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UX Designer


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The User Experience Designer is responsible for envisioning, designing, prototyping, and conducting research on user experiences for CFA Institute digital properties. This position works collaboratively with UX designers, front-end developers, and other core product team members to ensure delivery of a consistent and accessible experience to our global audiences.

The position is headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA and reports to the Manager, User Experience and Interactive Design.


Job Description:


  • Work collaboratively with product owners and development teams in a SAFe/Agile environment to create designs based on the latest web technologies, accessibility standards, and pattern libraries
  • Focus on user-centered design principles to create intuitive and highly functional and interactive designs
  • Simplify complex content and ideas into functional, usable interfaces 
  • Ensure existing UX guidelines and standards are followed during the development and maintenance of the product/site
  • Present design concepts and work with key stakeholders to arrive at designs that support business objectives, technological realities, and deliver a strong end-user experience
  • Initiate, plan, conduct, and/or participate in remote and/or in-person product usability testing
  • Communicate and work effectively with cross-functional team members including but not limited to developers, content writers, business owners/managers, project managers, other stakeholders
  • Translate low fidelity wireframes/UX prototypes into effective and appealing interfaces
  • Contribute to planning and stand-ups with product and development teams in an agile workflow
  • Proactively recognize UX/UI/accessibility gaps in designs and propose solutions


  • B.S. degree or equivalent experience in interaction design, human-computer interaction, or related subject
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience designing complex websites and applications
  • A solid understanding of WCAG and other accessibility design standards
  • Expertise in current trends and best practices for UX/UI design and data visualization
  • The ability to articulate user experience design issues effectively
  • A mastery of user-centered design principles and practices
  • The ability to quickly prototype designs in tools such as Sketch, InVision App, or Axure
  • Experience creating sitemaps, wireframes, and customer journeys
  • Innovative, creative problem-solving skills with an eye for detail and accuracy
  • Experience working in an agile development process
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, and listening)
  • Excellent organizational skills with proven ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and to adjust to frequent changes in project priorities
  • Knowledge of CSS, HTML, JavaScript (bonus)



  • Full time in office; Charlottesville, Virginia, USA



  • May require occasional travel to CFA Institute conferences, meetings, and other events



  • Strategic – Connects ideas, resources and processes, with an outside-in perspective, to define winning solutions; employs a broad, global perspective and digital mindset to disrupt and transform
  • Courageous — Actively listens, asks questions, develops an independent conclusion and is willing to challenge the popular view for the betterment of the organization
  • Authentic — Reflects one’s true self in all situations; clearly says what they mean and does what they say they will do
  • Talent magnet — Understands a candidate/employee’s capabilities and matches those to the appropriate role/assignment; seeks out diversity of thought and experience; invests in development; mentors and coaches for success; builds and rewards high functioning teams
  • Growth mindset — Learns and grows through experimentation and failure; embraces challenges with persistence and resilience; demonstrates a willingness to risk failure and sees it as a key learning opportunity
  • Accountable — Understands role and takes full ownership of their own, their team’s, and the organization’s success or failure; achieves efficient, timely, quality results through the effective leadership of others
  • Agile – Navigates complexity, challenges and ambiguity with confidence; creates an environment of learning to drive optimal outcomes; employs a continuous improvement mindset; encourages rapid, flexible response to change


This job description is a summary of job requirements and duties and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all areas of responsibility.


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