Bank of the West Sr Lead User Exprience Design Analyst in San Francisco, California

Sr Lead User Exprience Design Analyst


What sets Bank of the West apart from other banks is our team members–they embody the optimistic spirit of the West. There is a spirit here that drives us to do more. Our team of more than 10,000 employees is vital to the success of our Bank. They reflect our modern western values—straightforward, entrepreneurial and optimistic. We seek to create a corporate culture that fosters and rewards excellence, encourages creative thinking and respects diversity – an environment where team members are engaged, supportive of one another and enthusiastic about serving our customers. Bank of the West offers the stability of a company that has a 135 year history and is part of BNP Paribas, a European leader in global banking and financial services and one of the 6 strongest banks in the world. We offer opportunities across our diverse business lines – Retail Banking, Commercial Banking, National Finance, and Wealth Management.

Job Description Summary

We are looking for a highly motivated and talented Lead UX Product Designer with vast experience in visual design to join the UX team at Bank of the West. The ideal candidate will absorb UX's design systems and translate them into pixel-perfect visual design experiences for our public and authenticated websites and mobile applications. The job requires very close collaboration with other UX team members and business partners within BOTW Digital Channels Group and other BOTW line of business. Conceptual work and prototyping will be required from time to time, so being in tune with current trends of design and esthetics is expected.


  • Deliver superior, industry-leading UX design for specific projects and initiatives following user-centered design practices, with specific attention to visual design, although interactive design could come into play

  • Collaborate with other UX design leads, designers and producers

  • Communicate clearly and often with project managers and business owners, as needed

  • Ability to lead projects from start to finish, collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams, business owners, and internal/external technology partners

  • Work with other UX designers to create consistent digital experiences for our products and services

  • Properly document and socialize conceptual and final visual design

  • Work closely with developing engineers to continually refine our UX design systems

  • Support multiple projects at a time

  • Style guide and spec documentation work and asset production


Required Experience

Skills & Experience

  • Minimum 6-year experience as UX product designer with emphasis on visual design

  • Mobile-first design experience required

  • UX design experience in the financial services industry a plus

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to deliver visual designs, concepts, UI components and specs quickly

  • Demonstrated ability to articulate a vision for design and deliver on it

  • Expertise in Adobe CC software and Sketch and other industry-standard software

  • Ability to create simple prototypes

  • Experience in Agile methodology required

  • Familiarity with current trends of code and IT development


  • Online portfolio required

  • On-location job in San Francisco's financial district


  • Bachelor's Degree Computer Science, Interaction Design, Human-Computer Interface, or related field.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.

Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.

Job: Digital Services

Location: United States-California-San Francisco

Requisition ID: 037256