Lead the product design process and decision-making including planning, prioritizing, and establishing realistic timelines for projects.
Collaborate closely with product managers and senior leadership to create solutions that achieve business and end user goals.
Supervise, mentor and support the career growth of design team members.
Lead user research and usability testing initiatives to iterate on product solutions.
Lead design review sessions and cycle of feedback, revisions, etc.
Ensure consistency across all of our products & integrations by working within our established design system and making updates where necessary.
Online portfolio with case studies of relevant UX/UI projects that demonstrates a history of successful design implementations
5+ years of professional experience in UX design, prototyping, visual design, and user research, including 2+ years managing designers
Experience working in a cross-functional Agile development process, such as Scrum or Kanban
Advanced knowledge of web standards and UX best practices
Advanced knowledge of typography, information hierarchy, color, and other UI concerns
Advanced knowledge of leading design software, including Sketch, Zeplin, and Adobe Creative Cloud and experience documenting designs
You are a mentor and a leader
You enjoy managing and training team members and understand how to maximize each team member’s unique skills and strengths. You are skilled at accomplishing things through other people while helping them to grow. You can provide leadership for peers, subordinates, and partners, and know how to communicate ideas to get teams aligned and moving forward together.
You ask the right questions
At every stage of the design process you know what questions to ask. During the discovery phase, you are adept at probing for underlying assumptions and honing in on the true problem. You know how to lead user research initiatives to get past surface-level issues and identify the underlying causes of user needs. During the prototyping and wireframing phase, you know how to lead design critiques and usability tests that help designers identify solution improvements. When presenting designs, you are able to interrogate responses from stakeholders to help us collect deeper, more insightful feedback.
You love data
You are skilled at extracting answers from both qualitative and quantitative data. You have a have strong organizational and analytical thinking skills, with a track record of breaking down complex content into manageable chunks. You are comfortable examining data, determining what’s important, noting patterns, and coming to conclusions.
You see the big picture
You enjoy thinking about how to improve the product over the long-term, but are able to balance this vision for the future with short-term product design needs. You are able to rapidly produce multiple concepts and prototypes, and know when to apply high-fidelity detail, and when to make low-fi sketches and prototypes.
You thrive on collaboration
You're excited to work cross-functionally with other teams and you’re skilled at establishing and cultivating strong relationships with all types of people. You have a positive attitude, a sense of humor, and can help the team navigate high stress situations. You are willing to give and accept constructive criticism and rapidly adapt to feedback.
Knowledge of NYC school system
Experience with Git, Vue and/or Angular
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