Senior Lead User Experience Designer

Reston, VA
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Lauren Petrillo

Job Description:

My client is looking to bring on a Senior Lead UX Designer to help build out the future of their digital ecosystem. The Designer is charged with fully understanding the business and operational details of their organization as a basis for designing digital solutions. You will work closely with their Program Owners to understand their needs and can guide the creative team in finding solutions that achieve business goals and serve user needs. 

The Senior Lead UX Designer is not just a thinker, but also a maker. You will lead the development of presentation materials (Keynote, PowerPoint, Google Slides) and can distill complex information into focused and impactful presentations. You should be skilled and comfortable with presenting to a range of leadership levels, from Program Owners to the Executive Leadership Team, earning buy-in for the work in a manner that instills confidence in leadership.

Please note: A link to an online portfolio of UX work must be included in application summary or resume. 

What you’ll do: 

Analysis of business and technical requirements 
Creation of user personas and other methodologies for defining target audience, and user needs 
Creation of user journeys and flows to capture current and future states of user pathways 
Design of information architecture and compelling user interfaces 
Development of wireframes, interaction prototypes, specifications and other design documents to communicate design ideas to project teams 
Lead user testing and stakeholder reviews to validate the efficacy of these solutions, with support from dedicated design researchers 
Create of strategic materials and demos to internal and external teams 
Coordinate with project management and design team to ensure timely delivery of design artifacts 
A significant contribution to, and the fostering of our design process and quality standards based on objective, data-driven evidence 
Forming and maintaining solid relationships with project team members and stakeholders 
Foster a collaborative and learning environment by partnering with stakeholders and facilitating design decisions to optimize for the user experience while balancing interests within technology, marketing, business, and executive partners 
Be the "voice of the customer," representing user needs in product design decisions 

About you 

You are... 

A strong negotiator that is willing to collaborate and find a middle ground 
Someone who is dedicated and passionate about our non-profit mission 
A great storyteller both with words and visualizations 
Effective, but easy-going – someone that is fun to work with and really thrives in a collaborative environment 
A leader that is not afraid to speak up about what they feel is important, but also is strategic in picking their battles 
A person with a good sense of humor who isn’t afraid to try and fail (or to try and succeed!) 
Have experience in, familiarity with working in agile, or iterative design and delivery environments. 
Able to provide relevant case studies and a portfolio of your work