COMPANY DESCRIPTION: Newco is a very well-funded McKinsey startup that plans to become the leading scaled digital experience provider for a targeted set of high quality users.
DESCRIPTION: Newco is looking to hire an outstanding Director of Product Design to join our team in New York, and help us build a world-class business platform and product experience.
We are looking for an experienced product design leader to drive the creation of our next generation experience that will enable us to deliver outstanding experiences to a targeted set of communities. The ideal candidate is passionate about starting and building a lasting company from the ground up. The chosen candidate will be a key leader in the company and drive the vision and implementation of our newco-branded product experiences. This role requires the candidate to possess outstanding product design skills, and the ability to oversee visual design and UX activities. This role fuses that of the Senior Product Manager with strong UX and visual design capabilities. Our team includes experienced startup entrepreneurs and outstanding business professionals who are passionate about business and technology.
Attributes of the ideal candidate:
+ Innate ability to solve complex problems through elegant solutions
+ Passion for applying the product design process to collectively drive team members to bring breakthrough work to life
+ Ability to develop the full strategy and structure of a product from concept to deployment
+ Deft multitasker who can synthesize market feedback, coordinate with engineering, manage a product roadmap, and ensure outstanding quality and on time product deployments
+ Student of user-centered design from a strategic, interaction, and visual perspective
+ Passion for understanding emerging technologies with pragmatic insight into where those technologies can be integrated into product design
+ Design and manage products and user experiences that are simple, elegant, and consistent across multiple devices and platforms
+ Validate designs through research, best practices, and knowledge of competitive landscape
+ Manage and grow a small team of product designers
+ Work with engineers to bring concepts from idea to final product, ensuring the integrity of the user experience in the end result
+ Proactively respond to real-world usage and dynamic business needs in order to iterate and improve features and products over time
Capabilities and Skills:
Candidates must have a high level of expertise in the skills and capabilities below:
+ 7+ years experience in a digital product or agency environment building successful products through a focus on outstanding user experience
+ Experience designing both market-facing and back-end interactive experiences from initial concept through wireframe and prototype to final outcome
+ Portfolio of past work that clearly showcases elegant interface design across multiple devices and applications
+ Proven track record of developing creative solutions within established interface practices (OS, mobile devices, tablets, etc.)
+ Proven product designer who understands the role of product strategy within experience design
+ Practical understanding of UX design and information architecture best practices
+ Detail-oriented with a compulsion to create great digital end-user experiences where details matter
+ Experienced with responsive design for different screens (handset, tablet, desktop, etc.)
+ Familiarity around all standard design tools (HTML/CSS/JS) and proficiency for prototyping
+ Conversant with current and emerging technologies in order to leverage insights for better digital product design
+ Strong prioritization, organization, and communication skills – to both inspire high-level work from the team and to create the best possible product
+ Team player with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
We offer a compensation package commensurate with experience, and an outstanding benefits package.