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Hartford, United States of America
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Regular - Permanent
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Description & Requirements

As a Principal UI/UX Designer, you will have ownership of the visual, user-interface, and user-experience design which will ensure Roon’s continued position as the leading app for discerning music lovers. Our user base is passionate and demands nothing short of the best possible experience when using Roon to interact with their music. Our team is equally passionate and is always thinking of new highly functional and visually exciting ways bring people closer to the music they love.

You will have a leadership role in the conceptualization of the user experience and visual design of Roon across desktop, mobile, and the web. As such you will be working closely with the product and engineering teams to ensure that Roon continues its leadership position in quality user experience and visual style.

Your work requires a firm grasp of user problems or product deficiencies and taking end-to-end ownership of the required solution(s). This will include design with an eye toward ROI, rallying all stakeholders around new concepts, development of mock-ups and functional prototypes, and mentoring other members of the team in delivery of the final product to an unparalleled level of quality.

What You Will Do

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  • You have excellent communication skills and speak and write English well.
  • You are comfortable in a leadership role and possess the skills, experience, and demeanor required to inspire a team of professionals to do great work.
  • You thrive in an environment where you have end-to-end ownership of business-critical projects from concept to completion.
  • You are known for making quick and thoughtful decisions which align with the goals of the business.
  • You are ready to rally our product leads, marketing team, and engineering department to ship beautiful and intuitive new features.
  • You seek out feedback and actively engage in productive debate about design and user experience.
  • You are results driven and are proactive in seeking resolution to issues as they emerge.
  • You aren't afraid of doing grunt work when your projects require it.
  • You are comfortable speaking up when necessary and actively encourage your coworkers to do the same for the sake of productivity.
  • You understand the technical limitations behind your decisions and can communicate your ideas to our engineers.
  • You have a well-defined sense of style along with a strong creative streak and can work within and expand our design language.
  • You care deeply about the issues facing music lovers, collectors, and audiophiles, and you are motivated not just to address those pain points but to deliver innovative solutions with best-in-class user experience.
  • You are familiar with long-standing UI and UX principles, and you stay on top of current product design trends. You're opinionated when it comes to great product design, and understand exactly what makes a product intuitive, addictive, and visually striking.
  • You are detail oriented and encourage your team to polish until work is pixel perfect.
  • You are comfortable working directly with engineers as you deliver implementation-ready graphical specifications that scale across different screen sizes, languages, platforms, and form factors.
  • You are just as comfortable mocking up early-stage concepts that take our visual language in an entirely new directions as you are cataloging and resolving existing inconsistencies across the product and design system.

What You Need

  • You have a bachelor’s degree in graphic design, computer science, user experience, human-computer interaction, or similar.
  • You have at least 10 years of experience in UI/UX design with recent experience in a team leadership and mentoring role.
  • You have been responsible for the maintaining and expansion of a cross-platform design system.
  • You have a strong working knowledge of common tooling for UI/UX design including Figma as well as the typical Adobe tools (Illustrator, Photoshop, XD).
  • You are familiar with modern software delivery methodologies (e.g. Agile) and are well-versed in the associated Atlassian tools (Jira, Confluence, etc).
  • You have a deep portfolio of prior work which illustrates your ability to solve complex problems through compelling UI.
  • You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • You can work effectively in a 100% remote environment, both independently and as a senior member of a team.

What is Nice to Have

  • You have a passion for music and want to work on a product which fuels that passion for a userbase that spans the globe.
  • You have coding experience as it relates to UI implementation.

What Makes You Eligible

  • Position is 100% remote.
  • You must be available for meetings and team interaction during typical continental US business hours.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

HARMAN is proud to be an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.