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Senior User Experience Designer

Highmark Health

  • Company Hignmark Health
  • Home, PA
  • Communications
  • Full time
  • Day (United States of America)

Company :

Highmark Health

Job Description : 


This job will guide and conduct a range of user-centered design methodologies, providing insights and product design recommendations that will digitally transform healthcare and help our members live their best lives. This job will focus on the creation, execution, and advocacy of digital product designs and recommendations that support digital product strategies for Highmark Health. 


  • Facilitate Human Centered Design practices, Lean UX, and Agile Methodologies as well as prototyping tools, taking projects from inception through implementation with measurable impact. Lead the discovery of user needs, mapping needs to product value to create ideal experiences that bridge the business and user needs together.
  • Independently advance human-centered design practices such as brainstorming exercises, rapid prototyping, journey mapping, usability testing reporting, user needs analysis and proof of concept demonstrations.
  • Create user-centered designs looking at market analysis, customer feedback, and usability findings to create ideal experiences that bridge business and user needs.
  • Co-lead the user experience process for internal and external teams and work with other leaders to advance the user experience design discipline within the enterprise, solving user problems with empathy and understanding of our customers.
  • Maintain a collaborative environment between our cross-functional teams including digital strategy, product management, and development teams.
  • Provide subject matter expertise on multiple, complex projects, and proactively identify and prioritize opportunities that continuously elevate the product experience.
  • Provide feedback and delegate achievable tasks to designers that help the team grow
  • Other duties as assigned or requested.



  • Bachelor's Degree in UX Design, Human-Computer Interaction, or a design related field


  • 6 years of related and progressive experience in lieu of Bachelor's degree


  • None



  • 5 years with human centered design strategies and design thinking exercises, and demonstrated  understanding of usability, analytics, and user testing
  • 5 years of collaboration with Front-end engineers and Product managers to organize project planning and execution standards
  • 5 years using facilitation, collaboration, and consensus-building skills, with experience in presenting to cross-functional teams 


  • 5 years designing in highly regulated industries such as medical-device/healthcare or financial institutions 
  • 1 year with business analytics as well as establishing and measuring KPIs



  • None


  • UX Certification Coursework


  • Passion for shifting mental models and uniting stakeholders around a mission and vision
  • Proficient in best practices with at least four design disciplines such as design systems, service design, visual design, UX strategy, UX research, content strategy, and information architecture
  • Proven experience in Agile methodologies and working in a Lean UX environment. SAFe agile is a plus
  • Advanced knowledge of current industry design and research tools (e.g., Figma, Sketch, UserZoom,
  • Highly organized, self-starter with the ability to work on multiple projects at once with little oversight and deliver high quality work on time in an Agile environment 
  • Capable storyteller that can clearly present and communicate to peers, stakeholders, and leadership
  • An established thought leader that can demonstrate changing business mindsets over time and unite stakeholders around a mission and vision
  • A portfolio demonstrating strong experience of usability, user-centered design, storytelling and content strategy

Language (Other than English):


Travel Requirement:

0% - 25%


Position Type


Teaches / trains others regularly


Travel regularly from the office to various work sites or from site-to-site


Works primarily out-of-the office selling products/services (sales employees)


Physical work site required


Lifting: up to 10 pounds


Lifting: 10 to 25 pounds


Lifting: 25 to 50 pounds


Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement : This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.

As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. 

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability. 

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