Sr UX Design Engineer - United States

Forcepoint Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 2 months ago

Forcepoint is transforming cybersecurity by focusing on what matters most: understanding people's intent as they interact with critical data and intellectual property wherever it resides. Our uncompromising systems enable companies to empower employees with unobstructed access to confidential data while protecting intellectual property and simplifying compliance. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint supports more than 20,000 organizations worldwide. For more about Forcepoint, visit www.Forcepoint.com and follow us on Twitter at @ForcepointSec.

Join our team of world-class User Experience (UX) and Visual Designers, defining the future of cyber security products and services. This role is a key part of a team delivering user-centric next generation security products.

As Senior UX Designer, you'll be engaged in a variety of activities throughout the product development lifecycle, always bringing focus back to the user. You'll operate as part of a global team, representing UX efforts in our Minneapolis office; collaborating with product team peers on everything from whiteboarding concepts to wireframing and usability testing. As part of the UX team, you'll have the opportunity to help shape a user-centric culture and systems thinking within our product development teams.

Essential Functions

  • Conducting a full range of UX activities for current and new products and services

  • User research, including customer discovery sessions, usability planning and testing

  • Sketching and wireframing in collaborative whiteboarding sessions

  • Participating in heuristic evaluations and ethnographic studies

  • Collaboration across product and engineering disciplines

  • Conceptualize short-term needs as well as big-picture vision

  • Identify, empathize, and articulate user needs

  • Thorough understanding of user-centered methods and associated deliverables

  • Strong communication skills

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in the field of Cognitive Science, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Interactive Design or similar, or equivalent work experience

  • 6 years industry work experience in a UX-related role, or advanced degree

  • Experience interviewing users for the purposes of informing a design process

  • Experience designing information architectures or diagramming site navigation

  • Experience using Sketch, Invision, Axure, Omnigraffle, Visio, or similar

  • Have participated in a full product cycle, seeing your work through from concept to launch

  • Experience writing high quality, structured reports and papers

  • Ability to present ideas and concepts to internal stakeholders and customers

  • Strong written and verbal English language skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior work experience with Enterprise products

  • Computer Science knowledge, with security and/or networking products is a plus

  • Prior experience as a Senior or Lead UX Designer across multiple products.

  • Familiarity with CSS, React.js, and front end technologies

  • Low-fidelity & high-fidelity prototyping

  • Familiarity with Design Systems

  • Familiarity with Agile methodology, including creation of user stories

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