At Berkadia we are redefining the industry with long-term investments in people and technology that deliver actionable insights and create the best customer experience. We are passionate in crafting evidence-based and data-driven products that are engaging, delightful, and easy to use. Powered by deep relationships and industry-changing technology, our people sell, finance, and service commercial real estate, providing support for the entire life cycle of our clients' assets. Above all, we're excited to build products that will change the future of the industry and drive value for our customers and clients.
The UX Designer is responsible for helping drive the experience of our applications through research, user interviews, usability testing, and other UX best practices. The UX Designer will work with Product Owners, Scrum Masters, UI designers, and developers to drive data-informed internal and external-facing web applications.
Prepare and lead discovery sessions with stakeholders
Design and run user interview sessions
Analyze project requirements and collaborate with development team to provide guidance on UI layout and design while maintaining consistency
Design wireframes and prototypes
Create prototypes and wireframes for new projects or features
Run usability sessions and present results to development teams
Accurately estimate and track personal work
Proactively raise issues and communicate accurate status to Product Owners
Work within an Agile environment where the foundation of UX integration is still being cultivated
Assist in the development and presentation of manuals, user guides, and other materials relating to UX best practices
Continuously evangelize the importance of user-centered design across the organization
Demonstrate self-development by staying current with UX best practices and design patterns
Contribute to and evolve our design system
Skills and Compliance
Adhere to Berkadia's policies and exhibit proficiency and understanding of Berkadia's Values and position-specific skills.
Clear working knowledge of how what you design will be realized in code
Strong time management and problem solving skills
Knowledge of UX best practices and UI design patterns
Exhibit a high level of individual initiative and ownership
Passionate, resourceful, self-motivated and driven, with keen attention to detail, action-and-results oriented
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills as well as strong logical, analytical, problem solving skills and reporting skills
Able to present ideas in user-friendly language
Basic working knowledge of CSS/HTML/JS preferred
Bachelor's degree in related field or commensurate experience
2-5 years as a UX designer for a software company
Experience with Scrum methodology and Agile practices
2-5 years experience designing wireframes, prototypes, or websites using Adobe XD, Figma, Invision, Framer, etc
Experience working with or contributing to design systems is a plus
Experience researching and designing data-heavy applications
Berkadia is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants and employees for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.