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Director of UX Design

How does the prospect of building and leading a talented and creative UX design team sound? Do you want to help grow a company that’s shaping the future of enterprise software? 

 

Our client applies Internet-scale technology to the challenges facing enterprise businesses. Think of the self-driving car: connected, always-on, thinking, and autonomous. The mission is to enable companies in the same way.

 

Due to significant funding are looking for an experienced Director of UX Design who will lead the UX design efforts to create a fantastic user experience. The Director will guide the UX design team in redesigning our existing product with a modern customer-centric user interface, and define the end-to-end experience for new products/initiatives, working collaboratively with other designers, product management, and the engineering team.

You work equally well with designers and engineers, understanding the symbiosis that exists between the two. You have a passion for design and innovation and understand that culture is the foundation of success in UX.

 

This role balances design, design leadership, and hands-on team leadership. It is the job of the Director to frame the problems to be solved and then to lead the team to the solutions, managing relationships and improving processes along the way.

Responsibilities

  • Team Management: Play a key role in building, leading, and shaping the UX team

  • Interaction Design:  Apply user empathy and situational awareness to craft workflows that help users glide through the experience of applying cognitive skills to their business challenges

  • Visual Design: Choose appropriate designs – based on fundamental principles and research – with contrast, themes, and responsiveness, while keeping the overall design simple and intuitive

  • Branding: Solid understanding of branding nuances; experience using and enforcing the company brand in visual designs

  • Design Process: Embrace the lean/agile design processes, collaborate with engineers, and own the design QA, all while exhibiting attention to detail

  • Continuous Improvement: Inspire a culture of design-driven product development and educate developers to implement the latest design principles and tools

  • Vision: Drive to build great products and design contextual interactions with respect to Aera Technology’s core platform and insights into the data

  • Collaboration: Work closely with our Product, Engineering and Customer Success teams

About You

  • 10+ years of UX design experience, and a strong portfolio of enterprise web design work

  • 3+ years’ experience managing and leading a UX design team

  • Proficiency with Sketch, Craft, Adobe Illustrator, Zeplin, Axure

  • Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS to understand requirements and how designs and assets might affect the implementation and delivery.

  • Excellent presentation skills and very comfortable leading stakeholders to find consensus, communicating the value of your work, and justifying the design decisions you have made

  • Strong experience with a structured design process

  • Proactive and accountable

  • Autonomously leading simultaneous projects with fast turnarounds excites you

  • Familiarity and comfort in working with engineers; willingness to learn the technical constraints of implementing certain design principles; comfortable looking “under the hood"

  • Pride in your work and a positive attitude