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Design Producer/Project Mgr.

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The User Experience (UX) Design Producer shepherds projects through the design process by coordinating the work of UX Designers, Researchers, and Engineers.

In this role, you’ll combine expert project management skills with a passion for user experience to help your team design how billions of users interact with our products.
You’ll work cross-functionally and collaborate with managers, designers and engineering teams to plan projects, define milestones, assign resources, assess risks, and help projects meet deadlines.

As a Design Producer, you will also manage all project-related communications to team members, leaders and other stakeholders.
This job requires you to be an expert juggler, a master planner and a flexible project manager who can balance multiple projects that often span continents.

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.

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.

Minimum qualifications
BA/BS or equivalent practical experience.
5 years experience managing interactive, design, or creative projects (mobile experience)


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

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