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Head of User Experience Design

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Our consumer electronics client, the world leader in driving mobile internet and communication convergence, is seeking a Head of User Experience Design for its CSR consumer proposition product teams. The role will have creative control and direction for all user interfaces within CSR ensuring there is design and user experience consistency across mobile platforms and web.

This is a temp to hire contract opportunity. Role requires onsite work effort at their Kendall Square location in Boston.

The role has strategic impact for the company by ensuring user experience innovation and quality on designated services and working with platform and devices to ensure the company's return to high-end competitiveness. The role reports directly into VP of Capture and Share in the Mobile Services product organization with close collaboration with the Smartphone VP of UX Design and thus ensures common user interface frameworks are in place across mobile platforms and Mobile Services.

Primary Responsibilities of the role include:

• Creative Direction for user interfaces of the CSR (aka "Social") consumer propositions across all their platforms and web.
• Hands on concepting and product design management and leadership.
• Working closely with multiple Nokia UX teams across device and services teams to ensure adherence with and contributions to common user interface frameworks and guidelines.
• Drive consumer led design within the company's end to end design process.
• Work closely with SVP Design and VP User Experience to own and drive the development of UX design talent across the company.
• Direct management and/or leadership responsibility for UX/UI teams.


Qualifications
Technical skills:
• Proven knowledge and experience of working within the full user experience design process
• Strong visual design skills a must as within this role you may be designing preliminary designs for a new product to then pass over to your design team.
• Demonstrated track record of hands-on collaboration with software engineering in agile development environments
• Experience with working on mobile operating systems and web services/app design
• Working with well know user experience tools and methods
• Hands on UX experience working with web, mobile, software and iTV platforms.
• Strong experience with interaction and visual design of mobile and web interfaces.

Commercial Skills:
• Ability to simplify, prototype and communicate innovative UI, app and services concepts to engineering and product teams. Proven problem solving skills to initiate improvements and seeks opportunities for innovation.
• Track record of bringing successful products to market.
• Leading creative teams through crisis and strategic changes. Proven experience leading and managing direct reports and influencing global and local design teams.
• Recognized industry leader within User Experience and Design essential.
• Experience of working in large corporate roles at a senior level
• Degree educated (HCI or related subject) and relevant commercial experience as an individual contributor in User Experience Design. This should cover service and interface development from initiation to delivery within Mobile/ Web/ Media/ UI arenas.
• Creative flair: strong creative background within Design and User Experience
• Experience in social networking design clients (with an emphasis in mobile)
• A knowledge of mobile operating system design, online marketing, location based services and latest social networking
• Impressive digital footprint

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