UX Designer

UX Designer

Full-time

Alkami builds and delivers the nation’s most innovative cloud-based digital banking (online and mobile apps) for Credit Unions and Banks with over 11M users on our platform. Through our bold investments in technology and people, our clients confidently grow, adapt quickly and build thriving digital banking communities to compete against the Megabanks. Founded over 12 years ago with headquarters in Plano, Alkami is one of the fastest growing software companies in Texas. To share just a few of our recent recognitions: Best Place to Work in Fintech; Inc. 5000 America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies; Best & Brightest to Work For Nationally; and, Comparably’s Best for Workplace Culture. With every Alkamist being provided ownership in Alkami, we are obsessively intentional about our culture: optimistic-perseverance, caring-collaboration, transparent-communication, courageous-innovation, trusted-accountability and real-fun. Beyond intentional culture, our commitment is to attract and retain amazing talent by fostering a high-growth, dynamic and rewarding environment; providing great benefits; making meaningful investments in learning and development; celebrating our successes together in remarkable ways; and, ACTing together by taking time to give back and volunteer.

Position Overview

Alkami is hiring a UX Designer. We know unicorns are rare, but we are looking for a UX Designer that can help shepherd a design process from end-to-end and are able to get scrappy as needed. Can you do a little bit of research, journey mapping, wireframing, prototyping, and a little bit of visual design?

We’re looking for a UX Designer who connects the dots between business needs, innovation, and good design. The ideal candidate will work on various projects including innovation projects and projects aimed at improving existing digital experiences. The UX Designer will be comfortable with ambiguity and will be able to thrive in an environment where learnings come from many places. They will be joining a team with a strong mix of skills and will need to have a ‘can do attitude’ as well as the ability to communicate with stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities & Duties
Identify design problems and devise elegant solutions.
Experienced solving problems with the ability to bring calm, order, and elegance to product experiences.
Assist in making strategic design and user-experience decisions for new and existing functions and features.
Work with product management, developers, and leadership to set the product direction.
Facilitate product vision by researching, conceiving, wireframing, sketching, prototyping, and mocking up user experiences for digital banking and financial products.
Translate concepts into wireframes and mockups that lead to intuitive user experiences.
Design and deliver the right artifacts including, but not limited to wireframes, user stories, user journeys, and mockups optimized for a wide range of devices and interfaces.
Take a user-centered design approach and rapidly test and iterate your designs.
Ability to communicate your work to product management and engineers clearly and constructively.
Advocate for user-centered design and have a clear understanding of its importance.
Take smart risks and champion new ideas.
Take ownership of your projects and follow through on delivery to production and beyond.
Other duties as assigned
Qualifications
Degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Design, Computer Science, Psychology or related fields (or equivalent experience).
3+ years of related experience (with a digital portfolio to prove it!). Preference will be given to candidates who have experience designing complex solutions for complete digital environments.
Proficient in Sketch, Invision, and Adobe Creative Cloud.
Desired Skills
Digital banking experience, or similar workflow-heavy, complex experience.
Be Analytical. You are a solution-focused, complex problem-solver and system thinker.
Be Curious. You have a thirst for knowledge, asking the right questions and staying current on the latest technology, design, and competitor trends and patterns.
Be Driven. Take ownership of the Alkami product suite with a genuine passion to provide the most intuitive, delightful, and seamless user experience for our clients and customers.
Be Innovative. You are an out-of-the-box thinker who enjoys brainstorming crazy, creative ideas, but with the know-how and experience to make those ideas a reality.
Can-Do Attitude. Will go the extra mile to launch the best possible
Cool Things to Know

Not Just Any Company: Alkami has an awesome diverse and inclusive environment. We have a FUN culture and offer great benefits. Did you know every Alkamist has ownership in Alkami? We also have on and off site employee events and activities.

Work Authorization: We cannot offer employer sponsorship at this time; candidates must be eligible to work in the US for full-time employment.

Recruiters: We are not looking for outside recruiting firms to help us in this search — we know who you are and we love you, but we don’t need you right now.

The Important Stuff

Alkami Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Alkami is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Alkami are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Alkami will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Alkami encourages applicants of all ages.

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