Head of User Experience

  • Arlington,VA
  • Full-time

The Head of User Experience inspires, leads and manages a team of talented product designers.  Influences design-led thinking across the business.  Establishes creative strategies, innovative designs, and delightful user experiences for our product portfolio.  Develops exploratory, effective, reproducible, and lean design processes.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Inspires, leads and manages a team of talented product designers.
  • Mentors and coaches talent inside and outside the product design team.
  • Champions a strong, consistent customer experience while also leading product discovery efforts for new initiatives.
  • Establishes the right design processes that allow for innovation, testing, and collaboration while also meeting product delivery expectations.
  • Challenges our product and product design teams to make our experiences easier and more effective.
  • Operates strategically with Director of Product Design and other executives.
  • Collaborates effectively with key partners, including product, Engineering, Marketing, Editorial, and key leadership teams.
  • Drives measurable improvements.
  • Determines accurate scoping and quoting of work. 
  • Delivers key design deliverables at each stage of the design process. 
  • Develops research processes and uses derived insights to drive both practice and innovative UI/UX.  
  • Uses data and analytics effective to drive better customer and business outcomes. 
  • Works closely with Brand and Marketing teams to ensure consistency among brand channels and products.
  • Partners closely with the Director of Product on overall product strategy and direction.
  • Recommends, approves, and implements policies, procedures and schedules, and ensure policies, procedures, and schedules are followed.
  • Participates in special projects and performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be a strong team leader for the company at large.
  • Ability to develop talent at all levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage the balance between product discovery and product execution.
  • Use data and analytics effective to drive better customer and business outcomes. 
  • Demonstrated ability to provides strong and effective communication at all levels.
  • Excellent project management skills.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related science or equivalent experience in customer-centered, user interaction design for enterprise web products.
  • Minimum 10+ years’ experience in UI/UX design.
  • Proven track record of mentoring high performing user experience design teams.
  • Proven conceptual skills, a critical eye for detail, and the ability to translate complex concepts into clear UI/UX deliverables. 
  • Experience operating with product teams who practice Lean / Agile development
  • An extensive portfolio required.

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