Lead Product Designer

Posted 26 days ago
Main Location
CA, United States
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JOB FAMILY SUMMARY:

Have a hand in almost every aspect of the product lifecycle, from research, ideation, conceptualization to implementation. Design wireframes, task flows, prototypes and specifications for creating and enhancing the look, feel, experience and functionality of features and services for company products. Work collaboratively and build partnerships with different teams across the organization including marketing, user research, content strategy, product management, and product development in order to effectively problem solve. Give and solicit feedback from designers and cross- disciplinary partners. Communicate and present to key stakeholders regarding user needs and design solutions. Inspire others and be a part of the transformation to continue delivering strong, sustainable growth for our customers and our business.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Lead Product Designer focuses on evolving our Mindbody products, ideates on best-in-class design, implements methods and patterns, and creates process improvements. This role works cross-functionallyto find the ideal balance between users’ needs and business objectives—from the ideation stage to release—to create elegant, effective designs. This role will also drive design thinking—including ideation workshops, prototyping, pulling insights from user research, and conducting A/B testing. Last this rolementors other designers through their projects and get hands on experience in a wide range of web and mobile work.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

•BA/BS degree with an emphasis in Design, HCI, Human Factors or equivalent experience
•7+ years of hands-on product design experience
•A strategic perspective about product development; an understanding of not just how a product should look, but what and why we should build in the first place
•Experience on teams that have created new products as well as improved existing ones (and a track record for making measurable improvements)
•Significant experience developing consumer and/or commercial web application interfaces and mobile experiences (native apps, responsive web designs, etc.)
•Expert level understanding of the best practices and tools used in user-centered interaction design.
•An intuition for what makes a good user-experience
•Significant experience creating a variety of UX documents (personas, wireframes, story-mapping, etc.) and an understanding of when/if they should be used
•A collaborative spirit and a desire to work as a team player on a close-knit team
•A great online portfolio with more than just visuals. It should showcase your thought process and your ability to take projects from conception to completion along with measurable results
•Significant experience usability testing your ideas (preferred, not required)
•HTML/CSS/JS knowledge (preferred, not required)
•Experience within an Agile (Scrum) development team
•Demonstrates and articulates an understanding of layout, typography and visual hierarchy
Possess front end development acumen in order to effectively communicate with engineering partners and push forward innovative solutions

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Act as a strategic partner with Product Owners and company-wide leadership to determine the Mindbody product roadmap
•Collaborates with Product Owners, Product Designers, UX Writers, Researchers, Product Marketers, and Developers to build products that have excellent user experiences
•Mentor and coach Designers to develop their skills
•Advocate and promote Product Design best practices and standards (this may include educational opportunities, like hosting workshops or trainings)
•Visualize complex sets of data—so they’re understandable and meaningful
•Advocate for and ensure aesthetic consistency, brand identity, and best-in-class interaction design throughout all customer touchpoints
•All other duties as assigned

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

•This role regularly utilizes a computer, including the use of a monitor, mouse and keyboard.
•The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.

SCOPE OF SUPERVISION/AUTHORITY:

Duties are performed under limited supervision. Often responsible for planning and organizing their own work, which may or may not be directly related to general business operations of the company or its customers. Will receive training and guidance from manager as needed. Individual contributors may be required to regularly exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance depending on the nature of the position. No direct management responsibility.

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Lead Product Designer
Mindbody