My client is the leading local search, directory and media company that
helps millions of users find businesses and services in their local area of
interest. If you are a top-notch user experience visionary who is keen on
building a world-class consumer experience with an enthusiastic and
energetic team, then the Consumer Product team is looking for you.
Currently, they are seeking a Director of User Experience, a leader who is
passionate about building products and services that are essential to
millions of people in their day to day lives. You will direct the team that
is responsible for all aspects of the consumer experience on my clients
network - from community and personalization to search functionality and the
presentation of relevant content. Innovation and improvement of new and
existing product lines is the key focus of this group. The consumer product
team in particular drives the consumer strategy and product business
requirements. In this role, you will direct product strategy around user
experience and design by leading cross-functional thinking, conducting
competitive analysis, identifying key opportunities based on consumer needs
and brand attributes, and championing creative development with passion and
superior communication skills.
The position will have 2 direct reports. The DUX will be responsible for
hiring, firing and performance reviews of 2 Interaction Designers and will
report to the VP of Content who reports to the President of the company.
This position is capped somewhere around 130,000 annually with full and
excellent benefits and discretionary bonuses. The environment is open,
young, casual and exciting and this role will be integral in redesigning
their consumer facing site. Please have large scale consumer facing site
experience to qualify for this position.
Below is a detailed job description from my client:
The Director, User Experience, will lead the team responsible for shaping
the user experience. As the Director of User Experience, you will be
responsible for creating and implementing our user experience strategy,
including creative direction and user research initiatives. You and your
team will be involved in the development of every front-facing product, and
ultimately responsible for the performance of those products in terms of the
overall user experience. You will work closely with the product, editorial,
and technology teams to communicate requirements and ensure proper
implementation of our products. Finally, as director, you will champion the
principles of user centered design, accessibility, and usability.
1. Responsible for providing both strategic and tactical design leadership
to the company
2. Communicate and collaborate on user experience strategies with the
3. Lead and mentor team of designers
4. Develop, evaluate, iterate and implement high quality UI specifications
for products, services, and marketing initiative
5. Oversee the implementation of products
6. Lead usability and user research initiatives
Education and Experience:
1. Proven success building and leading creative teams
2. Degree in Human Factors/HCI, Design, Computer Science or related field
3. Six years' hands-on design experience on high volume consumer websites
and applications, preferably working on media and entertainment sites with a
4. Experience managing cross-functional creative teams and projects
5. Expert knowledge of front-end technologies and how to apply them to
create useful and compelling products
6. Strong creative, conceptual, and strategic thinker who can balance
technology and design
7. Product Management experience a must
Parties wishing to be considered will please email a current resume with
work samples to the below address. For questions, please feel free to call.
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what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
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IA Summit 2008: "Experiencing Information"
April 10-14, 2008, Miami, Florida
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