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Experience Design Manager

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12 month project on-site at client location.
Pay: Up to $95/hr. DOE

This company is revolutionizing the way people work by enabling professionals to develop their own cloud­-based applications for driving vastly improved work productivity. With more than 500,000 users and a presence in over 50 of the Fortune 100 companies, we are quickly expanding our stake in the high­ growth, multi billion­ dollar SaaS, PaaS and mobile markets.

Join our XD team as an Experience Design Manager to help drive the design system and manage a cross functional design team, the innovative platform that allows business people to rapidly create powerful and sophisticated web and mobile business apps, automate processes, and improve team communication and collaboration. All in without coding.

Our Company is already helping thousands of business solve their most pressing application needs. And now we are investing heavily in new technology and creating a new user experience to revolutionize our company, upping the ante on the easiest, most powerful platform ever for creating and using business apps.

We’re looking for just the right person to lead a large multi-disciplinary design team and drive user experience architecture.
You’ll manage a team of exceptional interaction, visual and content designers to create innovative product experiences based on deep insights into customer and market needs. You’ll also own and drive the ongoing definition of the Visual Design System and architecture.

Help us shape our future of citizen development…supporting everyone who wants to create exactly the right apps for their own business. We have big, important things to do. Join us!

What you’ll do:
Guide the delivery of delightful and compelling user experiences on multiple software platforms and devices
Deliver the Design System, pattern libraries and style guides that document the designed experiences and set direction for the future
Accelerate game-changing design by incorporating insights from strategic and tactical research
Build a high performing design team by putting the right people in the right job at the right time
Help cross-functional XD teams apply the design architecture and visual language to create amazing customer experiences
Align senior leadership and product teams around key design decisions
Create shared vision and build and maintain strong cross-functional relationships / alignment with partners across the business, such as Product Development, Marketing, Care.
Work self-directed on complex projects driving near- and long-term direction

Qualifications
You have a proven track record of defining overarching design systems and managing design teams for complex, large-scale SaaS or PaaS products. You’re a roll-up-your-sleeves problem solver who can oversee user experience architecture and visual design systems for web and mobile…and are also a great team builder and mentor.

You have an in-depth, practical knowledge of cutting edge interaction design trends, principles and best practices.

You have a portfolio that includes examples of leading design efforts that delivered significant business outcomes.

A degree in Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Visual/Graphic Design, or a relevant field.
At least 7 years’ experience delivering simple to use experiences for large, complex products
Experience building, managing, and mentoring product design teams
Deep knowledge of design principles and methods, innovation, and ideation tools
Experience with design and development across multiple device types - Web, mobile and beyond
A dazzling online portfolio
Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
Superior creativity and passion for design…and the ability to inspire and influence others in acting upon insights

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