Sr. UX Designer

| Chicago
Kenna Security is revolutionizing cyber risk with a SaaS-based platform that uses data science to combine vulnerability data with exploit intelligence to measure risk, predict attacks and prioritize remediation. We are leading the way in helping Enterprises to reduce their risk while increasing their efficiency and preventing attacks.
We are looking for an experienced, well-rounded designer to join our intimate product design team. You will play a critical role in shaping design decisions at Kenna, both big (app layout, workflows, UI patterns) and small (micro-interactions, copy tweaks, color tuning). The primary focus of the Kenna design team is the form and function of our web-based security platform. That being said, we also dabble in posters, hoodies, t-shirts, stickers, and all of the other media through which we express our brand as a Chicago tech startup. We take design seriously, and our investments in User Experience and Product Design are an important differentiator for us in the marketplace. This role reports directly to our Co-founder and Design Director. 
The ideal candidate is eager to have an outsized impact, comfortable working in a low-bureaucracy environment, and has proven skill collaborating with different teams within an organization. The entire Kenna team is built on trust, accountability and transparency. We sometimes ask a lot from our employees, but always reciprocate back with the same flexibility they give us.
We’re small enough that every employee receives a healthy amount of equity and the chance to have a significant impact on process and company culture, but large enough that we’ve established product-market fit, so our team can focus their energies on continuous improvement of our platform for a large and growing base of customers.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with design, engineering, and product management teams to translate user needs into interface mockups 
  • Implement designs using HTML, CSS, and other relevant front end web frameworks 
  • Help refine and improve existing platform user interface patterns 
  • Help maintain a visual style guide and UI pattern library
  • Help refine and extend visual expression of Kenna brand 

Qualifications

  • Strong understanding of visual design fundamentals: layout, typography, color, composition, etc. 
  • Strong ability to communicate design challenges and decisions, both visually and in words 
  • A portfolio of previous work to share 
  • Familiarity with modern front end development stacks 
  • Experience working in small teams with a great deal of autonomy. 
  • An understanding of the pace of a startup (and the excitement to jump into it)

Bonus Points

  • Experience designing visualizations for complex datasets 
  • Experience using qualitative and quantitative techniques to better understand user behavior 
  • Experience bringing concepts to life using animation or illustration

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

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Location

Located in the heart of West Loop close to Restaurant Row, unique shops and attractions.

What are Kenna Security Perks + Benefits

Kenna Security Benefits Overview

We offer our employees a full suite of benefits ranging from health and wellness plans, wealth management programs, flexible work arrangements and professional development opportunities.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Kenna offers standard and roth 401k plans with a broad selection of stocks, bonds and international index funds to choose from.
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
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