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IT UX/UI Designer

Nelnet Madison, WI

Job Description

  • IT UX/UI Designer

    Job Locations US-WI-Madison
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/13/2018 4:50 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology


We are looking for a passionate, well-rounded UX/UI designer to join our team. The ideal candidate should have an eye for clean design, possess superior UI design skills and be able to translate high-level requirements into interaction flows and artifacts, and transform them into beautiful, intuitive, and functional user interfaces while always keeping real users in mind.


This position requires work in support of the Company's contract with the United States Department of Education (œED).  As such, the United States Government requires that any applicant for this position must complete United States Government security clearance.  Effective June 1, 2018, ED has informed Nelnet that security clearance applications for foreign nationals are not being accepted or processed.  In light of this direction from ED, Nelnet will be unable to hire applicants without United States citizenship for such positions.


  1. Assist in production and ownership of UI standards including navigation elements, templates, graphics and icons¨
  2. Define goals and requirements in collaboration with product owners and stakeholders¨
  3. Work effectively with cross-functional teams to ensure that designs are successfully created and implemented to achieve the user goals¨
  4. Ensure continuous and collaborative communication between design, architecture and development teams to ensure crisp integration of front-end design to back-end functionality¨
  5. Create and evaluate interaction models, user task flows, screen designs, and UI details that promote ease of use and optimize the user experience¨
  6. Create user flows, wireframes, prototypes, high fidelity mockups, and detailed UI and visual design specifications for web and mobile¨
  7. Present design work to the product team, engineering team, and business stakeholders for review and feedback¨



Bachelors degree in User Experience, Graphic Design, Fine Arts, Web Design, Human-Computer Interaction or related field preferred



  1. Experience designing business enterprise web applications or new software products a plus¨
  2. Experience of working in an Agile/Scrum development environment and working within sprint teams
  3. Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, React, Angular, and/or other common UI frameworks, so you have an understanding of what is realistic and can collaborate with developers¨
  4. 3+ years of experience as a UX/UI designer, or related experience¨


  1. Strong portfolio featuring design work that showcases visual and interaction design¨
  2. Experience with Sketch, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and XD
  3. Sound design fundamentals: color theory, visual hierarchy, typography and iconography¨
  4. Comfortable designing responsive experiences from mobile, tablet and desktop¨
  5. Expert knowledge of interface and interaction design
  6. Experience with the design process from start to finish
  7. Experience and knowledge of UX best practices¨
  8. Act as a continuous learner who actively seeks out and gives feedback to improve the experience
  9. Flexibility, curiosity and ability to embrace complex design problems¨
  10. Ability to present work with confidence to a variety of audiences and make design decisions based on research¨
  11. Proven experience developing UI for commercial web based software application or a website
  12. Prototyping, wireframes, storyboards, and mock-ups
  13. Ability to liaise with key stakeholders and users¨
  14. Understanding of accessibility standards and how to implement them¨

EEO Statement

Nelnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer, complies with Executive Order 11246, and takes affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, national origin, gender, or sex, marital status, age, disability, use of a guide dog or service animal, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance. Qualified individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations in order to apply or compete for positions at Nelnet may request such accommodations by contacting Nelnet Talent Acquisition & Recruiting.
Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.


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Job Details

Date Posted December 15, 2018
Date Closes January 14, 2019
Requisition 2018-6736
Located In Madison, WI
SOC Category 00-0000.00