Lead User Experience Designer

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Posted
04 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
04 Aug 2020
Ref
18690
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

LEAD USER EXPERIENCE (UX) DESIGNERedX, to join a Cambridge-based nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to high-quality online education to everyone, everywhere. Will articulate design choices and ground them in usability heuristics, WCAG 2.0 accessibility guidelines, and user research; establish governance and drive adoption of UX best practices; find data, make research plans, make prototypes, run studies, analyze results, and take action; understand established interactive technologies and learn about new ones; drive large-scale efforts to enhance the overall experience; define and work within visual themes based on grids, typography, color, and design principles; document thinking using sketches, wireframes, prototypes, site maps/flows, personas, and design comps; and act as a leader, mentor, and subject matter expert to help elevate the quality of work of the overall UX team. 

Job Requirements

REQUIREDten years’ professional experience in the software/design/digital world; five years’ recent experience in UX roles; expertise delivering UX for product development in an agile environment; excellent analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills; experience designing for and influencing the implementation of design systems and pattern libraries; and expertise in foundational UX methods such as research, prototyping, design thinking, information architecture, or UX-related discipline.  Must be able proactively prioritize, manage, and identify opportunities for value-added work through formal/informal channels; build and foster collaborative relationships with people at all levels; create partnerships to craft customer-centric strategies that balance business and user needs in a practical, effective way; drive the business value of design; evangelize customer-centric design into the larger organization; deal with ambiguity; lead teams and direct work; and coach, mentor, and train junior teammates. Job 18690-Q

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.

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