Director of User Experience

Anaconda
Full time
Business Management
United States
Hiring from: Anywhere

Director of UX



  • Remote, US

  • Role Overview

  • Job Title: Director of User Experience

  • Reports to: VP, Product

  • Location: Remote, US


Opportunity


Anaconda is looking for a Head of User Experience to provide design and UX leadership for the Company. This highly visible role will oversee the user experience and design across all product lines. The Head of UX will collaborate with various internal departments in support of the successful execution of the Company strategy.


Profile Overview


The successful candidate will bring a proven track record of success within high-growth web based products and for technically sophisticated users, managing design across multiple product lines. You are a user experience expert who will partner with product and engineering leadership to create a product strategy and foster a product development culture that enables us to deliver enterprise-grade functionality, with a consumer-grade experience.


You will advance the customer-centric mindset and grow the UX function into a strategic advantage. This role advocates for user centered design practices, data-driven decision making and alluring aesthetics across all product lines. Our ideal candidate must be a creative thinker and self-starter, repeatedly driving ideation and execution of work to the highest standards of quality.


Responsibilities



  • Serve as a champion for user experience across departments, and with executive leadership

  • Collaborate with all stakeholders to create clarity out of ambiguity, and continually align the UX function to our business and strategic goals

  • Lead the user research and design function to develop a deep understanding of our users’ unique needs, through various research techniques

  • Work closely with the product team as stakeholders to create engaging user experiences that produce measurable outcomes

  • Create a design strategy and system, establishing and communicating a clear engagement model and intake process for the team

  • Demonstrate thought leadership by contributing subject matter expertise in the areas of information architecture, interaction design, visual design, user research, content strategy, and online behavior

  • Maintain strong awareness of the competitive landscape and UX trends, while constantly searching for new creative ideas, research methodologies, technology and innovation outlets

  • Serve as a member of the senior leadership team and collaborate with various internal departments in support of the successful execution of the Company strategy


Experience/Skills Required/Character



  • Embodies Anaconda’s core values, Ability & Humility, Innovation & Action and Empathy & Connection

  • 10+ years of experience directly managing and leading teams of UX professionals

  • Experience designing online marketplaces

  • Well-honed design sense and keen eye for detail

  • Comprehensive understanding of how to apply modern design principles in the context of a -growth environment

  • Experience leading or executing a UX function that employs quantitative and qualitative methods

  • A track record of transforming agile software development culture to being more design-centric

  • Strong leadership skills, ability to mentor and coach

  • Experience with leading design across multiple products

  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced cross-functional agile team environment with geographically distributed team members

  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, with ability to present and translate complex information to executive, technical, and other stakeholders


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