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Director of UX / Digital Product Design

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Aug 23, 2018

S. Connecticut

Temp To Perm

Agent: Heather Y.

Job #: 137066

Salary: DOE

Job Description

Our client is looking for a Director of UX/Digital Product Design

The ideal candidate will have a passion for consumer-led design, technology and media and will be as comfortable leading and developing a team, as rolling up his/her sleeves to deliver best-in-class products and experiences. This is a leadership role requiring strong professional communication & presentation skills to communicate with all levels of the organization around driving delivery, design process and structure. The culture is fun, fast-paced with a focus on collaboration and teamwork and we are seeking someone who can not only be comfortable in that environment but also help expand and improve it. 
 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Lead user experience strategy and design and build best practices and standards for the entire digital product portfolio including web, mobile web, mobile apps and TV platforms 
  • Mentor and cultivate a team of internal resources, external resources and key partners, as well as lead cross-department communication. 
  • Develop information architecture, site maps, wireframes and workflows for all user-facing digital products to create solutions to complex interface and interaction design challenges 
  • Collaborate with all relevant stakeholders including Product, Engineering, Marketing and Content teams to translate business requirements into user experiences 
  • Maintain deep understanding of customers’ needs, the product and the competitive landscape. 
  • Lead prototyping and user testing 
  • Present products/projects to internal executives, external partners and agencies as necessary 
  • Emphasis is on UX strategy, but a strong background in leading visual creative design is a plus 

Requirements: 

  • 7+ years experience in UX role with previous leadership experience in UX/interaction design 
  • BA Degree – Preferably in Human Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Psychology, Human Factors or Business related discipline 
  • Strong mobile experience a must; experience with TV platforms a plus 
  • Knowledge of trends and best practices in user experience design; understanding of interface guidelines and app frameworks (i.e., Xbox, PlayStation, iOS, Android) 
  • Experience in the entertainment, OTT, cable, programming or broadcast industries preferred 
  • Passion for creating outstanding and intuitive user experiences for global audiences 
  • Proactive, disciplined, innovative, persistent and able to manage multiple projects in a highly energetic environment. 
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills 
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating diverse work experience

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