiently multitask

Bonus Points For:

  • Adobe products (Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.)
  • Experience using front-end code, including HTML5, CSS, etc.
  • Design system management experience
  • Relevant work examples and portfolio will be requested
  • Has led or mentored junior or even other senior level designers 



Our Core Benefits Include:

  • 15 days PTO per year
  • 7 paid holidays annually
  • 401k with Company Match
  • Health, Vision, Dental Coverage
  • Life and Disability Insurance covered 100% by NinjaTrader
  • And more!


We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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Location

With river views and all the hotspots of River North and the Loop minutes away, 222 North LaSalle is positioned in the most vibrant part of downtown, right at the corner of LaSalle and Wacker. Amenities include onsite parking, gym, coffee house, employee events, and restaurants.

An Insider's view of NinjaTrader

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How does your team reward individual success?

We have a "Rep of the Month" award for individual team members to be recognized for their hard work (and that comes with a nice monetary bonus!) There's zero ambiguity if you're doing a good job. Our team leads hype us up and thank us every day for a job well done. We feel appreciated and everyone's contributions are valued.
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Maria

Technical Support Representative
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How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Much of my own development within the organization has been aided by how easily accessible our leadership team has always been. I try to model my own actions around those same principles by making sure that not only do I always have an open door but that I always make time, even if I am busy, to meet with the team when they need me.
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Wade

Director of Sales
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What are some social events your company does?

Each week, we have a different themed event that allows us to share our interests with our coworkers. We’ve done pasta making, trivia night, board game night and so much more. It's a great way to connect with coworkers that you do not regularly interact with during work and provide space and time to get to know people outside of working hours.
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What are NinjaTrader Perks + Benefits

NinjaTrader Benefits Overview

Comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance)
401k with Company Match
15 days paid time off per year
7 paid holidays annually
Fitness Center Membership
Ongoing training
Hybrid work environment
Office Space in the heart of downtown Chicago

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave
Family medical leave
NinjaTrader offers up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year, as well as maintained health benefits, for any employee eligible under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Company-sponsored happy hours
Fitness stipend
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

NinjaTrader is dedicated to helping our team members grow, both in their professional and personal lives. Our team is social, collaborative and development-focused. Our office perks are similarly designed to foster a sense of community, support and appreciation for our incredible team.

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