Location: Brooklyn, NY
Experience Leads play a critical role at HUGE. They are the nerve center of our design process and take a hefty share of responsibility for the success of large-scale projects. Experience Leads oversee an interdisciplinary team through research, strategy development, concepting, product definition, and design.
A successful Experience Lead at HUGE is an innovative designer, a decisive product owner, a confident manager, a helpful mentor, a team player, and a skilled client partner all rolled into one. In addition to project work, Experience Leads manage and mentor a small group of Interaction Designers who may or may not be assigned to their project.
-Collaborate with Project Managers and Engagement Directors to create project scopes, schedules, and road maps
-Plan for, delegate, oversee, and polish all UX project deliverables (such as strategic vision briefs, concepts, wireframes, site maps, content inventories, etc.)
-Create and present aforementioned deliverables when necessary
-Partner with other disciplines to ensure a stellar final product
-Champion principles of usability and user-centered design and know when it's ok to violate those principles
-Work with research team to define correct research processes, and participate in user testing -Partner with Senior Clients to keep project momentum moving forward and to maintain a positive working relationship
-Collaborate with HUGE teammates and clients to ensure that the integrity of the experience is maintained through launch
-Contribute to our process and shared knowledge, and help to evolve the HUGE way of working over time.
-Represent User Experience in pitch work and business development
-5+ years experience creating interfaces, large scale websites, or applications
-Desire to produce the best experiences in the industry hands-down
-Full understanding of how to apply the methodologies of interaction design and research to website and product development
-Successful track record leading interdisciplinary teams in creating killer products
-Tendency to lose sleep over how to remove the need for annoying "Cancel" buttons
-Experience managing, growing, and mentoring junior colleagues
-Proven client management skills
-Capacity to think holistically about a client's business
-Engaging presentation style
-Solid writing and visual communication skills
-Familiarity with usability heuristics and relevant HCI literature
-Knowledge of InDesign or other tools for generating wireframes and behavior specifications
-Ability to play nicely with other intelligent and talented types
-The curiosity of a scientist and the passion of an artist
-Ability to inspire passion, dedication, and killer work from others
-Open to feedback and knows how and when to defend design choices
-Takes risks in design that lead to a perfect balance of innovation and usability
-Proactive, hands-on person who loves a challenge
-We are open to relocating candidates from outside of the New York area
HUGE is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We strongly support diversity in the workforce.
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