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Product Designer, Accessibility

Alight

Chicago, IL,US

As a leading provider of human capital solutions, we help our clients and their people navigate the complexity of health, wealth and HR. We combine data-driven, consumer-centered technology with personalized care and service to deliver a superior customer experience. Our dedicated colleagues across 28 global centers help 23 million people and their 11 million family members simplify work and life, both now and in the future. At Alight, we are reimagining how people and organizations thrive.


The Accessibility Team will collaborate with the teams across the company to establish new policies for Accessibility while driving inclusive design and customer-focused outcomes. The team will be responsible for delivering guidelines and training for Consumer Product. They will operate as the subject matter experts on Accessibility and offer consultant services to the broader organization. This team will partner with product teams across Alight to bring awareness of accessibility into product development while continuing innovation specific to automation and testing.


Key Responsibilities

The individual will be involved in the following critical activities:

Driving accessibility into products through inclusive design, awareness, and innovation

Collaborating with a world-class team of Product Designers, UX Design - Researchers & Content designers

Representing UX Design subject matter expertise within a cross-functional team

Leading discovery, conception and execution of global design solutions in accessibility

Prototype, test, and iterate on designs; evaluates usability of existing systems as well as preliminary designs

Presents research, strategy and design work to internal clients for review

Collaborates effectively with developers, strategists, product managers, executives, Creative Directors and other designers to craft solutions for a variety of different platforms and industries

Facilitates collaborative client discovery and design workshops and participates in ideations

Evolving and evangelizing our Design System

Grow a culture of design and ship with speed, consistency, and quality; rebuilding our culture

Look beyond point solutions and apply design to the creation of new strategies, systems, and—in some cases—entirely new businesses


Work Experience

BS Graphic Design, Visual Design, Communication Design, Human Factors (HCI) or a related field; MS a plus

3+ years of experience as a UX/Product Designer in relevant industries working with multi-disciplinary teams in Agile environments

Experience designing & prototyping web, mobile web and native mobile applications

Some experience with accessibility standards, accessibility features, and inclusive design practices

Experience with WCAG 2.1

A strong understanding of user-centered design principles and methods

Familiarity with qualitative & quantitative research methods and the application of insights

You’re a self-starter who can execute in a fast-paced environment with minimal direction


Background Check Required

By applying for a position with Alight, you understand that, should you be made an offer, it will be contingent on your undergoing and successfully completing a background check consistent with Alight’s employment policies. Background checks may include some or all of the following based on the nature of the position: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, and criminal check, search against global sanctions and government watch lists, fingerprint verification, credit check, and/or drug test. You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position. Additionally, an active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Alight is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, or any other legally protected characteristics or conduct covered by federal, state or local law. In addition, Alight takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or national origin.

Reasonable Accommodations

Alight provides reasonable accommodations to the known limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants for employment with disabilities, sincerely held religious beliefs, practices and observances, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Applicants for employment may request a reasonable accommodation/modification by contacting his/her recruiter.

Diversity Statement

At Alight, we believe that diversity should be visible, valued, and sustained throughout the organization. Alight provides equal treatment and employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to any protected status or other protected characteristic.

Authorization to Work in the United States

Applicants for [employment/this position] in the United States must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Alight.

P&T2021

We offer you a competitive total rewards package, continuing education & training, and tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organization.

DISCLAIMER:


Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job to other entities; including but not limited to subsidiaries, partners, or purchasers of Alight business units.
Alight Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, veteran, marital, parental, citizenship, or domestic partner status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Alight Solutions is committed to a diverse workforce and is an affirmative action employer.

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