CA Technologies Sr. Visual Designer in Plano, Texas
CA Technologies provides IT management solutions that help customers manage and secure complex IT environments to support agile business services. Organizations of all sizes leverage CA Technologies software and SaaS solutions to accelerate innovation, transform infrastructure and secure data and identities, from the data center to the cloud.
- Who We Are*
CA Technologies is a company with innovation on the mind – and we’re searching for incredible talent to join our next big initiative: bringing UX to the enterprise. CA has a daring vision and a powerful, expanding solution set that helps the world’s most successful companies realize their boldest objectives. Sure, we’ve been a leading software company for nearly four decades, with a global customer base that includes the majority of the Fortune 2000 – but what excites us today is the opportunity to redefine the future of our industry in the age of the cloud, mobile, social and big data.
- The Opportunity*
In the multi-billion dollar game of enterprise software, the winning move lies in user experience. CA Technologies is looking for players who can bring their contagious passion and broad design experience to our Test Data Management products. Come prepared to use your design experience, love for developing awesome designs, and unbridled charisma to push the boundaries of design on an epic scale. You’ll have a chance to influence the overall design practices across multiple disciplines and have an impact on a corporate level.
- Who You Are*
If you are a seasoned visual designer who’s bored with working on “just one thing” this could be the role for you! You’ll need the courage to fail fearlessly, be a tireless and diplomatic advocate for our users, and obsess over ways to create the game-changing software of the future. We are looking for the best and brightest, so competition for places is stiff. In return, we ask for a passion to teach, strategic design ability, and a determination to make the most out of every opportunity. It’s the ideal environment to challenge you to “think big” giving you the support you need to drive your future career. If you’re ready to get started, come on over.
We can’t wait to meet you.*
This role also offers the opportunity to manage a small time as a part of the opportunity. If you are interested in being a visual designer 70-75% of the time and function as a team lead/manager 25-30% of the time, this may be the role for you.*
Immerse yourself completely in a product domain. Deeply understand user needs and translate these into product designs
Push the boundaries in visual design
Assist with user research methods to validate design ideas and direction
Contribute to product vision, roadmaps, personas, scenarios, journey maps, task flows, wireframes, screen layouts, and interaction models, while rapidly evolving concepts into buildable designs
Conduct design workshops with teams and customers
Develop strong relationships with the product and development teams in our business unit
Working from a deep understanding of user-centered design methodologies you will work directly with our agile development teams and product management to ensure that your vision is implemented and its value is experienced by the user.
Design thoughtful user experiences and a great looking product based on real user needs, motivations, and pain-points
Take design risks that balance usability and innovation
Track current design trends and technologies and share that amazement with the CA design community.
Push the boundaries in visual design, offering new ideas and solutions for products and patterns
Contribute positively to design discussions by creating sketches, providing constructive design commentary, and sharing evaluative critique
Collaborate, test, refine and validate your designs with the team and the product’s end users
Effectively communicate conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale both verbally and visually
In-depth background in designing business software
A great portfolio highlighting a solid understanding of visual and graphic design
Insatiable curiosity and an obsession with complex software design
Experience working with Adobe CS, Axure (or similar prototyping tools).
Passion about user experience and the ability to work effectively within an agile development process
Deep, demonstrated experience detailed design specifications with an ability to contribute to design strategy, usability studies and front-end development / web UI framework discussions
Fluency with visual and interaction design tools
Deep, demonstrated experience in design strategy, visual design, and detailed design specifications
Excellent communication skills, including experience speaking with a wide variety of technical and business audiences
If you want to fulfill your potential, be acknowledged for your achievements, and be given autonomy to make decisions for your business and customers; if you want to work with a company that respects you as an individual - recognizing both your needs at work and your responsibilities outside of it - then CA Technologies is where you belong.
At CA Technologies your passion and expertise can directly impact the business and you’ll help offer our customers practical approaches to delivering new, innovative services and value through IT.
We offer competitive salary, company-sponsored premium Medical/Prescription & Dental Plans, company-paid Holidays, Vacation, Anniversary Service and Sick Days, 401(k) Plan, Education/Training Reimbursement, Charitable Gift Program, Adoption Assistance Program.
Learn more about CA Technologies and this opportunity now at http://ca.com/careers
We and all of our subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. As such, it is our corporate policy to fill positions with qualified candidates regardless of the candidate’s race, color, sex, age, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, pregnancy, military status, veteran status or any other protected group status.
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