Lead UX Designer

Job Description

  • Job Title Lead Designer

Description

Job Brief

We are looking for a Lead UX designer who has 6-9 years of experience in the same field and delivered successful products. The candidate will be able to lead our consumer products and services that reach millions of users worldwide; Lead the solution of undefined problem spaces for VentureDive’s products and define the problem with cross-functional leads that builds them into compelling new features; you can get a glimpse of our Design Studio here and read more about how we evolved in 2021.

VentureDive Overview

Founded in 2012 by veteran technology entrepreneurs from MIT and Stanford, VentureDive is the fastest growing technology company in the region that develops and invests in products and solutions that simplify and improve lives of people world-wide. We aspire to create a technology organization and an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region that are recognized as second to none in the world.

Key Responsibilities

This position will primarily focus on:
  • Develop the process or approach for tackling a problem
  • Work closely with the product management and lead the design team to research and determine requirements, articulate user needs, and translate those needs into concepts and elegant interface designs.
  • Lead and drive all cross-functional meetings
  • Deeply understand their team’s projects and its competition
  • Identify gaps and opportunities in customer understanding of the project
  • Drive the vision for their project experience and design by aligning their team on a better future state
  • Steer the team’s design execution toward reaching business and customer goals
  • Design interfaces that are functional, beautiful, and delightful. Raise the visual design bar in a way that creates business value
  • Contribute to refining design team values, principles, and how we interpret them
  • Proactively motivate team members by sharing insightful and relevant feedback
  • Mentor designers and work on their career
  • Communicate effectively with the project team and organization leaders to influence their thinking and decisions
  • Help teams in your group to get the right things done, fast
  • When necessary, lead design work across multiple teams and projects. Also, focus on how the everyone succeeds, not just your team
  • Help teams and individuals set and hit ambitious roadmap, development plans, and cycle goals
  • Make the design team more efficient by optimizing our design and collaboration processes
  • Identify new, high-impact design initiatives
  • Delivers impactful solutions that solve customer’s problems and move business metrics
  • Estimate the design tasks and projects individually. Also, can be able to work on design proposals with other competencies.
  • Run and facilitate the meetings with owners, create agendas, action items, and follow-ups
  • Facilitate the design thinking activities
Knowledge and Skills
  • The candidate should be a team player with strong skills in User research, Usability testing, Information Architecture, Interaction design, Prototyping, visual design, UX writing, business strategy, workshop facilitation, and verbal and written communication.
  • Knowledge of a variety of design and prototyping tools like Adobe Creative Suite, and Figma
  • Make the complex clear and concise in writing, listening, and speaking with strong Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Leading regular creative sessions and an environment of learning amongst the team members to guide them through their quest of better user experience and creative user interfaces.
  • The candidate has the ability to share the ideas with the industry by writing or talking publicly by doing webinars or public speaking
  • Experience managing a team of 3-5 UX designers.
  • Candidates should not rely on others for notes or follow-up. The candidate has the ability to prioritize projects, estimate the project or tasks and deliver it on time.
Required Qualifications & Experience:

BS/MS degree in CS or B-Design, or commensurate experience.
Roughly 6-9 years of experience; delivered successful products, manage and lead the design team.

​What we look for beyond required skills

In order to thrive at VentureDive, you

…are intellectually smart and curious

…have the passion for and take pride in your work

…deeply believe in VentureDive’s mission, vision, and values

…have a no-frills attitude

…are a collaborative team player

…are ethical and honest

Are you ready to put your ideas into products and solutions that will be used by millions?

You will find VentureDive to be a quick pace, high standards, fun and a rewarding place to work at. Not only will your work reach millions of users world-wide, you will also be rewarded with competitive salaries and benefits. If you think you have what it takes to be a VenDian, come join us ... we're having a ball!

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