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Director of UX (contract)

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One of our beloved start ups in Seattle is looking for a Director of UX for a 6+ month contract. This position is 40 hours per week, on-site in Pioneer Square.

As the Director of User Experience, you own and will drive the end to end customer experience of our products. You are responsible for the vision, strategy, roadmap, and delivery of game changing user experiences and design that delight our customers worldwide. You’re a born collaborator with a broad range of skills - you can talk technology with developers, acquisition and retention with marketing, business strategy with product managers and bring it all together in a simple, easy to use and understand way for our customers. The ideal candidate is a hands-on leader capable of designing product features while managing and mentoring a team. You understand the fundamentals of user-centered design, have solid visual and interaction skills, as well as the ability to conduct appropriate user research.

In this role, you will:

  • Lead and manage the UX for multiple projects from strategy to deployment for future ideation and iteration
  • Collaborate with product management, engineering, marketing, creative design and other stakeholders to define UX design vision and implement intuitive, seamless user interactions with our products and applications across multiple platforms
  • Champion principles of usability and user-centered design while sharing knowledge and influencing within and across the organization
  • Identify opportunities to improve our UX by leading user research and usability testing
  • In partnership with our creative design team, document and share our design decisions, best practices and guidelines for consumption by the broader design team

  • Successful candidates should possess:
  • BA / BS degree in design, user experience, human factors, psychology or equivalent work experience
  • 7+ years of design experience, with 3+ years in a leadership role
  • Proven ability with both design oversight and hands-on creation of highly crafted user experience design deliverables, including wireframes, customer journeys, concepts, information design and screen layouts
  • Extensive experience in interface design, research, and new product development utilizing Lean UX methods
  • Proven success designing world class mobile experiences (both native app – iOS and Android, and responsive/adaptive designs in browser)
  • Strength in building relationships and effective communication with various internal and external audiences
  • Outstanding portfolio that shows a hands-on UX track record with a range of customer-focused or user-focused software design solutions
  • Working experience with prototyping for micro-interactions using tools such as Framer.js, InVision, Axure, Adobe suite, AfterEffects etc.
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
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