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User Experience Design Manager

Mar 23, 2021

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced User Experience Design Manager to take the helm of our new and growing UX Design team! As the leader of this team, you will help define our UX methodology, level up the current individual contributors, and grow the team. The UX group is part of our Engineering Division and is currently responsible for creating engaging mobile and desktop experiences that drive consumer decisions. This team not only works on user-facing web properties but also works hand in hand with our engineering teams to design internal products used by our business operations staff. For many of their more self-contained projects, the team is responsible for not just design but also the front-end implementation.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Coach a team of designers by growing individual skills, providing detailed feedback, setting professional goals, conducting regular career conversations, delegating tasks, and communicating responsibilities
  • Hire best-in-class design talent
  • Suggest courses, conferences, and material that the team can leverage to improve their skills
  • Drives the team to incorporate best practices for accessibility, usability, web performance, and design for a more consistent and delightful user experience at all stages of the design process
  • Lead design discussions both with other designers and with the team’s stakeholders
  • Work directly with product owners and stakeholders to understand requirements and iterate on designs
  • Adjust projects and priorities to meet OKRs, managing timelines and deliverable expectations with sensitivity to how projects impact business objectives
  • Ensure that high-quality designs are consistently delivered within committed timelines
  • Introduce and expand business-focused and data-driven design methodologies
  • Propose high impact projects and enhancements to existing products or properties that will drive us toward our corporate vision

You Today:

Education & Experience

  • 8+ years of prior professional web design experience
  • 3+ years of experience leading design teams of four or more people

Skills:

Required

  • Demonstrated skills leading a team through all phases of the design process from ideation to wireframing concepts and mockups to final hand-off to developers and stakeholders
  • Experience as a Web-focused User Experience Designer with strong visual design skills
  • Experience developing user flows, process flows, wireframes, and storyboards
  • Developed skills coding HTML, CSS, and scalable frameworks like Bootstrap or Flex
  • Excellent visual design skills with experience driving strategic outcomes through design iteration
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively
  • Up-to-date with the latest web trends, techniques, and technologies
  • Experience with universal design patterns and a focus on accessibility for all users
  • Able to approach problems with a mobile-first mindset
  • Your portfolio demonstrates your creativity and contains links to your most recent projects that prove your skills and experience

Nice to Have

  • Comfortable working with message queues such as AWS SQS or Kafka
  • Familiarity with NoSQL databases such as MongoDB or DynamoDB
  • Experience with high-traffic web applications
  • Familiarity with building CI pipelines

Tools We Use (Nice to Have)

  • CMS: WordPress (both theme design and site development)
  • CSS Frameworks: SASS, SCSS
  • Interface Design & Wireframes: Sketch
  • UI Testing: BrowserStack
  • Graphic design: Adobe Creative Suite
  • Google Analytics

What If Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide employees with a competitive salary and bonus plan, as well as generous medical, dental, vision, & 401k plans. If you would like to learn more about this exciting position, please contact [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!