As the Lead UX Designer, you’ll help to manage a small team’s creative direction, with dedicated mentorship and solid project management. This includes working with the UX team to receive and give critique, manage the design work and all associated artifacts. You will sit within the UX team and act as a liaison between design, product and business stakeholders.
Oversee the creative output of 2-4 other designers to consistently create high-quality products, in compliance with design system guidelines, best practices, and business requirements
Devise elegant solutions for a platform enterprise experience, across lines of business. Make strategic design decisions related to core, and new, enterprise software functions and features
Facilitate client’s product visions by understanding business requirements and researching, conceiving, wireframing, sketching, and prototyping interactions
Rapidly design and deliver wireframes, user stories, user journeys, and mockups optimized for a wide range of devices and interfaces, from low to high fidelity
Champion new ideas and methods of accomplishing stakeholder goals
Attend product scope meetings, provide estimates, review scopes for estimate accuracy and design adherence
Partner and collaborate with product management to deeply understand user needs, help define requirements, and proactively influence the roadmap with design and usability enhancements
Work within, and contribute to, the EXOS Design System
Mentor other designers to promote a culture of design excellence; create learning opportunities within the UX team through hands-on projects
Enhance existing products, balancing schedules among maintenance activities (usability tuning, bug fixing) and new feature development
Help to build out the growing UX team by evaluating top candidates to support growing demand
Bachelor's Degree in Design, HCI, Service Design, Graphic Design, Interaction Design, or a related field
Proven or recent hands on experience in leading complex enterprise UX Design projects
Dedicated systems thinking, comfortable with the big picture and driving information architecture
Have extensive experience in using UX design best practices to design solutions, and a solid understanding of mobile-first, responsive design and design systems
Strong design leader, capable of motivating the very best UX designers, as well as gaining their respect
Organized, with a strong attention to detail and thoughtful consideration of trade-offs
Have an excellent design eye and act as a user advocate
Understand hybrid mobile and progressive web-app development
Comfortable executing in a fast-paced environment
Creative and effective problem-solver; you ask why, you explore, you're not afraid to seek out new and better ways to accomplish tasks
Manage multiple people and projects concurrently, supported by good personal time management skills
Work with internal business groups to understand detailed requirements and then design complete user experiences that meet client needs and vision.
Previous Lead experience; you’ve lead teams of designers and provided guidance to cross-functional team members
Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience designing complex enterprise software solutions
Strong track record of collaboration with internal business groups to understand detailed requirements and then designing complete user experiences that meet client needs and vision
Cross-platform design expertise, understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and ways to solve for them
A solid grasp of user-centered testing methodologies
Excellent communication skills. Ability to clearly and effectively communicate design processes, ideas, and solutions to teams and clients – visually, verbally, and in written communication
Willing to help teammates, share knowledge and experience with them, and learn from them. Open to receiving feedback and constructive criticism.
Passionate about all things UX and other areas of design and innovation; in tune with the industry’s latest trends and technologies
Familiarity with Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines and Google’s Material Design
Basic understanding of accessibility guidelines, WCAG 2.0 and Section 508
Hands on expertise in design software such as Adobe XD, Sketch, InVision, Figma, or the like is a must
Fluent in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. Expert prototyping skills. Portfolio required
The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.
OpenArc is a technology consulting firm providing industry-leading technical talent placement, software development, and technology strategy services to clients nationwide. Through a unique blending of people and software, OpenArc has a business practice that delivers amazing enterprise, mobile and consumer-facing apps and the best talent for contract, contract-to-hire and direct placements for clients and partners alike.
Staffed with the most-trusted recruiting experts, elite software developers, UI/UX designers and market experts, our team provides clients with the best resources, the right techniques and world-class support resulting in powerful measurable success.