Experience Designer Lead

PNC Financial Services

Pittsburgh, PA Jun 5
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Position Overview

At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. We work together each day to foster an inclusive workplace culture where all of our employees feel respected, valued and have an opportunity to contribute to the company’s success. As an Experience Designer Lead within PNC's ACFR Strategy & Innovation organization. This is a remote position within the Pittsburgh, PA market. Surrounding markets may be considered. In person activities may occur periodically based on business need.

We are looking for an Experience Designer Lead to join PNC Bank and our ALM, Capital Markets, Risk and Finance (ACFR) Strategy & Innovation team. In our team, you’ll work with different businesses to help reimagine their solutions to focus on their customers and their jobs to be done. Transparency, high engagement, and collaboration are important dynamics you’ll be expected to bring to the team.
In this role, you will:
• Define problems and goals, map user flows, and prototype interactions
• Apply your UI/UX skills on new prototypes and established solutions
• Conduct user observation, research, and analysis to understand the challenges faced
• Use quantitative and qualitative data to inform your designs
• Facilitate brainstorming and design sessions internally and externally
• Work closely with stakeholders and developers to collaborate and implement designs
We think you’d be most successful if you:
• Are a natural collaborator and an excellent communicator, able to present ideas and explain your thought process in a large team environment
• Believe iteration is the best path to improvement and can adapt quickly to change
• Advocate for users and inspire a culture of design thinking
• Can handle the details for multiple projects with different deadlines
• Take initiative and act on opportunities for improvement
• Seek to learn from your team and teach us in turn

Job Description

  • Transforms complex tasks into intuitive, accessible and easy-to-use designs through the entire experience lifecycle, from the first-time user to the expert.
  • Leads and guides the discovery of customer and business needs through contextual inquiries, generative and quantitative research. Uncovers customer latent needs and creates vision to meet those needs.
  • Sets the design direction and strategy. Leads others to execute visual, information, interaction and service design elements of the initiative that meets business and customer needs and delights customers. Communicates the initiative and product to others, including senior management, through user journeys, storyboards, prototypes, wireframes and other materials.
  • Sets the direction for usability of new and existing products, makes adjustments to align with shifting customer expectations.
  • Establish research methods and strategies, conduct studies, and present findings that will inform improvements in the customer experience.
  • Coaches and mentors junior staff; Assists management team in training new staff.

PNC Employees take pride in our reputation and to continue building upon that we expect our employees to be:

  • Customer Focused - Knowledgeable of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions and able to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions.
  • Managing Risk - Assessing and effectively managing all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure they adhere to and support PNC's Enterprise Risk Management Framework.

Competencies

Business Analytics – Knowledge of technologies, techniques and practices for the evaluation of business performance data; ability to analyze business performance using advanced statistical methods to justify and drive future business planning decisions.

Creativity – Knowledge of the approaches, tools, and techniques for promoting creative, original thinking and ability to apply it to a variety of business situations.

Design Thinking – Knowledge of the concepts, principles, and processes of design thinking; ability to utilize the knowledge in designing new products and services and even improving organizational operation.

Effective Communications – Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.

Graphic Visualization – Knowledge of visualization tools and techniques and ability to create visual images of ideas, concepts and physical objects to communicate abstract or concrete messages to a target audience.

Group Facilitation – Ability to design and facilitate a group process, elicit contributions from group members, stimulate a focused group discussion, and achieve a desired outcome.

Product Development Life Cycle – Knowledge of and the ability to develop products and bring them into the marketplace.

Requirements Analysis – Knowledge of methods and techniques to elicit, analyze and record required business functionality and non-functionality requirements; ability to analyze these requirements to ensure the success of a system or software development project.

Solutions Development – Knowledge of and the ability to assess customer needs and provide solutions for them.

User Experience Design – Knowledge of user experience design tools, techniques and approaches; ability to design applications that are valued, positively perceived and used by clients.

User Interface Design – Knowledge of activities, practices, deliverables and considerations; ability to design effective graphic user interfaces for delivery of information to the client's desktop workstation.

Work Experience

Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree, with 5+ years of industry-relevant experience. Specific certifications are often required. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered.

Education

Bachelors

Additional Job Description

Benefits

PNC offers employees a comprehensive range of benefits to help meet your needs now and in the future. Depending on your eligibility, options for full-time employees include medical/prescription drug coverage (with a Health Savings Account feature); dental and vision options; employee and spouse/child life insurance; short- and long-term disability protection; maternity and parental leave; paid holidays, vacation days and occasional absence time; 401(k), pension and stock purchase plans; dependent care reimbursement account; back-up child/elder care; adoption assistance; educational assistance and a robust wellness program with financial incentives. To learn more about these and other programs, including benefits for part-time employees, visit pncbenefits.com > New to PNC.

Disability Accommodations Statement:

The PNC workplace is inclusive and supportive of individual needs. If you have a physical or other impairment that might require an accommodation, including technical assistance with the PNC Careers website or submission process, please call 877-968-7762 and select Option 4: Recruiting or contact us via email at pathfinder@pnc.com.

The Human Resources Service Center hours of operation are Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO):

PNC provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or other categories protected by law.

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What types of opportunities exist for technologies at PNC? Our Technology & Innovation line of business focuses on achieving a strategic advantage for PNC by partnering with business areas to develop innovative products and services. Enterprise functions span security, including disciplines such as cybersecurity and fraud management, technology risk management, strategic services and infrastructure services. Our enterprise innovation function empowers a culture of innovation, employing design thinking practices, innovation incubators, API ecosystems and intelligent automation to deliver a differentiated customer experience. What is Pittsburgh, PNC’s headquarters city, like? Pittsburgh has become an incredible hub for technology and innovation. Being in the heart of the city, we are surrounded by world-class research universities and startups. The energy of the city, combined with the entrepreneurial spirit of its residents, make Pittsburgh a great place to live and work. What are PNC’s tech goals? Our customers increasingly prefer to use online, mobile and ATM channels to complete their financial transactions. To meet their expectations, we invest in new ideas and evolving technology. By driving innovation at a faster pace, we believe that we may fundamentally change the way banking is done. Tell us about PNC’s values. We have seven core values: customer focus, diversity and inclusion, integrity, performance, quality of life, respect and teamwork. No one value is more important than another; rather, they — together — represent who we are. Our values are critical to our success, and that of our employees, customers and the communities we serve. What kinds of skills and qualities do you look for in job candidates? We look for people with a solid, well-rounded understanding of technology. Not just what languages and frameworks do, but how they’re different and which one is more aligned to resolve a customer’s needs. We want to see that candidates understand how to assess quality and understand the logic behind what technology does and why that is important. In terms of soft skills, we look for people who are excited to do a deep dive into technology, to truly understand the ins and outs of what they do. We want people who communicate clearly and work well with a team. It’s also important that people are open to trying new things, embracing the lessons learned from what doesn’t work, and adapting to new plans quickly and with enthusiasm.