Allstate

Product Designer

Posted on Apr 21 1 view Northbrook, IL


The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them.

Job Description

Where good people build rewarding careers.


Think that working in the insurance field can’t be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You’ll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers’ lives. We’ll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you’ll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.



The User Experience & Design (UXD) organization is a multi-disciplinary service organization that designs creative user interactions and experiences through systems and services that provide an overall positive, engaging, and productive experience. The organization is comprised of Researchers, UX Architects, Visual Designers, Product Designers, and UX Writers who come together to produce delightful experiences.
Product Designers are 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 Product Designer assists UX design project work by applying knowledge of human capabilities, technology, industry design best practices and standards to create user interfaces for complex projects including native mobile apps, responsive desktop applications, and data dashboards. This person will serve as the steward for the user experience while championing ideas and designs that improve business results and exceed end-user needs.


Job Summary

Product Designers are multi-faceted and possess proficiency in more than one UX discipline: Interaction Design, Information Architecture, Product Strategy, Experience Strategy, and User Research. Product Designers are responsible for defining and delivering experiences that are engaging, usable, useful, and solve a true customer & business need. This person will work within Allstate’s Consumer Engagement Management Ecosystem (CEME) team, on Design initiatives for end consumers with journey owners, product managers, stakeholders, and other UX practitioners.


Key Responsibilities
  • Partner directly with other UX practitioners working on consumer and support representative experiences
  • Design & envision future experiences iteratively in a dynamic “test & learn” driven environment
  • Use design thinking methods to construct concepts that can be tested and validated with users
  • Leverage data and user feedback to help draw actionable conclusions that drive and influence stakeholder’s design decisions
  • Actively participate in design discussions and workshops with key stakeholders
  • Help to conduct secondary user research and use analysis methods to answer questions and fill knowledge gaps
  • Depending on needs of a project, ability to create storyboards, wireframes, user flow diagrams, prototypes, and other interactive designs
  • Work collaboratively with other UXD practitioners (UX Architects, Visual Designers, Product Designers, Content Strategists), Technologists, and management, on interaction design principles, best practices, and feasibility
  • Continuously learn new skills and capabilities by monitoring consumer trends, attending workshops, joining professional groups and mentoring others in UX design methodologies
Job Qualifications
  • 2+ years as a UX designer in highly collaborative environments
  • Proficiency in at least two UX disciplines such as: Interaction Design/Information Architecture, Visual Design, User Research, Front-End Development, or Product Design Strategy
  • Experience using a wide breadth of UX methodologies
  • Excellent communication, organization, presentation, and time management skills
  • Proficient in Sketch, Axure, Zeplin, Adobe Creative Suite, Invision, or other design tools
  • Understands the constraints of technology and data platforms: Native Mobile, Responsive Web, and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Ability to communicate and present concepts & research findings both verbally and visually
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in the following is a plus: Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Interaction Design, Information Sciences, Psychology, Human Factors, and/or Computer Science
  • Experience designing in insurance, financial or highly regulated verticals is a plus
Compensation Data

The minimum salary for this postion is $60,000. The salary offered will be commensurate with experience.

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

 

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.


 

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy. For a full description of Allstate’s benefits, visit allstate.jobs/benefits/
 

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