at Travelers Insurance Company in Springfield, Illinois, United States
Who Are We?
Taking care of our customers, our communities and each other. That’s the Travelers Promise. By honoring this commitment, we have maintained our reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry for over 160 years. Join us to discover a culture that is rooted in innovation and thrives on collaboration. Imagine loving what you do and where you do it.
The annual base salary range provided for this position is a nationwide market range and represents a broad range of salaries for this role across the country. The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment. As part of our comprehensive compensation and benefits program, employees are also eligible for performance-based cash incentive awards.
$135,400.00 – $223,300.00
What Is the Opportunity?
Travelers’ Experience Design (XD) team creates solutions to ensure best-in-class experiences for our customers, agents, employees, and partners. As Experience Design Director, you will set strategies and goals for the discovery and creation of new and improved solutions that result in unified, inclusive, and valuable experiences for our customers, agents, and employees. You will collaborate with product and journey management, engineering, data and analytics, business stakeholders, and others to advance the strategic objectives of your workstream and organization. You will lead efforts to set an experience vision and strategy, guiding the definition, testing, and implementation of service and product solutions in one or more channels. You will leverage your leadership experience by mentoring and coaching others to grow and advance the Experience Design (XD) discipline by advocating for human-centered design practices, improving standards and processes, and building strong partnerships across workstreams and organizations.
What Will You Do?
+ Apply domain-specific expertise and overall experience design leadership for programs and activities, while influencing product and journey vision, strategy, roadmaps, and decision-making in and across organizations.
+ Communicate strategic direction and coordinate the work of individuals and teams, ensuring the collection, analysis, prioritization, and application of feedback.
+ Shape research and design strategies for products and services by leading collaborative efforts to create and improve models, concepts, and design elements (e.g., experience goals, journey maps, information architecture, scenarios, personas, interactions, content, etc.) applying and setting design objectives, principles, and standards.
+ Strategize and support the execution of research and testing activities to gather user experience data, evaluate the usability of solutions, and determine the effectiveness of concepts; analyze, evaluate, describe, report results and recommendations to design stakeholders.
+ Initiate and facilitate collaboration with various stakeholders (i.e., end users, other business and technology functions, and outside partners) to inform design strategy and objectives through a human-centered approach that leverages research-based insights, experimentation, and data-informed decision making.
+ Identify, evaluate, and guide adoption of new and improved tools, methods, and processes.
+ Coach and mentor other XD staff, to enable their advancement, while leading team and practice development, grow leadership capacity, and support the recruitment of top candidates to the XD practice.
+ If managing others, set performance goals, provide ongoing feedback, and conduct standard performance reviews.
+ Perform other duties as assigned.
What Will Our Ideal Candidate Have?
+ Experience in a related field, such as HCI, VCD, Service Design, Anthropology, etc.
+ Ten years of related experience.
+ Two years of leadership experience (formal management or other).
+ Advanced knowledge of most areas, expert level knowledge and application of three or more, and the ability to teach others at a basic level:
+ Design research
+ Information architecture
+ Interaction design
+ Visual design
+ Content design (strategy, writing, editing for interaction)
+ Information design
+ Service design
+ Presentation and communication
+ Collaboration and facilitation
+ Design strategy
+ Usability testing
+ Data analysis
+ Design systems
What is a Must Have?
+ Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in work experience.
+ Eight years of related experience.
What Is in It for You?
+ Health Insurance: Employees and their eligible family members – including spouses, domestic partners, and children – are eligible for coverage from the first day of employment.
+ Retirement: Travelers matches your 401(k) contributions dollar-for-dollar up to your first 5% of eligible pay, subject to an annual maximum. If you have student loan debt, you can enroll in the Paying it Forward Savings Program. When you make a payment toward your student loan, Travelers will make an annual contribution into your 401(k) account. You are also eligible for a Pension Plan that is 100% funded by Travelers.
+ Paid Time Off: Start your career at Travelers with a minimum of 20 days Paid Time Off annually, plus nine paid company Holidays.
+ Wellness Program: The Travelers wellness program is comprised of tools and resources that empower you to achieve your wellness goals. In addition, our Life Balance program provides access to professional counseling services, life coaching and other resources to support your daily life needs. Through Life Balance, you’re eligible for five free counseling sessions with a licensed therapist.
+ Volunteer Encouragement: We have a deep commitment to the communities we serve and encourage our employees to get involved. Travelers has a Matching Gift and Volunteer Rewards program that enables you to give back to the charity of your choice.
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that we can deliver the very best products and services when our workforce reflects the diverse customers and communities we serve. We are committed to recruiting, retaining and developing the diverse talent of all of our employees and fostering an inclusive workplace, where we celebrate differences, promote belonging, and work together to deliver extraordinary results.
If you are a candidate and have specific questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email (4-ESU@travelers.com) so we may assist you.
Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.
To learn more about our comprehensive benefit programs please visit http://careers.travelers.com/life-at-travelers/benefits/ .