UX Program Manager

Mountain View, CA
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posted by:
Ryan Stipes

Job Description:

Overall Responsibilities: 
-Lead or collaborate with UX team leadership in key project decision-making including requirements gathering, scheduling, resource allocation and coordination of teams and approval processes. 
-Provide clear communication to cross-functional team leads and senior management regarding project status, resource requirements, issues, and priorities. 
-Proactively identify risks, prioritize them, and create plans to resolve in a timely manner. 

Top 3 Responsibilities: 
-Understand strategic priorities and work with designers to make the most impact possible under tight schedules. 
-Collaborate with and support designers in delivering work in a way that builds trust with engineering and product management groups. 
-Identify team needs with regards to process, tools, documentation, etc. and implement or drive required changes to make sure designers are working at optimum efficiency. 

Required Skills: 
BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience. 
5+ years of experience managing interactive, design, or creative projects (mobile experience). 
Outstanding communication skills 
Proficient with spreadsheets and Google Docs. 

Preferred Qualifications:
Proven ability to multitask, analyze opportunities, define successful approaches, and proactively solve problems. 
Thorough knowledge of user-centered design, iterative development processes, and usability principles. 
Working knowledge of project management software. 
Strong familiarity with design tools, graphic formats and user interface technologies. 
A strong sense of focus and excellent attention to detail while working in a very fast-paced environment.