Design Development Program Associate - 2021Apply Now Job ID R98453 Date posted Jul. 29, 2020 Location Richmond, Virginia; Plano, Texas; McLean, Virginia
At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.
Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.
Do you want to change the way the world interacts with its money? Do you have a passion to work and learn alongside some of the best designers in the industry?
Then we want you!
As a Designer on the Experience Design team, you’ll work closely with other designers, strategists, developers, product managers, and business analysts to further our understanding of how people interact with their money. You’ll find opportunities for change, advocate for the needs of our customers, and lead design from empathy to iteration, delivering human-centered solutions to over 65-million customers.
About the Design Development Program: As a member of our two-year, Design Development Program (DDP), you'll have the freedom to explore different roles, teams, and design projects while zeroing-in on the career that's right for you. Conceived as a career accelerator to foster the next generation of leading talent, the Design Development Program provides the framework to develop world-class design skills and gain a comprehensive understanding of end-to-end data, product, and service design. In order to help develop your design skills, you will be expected to rotate to a second role the summer following your start date.
You’re a great fit for this role if you are:
A skilled worker. You obsess over things like taps, content, and form fields to create experiences, services, and products that are deeply satisfying. You understand that in a landscape where behavior and expectations are rapidly evolving you always need to be asking why.
Human centered. You have empathy for those you’re designing for, and have demonstrable experience identifying, articulating, and incorporating user needs into your design decisions.
A simplifier. You take the complex and communicate it – both visually and in presentations – as simply and clearly as possible. You’re able to cut through the noise to understand what’s important and inspire that clarity in others.
A systems thinker. As you translate user needs and requirements into elegant solutions for complex problems, you’re not just thinking about the task at hand but also about how your design choices scale and fit within larger established systems and patterns.
Collaborative. You enjoy working on agile teams with other designers, marketers, product managers, and engineers to collectively define the best solutions. You understand that it’s more important to get there together than to shine.
Passionate. You are driven to design beautiful experiences that impact people’s lives. You make it your business to know as much as you can about the people you are designing for and stay up-to-date on the latest design trends and techniques.
Have a can-do attitude. You’re proactive and excited to produce awesome work. No task is too small or large for you. You are able to work alone or with partners to problem solve and develop clear action and execution plans for a task, keeping your manager informed of progress. You display a positive attitude and are excited to share your ideas with the team as well as listen to those of others.
A storyteller. You’re able to develop clear and persuasive stories about your work that you share with a wide range of audiences, including business partners and stakeholders.
Detail oriented. You’re proud that you’ve thought through every permutation of your designs, making the development process smooth sailing. Your production files are word and pixel perfect.
Flexible. You know that projects can adjust at the drop of a hat so you’re adaptable and welcome change.
An ideal candidate would possess:
Exposure to client management, including relationship building with internal and external partners
Excellent problem-solving skills with an ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions
As a part of the Design Development Program, you will:
Advocate for and be the voice of the customer in our design and development process
Collaborate with business analysts, product managers, and other designers on research, strategy, ideation, design, and testing of new product concepts
Present research findings and design concepts with various audiences from sophisticated design experts to non-designers
Exercise our values of humanity, simplicity, and ingenuity throughout your work
Translate user needs, style guides, technology and business requirements into elegant design solutions
Here’s what we’ll offer:
A fun and challenging role on an awesome team
Placement opportunities within UX Design, Visual, Service, Research, and Strategy Design roles
A second role at the 12-month mark in the Program to provide a diverse experience
On-going professional and personal training; including networking opportunities and mentorship
Come join us!
Bachelor’s degree or higher obtained between December 2019 and August 2021
Bachelor’s degree obtained between December 2019 and August 2021 in Interaction Design, or Communication Design, or Human-Computer Interaction, or Computer Science (with Human-Computer Interaction focus), or in a design-related field or closely related discipline
Graduate degree in Interaction Design, or Human-Computer Interaction, or Design with experience as a UX practitioner
At least 2 years of experiences with standard digital design tools (Sketch, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Omnigraffle, Balsamiq, Axure)
Portfolio of UX/UI design work that demonstrates experience working on projects from empathy to iteration
At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.No agencies please. Capital One is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City’s Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.
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