Overview

We’re looking for a candidate to fill this position in an exciting company.

  • Provide mentorship and help develop individuals on the UI Design team.
  • Work to unblock UI Design team members and provide support in removing impediments and distractions.
  • Shepherd and support UI Designers on larger and/or higher profile projects as needed. While not responsible for executing design, the relatively small team may need you to jump in and get hands on occasionally.
  • Give feedback to UI Designers at various project stages (concepts, development of systems and elements, execution of screens, creation of animations and iconography, packaging and organizing files, UAT, et. al.) in design reviews, team critiques, and 1:1s to improve the output, efficiency, and quality of their UI execution and deliverables.
  • Help guide UI Designers’ near and long-term planning of projects, and guide the design process – e.g. helping them to understand when to diverge and explore vs. converge on a solution.
  • Work with Design Ops and UI Designers to organize design files and artifacts, and component and iconography libraries. And ensure at scale that all the teams work is preserved, transferable, and up to date.
  • Work with VP of Product Design and UX and other Product leadership to build a 5-year vision of the UI Design team.
  • Build a world class UI Design team and scale the group 2x-4x in the next 24 months.
  • Own the budget allocation for the UI Design team. Project and allocate funds.
  • Understand the full picture of all UI Design asks to develop a forward looking, prioritized 3-6 month plan in collaboration with Product Design Ops.
  • Allocate UI Design resources from your understanding on previous projects and team member skill sets and affinities.
  • Continuously collaborate with other Product and Design roles (UX, Prototype Engineering, Research, and Product Management) and look for ways to improve cross-team processes.
  • Distinctly visually minded.
  • Balances refined aesthetics with a strong understanding of software interfaces and UX.
  • Has a user-centered approach to product design. ‚Äč
  • Comfortable juggling a wide range of responsibilities at the same time.
  • Has a collaborative, low-ego approach to working with others.
  • Has a systematic, component and style based approach to UI design that ensures consistency (while not being afraid to depart from existing components when needed.)
  • Process driven, but flexible to unique scenarios, projects, and personnel.
  • Incredible attention to detail and meticulous organization
  • Continually looking to optimize and improve UI design output.
  • Balances direction with empowerment.
  • Can lead team members with a variety of working styles
  • Quickly adapts to unexpected changes in scale, priorities, and pace.
  • Thrives in uncertainty and can excel in the “first of the role” environment; self-starter.
  • Experienced in planning, building, mentoring, and developing a UI Design team.
  • Experienced in attracting and hiring UI Design talent.
  • Experienced with a variety of UI design subdisciplines and deliverables including style guides, UI kit, and design system development; animation; rendering; illustration; iconography; typography.
  • Experience in designing for accessibility and inclusivity.
  • Experienced in working with user researchers, UX designers, copywriters, engineers and product managers to drive strategy, vision, and execution.