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UX Designer

USAFacts

USAFacts

Design
Bellevue, WA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

UX Designer, Bellevue WA

The Organization

At USAFacts, we believe facts deserve to be heard. We are on a mission to provide a comprehensive and unbiased look at our country by the numbers. Democracy thrives on serious, reasoned, and informed debate. And we’re here for it.

Founded and funded by Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft, USAFacts answers questions around government spending and outcomes. While these are basic questions, finding the answers is hard. But it’s also pretty exciting. We pull together data from thousands of jurisdictions to normalize, contextualize, and visualize these metrics so the data is approachable and understandable.

Every day, we learn something about our country, how to make complex data understandable, and how to make the American people interested in the numbers. We’re a collaborative group and are always learning from each other, too. The team is mission driven, with no political agenda nor commercial incentive; we do this work purely as a public service.

Oh, and to top it off? USAFacts was named to Fast Company’s List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2024! Learn more about us at usafacts.org and linkedin.com/company/usafacts.

We’d love for you to bring your talents and your curiosity to come make a difference!

The Opportunity

At USAFacts, we are committed to providing unbiased and transparent data about the United States. We are seeking a talented, data-driven UX designer to join our mission-driven team.

We’re looking for a mid-level UX designer, with experience working on consumer-facing products. Our ideal candidate is a generalist, comfortable owning the end-to-end UX process, but has a specialty in visual design. This designer will play a leading role in scaling out a new design system – introducing new components and illustration guidelines. They’ll also be responsible for designing and shipping new features.

This role does not include direct people management. It is a collaborative, individual contributor role.

Key Priorities & Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Product, Marketing, and Engineering teams from product inception to launch to ensure we’re delivering pixel-perfect solutions that address user needs and align with organizational goals.
  • Scale and improve upon our design system. Introduce new, thoughtfully designed components and illustrations that meet our standards for accessibility and align with our brand.
  • Serve as the voice of the user in strategic conversations, helping the team prioritize and design features that solve user needs.
  • Utilize a robust toolkit of UX processes, including creating user flows, wire frames, high-fidelity mock ups, and prototypes.
  • Conduct usability research studies and iterate on designs based on user feedback.

Qualifications

Required Experience and Skills

  • 3-5 years of professional industry experience as a product/UX designer working on consumer-facing experiences.
  • Comfortable working in an agile environment: Ability to focus on learning and delivering iterative value to users.
  • Strong visual design skills: experience with communication design, building out design systems, and designing scalable illustration systems.
  • Strong problem-solving skills: adept at clearly articulating business and user goals, identifying open questions, exploring a wide range of solutions, and communicating clear rationale around decision-making.
  • Proficient in Figma: experience building and maintaining a design system in Figma, including defining components, variants, and foundational patterns.
  • Experience working on small teams, managing multiple priorities and projects at once.
  • Experience creating simple and delightful Interactive designs.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Data visualization: experience creating beautiful data visualizations that clearly communicate the primary takeaways to users.
  • Brand design: experience assisting on or leading a brand redesign.
  • Animation design: experience designing subtle, elegant animations.
  • User research: experience conducting interviews and synthesizing research findings.

Compensation & Benefits

Compensation

The starting cash compensation range for the UX Designer role in Bellevue includes a base salary range of $144,000 to $180,000, plus a 10% performance bonus target opportunity.

The base salary maximum for the role is $216,000 per year. Individual pay increases are assessed annually based on multiple factors such as demonstrated skill in the role and context, progress and performance against goals, and increased experience.

Featured Benefits & Perks

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance with employee and dependent premiums entirely paid for by Ballmer Group
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation annually
  • 11 paid holidays, plus paid days off for the weekdays between Christmas and New Year
  • 80 hours of paid sick leave annually
  • 401(k) with 6% employer contribution
  • 2:1 Ballmer Family Giving Match for charitable contributions
  • Professional development reimbursement up to $2,000 per year
  • Employer-paid life insurance of 3x salary to $1,000,000 ($750k guarantee issue)
  • Fertility & Family Building reimbursement to $40,000 (lifetime max)
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options
  • Parking or transportation (Orca card) up to $250 monthly
  • Cash stipend of $300/month (for cell phone, wellness expenses, etc.)

Location & Hybrid Work

The position is based in Bellevue, WA.

Our organization practices intentional hybrid work​. All USAFacts employees are expected to work on-site Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during overlapping core hours of 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Mondays and Fridays remain flexible work-from-home or office workdays.