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Sr. User Experience Architect

Location : Chicago, IL
Job Type : Direct
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 10+
Required Education : College Degree Required
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

The UX leader will oversee a team that participates on the product teams and drives our design vision for all user interfaces. The ideal candidate for this position is a pragmatic visionary that can translate business needs into a fantastic customer/user-focused solution. The UX leader is both creative and analytical, and is able to work extremely effectively in a matrix organization.




Responsibilities:


-        Lead, train & coach a team of 10-12 User Experience professionals (user experience designers, UX visual Designers, and UX measurement)


-        Oversee the creation and maintenance of visual design, style guides and pattern libraries for all external and internal applications


-        Establish and maintain best practices for research and design


-        Work with product leaders  to ensure that we are leveraging our UX expertise properly within our product teams to design and develop solutions for internal and external customers


-        Oversee relevant research to motivate design decisions and inform product roadmap


-        Leverage digital experience analytics to guide UX strategy and inform optimization


-        Leverage UX measurement insights to inform and influence design decision-making with product and user experience teams and communicate the effectiveness of design solutions


Collaborate effectively with multi-disciplinary
Required Qualifications :

Requirements:


-        8+ years of experience as a UX designer, architect or similar


-        5+ years with building, managing, growing and developing a user experience team


-        7+ years corporate B2B experience; Industrial Distribution preferred


-        Demonstrate portfolio of work with a proven track record for designing solutions that solving complex problems


-        Training in Human Centered Design and Design Methods


-        Master of Design or Master of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) preferred


-        Demonstrated understanding of design, usability, and research best practices and standards


-        Experience designing with front-end frameworks (preferred)


-        Experience designing data-intensive applications (preferred)


 


Competencies



  • Exceptional written, verbal, and presentation skills; excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Continuous improvement and innovation mindset that results driving creativity, acting with agility and thinking outside current boundaries.

  • Strong process design skills and operational orientation.

  • Strong ability to partner across multiple disciplines and navigate a matrixed organization.

  • Proven analytical and quantitative skills; ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions and contribute to project business cases. 

  • Ability to work efficiently and demonstrate a bias for action in a fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous environment.

  • Insatiable will to get stuff done.


 


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