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Director UX Design


Location:

Philadelphia, PA

Experience

12 Years - 20 Years

Industry

Analytics Consulting

Job Application

Accepting Applications


Job Description



This role leads the team to design, architect and evaluate company products that provide elegant solutions for end users. Coordinates and provides product usability, evaluation, and support to product development teams, including the analysis and investigation of applications/systems, graphics, web, multimedia, voice response, and conversational user interfaces. Acts as an expert in specialty area and operates as a robust generalist in all other areas (e.g., information architecture, visual design, interaction design, and usability research).

HEAD OF DESIGN TEAM

Our clients are the trailblazers and risk takers who come up with life-changing ideas. We empower these leaders by providing some of the world’s most trusted brands in Scientific and Academic Research (SAR) such as Web of Science, EndNote, Publons, and ScholarOne. With millions of customers working with these products every day, we are making a big impact in our world.

Candidate must submit a portfolio of UX-focused work samples for web and mobile applications to be considered for this position.

As a User Experience (UX) Design lead, you will help drive the future of design for various SAR products. Together with various stakeholders, you will identify and set the product strategies, envision the future of research, and inspire teams to push the boundaries of what\'s possible. You possess a clear vision of the future of user experience and have the courage to pursue forward-thinking design.

In this role, you will apply your passion for the brand, craft, and design fidelity to guide research and design processes, mentor talented members of your team and collaborate with leaders of other UX and Engineering teams to create innovative experiences across all of SAR products.


Ideal Candidate & Qualifications



Great skills/traits we are looking for:

  • Leader - You are a great team leader and manage design teams, from associate to lead designer, providing leadership and direction for the team.
  • Visionary - You can think about design at a systems-level, and envision journeys across various products and touch points.
  • Clarity & Simplicity - You have a sense for clean design and are committed to creating elegantly simple user experiences from otherwise complex workflows.
  • Design Thinking - You have strong problem-solving roots with deep empathy for the user. With your guidance, the product and design team take on the toughest challenges with insightful solutions.
  • Collaborator & Communicator - Proven ability to effectively interact and collaborate in a cross-discipline and creative team comprised of users, user experience designers, product managers, developers and executive leaders

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide leadership, direction and mentorship for a team of UX Designers; lead creative and holistic thinking across diverse product releases, platforms and devices.
  • Deliver a UX vision, along with a plan for evolutionary, iterative updates, that actualize the larger vision over time.
  • Build strong relationships and operating rhythms with leaders inside and outside their core product team to efficiently implement user experiences that are cohesive, inclusive and well-informed.
  • Implement culture and principles within the group, while setting new standards in executional and operational excellence.
  • Advocate for users in a fast-paced, corporate climate, imparting day-to-day design leadership that fosters a shared understanding of the user-centric intersection between design, content, business and engineering.

Requirements:

  • You have a Master\'s or Bachelor’s degree in a design-related discipline
  • You have at least 10 years of experience in UX Design with a minimum of 3 years experience in managing and leading design teams
  • You have experience working across organizational boundaries to define, manage and prioritize work, with a collaborative and innovative approach.
  • You have demonstrated the ability to communicate complex concepts clearly across different audiences and varying levels of the organization.
  • You have excellent communication, presentation, and analytical skills


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