Lead UX Designer Job Description

Lead UX Designer Job Description

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Lead UX designer provides subject matter expertise to our team and the broader organization on the latest/greatest approaches and tools for UX/UI design.

Lead UX Designer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Validate and iterate on your design solutions through feedback sessions, usability lab testing, live testing
Adapt product experiences to different audiences based on their needs and the devices they use (feature personalization, responsive design, accessibility)
Continuously maintain a high awareness of market/competition UX design, and overall design of our unannounced product details to design and lead the delivery of best in class UX with assigned UI team
Drive and create both web and mobile product concepts as part of a cross‐functional team
Work with the Principal Interaction Designer and other stakeholders to define the interaction architecture and behaviour of each platform to ensure that the user interface and customer journey is compelling for the end consumer on a visual, tactile and audible level
Create and facilitate an environment, process and design system that supports consistent UX principles and processes across devices and channels
Work with the Lead Customer Researcher in conducting customer research
Show desire to iterate on design, while having the ability to finish a project on time
Own and deliver intuitive, efficient and delightful user experiences across all back-office products
Follow ideas through from conception to execution and so strong experience in visual design or user interface engineering is a must, solid understanding of UCD/HCI principles

Lead UX Designer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Lead UX Designer

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Education for Lead UX Designer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the lead UX designer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Design, Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Industrial Design, Psychology, Computer, Visual Design, Education

Skills for Lead UX Designer

Desired skills for lead UX designer include:

Current UX design methodologies
Industry standards and enable your team to do the same
Relevant tools to do so
Usability principles and techniques
UI prototyping tools an asset
Cross-browser issues and strategies for designing compatible user interfaces would be an added advantage

Desired experience for lead UX designer includes:

Experience of using iterative prototyping and user testing to inform and refine interaction designs
Experience of implementing brand guidelines
8+ years designing Web-based transactional products (i.e., e-commerce, banking, ) and large-scale consumer websites
Must be self-motivated, user experience oriented and a strong team player
Experience working with the Agile methodology, Axure or Balsamiq a plus
Must have an online portfolio or samples of recent web and mobile related work (i.e., mockups, prototypes, specifications, guidelines)

Lead UX Designer Examples


Lead UX Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of lead UX designer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for lead UX designer
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in design & design research, and evangelize current trends and patterns for mobile-first design
  • Facilitate collaboration sessions between Engineering, Product, Marketing, Merchandising and UX
  • Coach & mentor team members on all aspects of design – from methodologies to execution
  • Lead the development of personas, user flows and scenarios, goal/task analyses, and other key tools of user-centered design
  • Supports multiple projects in parallel
  • Conduct usability testing and translate findings into product improvements
  • Lead the digital experience design process
  • Provide expertise and thought leadership, best practices recommendations from a human factors perspective, towards overall BMO Digital strategy
  • Work effectively and independently with stakeholders, subject matter experts and users
  • Manage the team’s activities of analysis and process design to create high-quality solutions that provide great experiences
Qualifications for lead UX designer
  • Masters or Degree in a Design discipline such as Human Computer Interaction, Product, Industrial, digital design or Information Architecture
  • Previous experience of designing other digital services and presences highly desirable websites, responsive design, software
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience as user experience designer, web designer, visual designer, information architect, interaction designer, program manager, or similar
  • Expertise and passion for knowledge sharing
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience as a mobile design / product team lead
  • Positive attitude to learning

Lead UX Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of lead UX designer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for lead UX designer
  • Actively influence future innovations
  • Knowledge of project management and leadership fundamentals
  • Superior communication skills and presentation skills, with an ability to transfer ideas to a diverse audience from executives, to product managers, to software engineers/developers and constructively integrate feedback
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and work with little direction, under tight deadlines
  • Communicate solution elements clearly to offshore development teams client stakeholders
  • Understand the value proposition for the product
  • Work with Product Owner and Stakeholders to elicit visual requirements and detailed workflows for page development
  • Attend and participate in Scrum meetings, including daily standup, scrum planning, scrum retrospective, backlog grooming
  • Support the Maintenance/Mods/Defects Owner with UI/UX and design needs of the product backlog
  • Participate in test planning and execution to ensure that expected results will satisfy business and non-functional requirements
Qualifications for lead UX designer
  • Identifies industry best practices for user experience and ensures that they are leveraged throughout organization to address business and user goals
  • Identifies gaps in the end-to-end experience and initiates/leads tiger-team(s) to address them
  • Continuously improves design processes and tools to measurably enhance productivity or product quality
  • Demonstrates use of metrics, requirements, constraints, and creativity to provide optimal solutions
  • Drives the team’s focus to solving for the right problem and opportunity that is based on observation and insights
  • Educates others on Design Thinking methodology within the greater product organization

Lead UX Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a lead UX designer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for lead UX designer
  • Collaborate with team members to find the appropriate balance of business value, technical complexity, user adoption or influence, and operational costs
  • Early development of multiple concepts and production of user stories and high level requirements for UX
  • Creating storyboards, wireframes and/or prototypes using off the shelf tools or light coding as required for user testing depending on the appropriate level of fidelity needed
  • Organize and conduct a variety of interviews, user tests, usability tests and experiments with end users to further refine your designs
  • Working with SMEs to write sample content for items for formal field testing
  • Summarize data and present findings
  • Work with the product and development team to create minimally viable products to test, learn from customer behavior and feedback, and iterate quickly toward an optimal design
  • Champion user-centered design principles within the organization, leverage data from user tests, analytics, and A/B tests to drive the design process, and to create experiences that meet user needs (while simultaneously addressing business goals)
  • Analyze user feedback, user data and social media to understand the effects of your designs and drive product improvements based on findings
  • Ensure that support materials, such as sample test and tutorial, reasonably address candidate needs
Qualifications for lead UX designer
  • Working knowledge of data visualization technologies
  • Sets design direction across multiple project deliverables
  • Mentor design talent and provide guidance and direction for multiple disciplines
  • Proactively creates, assesses, and tests new tools or technologies that benefit eBay processes and user experiences
  • Develops ways to improve the technical skills of the entire UI group
  • Drive the design of our products from initial concept through to final implementation

Lead UX Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a lead UX designer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for lead UX designer
  • Analyze user interface problems and create design solutions that deliver on business goals and requirements
  • Front End and Back End Developers – to support the UI for any development work and resolving any issues based on technical constraints
  • CX Researcher - to define usability testing in order to refine the user interface
  • Analytics team – take insights and learning from analytics teams to steer future development
  • All digital marketing team members - to ensure all relevant SEO and Analytics requirements are built in from day one
  • Lead and conduct research through competitive analysis, stakeholder interviews, and UX design patterns
  • Develop the product information architecture with white boarding and card-sorting techniques
  • Determine the set of UI/UX tools that will be used by the team in the creation of the user experience
  • Create sketches to fully functional interactive wireframes using current market tools and processes
  • Create visual mockups from wireframes using typography and color
Qualifications for lead UX designer
  • Design something ridiculously blue-sky OR something immediately implementable
  • Lay it on the line by owning the success or failure of the User Experience
  • Understand how to evangelize and use research to drive design decisions
  • Function in a diverse, friendly and highly technical environment
  • Keep their cool when working with many diverse stakeholders
  • Negotiate for the best UX without be dogmatic

Lead UX Designer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of lead UX designer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for lead UX designer
  • Develop fully functional production code using HTML5, JavaScript, CSS3, and related frameworks
  • Drive department initiatives related to UI/UX, process/tool improvements, and customer management
  • Review daily local and international UI/UX-related communications and takes action as appropriate
  • Hire, train and mentor others in UI/UX design and processes
  • Coordinate work load and resources for the UI/UX staff, collaborating with stakeholders to meet and negotiate deliverables/deadlines as necessary
  • Drive research to maximize use of current tools and evaluate new tools and technologies for future use
  • Proof and assess the quality of UI/UX work, providing feedback as necessary to maintain quality
  • May require travel to Japan evening work in Pacific Time Zone
  • You’ll guide, improve and implement design process
  • Be an active and available craft mentor for other designers
Qualifications for lead UX designer
  • Juggle ambiguity without drowning in it
  • Communicate, specify and describe their designs to researchers, developers, testers, PMs, senior leadership and other designers without ambiguity and within deadlines
  • Experience creatively solving hard problems
  • Proven ability to innovate for new markets
  • A design portfolio demonstrating both creative thinking and the delivery of solid end to end scenarios
  • Candidates should have knowledge of various user research methodologies such as field research, survey creation, and of benchmarking studies is highly desirable

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