Sr Dir, Social Web & Mobile Apps

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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 10/15/2016

Sears New York, NY

New York, NY
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree
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per year


We are looking for a results-driven 'player / coach' - someone who can lead our UX and visual design area but also be an individual contributor. We're looking for someone who can design across platforms, has a passion for usability, and can design elegant solutions to complex tasks to drive our Fount application. Fount is a social shopping app with over 30 million products across brands in fashion, beauty, home décor, food and everyday essentials.

Download and explore Fount:
? Oversee UX, information architecture and visual design for Fount mobile and web products
? Hands-on design: Develop concepts, wireframes, and prototypes
? Grow, manage and mentor team of UX and visual designers
? Spearhead a top to bottom UX and visual redesign of all products - from web to iOS to Android and beyond
? Be the voice of UX and heavily influence design within the company
? Gather key insights into customer behavior to find their unmet & unspoken needs
? Collaborate with Product Management to drive product strategy and the development roadmap
? Create clean, straight-forward, innovative user interfaces
? Be the user-advocate by subjecting early-stage designs to usability testing and offering implementation suggestions from a user-centered perspective
? Evaluate and introduce a repeatable design process (ex: Lean UX)
? Show off your tech savvy skills while collaborating with developers
? Above all, have fun creating the next generation of mobile commerce platform

? Bachelor's or Master's degree in HCI or UX / interaction design, new media design or related design field or work experience equivalent.
? Minimum 7 years of UX design for consumer facing products (web, responsive design, and native mobile)
? Demonstrable UX & design leadership and people management experience
? Expert in designing clean, intuitive and innovative interfaces
? Knowledge of current UX best practices and design processes
? Ability to communicate effectively with different audiences, including senior leadership
? Experience driving field research and usability testing, and turning the output into data that can drive product design decisions
? Solid experience with user-centric design (but know when to break the rules)
? Excellent interpersonal, business management, and developmental skills
? Demonstrated ability to meet or beat assigned targets and deadlines under normal circumstances, and ability to make trade-offs and when needed to optimize outcome when conditions change
? Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
? Strong conceptualization ability, strong visual communication ability, drawing skills and storytelling technique
? Exceptional design skills, production value and attention to detail
? A strong working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and design prototyping tool such as Invision and
? A strong working knowledge of mobile user interface design patterns, web responsive layouts & typography
? Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
? Understanding of agile product development practices

*Submit a link to your portfolio with your application, let your work speak for itself!EEO EMPLOYER