User Experience Development Manager
TechSmith Corporation 4 reviews - Okemos, MI

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Position Overview:
In this position, you are responsible for building, managing, mentoring, and coordinating TechSmith’s User Experience team.

Responsibilities:
Responsible for building and growing Techsmith’s user experience and research disciplines

Manages a team of user experience designers and researchers

Works with other development managers, development directors, project managers, developers, & QA in setting strategy and resource allocation

Works regularly with all functions of the organization in order to improve orientation and onboarding

Responsible for recruiting, interviewing, and assisting in the selection of new team candidates

Facilitates understanding of individual, project, team, and company goals and responsibilities

Coaches/mentors direct reports and provides regular feedback on performance

Identifies training requirements and manages staffing for projects

Ensures standards, procedures, and methodologies in the development life cycle are working productively to meet the teams objectives in coordination with the project manager

Organizes and efficiently facilitates team communications

Learns and stays current on the latest changes in how to effectively manage software development teams and user experience methodologies

Required Skills and Background:
Bachelor's degree (Masters preferred) in one or more of these disciplines: Interaction Design, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, or other related field

At least eight years industry experience designing complex web or desktop applications

At least three years managing a team of designers and usability experts

Experience with user-centered design and usability practices

Excellent organizational and management skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills in the English language

Self-motivated and thrives in a team environment

You must be legally authorized to work in the United States without an employer-sponsored petition for a visa, such as an H-1B visa. TechSmith does not intend to file any visa applications in connection with this opening.

Preferred Skills and Background:
Experience with a variety of agile software development methodologies

Proven leadership skills in an agile software development environment

Experience managing or building enterprise applications or desktop solutions is a big plus

Compensation and Perks:
Compensation is competitive, and is based on skills and experience. As a full-time employee you will receive the standard TechSmith benefits package including health insurance, paid time off, 401(k) program, etc. We offer a fun and casual environment where you can wear jeans every day, drink free beverages (including pop, coffee, espresso, and more) and enjoy company-sponsored events. Please submit salary requirements along with your resume and cover letter.

About this company
4 reviews
TechSmith Corporation was founded in 1987 and is located in Okemos, Michigan. TechSmith provides practical business software tools to...