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Lead UX Designer for New Product

Job title: Lead UX Designer for New Product
Contract type: Full-time
Location: New York
Discipline: Creative
Remote: No
Reference: 427361
Contact name: Kate Gilman
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Lead UX Designer
Salary Range: $120-170K 
Hybrid Role: 2-3 days/week on-site
Location: ATL or NYC

This team is helping to set a new standard in big data and FinTech and they are looking for a Lead UX Designer to help small businesses. This company has the best of both worlds: backed by a huge company, but you'll function as a start-up - new ideas welcome!

This particular product's team has a Director of UX, Lead UX, 3 Senior UX Designers and 1 Junior

What you’ll be responsible for:
  • Delivering future-thinking, customer-focused designs
  • Providing the user experience perspective to product partners
  • Leading a design workstream and providing art direction for junior designers
  • Leading ideation and creating innovative concepts that meet the product’s business objectives and requirements while helping our customers achieve their goals
  • Prioritizing and delegating tasks to other designers
  • Presenting and defending your decisions to colleagues with clear explanations, analytics to back it up, and clever reasoning skills
  • Understanding of an agile, collaborative process and how to execute when the time comes
  • Speaking multiple “languages” while working closely with creative, product, business, strategy and tech from intake to launch and beyond – this means being able to see the big picture, and figure out the small details simultaneously
  • Creating POV/review presentations on any user experience, user planning or other UX related topic with appropriate supporting research
  • Ensure quality and consistency of UX deliverables including developing site maps, process flows, wireframes, functional specifications; preparing and conducting user validation and/or usability testing sessions and other forms of qualitative and quantitative customer research; and developing user profiles, personas and scenarios

Education/Experience:
  • 5+ years of experience designing digital interfaces
  • Has been the user experience lead on several major enterprise-level web site projects, from start to finish
  • Shows leadership examples and user experience documentation on several major enterprise-level web site development efforts
  • Knowledge in experience planning, conducting and performing user experience study activities such as one-on-one interviews, paper-prototyping, concept testing, card sorting, surveys, usability testing, etc. as well as evaluating and compiling the results
  • Experience creating design systems, style guides, pattern libraries, and other design solutions that drive design across large organizations
  • Experience in information design, interface design, flowcharting, storyboarding, human factors or human computer interaction and usability
  • Knowledge of current digital technologies and interactive capabilities across devices
  • Experience mentoring junior designers, growing their skillset and charting their career paths
  • Thrives in a delivery-focused environment
  • Bachelors degree in Design or related field
Knowledge/Technical Skills:
  • Prefers sketching first, computer later
  • Have a current understanding of responsive design, mobile interfaces and content management systems 
  • Be well read in the masters: Krug, Morville/Rosenfeld, Cooper, Nielsen, etc.
  • Have a good understanding of general marketing and advertising principles 
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