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UX Design Producer

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This top tech company looks for Design Producers who are seasoned program managers that have experience driving product design projects, across stages of the product life cycle - ideally, from concept/sandbox to prototyping and development, and finally to production, launch, and post-launch evolution.

These Producers need to understand how to remix and evolve their design management tools and processes to fit different programs and situations. They understand how to work with engineering to build and implement design and can follow technical discussions to create actionable feedback and next steps. They also need to understand how not to apply process for the sake of process; tools and processes should be flexible and free creative teams to do their best work. Lastly, Design Producers need to be expert communicators.

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. 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
- Collaborate with and support UX team leads in delivering the highest level of trust-building and strategic counsel through all project interactions.
- Act as a bridge between UX, Engineering, and Product Management (PM) teams, connecting all three groups and making sure interdependencies are understood and planned for. Identify team needs with regards to process, tools, documentation, and asset management, driving 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.

Qualifications
- BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.
-5+ years of experience managing interactive, design, or creative projects (mobile experience).
-Strong familiarity with design tools (Sketch), graphic formats and user interface technologies (Google specific)
- Thorough knowledge of user centered design processes and iterative development processes.
- Working knowledge of project management software and proficient with spreadsheet software and Google Docs.
- Proven ability to multitask, analyze opportunities, define successful approaches, and proactively solve problems.

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