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Director III, UX Design

Mountain View, California Additional Location: Mountain View, California | Bellevue, Washington Job ID: R-132-2021
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ABOUT THE ROLE

Huemen is seeking a UX Designer with 12-15 years of relevant experience, of which 4-5 years leading a team, to be an integral part of Huemen Design organization.  The candidate will manage interdisciplinary teams to deliver world class design solutions and will be responsible for creative leadership and quality. She/ he will be building and leading a team that is responsible for designing, developing & productizing holistic experiences grounded in User Centric Design Process. We are looking for a leader who is responsible for integrating solutions from Product Design team, Digital Solution team and Marketing Services team to create memorable consumer experiences.

The ideal candidate will oversee the daily activities of the cross-studio team located in 3 locations. They will be assigned to multiple projects and be responsible to 1) lead by example to cultivate an environment which feeds design quality and excellence, 2) deliver creative design direction and team effectiveness, and 3) nurture and grow client relationships. We are looking for an active, hands-on leader with the drive and ambition of building a studio to its highest potential. 4) you will support our business development team to craft winning solutions

She/he will partner with leaders across all design studios and other business units to promote and incorporate the Huemen approach and vision within and outside the company.

We are looking for someone that understands best-in-class design and inspires it through the work they do and the team they lead.

What You Will Do

  • User Interface design concepts

  • Data Gathering methods – Cognitive walkthroughs, Contextual Inquiry, Focus groups, Persona creation, User Research and testing.

  • GUI design and application strategy experience with emphasis on information architecture and interaction design for software applications.

  • Experience working with project teams to help define the overall user experience strategy, create interaction models, architect effective solutions using wireframes solutions and prototypes

  • Analytical skills with the ability to identify and communicate clients’ usability challenges.

  • Personally responsible to insure the highest quality of design direction, style and methodology

  • You are a constantly growing and learning to provide expert direction to the team, the clients, and as a thought leader to the industry

  • Identify and drive process improvements to meet project and team needs 

  • Monitor and drive your team to best utilize the skillset to exceed client expectations and elevate client engagement

  • Promote a culture of innovation and teamwork based in professionalism and quality

  • Inspire your creative team with the energy, passion, and thought leadership to build a long-term healthy organization

  • Effectively communicate, motivate, coach and develop design excellence

  • Personally lead and take full responsibility for one top-tier client

  • Conduct Discovery workshops with customer & relevant stake holders and present the same in a consumable deliverable in the agreed format


What You Need

  • 10+ years relevant experience in digital design, with 4-5 years experience in a creative, project and people management role.

  • B.S. degree in relevant field

  • Portfolio samples of recent work

  • oven experience managing, training and mentoring designers

  • Strong understanding of Human Centered Design

  • Recent experience launching complex digital products

  • Should be able to analyze and understand new domains quickly, become the “timely expert”

  • Ability to maintain context on multiple assignments to contribute effectively on all

  • Ability to spearhead stakeholder discussions

  • Function as team's advocate, to the engineering, analytics, sales and project management teams

  • Strong leadership and people management skills 

  • Strong Knowledge of the design process and program managemen

What is Nice to Have

  • Exposure to working across time zone and locations is preferred.

  • Strong understanding of contemporary technology platforms and emerging technologies

  • Automotice HMI design and/or Design for/in Mobility experience is preferred

  • Consulting experience strongly preferred 

What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to travel up to 20%, domestic only OR domestic and international travel
  • Be willing to work in an Studio in Mountain View CA or Seattle WA
  • Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employment

What We Offer

  • Access to employee discounts on world class HARMAN/Samsung products (JBL, Harman Kardon, AKG etc.)
  • Professional development opportunities through HARMAN University’s business and leadership academies
  • Flexible work schedule with a culture encouraging work life integration and collaboration in a global environment
  • An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal development
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • “Be Brilliant” employee recognition and rewards program

HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status. HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. (www.harman.com)

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