Humor us momentarily, and ask yourself what it is that sets you apart from the milling herd, making you a shining star among your plenty-talented peers. Might it be your relentless drive to push beyond the obvious, to exceed mere expectations? We hope that that is truly the case, because that trait is considered essential for this role at one of the very toppest top-shelf digital agencies in the world. As UX Lead, while there’ll be plenty of hands-on work, one of your essential functions will be to drive your team beyond the familiar, out of the comfort zone, and on to glory. If that sounds like you, please continue.
You’ll assign, monitor and encourage the work of an interdisciplinary team of developers, writers, content strategists, and visual and interaction designers, pulling out all the stops to create no-BS best-in-class user experiences for some of the most-recognized companies anywhere on the planet. As mentioned above, you yourself will create designs, wire frames, personas and site maps, but this is decidedly a leadership post, where you’ll make your mark by pushing hard for fruitful collaboration, smashing down boundaries, and prodding your teams to outrun yesterday’s thinking. As such, you’ll bear a decent portion of responsibility for the success of the high-profile, large-scale projects to which you’re assigned.
Hired Gun Proﬁle
The impressive growth of your career over the past several years has been marked by greater and greater responsibility and an increasingly sharp sense of how interaction design and research play into the very real problems of business. At this point, you manage simultaneously to think both soberly and with wild creativity about the solutions you can offer clients. InDesign, Illustrator and the like are to you as a hammer is to a carpenter; your more recent focus has been on things like communication, research, strategy, presentations, mentoring and client partnership — at all of which you’ve found yourself adept.
You’re fully committed to the concept and practice of collaboration, and your colleagues look to you as a reliable source of inspiration, storytelling, and out-of-the-box thinking. If anybody on your team yearns and strives to create the best designs in the business, it’s you.
There’s a strong preference here for people with experiential portfolios, as well as for folks with financial services in their backgrounds.
For a UX pro who’s ready to take things to the next level, this is about as good as it gets.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, creed, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other status protected by applicable law.