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Website decideconsultng  Are you the lead UX designer looking to make that jump to lead your own team?  Our client is looking for a Head of UX who will guide interaction designers in their responsibilities for software creation. The candidate will assign resources, set strategy, oversee the quality of all designs, and set the schedule for all

 Are you the lead UX designer looking to make that jump to lead your own team?  Our client is looking for a Head of UX who will guide interaction designers in their responsibilities for software creation. The candidate will assign resources, set strategy, oversee the quality of all designs, and set the schedule for all deliverables. This company is on the leading edge of custom software creation for eCommerce, asset protection, and
 
What you'll do:

  • Define and direct Design strategy and process for the integrated and scalable design team within the larger Experience practice 
  • Establish Design strategy for various internal and external client projects and oversee execution of strategies outlined in SOWs; support multiple projects through the entire User-Centered Design (UCD) lifecycle to digital solutions from user needs identification to deployment 
  • Establish, document, and communicate standards for all Design deliverables, with the aid of Design team members 
  • Support production of comprehensive Design deliverables (e.g., site maps, wireframes, visual comps, specs & assets, heuristics reports, etc.)
  • Work within highly effective delivery teams to deliver all design deliverables:
        o On time
        o Within project parameters
        o Up to Standards
        o To internal and external stakeholder satisfaction
        o Targeting repeat engagement outcomes 
  • Identify opportunities for follow on work within existing client projects 
  • Create and maintain rapport with internal and external project teams, including stakeholders; effectively communicate with all parties
  • Direct training of a highly effective Design team, including soft and technical skill development; maintain an active internship program 
  • Collaborate with Head of Experience and other practice areas (e.g., Research, Data Science, etc.) to develop and grow the company's offerings in order to deliver more value for clients 
  • Own project estimate completion and quality; represent Design in pre-sales activities such as project estimations, writing proposals, meeting with clients 
  • Serve as a Design and User Experience thought leader for internal and external stakeholders, and in the professional community
  • Contribute to billable client work at an agreed-upon utilization rate, primarily as Design visionary and strategist
  • Must be willing and available to travel and work on local client sites as required
  • Manage Intern, Associate-level, Senior and Lead Interaction Designers in the Design discipline.
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws
  • Interview, hire, and train employees; plan, assign, and direct work; appraise performance; reward and discipline employees; address complaints and resolve problems

 
Requirements

  • Degree from a four-year design program
  • Must have experience with a variety of digital technologies and form factors 
  • 7+ years related work experience in projects that involve collaboration with research and engineering teams. Experience working  within agile delivery framework
  • Previous experience of working within an agency or consulting firm is a major plus
  • Experience conducting Design Research, user interviews, workshops, and other requirements-gathering methods
  • Experience designing based on extensive user requirements and primary data
  • Solid grasp of basic design principles such as typography, color theory, composition 
  • Strong written and presentation skills
  • Ability to recognize sales opportunities during client engagements
  • Demonstrated ability to create business cases and assist in developing proposals
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently as well as collaboratively

 
 **Must live in the United States. Company is unable to provide sponsorship at this time**

Recruiter: David Moise

Position Type: Contract
Experience Level: 7 Years

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To apply for this job email your details to dmoise@decideconsulting.com